Intern, Pharmacy - Westmoreland Hospital - Temporary

Excela Health Greensburg , PA 15601

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Summary:

The Student, under the Pharmacist's supervision and according to established policies and procedures, assists with the medication distribution system.

SHIFT: Every 3rd weekend, rotation of day and evening shifts, no overnight. Days and hours are subject to change.

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Essential Functions: Defined as duties specific to the job, that, if removed, would change the entire purpose of the job; to include the Essential Physical Demands and Essential Working Conditions of this position.

  • Core Essential Functions:

  • Regular, consistent, on-site, and timely attendance.

  • Fill medication orders and prepare for Pharmacist's review

  • Fill new medication orders

  • Fill medication cassettes

  • Assist in reconciliation of missing orders and doses

  • Complete required documentation

  • Deliver and retrieve medications to and from patient care areas

  • Deliver medications to appropriate storage area on the nursing unit; including patients rooms

  • Retrieve discontinued and discharged patient's medication from nursing unit and return to Rx

  • Deliver stock medications and place in appropriate storage location

  • Maintain patient transfers, discharges, and medication returns to their proper locations

  • Daily cassette exchange distribution of med (5am)

  • Complete all assigned charging and crediting functions

  • Charges and credits from miscellaneous sources

  • Prepackaging medications in preparation for pharmacist's review

  • Prepackage oral liquids

  • Simple batch compounding

  • Complete required documentation

  • Utilize existing technologies (where applicable by position)

  • Fill automated dispensing cabinets (Acudose machines)

  • Utilize Pharmacy operating system (Cerner)

  • Utilize Pharmacy Robot

  • Maintain basic department inventory functions

  • Stock medications to their appropriate locations

  • Rotate stock as necessary and check outdates

  • Assist in maintaining adequate stock levels

  • Maintain medication stock areas

  • Fill emergency trays and boxes

  • Maintain monthly outdates of assigned section

  • Facilitates communication within the Pharmacy

  • Answer telephone and triage calls to appropriate person

  • Monitor Pharmacy Window and assist customers according to their need

  • Specialty Essential Functions:

None

  • Marginal Functions: Defined as duties that are not essential in nature and do not take a considerable amount of time to complete (less than 10%).

  • Performs other duties as required.

  • Required Skills and Knowledge:
    Minimum level of education, skills and abilities necessary in performing the job.

Education:

  • Required to be in first year of college and plan on applying to an accredited School of Pharmacy.

Certification / Licensure / Regulation:

  • None

Prior Experience:

  • None

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic Math and Keyboard Proficiency

  • Functional Skills on PC and Related Software (Microsoft Office)

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Sound judgment, problem solving skills, strong oral and written communication skills, ability to follow directions from other team members; works independently assigned duties.

  • Ability to communicate with all members of the health care team

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments

  • Desire to become a hospital pharmacist. Desire to be knowledgeable of hospital Rx systems (Cerner, Robot, Acudoses).

Preferred Factor:

These are job related enhancements that are preferred or would benefit the performance outcome of the job but are not essential or required for the job to exist.

The above job descriptive information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, as an employee may be assigned other duties other than described in this document.

  • Essential Working Conditions:

Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift

Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift

Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift

Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or < 2="" reps/shift="" sedentary="" work="" -="" extorting="" up="" to="" 10="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally.="" light="" work="" -="" exerting="" up="" to="" 20="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally,="" and/or="" up="" to="" 10="" pounds="" of="" force="" frequently,="" and/or="" a="" negligible="" amount="" of="" force="" constantly.="" medium="" work="" -="" exerting="" 20="" to="" 50="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally,="" and/or="" 10="" to="" 25="" pounds="" of="" force="" frequently,="" and/or="" greater="" than="" negligible="" up="" to="" 10="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally.="" heavy="" work="" -="" exerting="" 50="" to="" 100="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally,="" and/or="" 25="" to="" 50="" pounds="" of="" force="" frequently,="" and/or="" 10="" to="" 20="" pounds="" of="" force="" constantly.="" very="" heavy="" work="" -="" exerting="" in="" excess="" of="" 100="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally,="" and/or="" in="" excess="" of="" 50="" pounds="" or="" force="" frequently,="" and/or="" in="" excess="" of="" 20="" pounds="" of="" force="" constantly="" to="" move="" objects.="" working="" conditions:="" never="" confined="" spaces-cramped="" quarters="" (labeled)="" extreme="" noise="" (="" /> 85 dB)

Mechanical Hazards

Use of Vibrating Tools

Operates Vehicle

Operates Heavy Equipment

Use of Lifting/Transfer Devices

Extreme Cold

Extreme Heat
10 - 12 hour shifts

On Call

Occasionally

Overtime (more than 8 hrs. /shift, 40 hours/week)

Heights

Constantly

Rotates all shifts
8 hour shifts

Protective Equipment:

Never

Head (hard hat)

Hearing

Rarely

Respirator-Breathing Equipment

Occasionally

Eye

Frequently

Hands

Feet, Toes

Body

Occupational Exposures:

Never

Paints (direct use of)

Dust (Sanding)

Ethylene Oxide

Mists

Wax Stripper (direct use of)

Radiation

Ionizing Radiation

Lasers

Rarely

Blood and Body Fluids

Occasionally

Chemicals (direct use of)

Solvents

Cytotoxic Drugs (Chemo)

Constantly

Latex (Rubber, erasers, balloons, gloves, rubber bands, etc.)

VII. Essential Physical Conditions:

Marginal

Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift

Essential

Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift

Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift

Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or < 2="" reps/shift="" physical="" demands:="" never="" climbing="" stairs="" rarely="" climbing="" ladders="" occasionally="" sitting="" fine="" finger="" manipulation="" frequently="" hand="" arm="" coordination="" pushing="" pulling="" bending="" (stooping)="" walking="" kneeling="" squatting="" (crouching)="" keyboard/computer="" operation="" use="" of="" forceful="" hand="" grasp="" constantly="" standing="" sensory="" requirements:="" frequently="" feeling="" (sensation)="" constantly="" color="" vision="" seeing="" near-with="" acuity="" over="" shoulder="" work:="" occasionally="" pulling="" or="" pushing="" objects="" overhead="" frequently="" reaching="" above="" shoulder="" level="" lifting:="" floor="" to="" standing="" position:="" never="" 50="" pounds="" /> 50 pounds

Rarely
30 - 49 pounds

Occasionally
20 - 29 pounds

Frequently
10 - 19 pounds

Lifting: waist to shoulder level:

Never
50 pounds



50 pounds



Rarely
30 - 49 pounds

Occasionally
20 - 29 pounds

Frequently
10 - 19 pounds

Lifting: shoulder to overhead:

Never
50 pounds



50 pounds



Rarely
30 - 49 pounds

Occasionally
20 - 29 pounds

Frequently
10 - 19 pounds


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