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CommonSpirit Health Student Intern MercyOne West Outpatient Pharmacy in DES MOINES, Iowa

Overview

MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.

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.

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 Health™ 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).

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Requisition ID 2020-109849

Employment Type Part Time

Department Outpatient Pharmacy

Hours Per Pay Period 8

Facility MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Shift Varied

Standard Hours Varied

Work Schedule 4 Hour

Location IA-DES MOINES

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