AHMC Healthcare

Pharmacy Intern

Posted Date 2 months ago(1/29/2024 5:40 PM)
Requisition ID
req21390
Facility
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
# of Openings
1
Shift
Variable
Category
Pharmacy
Position Type
PerDiem

Overview

  • Under the direction of a Registered Pharmacist, performs the duties of a pharmacy technician while learning the duties and responsibilities of a pharmacist.
  • This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. The employee shall support San Gabriel Valley Medical Center’s strategic plan and the goals and direction of the Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).

Responsibilities

·         Maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner.

·         Has a good understanding of policies/procedures, or knows where to find the appropriate policy/procedure.

·         Participates in the in-servicing and training of new associates.

·         Performs mathematical calculations accurately, as demonstrated by successfully passing the IV quiz with at least 70% accuracy.

·         Notes low inventory levels on storeroom requisition order.

·         Notifies pharmacist of discrepancies.

·         Fills physician orders accurately, appropriately and in a timely manner.

·         Orders/maintains stock appropriately.

·         Utilizes time efficiently and effectively.

·         Exchanges patient cassettes accurately and on time

·         Fills medication cassettes accurately and within the period of the work shift.

·         Performs all duties outlined in the pharmacy technician job description

·         Receives new prescriptions or refill authorizations over the phone and transcribes all required information to the written prescription under the supervision of a pharmacist

·         Answers telephone inquiries, relays messages and provides drug information commensurate with education and experience.

·         Participates in departmental quality assurance and drug use evaluation as time permits

·         Participates in pharmacokinetics and antibiotic review activities

·         Observes the Service Principles when interacting with others

·         Performs other tasks as requested

 

IVAS

·      Performs IVPB/LVP rounds diligently/completely/accurately.

·      Prepares/labels IV fluids accurately and in a timely manner.

·      Maintains a good working knowledge of the preparation of sterile products as it relates to proper aseptic technique, reconstitution, dilutents and volumes, expiration dates and compatibilities.

·      Minimizes wastage of IVs by recycling viable medications that are returned to Pharmacy; following up on discontinued IVs, discharges and expirations of patients; and preparing medication accurately and properly the first time.

·      Documents appropriately on medication log.

·      Records cleansing dates/times of laminar flow hoods.

·      Discards wasted medications, glass items, needles and syringes appropriately.

·      Adheres to the recommended safety precautions stated in the department policies/procedures when preparing chemotherapy.

·      Makes appropriate adjustments (i.e., charges/credits) into the computer, when necessary.

·      File Controlled Substances Record Sheets properly and in a timely manner.

·      Maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner.

·      Asks questions about billing procedures when charging method is ambiguous or questionable.

·      Notifies Director of Pharmacy of any problems/discrepancies relating to billing (e.g., late charges, need for new charge codes, lack of patient information for billing, etc.).

·      Repackages and labels oral bulk products to unit dose in a timely and accurate manner and maintains appropriate documentation of such.

Qualifications

Education/Training/Experience

 

High school graduate or equivalent required

Completion or current enrollment in an accredited/recognized School of Pharmacy

Able to perform basic mathematical calculations

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

 

Licenses/Certifications

 

Current CA State Board of Pharmacy Intern Pharmacist License

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