Pharmacy Intern, Inpatient Pharmacy

Job Description

Location: UC Medical Center
Department: Inpatient Pharmacy
Hours: Part-Time, 20 Hours/Weekly
Shift: Varies

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 specialist and pharmacy leadership in all aspects of providing pharmacy services. Functions performed under the supervision of a pharmacist include but are not limited to: interdisciplinary patient care rounds, admission medication history, medication counseling and patient education, drug information, drug dosing, drug preparation, drug distribution and medication administration as allowed by law.

Responsibilities

  • Provide support for the Drug Policy Development Committee and Subcommittees in UC Health's formulary system for inpatients and ambulatory patients
    • Maintain and update record of DPD and subcommittee actions on a monthly basis
    • Develop New Drug Memos to provide education to staff on new drugs added to formulary
    • Update and format approved guidelines, therapeutic interchanges, and other formulary support tools once approved by DPD
    • Tabulate formulary changes associated with a cost savings for the system
  • Support drug information and education
    • Develop drug information responses on request
    • Provide notice of and alternatives to drug shortages
    • Develop system level communications for notable policy updates and procedural changes
  • Support formulary and operational quality improvement initiatives
    • Assess medication use and compliance with health-system formulary
    • Conduct medication use evaluations per DPD and subcommittee requests
    • Support the enhancement of technology used in the medication use process
  • 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


Qualifications

Education: High school diploma or GED, minimum required. Must be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited college of pharmacy, minimum required.

License and Certification : Current pharmacy technician certification that is recognized by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is preferred but not required. If not already obtained, a pharmacy technician must obtain a certified technician certificate within one year of hire. All technicians must maintain certification throughout their employment with the UC Health Pharmacy Department.

Work Experience : 0-6 months of equivalent experience, minimum required. 1-2 years equivalent experience, preferred.