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Pharmacy Intern I

Methodist Health System Council Bluffs, IA
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Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • Assists in the various activities of the Pharmacy department not requiring the professional judgment of the pharmacist.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • High school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent required.
      • Admittance to a nationally recognized School of Pharmacy Program.

    • Experience
      • N/A

    • License/Certifications
      • Required Registered Pharmacy Intern (RPHI) within 30 days from start of employment.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • General basic chemistry, arithmetic, basic algebra, reading and writing.
      • Computer skills including Microsoft Outlook and Word.
      • Functions with strict accordance with standard, written procedures and guidelines.
      • Interpret and evaluate medication requests for triaging to pharmacist.
      • Prioritize time and tasks according to the needs of patients without prompting.
      • Manufactures, packages and labels drug products as needed.
      • Performs aseptic compounding of parenteral admixtures and other sterile dosage forms.
      • Drug dispensing and compounding automation, the viewing of medication orders in the pharmacy computerized system.
      • Preparation of medications for patients, delivery and exchange of medications.
      • Record keeping and dispensing of controlled substances and non-formulary drugs.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Light Work - Exerting up to 35 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Core Competencies
        • Demonstrates competency with the established procedures approved by the Pharmacy Management.

      • Transfer of medication issues is communicated between the pharmacy team.
        • ALL issues and pending transactions are communicated to staff for completion.

      • Sterile Compounding Management
        • Pass Low Risk Level Competency and Annual Media Fill and manage flow of products.

      • Central Pharmacy Management
        • Manage telephone calls on a respectable level and follow-up.
        • Unit Dose area and Automated Dispensing Machine (ADM) oversight.
        • Manage the flow of products with no backlog or delays.
        • Performs extemporaneous compounding according to established recipes.
        • Narcotic ADM systems attainment and paperwork.
        • Crash Cart and surgical trays completed prior to end of shift.
        • Involved with clinical questions with pharmacist oversight.

      • Patient Care Unit Management
        • Completes all ADM Pending and Loads prior to end of shift.
        • ALL credits are checked per shift, returned to pharmacy, and put in proper location.

      • Teamwork exhibited by actions
        • Completion of orders to point of delivery (visual inspections while staffing).
        • Follows established policies and procedures for pharmacy operations.
        • Respectful of pharmacist oversight of activities (feedback from pharmacists).

      • Safety Competencies
        • Critically manages assigned areas based on established policies and procedures.

      • Hazardous Drugs
        • Demonstrates ability to safely handle and deliver Hazardous Drugs.

      • Central Pharmacy
        • Actions represent the best interest of the patient (observational).
        • Follows all Safety Alerts: Code Red; Code Triage; Code Adam.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.






Job Details

Date Posted June 9, 2018
Date Closes August 8, 2018
Requisition 8273
Located In Council bluffs, IA
Work At Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hosp
Department Pharmacy
Shift Rotating
Hours 3:30p-8p 1 weekday evening, 7a-3:30p or 12:30-9p 1 weekend hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00
Location