Experience:
No experience
Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
9/21/2019
Job Category:
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Intern
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Job Description

Pharmacy Intern (Job Opening 452626) - SCOPE OF POSITION

Under the direction of a pharmacist and in coordination with pharmacy technicians, prepares unit dose and intravenous medications for dispensing to patients. Makes scheduled deliveries to appointed nursing units to deliver medications to patients while ensuring that our department meets medication security requirements set forth by The Joint Commission. Assists pharmacists with medication order entry into the pharmacy computer system. Maintains stock levels of medications to avoid delays in service to patients. Demonstrates ability to work as a member of a team. Intern must participate in continuing educational opportunities to meet the annual competency requirements and participate in continual training opportunities provided by department to develop ongoing skills in other areas of the pharmacy. Intern must comply with all rules and regulation of the hospital and pharmacy department. Must have an Ohio Board of Pharmacy Intern license by day of hire. All interns must maintain a current Ohio Board of Pharmacy intern license throughout employment in order to work as Pharmacy Intern at OSU Medical Center Department of Pharmacy.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position functions to assist the licensed pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical services to patients, as well as providing necessary services and information to nursing and medical staff. These services include preparation and packaging of medications, distribution of medications, supplies and equipment, maintaining proper inventory levels, ensuring medications are in date and secure, keeping appropriate records and documentation, and submitting patient charges/credits. This position is also responsible for supporting initiatives of area supervisors and managers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Prepares and packages medication dosage forms for oral, parenteral, enteral, ophthalmic, topical, and rectal administration for patient use and in research protocols. Prepares sterile intravenous admixtures, including small and large volume parenterals, cassettes for portable infusion devices, chemotherapy, and total parenteral nutrition solutions using aseptic technique for use in patients and in research protocols. Prepares self administered medications to improve patients' understanding of their medication regimen. Maintains accurate dispensing records for controlled substances and other medications, supplies and equipment. Maintains efficient area operations and resolves problems to ensure optimal customer service. Works under the direction of a licensed pharmacist in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. Maintains appropriate medication, equipment and supplies inventory levels to minimize delays in customer service. Under the direction of a pharmacist, inspects medication areas and maintains storage standards set forth by The Joint Commission and other health regulatory agencies. Maintains the cleanliness and neatness of the area and anywhere medications are stored. Interacts with physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals. Participates in the orientation and training of volunteers, pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, undergraduate and graduate students and other hospital staff. Attends department sponsored continuing education programs. Satisfies life-safety training and other training and education requirements.