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Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health About Us As a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Mercy Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence and respect. Mercy Health seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive. Pharmacy Intern- The Jewish Hospital Job Summary: Performs technical duties, under direct supervision of pharmacist, involving compounding and dispensing medications as prescribed by physicians or other qualified prescribers. SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES: CLINICAL/COMMUNICATION Assist pharmacists in providing effective, appropriate, and safe pharmacy services by: Under the supervision of the pharmacist interprets physician's medication orders for proper dosage, frequency, and route of administration, and drug interactions related to a patient's diagnosis and drug allergies, to ensure rational drug therapy for maximum patient benefit. Contacts and confers with physicians regarding questions or irregularities on prescriptions. Maintains patient record system to monitor medication therapy for safety and efficiency. Compounds, admixes and dispenses filled prescriptions as specified by physicians orders. Under the supervision of the pharmacist, monitors medication and IV therapy in conjunction with electrolyte reports, culture and sensitivity reports, information from the patient profile and/or medical chart. Provides clinical drug information to physicians and nursing staff members. Performs special projects or other related work as required or requested. Participates in drug utilization activities. Participates in departmental continuous improvement assurance program. Demonstrates competency to evaluate and provide medication therapy for: newborns, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Making rounds to the nursing units to deliver medications and pick up orders and discontinued medications. Fill and deliver patient medication bins, noting discrepancies and correcting as necessary. Restock medications via Pyxis, exchange carts and/or patient charge sheets. Prepare IV admixtures (LVP, IVPB, chemotherapy, etc) using aseptic technique. Weighs, measures and mixes ingredients; compounding medications. Prepares medications for dispensing, including unit dosing and repacking medications. Answers telephone, receives and relays messages as necessary. Prepares employee/volunteer prescriptions for checking by a pharmacist. Participate in pharmacy orientation programs, training programs for pharmacy staff, pharmacy staff meetings, and inservice educational programs. Assists in maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the pharmacy. Follows infection control guidelines. Assists in stock control (inventorying, stocking, pricing, and monitoring usage). Assists in purchasing functions to maintain stock levels. Reorders medications and supplies as indicated. When necessary, unpacks, checks and puts away medications/IV solutions/supplies. Inspects pharmacy inventory and removes medications that are outdated. Cost Containment: Demonstrates awareness of the budgetary process. Contributes to the budgetary guidelines of the department/hospital. Uses supplies judiciously in a cost-effective manner. Insures that a pharmaceuticals/supplies are charged timely and appropriately. Participates in JCAHO required programs and other mandatory programs. Exhibits knowledge and practice of hospital and department policies and procedures. Remains current with the changing field of pharmacy and demonstrates a desire for professional competency and advancement. Assists with CQI/QA studies to assure the quality and appropriateness of pharmaceutical products. EDUCATION, SPECIALIZED AND/OR TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS: High school graduate Pharmacy Intern?s active license or pending application Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer. We?ll also reward your hard work with: Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans Prescription drug coverage Flexible spending accounts Life insurance w/AD&D An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify. Paid time off Educational Assistance And much more Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Work Shift: Days/Evenings Department: Pharmacy - Jewish All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you?d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health ? Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours ? Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitmentmercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitmentmercy.com
Associated topics: dietary, disease, drug, kinesiology, metabolism, microbiological, nutrition, pharmacology, physiologist, therapy
Posted Date
10/04/2021

Listing ID
77163275
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