Intern, Pharmacy (Inpatient - Rising P2)
Denver, CO 
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We are recruiting for a motivated Intern, Pharmacy (Inpatient - Rising P2) to join our team!


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Department

Acute Care Pharmacy

Job Summary

Under close supervision of a pharmacist preceptor, learns the basic skills required to be a pharmacist, using the State Board of Pharmacy Intern Manual and Pharmacy Internship Activities Checklist as a guide. Performs pharmacy-related functions to provide optimal pharmaceutical care.

Essential Functions:
  • Trains in theoretical, practical, and technical aspects of the pharmaceutical field under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. * Interprets and clarifies orders for all types of medications while discussing questionable orders, illegible prescriptions, medications not authorized for prescriber and similar issues with a licensed pharmacist. * Evaluates orders for possible chemical, physical or therapeutic incompatibilities. * Monitors drug therapy for potential drug-drug, drug-food, and drug-disease interactions. * Monitors patients for proper nutrition as applicable * Monitors drug therapies for appropriateness * Provides therapeutic monitoring of targeted medications * Advises patients, family and medical staff on use of various medications including dosage, side effects, drug interactions, and composition. (20%)
  • Prepares medications appropriately (may include) * Fills medication cassettes and completes appropriate documentation. * Pre-packs bulk medications and completes appropriate documentation. * Prepares sterile and non-sterile products Compounds ointments, creams, oral solutions, and other medications Prepares chemotherapeutic agents. Compounds total parenteral nutrition solutions as applicable. Compounds large-volume intravenous mixtures as applicable. Appropriately documents on the compounding record. * Packs and prepares drugs being used in clinical investigations. * Checks non-patient specific unit dose medications being stocked in automated dispensing cabinets or other secure locations as applicable. (20%)
  • Interacts with appropriate healthcare staff and patients to identify, clarify and fill orders for pharmaceutical needs, under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist. * Assists in entering medication orders into the computer system when applicable. * Completes paperwork needed to track usage, outdated goods, billing, and shortages. * Coordinates insurance billing including third party prescriptions. * Handles and triages telephone/window inquiries. * Assists with charging and crediting medication returns. * Assists with the medication reconciliation process (20%)
  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, quality improvement, environmental and infection control standards, and adheres to regulatory requirements. * Complies with established departmental and DHHA policies, procedures, code of conduct, quality improvement, infection control, and safety initiatives. * Maintains secure storage and records of all medications * Maintains medications in accordance with manufacturer's requirements * Complies and assists with adherence to regulatory requirements (State Board, Joint Commission, CMS etc...) (20%)
  • Restocks and delivers drugs and related supplies to patient care areas or clinics, as assigned, including automated dispensing machines. * Prepares inventories, orders drugs and supplies, receives drugs and stocks shelves in various pharmacy locations. * Logs drug receipts appropriately when inventory process owner or Stockkeeper is absent. * Maintains stock in accordance with manufacturers' requirements. * Notifies the inventory process owner or Stockkeeper when stock levels are low. * Assists with inventory maintenance and control including auditing of record keeping. * Restocks medications in automated dispensing cabinets or other secure locations as applicable. (10%)
  • Enhances personal and coworkers' professional growth and development * Completes and meets the competency standards including education and training that is specific to the patient populations and practice site served. Keeps job knowledge current. * Assists in the training of pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, pharmacy residents, pharmacy interns and pharmacy students as applicable. * Attends and participates in departmental meetings, in-services, huddles, and departmental trainings as applicable. * Maintains pharmacy intern licensure in good standing. (10%)

Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree Required

Work Experience:

    Licenses:
    • PHARMIN-Pharmacy Intern - BPS - Board of Pharmacy Specialties Required

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Ability to work as a team member.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Knowledge of basic pharmacy practices and procedures.
    • Knowledge of medications and medical supplies.
    • Knowledge of record-keeping techniques.
    • Mathematical computation skills.
    • Organization and communication skills.
    • Good typing, keyboarding and proofreading skills.
    • Ability to maintain adequate inventory/supplies.

    Shift

    Rotating (Days and Nights) (United States of America)

    Work Type

    Intern (Fixed Term) (Trainee)

    Salary

    $20.19 - $20.19 / hr

    Benefits

    • Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans

    • Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation)

    • On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes

    • Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more

    • Tuition reimbursement & assistance

    • Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching

    • Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance

    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer+ free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program

    • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer

    Our Values

    • Respect

    • Belonging

    • Accountability

    • Transparency

    All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

    Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.

    As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

    Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

    We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).


    Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For more about our commitment to diversity visit: https://www.denverhealth.org/for-professionals/careers/diversity-and-inclusion

    Applicants will be considered until the position is filled.


    "Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."

     

    Position Summary
    Company
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Period of Employment
    Open
    Type of Compensation
    Paid
    College Credits Earned
    No
    Tuition Assistance
    No
    Required Student Status
    Open
    Preferred Majors
    Other
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