Pharmacy Intern

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Published
January 14, 2020
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
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Pharmacy Intern

Department Description: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham (BID–Needham) is a licensed 58–bed acute care hospital offering the same care as our direct affiliate Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in your community.
This close affiliation with BIDMC, since 2000, has facilitated the clinical integration of staff and resources in emergency medicine, hospital medicine (hospitalists), cardiology, radiology, orthopaedics, general surgery, pathology and oncology. Physicians in Needham maintain very close relationships with the staff at BIDMC; so in cases where patients need to be transferred from Needham to Boston for more advanced care, there are systems in place to make that transition happen quickly.Job Location: Needham, MA

Req ID: 33207BR

Job Summary: Supports the mission of the department by ensuring that the right patients receive the right medication in a safe and timely manner under the direct supervision of an inpatient pharmacist. Develops a full understanding of the drug distribution system and demonstrates competency in carrying out all duties associated with delivering medications to the patient care units.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Delivers medication to the patient care units in accordance with departmental policies and procedures, and MA Board of pharmacy regulation
  2. Accurately fills medications from the list provided by the automated dispensing machine.
  3. Delivers medications to the automated dispensing machines on the patient care units in an accurate and timely manner, including checking for errors such as expiration dates and wrong strengths.
  4. In conjunction with other pharmacy colleagues ensures that all drug distribution functions are completed in a safe and timely manner. Informs pharmacist and/or Director of Pharmacy of any workflow issues.
  5. Repackages and compounds medications, as needed, in accordance with departmental procedures.

Required Qualifications:

  1. High School diploma or GED required .
  2. License required: Pharmacy Student Intern
  3. 0-1 years related work experience required.
  4. Must be a Doctor of Pharmacy student enrolled in an accredited college or university, OR a graduate of a non-approved school of pharmacy who meets the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy requirements for registration.
  5. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Previous experience in a hospital pharmacy practice setting preferred.

Competencies:

  1. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  2. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  3. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  4. Team Work: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.
  5. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus

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