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Catholic Health Initiatives Student Intern Pharmacist - Pharmacy - PRN (6am-2:30pm) in DES MOINES, Iowa

Student Intern Pharmacist - Pharmacy - PRN (6am-2:30pm)



Requisition #: 2019-R0246507

Post Date: 6 days ago


Provides technical support in the delivery of pharmaceutical care to clients of Mercy Medical Center, including the preparation and delivery of medications and sterile products, 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.


  • Prepares patient drug orders.

  • Delivers medications and IVadmixtures to patient rooms, critical care areas, and other ancillary areas.

  • Reviews patient MAR and care plansto determine need to return medication to the pharmacy for credit.

  • Picks up medication orders fromnursing areas and distributes for processing.

  • Credits to the patient and restockusable medications/IVs returned to the pharmacy.

  • Files medication orders.

  • Fills unit-dose exchange envelopes.

  • Processes medication drawers andorders files for admissions, discharges, and transfers.

  • Assists the pharmacists with audits.

  • Completes assigned unit inspections.

  • Restocks automated medicationdispensing machines (AcuDose or Pyxis).

  • Enters fill stock requisitions forother departments.

  • Restocks tackle boxes and cartinserts (crash carts, airway carts, latex carts), and completes check in/outprocess.

  • Communicates stock utilization andordering needs.

  • Checks medication expiration datesand alerts pharmacist when needed.

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

  • Answers telephone and processesrequests according to procedures.

  • Prepares IV admixtures includingTPNs, chemotherapy IVs, IV piggybacks, and syringes. In doing so, always followsstrictly described, specific policies and procedures. This includes those intended to comply withUSP 797 and hazardous drug regulatory requirements. In addition, inventoriesand orders selected supplies; prepares and appropriately labels stock sterileproducts; coordinates the supply of investigational products.

  • Charges and credits individualpatient accounts from pharmacy file lists.

  • Outpatient prescription processing,including: enters patient prescriptionorders into the computer; prepares prescription products for checking by apharmacist including proper labeling; manages third party billing; assists withinventory and ordering of pharmaceuticals.

  • Provides training and mentoring tonew employees and assists in directing workflow as needed.

  • After completingtraining, provides ‘final’ checks of medications contained in and in responseto med bags and stock requisitions.

  • Performs patientcounseling related to medication use including, but not limited to, discussionof drug names, strengths, doses, and possible side-effects.

  • Completes robot andAcuDose quality checks.

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

Position Type: PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0



  • Highschool diploma or GED.

  • Currentenrollment in a pharmacy school or program.

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

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0246507

  • Schedule: Part-time

  • Market: Mercy Medical Center

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