Pharmacy Intern, First Shift, Pharmacy Administration

Job Description

Location: UC Health Business Center
Department: Pharmacy Administration
Hours: Part-Time, 8 hours/weekly
Shift: First Shift

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Pharmacy Intern provides support to pharmacists, clinical pharmacy specialists and pharmacy leadership in all aspects of providing pharmacy services. Functions performed under the supervision of a pharmacist include but are not limited to: medication counseling and patient education, drug information, drug dosing, and enhancing medication access through patient assistance opportunities as allowed by law. This position is with the Medication Access Services department which performs a number of job functions to enhance patient access to therapies through prior authorizations, pre-certifications for infusions, transitions of care services, and assistance programs for patients who are uninsured and underinsured. The intern would have the opportunity to gain experience within all of these functions.


  • Provide support for the Medication Access Services teams for inpatients and ambulatory patients
    • Perform prior authorizations (PAs) on behalf of providers and clinics at UC Health
    • Assist with transitions of care job duties and activities
    • Coordinate with providers, patients and pharmacies on PA determinations
    • Assist with copay claim submissions, collections, and tracking for infusion therapies
  • Support drug information, process improvement, and education
    • Develop drug information responses on request
    • Collect data for process improvement initiatives as determined by clinical pharmacists and team needs
    • Develop system level communications for procedural changes
  • Maintains competence required for current job title/position
    • Maintains current intern registration
    • Attends pharmacy staff meetings
    • Participates in orientation, education, and training programs; reviews literature and other materials as assigned
    • Completes all competence/skills assessment requirements
  • Meets hospital and department standards of performance
    • Maintains a neat, professional, and well-groomed appearance; observes pharmacy dress code; wears identification badge at all times
    • Performs work within specified time frames; adapts positively to frequent interruptions and changes in workload and/or work schedule
    • Works cooperatively with all staff members; voices concerns and suggestions to appropriate to appropriate persons in a positive manner
    • Fosters a team environment by providing orientation and training to new team members; assists coworkers in tasks, as time permits


Minimum Required: High school diploma or GED. Must be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited college of pharmacy. | Current pharmacy intern registration that is recognized by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. | Minimum Required: 0-6 months of equivalent experience. Preferred: 1-2 years equivalent experience.