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CommonSpirit Health STUDENT INTERN-PHARMACIST in DES MOINES, Iowa

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Provides technical support in the delivery of pharmaceutical care to clients of Mercy Medical Center’s Outpatient (retail) Pharmacies, including the preparation and delivery of medications, review of charts for specific information/audits, stocking and ordering of drugs and other products.Performs technical work and tasks allowable by Iowa law for a Pharmacy Intern under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepares patient drug orders as follows (with proper checks performed by a pharmacist as required by law): enters patient prescription orders into the computer; selects correct medication, strength and dosage form; prepares labels; selects and affixes auxiliary labels to medications as appropriate and legally required; counts, measures, weighs & pours medications; documents doses dispensed; and files medication orders.

  • Cleans counters, medication drawers, carts, shelves, and equipment as needed.

  • Assists the pharmacists with audits (e.g. allergy, weight, etc.).

  • Enters and fills stock bags and fills stock requisitions for other departments.

  • Accurately processes and restocks medications for departments utilizing automated dispensing systems, i.e. Pyxis/Acudose

  • Performs a variety of medication inventory-related tasks including: communication of stock utilization and ordering needs; assisting with reordering; checking of expiration dating with alerts to pharmacists when needed; and rotating and restocking.

  • Compounds and labels extemporaneous liquid and solid products for patients according to procedure.

  • Answers telephone and process requests according to procedures.

  • Participates in the training of new technicians.

  • Charges and credits individual patient accounts.

  • Accurately and efficiently waits on patients at the POS register and handles sale transactions.

  • Enters patient prescription orders into the computer.

  • Prepares prescription product for checking by the pharmacist, including labeling appropriately.

  • Performs patient counseling related to medication use including, but not limited to, discussion of drug names, strengths, doses, and possible side-effects

  • Manages third party billing.

  • Assists with inventory and ordering of pharmaceuticals.

  • Assists pharmacists and management team in patient-specific clinical information gathering & departmental projects.

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Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Current enrollment in a pharmacy school or program.

  • Must be registered as a pharmacy intern with the State of Iowa at the time of hire.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-137922

Employment Type Per Diem

Department Outpatient Pharmacy

Hours Per Pay Period 0

Facility MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Shift Varied

Standard Hours 7:30a-7p

Work Schedule Varies

Location IA-DES MOINES

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