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Pharmacy Intern Outpatient/Retail Pharmacy - PRN

Company: Bon Secours Mercy Health
Location: Youngstown
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Bon Secours Mercy Health!Pharmacy intern will support the Meds to Beds program and traditional retail pharmacy services (dispensing, counseling, immunizations).Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionThe Pharmacy Intern assists pharmacists in safely and correctly interpreting and processing physicians' orders via entering, selecting, assembling, dispensing, and ensuring delivery of medications to the ultimate user for both inpatient and outpatient services. Assures the accurate and timely distribution of medications, IV solutions, floor stock supplies and controlled substances to patient care areas. Helps ensure accurate charge and credit functions for inpatients and outpatients and interacts with medical center personnel, physicians, patients, and others via verbal and personal contact daily.Essential Job FunctionsInpatient/Infusion Pharmacy:*Assists in accurate medication order interpretation. This involves selecting or compounding, dispensing, ensuring delivery of and stocking the correct products to fulfill physician orders. Fill medication drawers and automated dispensing cabinets, floor stock, and controlled substances as applicable.*Compounds IV admixtures aseptically and accurately*Operates and loads automation devices (robotics or automated cabinets) for drug dispensing*Assists other hospital staff with medication and pharmacy related issues via answering phone calls and responding to computerized medication messages*Distributes patient medications promptly and efficiently, as well as delivers and restocks medications*Completes monthly unit inspections for an assigned hospital area as assigned- this involves ensuring this area has no outdated medications, is appropriately stocked, and checking crash carts*Clarifies prescriptions with physicians or appropriate staff members and participation in medication reconciliation with patients as assigned*Counsels and provides medication education to transition of care patients prior to discharge as assigned*Trains, educates, and precepts new pharmacy technicians, students, and interns*Participates on various departmental and interdepartmental committeesOutpatient/Non-Acute Pharmacy:*Assists in accurate medication order interpretation. This involves entering, selecting, filling, compounding, dispensing, and ensuring release of the final product to the correct person to fulfill prescriber orders*Assists patients and counseling of medication and pharmacy related issues via answering phone calls and in person consultations under the supervision and direction of a pharmacist*Restocks frequently used medications and over the counter products in pharmacy areas in addition to operating applicable automation dispensing system devices within the pharmacy*Receives, transfers, and clarifies oral prescriptions with prescribers or appropriate staff members as authorized by state law and under pharmacist supervision*Administers immunizations [if immunization certified via an accredited immunization program as allowed per state law]*Trains, educates, and precepts new pharmacy technicians, students, and interns*Assists other staff with medication issues and response to email and phone call concerns or follow-up*This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.*Note: Some of the above tasks may only be performed under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.*This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. Pharmacy Technicians may practice at the top of their respective State Licensing Board Regulations.Licensing/CertificationPharmacy Intern License - State Board of Pharmacy (required)Basic Life Support (BLS) - Various (preferred)EducationHigh School Diploma or GED (required)Actively enrolled in an accredited college of pharmacy with an active board of pharmacy intern license (required)Patient PopulationDemonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.Neonates (0-4 weeks)Infant (1-12 months)Pediatrics (1-12 years)Adolescents (13-17 years)Adults (18-64 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Working ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occurMay be exposed to high noise levels and bright lightsMay be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materialsMay have periods of constant interruptionsRequired to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions*Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.Physical RequirementsLifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 1-33%Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 1-33%Stoop/Kneel 1-33%Crawling 0%Climbing 0%Balance 1-33%Bending 1-33%Sitting 1-33%Walking 67-100%Standing 67-100%Additional Physical Requirements/HazardsManual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Perform shift workManeuver weight of patientsHear alarms/telephone/audio recorderReach above shoulderRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityColor VisionAcuity - farAcuity - nearHazardsDepth perceptionUse of latex productsExposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergentsExposure to moving mechanical partsExposure to dust/fumesExposure to potential electrical shockSkillsMedication PreparationMathematicsPrescriptionsMedical PrescriptionsPatient medicationsFilling PrescriptionsProcessing PrescriptionsDispensing PrescriptionsPackagingCompounding MedicationsAttention to DetailTraining EmployeesEnthusiasm to LearnActive ListeningVerbal CommunicationWritten CommunicationTime ManagementTeamworkProblem SolvingClinical PharmacyBon Secours Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more*Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusScheduled Weekly Hours:0.01Work Shift:Days/AfternoonsDepartment:SS Retail Pharmacy - Retail Rx - 150 - St ElizabethAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

Keywords: Bon Secours Mercy Health, Youngstown , Pharmacy Intern Outpatient/Retail Pharmacy - PRN, Other , Youngstown, Ohio

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