Under the immediate supervision of a licensed pharmacist, the Pharmacy Intern performs the technical functions required to assist the pharmacist to provide pharmaceutical care to the patients.
The ideal and successful candidate must have a consistent work history with proven experience and demonstrated knowledge in the following areas:
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to relate to a diverse patient and staff.
- Aptitude to multi-task and thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment.
- Accuracy with typing and spelling, accurate data entry skills
- Ability to work independently, productively and accurately with minimal supervision.
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Currently enrolled in an accredited School of Pharmacy (good standing). Pharmacy Intern License. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
Prefer basic knowledge of professional or specialized field. Required to keep current with periodicals and literature.
Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Independently stock and dispense medications per licensure authority.
- Maintain positive and professional behavior, approach, attitude and commitment to personal service towards patients, visitors, and hospital coworkers as demonstrated by routine helpfulness and initiative in helping others.
- Prepares intravenous solution with additives, unit dose and prepares outpatient prescriptions when staffing in ambulatory pharmacy for final verification by the pharmacist.
- Inputs medication orders to the computer for final verification by the pharmacist.
- Screens telephone calls; respond to professional questions; refers to pharmacist as necessary.
- Provides immunization services to patients to include screening for and administration of recommended vaccines, in the ambulatory setting.
- Prepares ointments, creams, solutions and other extemporaneously compounded items for final verification by the pharmacist.
- Delivers medication to patient-care areas within the hospital.
- Files medication order; maintains records and reports; processes billing document; takes reorders over the phone from physicians; and operates the cash register while in the Ambulatory pharmacy.
- Assists in the training of new pharmacy technicians and interns.
- Assists with the quality control and maintenance of designated equipment and supplies. Maintains stock levels of supplies and materials. Performs minor repairs/troubleshooting. Reports major malfunctions to supervisor/manager.
- Other duties as assigned.
University of Colorado Hospital - 18 months ago
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