Pharmacy Intern

New Haven, CT
Apr 10, 2019

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Summary:
As members of a High Reliability Organization (HRO), every employee should practice CHAMP behavior and strive to make patient safety a top priority. The pharmacy intern is responsible for provision of operational support in the processing, production, inventory and distribution of pharmaceuticals and related products. The intern will also actively participate in clinical and administrative functions under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist to augment their education and to gain insight and practical experience in their future roles as pharmacists.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Performs drug distribution activities including but not limited to accurrate picking, packaging, and delivering medications for refill or load in Pyxis'. Delivery of IV, chemotherapy, and refrigerated medications to patient care units. Prioritization and delivery of STAT orders, code carts, and non-routine deliveries. Sets up, fills, completes assigned deliveries in timely and accurate manner
  • 2. Processes loads into Pyxis' in an accurate and timely manner, taking into account par levels, drawer location and pocket size, drug package size, and drug usage patterns to minimize potential medication errors and reduces stock-outs and subsequent refills.
    Replenishes stock-outs in a timely manner
  • 3. Responds appropriately to nursing, physicians and other requests via telephone or in person to appropriately manage issues and provides follow up where appropriate
  • 4. Demonstrate proficiency in cross functional areas of the department including, but not limited to,IV Admixture . Performs necessary calculations and drug product manipulations, dilution, or compounding. Accurately repackages and labels injectables using aseptic techniques. Follow safety guidelines, OSHA requirements, industry standards and department policy. Accurately documents required manufacturing and billing information related to compounding/admixtures. Performs necessary calculations to accurately compound, repackage, and label oral unit dose solids/liquids. Operates and troubleshoots equipment/hardware/software complications within department policy.
  • 5. Identify and participate in ongoing quality assurance and improvement processes to ensure appropriate medication storage, inventory levels, quality testing of sterile products, aseptic technique certification, and operational efficiencies
  • 6. Participate in educational activities within the Pharmacy Department including, but not limited to the following: Journal club, Clinical case conferences, Patient case presentations, Disease state discussions
  • 7. Rotate through a variety of clinical areas shadowing a clinical specialist and performing their daily activities under direct pharmacist supervision. These activities include, but are not limited to: Rounding with the multidisciplinary team, Review of verification of orders, Provide answers to various drug information questions posed by the team, Provision of pattient counseling

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:

    High school diploma required and must be currently enrolled in an accredited College of Pharmacy program or pre-pharmacy program

    EXPERIENCE:

    Inpatient hospital pharmacy experience is preferred, but not required

    LICENSURE:

    Current registration or eligibility to be registered as a Pharmacy Intern in the State of Connecticut as outlined by the Dept. of Consumer Protection.

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:

    Must be registered or eligible for registration as a Pharmacy Intern in the State of Connecticut as outlined by the Dept. of Consumer Protection. Proficiency in mathematical calculations; accuracy; problem solving; attention to detail; knowledge of computer applications including word processing and spreadsheets; ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment; ability to learn or perform pharmaceutical compounding, repackaging and labeling including manipulation of raw drug products using appropriate technique: ability to work with computer and technology equipment including the ability to perform basic troubleshooting functions. Must be able to prioritize competing demands, work independently, show flexibility and teamwork. Demonstrate good communication skills to customers and team members.
    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    The individual in this position is held accountable to the Pharmacy Director for performing all duties accurately, efficiently, and according to departmental, hospital and professional standards. Must maintain State of CT registration. Must meet any and all demands for service in a timely and efficient manner. Must successfully complete all hospital and departmental competency validation and quality assurance tests, including but not limited to, weekly audits for drug dispensing accuracy.
    COMPLEXITY:

    This position requires the ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast -paced environment with sustained attention and accuracy in routine, repetitive tasks. High degree of interface with a variety of computer software applications and drug dispensing and compounding equipment. High degree of prioritization skill required to ensure timely and accurate drug distribution. Must be able to work well independently and in groups displaying a high level of cooperation and mutual respect for customers and team members. This individual must be able to identify and report actual and potential medication errors or adverse events and to seek resolution of these safety risks. The ability to review trends in product use and waste to identify opportunities for inventory or process changes is
    important.
    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:

    Must be available to work rotating shifts and weekends

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    Job Info

    Job: 5869

    Department: IP Pharmacy Services
    Category: Pharmacy
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: DAY/EVENING
    Hours: 0.40

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