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Pharmacy Intern (PRN)

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION There shall be instances whereby the intern will perform duties ordinarily performed by the pharmacist. All aspects...

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Findlay, Ohio

Hancock County


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There shall be instances whereby the intern will perform duties ordinarily performed by the pharmacist. All aspects of these duties shall be checked by the pharmacist. The intern shall not act in the absence of the pharmacist or assume the role of the pharmacist. While the intern may be asked to perform duties not asked of a technician, the pharmacist must assume the responsibility of checking the work performed by the intern in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.


Duty 1: Enters and fills prescriptions timely and accurately. Files prescriptions according to legal requirements. Prepares billing statements/receipts for pharmacy purchases. Answers pharmacy window and phones; triages phone calls for pharmacist.

Duty 2: Performs pharmacy billing functions, department and patient specific. Fills and delivers floor stock items/narcotics timely and as appropriate. Replenishes crash cart items.

Duty 3: Fills physician orders both manually and utilizing the robot. Understands the basic dispensing properties of the robot. Delivers medications to the nursing units and picks up new physician orders. Retrieves orders received via the tube or fax. Double checks the technical aspects of medication order entry. Assists pharmacists in maintaining consistent work flow. Prepacks medications as needed.

Duty 4: Is competent is all aspects of IV preparation. Maintains a clean work environment and ensures sterility at all times. Is competent on the safety requirements of admixing cytotoxic agents. Understands and is able to use the TPN compounder. Performs required Quality Assurance checks.

Duty 5: Maintains inventory control. Is able to use the computer software for ordering. Checks in the order accurately and notifies the pharmacy buyer or pharmacy operations manager of any discrepancies. Prevents running out of any medication or supply. Is conscious of overstock and understands the financial rationale behind a tight inventory.

Duty 6: Maintains the integrity and security of medications throughout the pharmacy and the hospital, by routinely checking for outdated products and for appropriateness of floor stock. Performs unit inspections every other month.

Duty 7: Maintains Intern License in good standing with the State Board of Pharmacy. Is willing to take on extra projects. Performs specific limited duties of a Pharmacist, under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist.

Duty 8: Supports fellow staff members. Maintains a positive attitude regardless of work flow. Follows through on problem resolution to the satisfaction of all involved. Promotes good relations between all pharmacy staff members. Maintains a professional attitude when dealing with other healthcare professionals, patients, etc. Always provides upward support of leadership within the organization.

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Job Requirements


* Student of a College of Pharmacy
* Licensed as a pharmacy intern by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy within 6 months of hire.
* Must be able to lift and carry cartons weighing 50 to 100 pounds
* Must be able to type, calculate and use a computer
* Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required.
* Individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his/her assigned unit/department. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient status.

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