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Nebraska Methodist Health System Pharmacy Intern I in Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • Purpose of Job

  • Assists in the various activities of the Pharmacy department not requiring the professional judgment of the pharmacist.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • High school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent required.

  • Admittance to a nationally recognized School of Pharmacy Program.

  • Experience

  • N/A

  • License/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 Requirements

  • Weight 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/talking

  • Job 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

  • Essential Job Functions

  • Essential Functions I

  • Core 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.

  • Essential Functions II

  • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

  • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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