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Pharmacy Intern I

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care - a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It's helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient's needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge.We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.Job Summary:Assists in the various activities of the Pharmacy department not requiring the professional judgment of the pharmacist.Responsibilities:Essential Job FunctionsCore Competencies

  • Demonstrates competency with the established procedures approved by the Pharmacy Management.Transfer of medication issues is communicated between the pharmacy team.
    • ALL issues and pending transactions are communicated to staff for completion.Sterile Compounding Management
      • Pass Low Risk Level Competency and Annual Media Fill and manage flow of products.Central Pharmacy Management
        • Manage telephone calls on a respectable level and follow-up.
        • Unit Dose area and Automated Dispensing Machine (ADM) oversight.
        • Manage the flow of products with no backlog or delays.
        • Performs extemporaneous compounding according to established recipes.
        • Narcotic ADM systems attainment and paperwork.
        • Crash Cart and surgical trays completed prior to end of shift.
        • Involved with clinical questions with pharmacist oversight.Patient Care Unit Management
          • Completes all ADM Pending and Loads prior to end of shift.
          • ALL credits are checked per shift, returned to pharmacy, and put in proper location.Teamwork exhibited by actions
            • Completion of orders to point of delivery (visual inspections while staffing).
            • Follows established policies and procedures for pharmacy operations.
            • Respectful of pharmacist oversight of activities (feedback from pharmacists).Safety Competencies
              • Critically manages assigned areas based on established policies and procedures.Hazardous Drugs
                • Demonstrates ability to safely handle and deliver Hazardous Drugs.Central Pharmacy
                  • Actions represent the best interest of the patient (observational).
                  • Follows all Safety Alerts: Code Red; Code Triage; Code Adam.Schedule:One evening shift and one weekend shift per weekJob Description:Job RequirementsEducation
                    • High school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent required.
                    • Admittance to a nationally recognized School of Pharmacy Program.Experience
                      • N/ALicense/Certifications
                        • Required Registered Pharmacy Intern (RPHI) within 30 days from start of employment.Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
                          • General basic chemistry, arithmetic, basic algebra, reading and writing.
                          • Computer skills including Microsoft Outlook and Word.
                          • Functions with strict accordance with standard, written procedures and guidelines.
                          • Interpret and evaluate medication requests for triaging to pharmacist.
                          • Prioritize time and tasks according to the needs of patients without prompting.
                          • Manufactures, packages and labels drug products as needed.
                          • Performs aseptic compounding of parenteral admixtures and other sterile dosage forms.
                          • Drug dispensing and compounding automation, the viewing of medication orders in the pharmacy computerized system.
                          • Preparation of medications for patients, delivery and exchange of medications.
                          • Record keeping and dispensing of controlled substances and non-formulary drugs.Physical RequirementsWeight Demands
                            • Medium Light Work - Exerting up to 35 pounds of force.Physical Activity
                              • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
                                • Climbing
                                • Crawling
                                • Kneeling
                                • Sitting
                                • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
                                  • Balancing
                                  • Carrying
                                  • Crouching
                                  • Distinguish colors
                                  • Keyboarding/typing
                                  • Lifting
                                  • Pulling/Pushing
                                  • Repetitive Motions
                                  • Standing
                                  • Stooping/bending
                                  • Twisting
                                  • Walking
                                  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
                                    • Fingering/Touching
                                    • Grasping
                                    • Hearing
                                    • Reaching
                                    • Seeing/Visual
                                    • Speaking/talkingJob Hazards
                                      • Not Related:
                                        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                                        • Electrical Shock/Static
                                        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                                        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
                                        • Rare (1-33%):
                                          • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                                          • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
                                          • Occasionally (34%-66%):
                                            • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
                                            • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                                            • Equipment/Machinery/Tools About Methodist: Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility.From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Council Bluffs , Pharmacy Intern I, Healthcare , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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