Pharmacy Intern Outpatient/Retail Pharmacy - PRN

Bon Secours Mercy Health

Youngstown, OH 44507

Posted 3 weeks ago

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 Position**


The 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 Functions**


Inpatient/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*Completes monthly unit inspections for an assigned hospital area as assigned– this involves ensuring this area has no outdated medications, is appropriately stocked, and checking crash carts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 committees


Outpatient/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/Certification**


Pharmacy Intern License – State Board of Pharmacy (required)


Basic Life Support (BLS) - Various (preferred)


**Education**


High School Diploma or GED (required)


Actively enrolled in an accredited college of pharmacy with an active board of pharmacy intern license (required)


**Patient Population**


Demonstrates 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 Conditions**


Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur


May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights


May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*


May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials


May have periods of constant interruptions


Required 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 Requirements**


Lifting/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/Hazards


Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)


Perform shift work


Maneuver weight of patients


Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder


Reach above shoulder


Repetitive arm/hand movements


Finger Dexterity


Color Vision


Acuity - far


Acuity - near


**Hazards**


Depth perception


Use of latex products


Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents


Exposure to moving mechanical parts


Exposure to dust/fumes


Exposure to potential electrical shock


**Skills**


Medication Preparation


Mathematics


Prescriptions


Medical Prescriptions


Patient medications


Filling Prescriptions


Processing Prescriptions


Dispensing Prescriptions


Packaging


Compounding Medications


Attention to Detail


Training Employees


Enthusiasm to Learn


Active Listening


Verbal Communication


Written Communication


Time Management


Teamwork


Problem Solving


Clinical Pharmacy


Bon Secours Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.


Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:


+ Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans


+ Prescription drug coverage


+ Flexible spending accounts


+ Life insurance w/AD&D


+ Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible


+ Paid time off


+ Educational Assistance


+ And much more


*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status


**S** **cheduled Weekly Hours:**


0.01


**Work Shift:**


Days/Afternoons (United States of America)


**Department:**


SS Retail Pharmacy - Retail Rx - 150 - St Elizabeth


_All 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_ _recruitment@mercy.com._ _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_ _recruitment@mercy.com_ .



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