Pharmacy Intern, Shift Varies, Inpatient Pharmacy

Job Description

Location: West Chester Hospital
Department: Inpatient Pharmacy
Hours: PRN, 8 Hours/ Weekly
Shift: Varies

UC Health is hiring for a PRN Pharmacy Intern for The Inpatient Pharmacy Department at West Chester Hospital.

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 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.

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital provides its patients with access to the region's largest group of specialized physicians and medical providers. With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation.

West Chester Hospital provides a Level III Trauma Center that delivers superior emergency and critical care, and a certified Primary Stroke Center that provides access to the subspecialty care at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute. West Chester Hospital has also achieved Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC), and the hospital is routinely ranked among the best places to work in Ohio and Greater Cincinnati.

Unit Details:
  • Opportunities for professional development- Technician Advancement Program
  • Learning environment allows for constant development.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Employee Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement Opportunities
  • Community Discounts


  • Provide support for the Drug Policy Development Committee and Subcommittees in UC Health's formulary system for inpatients and ambulatory patients
  • Maintain and update the record of DPD and subcommittee actions monthly.
  • Develop New Drug Memos to provide education to staff on new drugs added to the formulary.
  • Update and format approved guidelines, therapeutic interchanges, and other formulary support tools once approved by DPD
  • Tabulate formulary changes associated with cost savings for the system.
  • Support drug information and education
  • Develop drug information responses on request.
  • Provide notice of 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 the 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


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

License and Certification: Current pharmacy intern registration that is recognized by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.

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

Required Skills and Knowledge: Ability to perform work accurately with attention to detail within specified time periods; work cooperatively with health-system and pharmacy staff; handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule; set priorities and solve problems; respond quickly to emergency requests; communicate effectively (orally and in writing), and assist in meeting the pharmaceutical care needs of the patient populations served by the organization.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at

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.

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