Pharmacy Student Intern
Medical Center Hospital - Odessa, TX

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Pharmacy Department
Pharmacy Student Intern
Job Description
Revised: 09/21/2004

I. Position Summary:

To ensure proper and safe distribution and administration of patient medications, including promoting rational drug selection, monitoring administration of medication and responsibility for the patient’s overall drug therapy.

II. Position Relationships:

A. Responsible to: Preceptor Pharmacist and Staff Pharmacists

B. Workers Supervised: None

C. Interrelationships: Pharmacy staff, patients, medical staff, nursing
staff, hospital managers, and pharmacist in other hospitals and retail stores.

III. Responsibilities and Authorities:

A. Overall:

Responsible for the daily routine of packaging, dispensing, mixing and distribution and charging of all drugs and IV solutions under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

B. Work Performed:

1. Performs other duties as assigned by the department's management staff.

2. As patient care and/or Hospital need dictates, both the assigned shift and work station may be changed by the department.

3. Participates in and promotes the “I CARE Advantage” service philosophy of Integrity, Customer Centered, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

4. Performs essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

5. Fill patient bins.

6. Fill new medication orders.

7. Mix IV solutions.

8. Type labels.

9. Charge IV and Unit Dose drugs.

10. Maintain patient profiles, both IV and Unit Dose.

11. Ensure adequate inventories of drugs and IV solutions.

12. Stock bin filling areas.

13. Drug and IV delivery to nursing stations and other departments.

14. File profiles, narcotic sheets, and floorstock requisitions.

15. Fill floorstock requisitions.

16. Fill and charge drugs and IV’s to other pharmacies.

17. Operate pharmacy computers.

IV. Performance Factors Used to Evaluate Employee:

A. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of good management.

B. Effectively uses the principles of good management.

C. Is well organized as demonstrated through planning and execution day-to-day responsibilities.

D. Shows ability to complete routine responsibilities and other projects.

E. Show ability to handle unusual situations calmly and efficiently.

F. Uses professional judgment to effect cost-containment practices.

V. Qualifications:

A. Education:

In the process of obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.).

B. Job Knowledge:

Keep current with latest developments in hospital pharmacy through professional organizations such as American Society of Hospital Pharmacists. Know good management techniques and know hospital and department policies and procedures.

VI. Unusual Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

A. Must be able to stand or walk for long periods.

B. Must be able to work rotating shifts and weekends.

C. May be exposed to drugs and chemicals, some of which may be carcinogenic (cancer causing) or allergenic (allergy causing).

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