Student Intern - Mercyone North Outpatient Pharmacy - PRN (Varied)

Catholic Health Initiative Ankeny , IA 50015

Posted 2 months ago

Position Type: PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0

Primary Location: IA > ANKENY > MERCY NORTH

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Provides technical support in the delivery of pharmaceutical care to clients of Mercy Medical Center's Outpatient (retail) Pharmacies, including the preparation and delivery of medications, review of charts for specific information/audits, stocking and ordering of drugs and other products. Performs technical work and tasks allowable by Iowa law for a Pharmacy Intern under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepares patient drug orders as follows (with proper checks performed by a pharmacist as required by law): enters patient prescription orders into the computer; selects correct medication, strength and dosage form; prepares labels; selects and affixes auxiliary labels to medications as appropriate and legally required; counts, measures, weighs & pours medications; documents doses dispensed; and files medication orders.

  • Cleans counters, medication drawers, carts, shelves, and equipment as needed.

  • Assists the pharmacists with audits (e.g. allergy, weight, etc.).

  • Enters and fills stock bags and fills stock requisitions for other departments.

  • Accurately processes and restocks medications for departments utilizing automated dispensing systems, i.e. Pyxis/Acudose

  • Performs a variety of medication inventory-related tasks including: communication of stock utilization and ordering needs; assisting with reordering; checking of expiration dating with alerts to pharmacists when needed; and rotating and restocking.

  • Compounds and labels extemporaneous liquid and solid products for patients according to procedure.

  • Answers telephone and process requests according to procedures.

  • Participates in the training of new technicians.

  • Charges and credits individual patient accounts.

  • Accurately and efficiently waits on patients at the POS register and handles sale transactions.

  • Enters patient prescription orders into the computer.

  • Prepares prescription product for checking by the pharmacist, including labeling appropriately.

  • Performs patient counseling related to medication use including, but not limited to, discussion of drug names, strengths, doses, and possible side-effects

  • Manages third party billing.

  • Assists with inventory and ordering of pharmaceuticals.

  • Assists pharmacists and management team in patient-specific clinical information gathering & departmental projects.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Current enrollment in a pharmacy school or program.

  • Must be registered as a pharmacy intern with the State of Iowa at the time of hire.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2020-R0272462

  • Schedule: Part-time

  • Market: Mercy Medical Center

About Us

We are excited to share that CHI was named as one of America's Best Employers 2019, by Forbes. Click here to learn more.

Chances are, you're here because you're looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We're confident you'll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation's largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic

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