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Pharmacy Intern - Germantown Job

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Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Germantown, TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Summary

Under direct supervision, the Pharmacy Intern will perform various tasks for the pharmacy department that will prepare them for a pharmacist position in health-system pharmacy.  The Pharmacy Intern will be assigned progressive responsibilities for each subsequent year of internship.  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 

Education/Experience/Licensure

 

Education/Formal Training

Work Experience

Credential/Licensure

 

REQUIRED:

Currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited school of pharmacy

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PREFERRED:

Has met program requirements for the designated professional year of pharmacy school (P1, P2, P3, P4) OR a graduate of a PharmD program requiring intern hours to obtain licensure.

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SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

If candidate has been accepted and not yet enrolled in pharmacy school, they must be registered as a pharmacy tech in the state of Tennessee. In Mississippi the candidate must be registered as a pharmacy tech with the state regardless of whether they are accepted or enrolled.

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Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Performs unit dose functions, including filling patient drawers on unit dose cart with a 24-hour supply of medications. 
  • Fills medication orders for delivery to nursing unit by packaging and labeling doses using computer generated labels for review by pharmacist.  Fills floor stock drugs and general requisitions accurately. 
  • Answers telephone calls.  Provides routine information about medications or handles pharmacy problems.  Refers calls to pharmacist or supervisor when necessary.  Demonstrates effective customer relations skills, promotes a positive work environment. 
  • Delivers prescriptions, floor stock, medication carts, IV solutions and emergency drugs to nursing units.  Operates tubes system and provides prompt customer service. 
  • Assists in inventory control, checks inventory to ensure drugs are in date, restocks unit dose bins, bulk areas, carts used in emergency rooms, surgery and other patient care areas. 
  • Responsible for bulk packaging and extemporaneous medication preparation. 
  • Maintains narcotics accountability sheets and files daily reconciliation sheets.  Participates in narcotic and Omnicell drug distribution. 
  • Requests labels for IV preparation as needed; pulls plain and premixed IVs for pharmacist check.  Prepares IV solutions, TPNs and parenteral products working under direct pharmacist supervision. 
  • Assists in pharmacy-related research projects.
  • Additional duties to be performed (in addition to those listed above) based on a planned progression of increased responsibility at each respective internship

Key Job Responsibilities

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: light work - exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • The conditions to which the Associate will be subject in this position: The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.


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