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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
11/17/2019
Job Category:
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Intern - 4th Year
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Description

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is looking for a motivated Pharmacy Intern to join their inpatient team. Apply today to learn more!

Purpose:

Under the general direction of the Pharmacy Manager and Director, Drug Use and Disease State Management, and general supervision of the Staff Pharmacist, the Pharmacy Intern is responsible for supporting the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients at UPMC. These services will be provided in compliance with state and federal regulations, JCAHO Standards and the mission and policies of the hospital and departments. During the first summer of the internship, you will be trained in pharmacy operations to include IV admixtures, decentralized pharmacy model, central pharmacy operations, pharmacy satellite services as available. The time commitment expected is 40 hours/week with alternating day/evening/weekend work; during the school year, we are expecting the interns to work every third weekend with a minimal time commitment of 8 hours per pay period, non-weekend shifts. There will be a holiday commitment, one summer and one winter holiday on a rotational basis. Interns will be expected to work 2-3 shifts during each school break dependent on departmental needs.

Responsibilities:

* Assists the pharmacist with medication distribution, including but not limited to filling medication orders, preparing IV admixtures/chemotherapy and controlled substance orders, maintaining patient profiles, performing prepacking, delivering medications, and exchanging emergency medication carts.
* Accurately completes departmental documentation and billing by the end of each scheduled shift in accordance with department procedures. Examples included, but are not limited to, dispensing and compounding records, refrigerator logs, hood-cleaning records, chemotherapy compounding records, patient/department billing, and controlled substance delivery records.
* Progressively, over 3 years, will assist the Drug Use and Disease State Management Program by reviewing physician prescribing practices, assisting with design of formulary decisions, and evaluating medication error and adverse event experience.
* Effectively uses information systems, robotics, and other applications to prepare medication labels, assist with dispensing medications, and prepare drug information responses.
* Where applicable, completes clinical workload documentation (manual or electronic) by the end of each scheduled shift in accordance with Department procedures.
* Develops and maintains a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.
* Assists the pharmacist with medication review, including but not limited to computer order entry, monitoring allergies, enforcing formulary decisions, and evaluating drug interactions.

Qualifications

Good standing in an accredited School of Pharmacy.

Minimum course equivalency of first professional year of college of Pharmacy. Prior experience in pharmacy practice and career track in hospital pharmacy preferred.

The candidate also must possess good communication and computer skills.

Preference will be given to those graduating in 2022-2024.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy Intern Certificate Certification preferred.

Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting Act 33 with renewal Act 34 with renewal Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

About University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is the largest integrated health care enterprise in Pennsylvania and one of the leading nonprofit medical centers in the country. It is one of only 14 hospitals nationwide to earn "honor roll" status in U.S. News & World Report's 2006 "America's Best Hospitals" survey. Widely recognized for its innovations in patient care, research, technology and health care management, UPMC has transformed the economic landscape in western Pennsylvania. The region's largest employer, with 48,000 employees and nearly $7 billion in revenue, UPMC comprises 20 tertiary, specialty and community hospitals, 400 outpatient sites and doctors' offices, retirement and long-term care facilities, an insurance plan, and international ventures. Nearly 5,000 physicians are affiliated with UPMC, including more than 2,300 employed physicians.