Pharmacy Intern

Pentec Health - Boothwyn, PA

Internship
Objective:
Under the direct, immediate, personal supervision of the Manager, Pharmacy Production and supervision of assigned staff
pharmacists, this position is accountable for those pharmacy services which require professional skill and
training as assigned by the pharmacist. Perform specified distributive and clinical
pharmacy activities and related services as they pertain to providing safe and effective infusion
therapies; and performing those duties of the Compounding Technician and Order Entry Technician as assigned.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Adheres to organization policies and procedures.
Adheres to the Joint Commission standards for homecare.
Complies with all USP 797 guidelines for compounding sterile preparations.
Conducts initial and ongoing assessment of specific patient, drug and disease information to identify real and potential drug-related problems or needs.
Monitors the outcomes from drug therapy by collecting, evaluating and interpreting the results of laboratory data, clinical data other pertinent patient information.
Maintains thorough and appropriate documentation in the patient/client record of all clinical activities and communication with patients, physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Maintains clinical skills and knowledge of pharmacotherapy by attending in-services and presenting journal clubs to staff
Participates in the preparation of sterile admixtures, dispenses all pharmaceutical and related supplies and equipment in accordance with federal, state and local laws and standards of practice, which govern the practice of Pharmacy.
Cleans all counter tops and laminar flow hoods with acceptable disinfectants periodically throughout the day as outlined in the policy and procedures manual.
Enters lot numbers in the patient's compounding record for the solutions and additives utilized during the compounding process.
Reconstitutes bulk additives and prepares IV admixtures utilizing proper aseptic techniques.
Completes patient compounding record, labels final product.
Checks the final admixture for clarity and no presence of particulate matter.
In coordination with the pharmacist on duty verifies pump settings to ensure proper dilution of IV admixtures
Participates in the pharmacy department inventory management and physical counts as required.
Performs data entry functions related to refilling prescriptions in pharmacy computer system including printing labels, compounding records, delivery tickets and related scheduling documentation.
Contacts patients and/or dialysis unit clinicians to schedule deliveries for patients and notifies appropriate Pentec personnel of changes and patient/client needs or requests.
Communicates with other departments as required for notification of patient status changes. Documents communications and related changes as necessary in pharmacy computer system
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned

Secondary
Participates in departmental Quality Assurance activities.
Attends designated department meetings as scheduled.
Maintains pharmacy records in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Skills, Competencies and Experience:
Required
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks concurrently

Ability to understand and maintain principles of confidentiality and HIPPA
Able to stand for up to 8 hours or more per day
Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
Dependable in attendance and job performance

Attention to detail.
Preferred
Experience in Home Infusion, Specialty, Long Term Care or Hospital based Pharmacy practice.

Education, Certifications, Trainings:
Required
Current enrollment in accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program

Registered by the Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Intern

Physical requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.