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Universal Health Services | Las Vegas, Nevada
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Description/Purpose of Position

Pharmacist Interns, under the supervision of a license pharmacist, assist in the various activities of the pharmacy

department. Pharmacist Interns assist the pharmacists in preparing and distributing medications, maintaining the drug

inventory and maintenance of records. Pharmacist Interns function in accordance with standard written procedures,

guidelines and state and federal regulations. Interns will be allowed to process orders but the orders must be validated

by a pharmacist before dispensing. Pharmacy interns will be allowed to answer drug information questions but must

have the answer verified by a pharmacist before they can dispense the information. Pharmacy interns are allowed to

give patients counseling regarding instructions on how to use their medication, expected side effects and general

precautions as well as interview patients to obtain further clarification regarding medication use. Pharmacy interns will

assist when needed to perform MUE on patient charts when needed. Pharmacy interns will be allowed to take

clarifications and verbal orders from physicians and must perform the read back function as per hospital protocol for all

telephone orders from physicians. The intern position includes being able to perform all the duties expected of a

pharmacy technician interns will be expected to cover the same shifts. The intern will participate in continuing

education with the pharmacists as time permits. All work performed by a pharmacy technician must be supervised by a

pharmacist. They do not perform duties that can legally be performed only by a registered pharmacist.

Job Requirements


Education High School graduate or equivalent.

Experience One year (1) experience in hospital setting preferred.

Technical Skills Automation experience with knowledge of reporting features (i.e., optimization, load/unload,

nursing narcotic access, etc.)

License/Certification Current license as Pharmacist Intern in State of Nevada

Other Current enrollment and in good standing in an accredited school of pharmacy

About Universal Health Services

Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers. As of February 26, 2009, the Company owned and/or operated or had under construction, 26 acute care hospitals (including one facility being constructed) and 101 behavioral health centers located in 32 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. As part of its ambulatory treatment centers division, the Company manages and/or owns outright or in partnerships with physicians, nine surgical hospitals and surgery and radiation oncology centers located in six states and Puerto Rico. Services provided by its hospitals include general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services and behavioral health services. (Source: 10-K)

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