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Title:  Pharmacy Intern - University Outpatient Pharmacy Job

Date:  Sep 28, 2022
Facility:  University (0201)


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/Formal Training

Work Experience




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





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.





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.




  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

Job Segment: Pharmacy, Intern, Patient Care, Supply, Healthcare, Entry Level, Research, Operations

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