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Pharmacy Intern

High School Diploma is required.
I. Position Function:
Works under the direct supervision of a Registered Pharmacist. Utilizes established policies and procedures to maintain and distribute floor stock and unit dose medications and pharmaceuticals to patient care units, special services and other areas throughout the medical center complex. Position also participates in the filling and stocking of automated dispensing devices, including handling and transporting of controlled substances.
Under direct supervision, manufactures the products dispensed by the Sterile Products division of the Pharmacy, such as large and small volume parenterals, chemotherapeutic preparations, total parenteral nutrition solutions, etc.
II. Job Relationships:
Supervised and/or reportable to the following by job category:
Clinical Pharmacist
Clinical Specialist Pharmacist
Pharmacy Manager
Director of Pharmacy
May supervise certified Technicians, Registered Technicians and Technician trainees in limited situations at the discretion of the supervising pharmacist.
Must be able to collaborate and effectively communicate with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.
III. Authority: under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist, manufactures and distributes medications following departmental policies and procedures, including handling and transporting of controlled substances.
IV. A. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
1.) "Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers,
And patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."
Under direct pharmacist supervision, assists in the filling of unit dose medications for delivery to Patient Care units by selecting proper medication from Pharmacy stock, and delivering to Nursing units on a pre-determined time schedule.
Stocks patients medication cassettes for delivery to Patient Care units by selecting proper medication from Pharmacy stock, labeling each drawer with patient name and room number, and delivering cart to Nursing units on a pre-determined time schedule.
Restocks automated dispensing devices on a daily basis.
Assists in the handling, transport, delivery and restocking of controlled substances, within the limits of established hospital pharmacy policies and procedures.
Inventories, orders and restocks medications in pick stations on a daily basis.
Responsible for the answering of telephone calls to the pharmacy. Handles calls as needed, or finds person qualified to respond.
Generates floor stock replacement reports and replenishes stock medications on a pre-determined time schedule.
Performs monthly inspections of medication rooms on Patient Care units for appropriate medication storage and expiration dating.
Performs monthly inspections of pharmacy inventory for appropriate medication expiration dating.
Assembles and prepares medication trays for hospital code carts.
Assembles drugs and supplies required in customized medication kits.
Calculate and prepare extemporaneous dosage forms not available from commercial sources.
Assembles and prepares ingredients to manufacture intravenous admixtures, small and large volume parenterals, irrigation solutions, skin tests, and other sterile dosage forms.
Assembles and prepares ingredients to manufacture Total Parenteral Nutrition, including the aseptic transfer of amino acids to dextrose solutions and the aseptic addition of electrolytes, trace elements, vitamins, and medications using computer aided compounders.
Assembles and prepares cancer chemotherapy agents including the aseptic transfer of chemotherapy agents to large volume parenterals using aseptic technique to assure sterility and negative pressure technique to assure no drug contact to technicians' hands.
Records all products made in the Sterile Products Room indicating drug, dose, vehicle, lot numbers, and date of preparation and volume of medication added.
B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:
Assists, occasionally, cleaning pharmacy delivery carts, medication bins, shelves, patient medication cassettes and drawers, and other pharmacy equipment.
Performs related duties as needed.
V. Reporting Requirements:
Report immediately to supervisor of any deviation of normal operations.
Reports immediately to supervisor of any unusual occurrences related to patients, other staff or self.
Reports to the Staff Pharmacist, who serves as the immediate supervisor, situations requiring his/her attention.
Reports all incidents and breaches in the quality of care to a Staff Pharmacist or Pharmacy Manager.
VI. Accountability:
Shall be accountable for maintaining the confidentiality and security of all hospital-related data and information.
Shall be accountable for abiding by all relevant hospital policies and procedures.
Shall be accountable for observing all policies and procedures of the department, including the Infection Control policies and procedures.
VII. Qualifications:
Minimum Education:
Must be a high school graduate or the equivalent, Minimum of two years of pharmacy school completed and candidate must be in good academic standing with an accredited school of Pharmacy.
Minimum Experience:
Must standing and registered in Massachusetts as a Pharmacy Intern with the board of Pharmacy.
Minimum skills/abilities:
Interpersonal skills sufficient to communicate with other health care personnel. Familiarity with medical/ drug terminology, abbreviations, routes of administration, pharmacy security and product selection.
Certification/Licensure:
Must be registered as a Pharmacy Intern with the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy.
Special Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age.

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