Pharmacy Intern

internship - full time,

Wentworth Douglass Hospital
Boston, MA
Closed
Posted 84 Days ago
Wentworth Douglass Hospital
Boston, MA
internship - full time,
Posted 84 Days ago
Closed

Description

Jobs Pharmacy Intern at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital(WDH) Pharmacy Intern at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital(WDH) Posted in Other about 15 hours ago. This job brought to you by America's Job Exchange Type: Full Time Location : Boston, Massachusetts Job Description: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, a subsidiary of Massachusetts General Hospital, is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health, we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth. The pharmacy intern obtains medication histories for new patients admitted through the Emergency Department or through Surgical Services. Medication history information will be obtained from the patient directly from the patients family, retail pharmacy, or providers office. The intern enters the medication history into the electronic patient database or updates the database if a medication list already exists. The intern will communicate the completion of the medication history to the provider, nursing and pharmacist. The intern may perform the duties of a certified or sterile compounding technician as needed. 1. Demonstrates competence in the performance and responsibilities related to providing the safe and appropriate dispensing and preparation of medications in accordance with federal, state and local laws and in compliance with the requirements of the state's Board of Pharmacy. o Interprets medication orders (verbal and written) and accurately enters such information into the patient's medication profile under the direct supervision of a pharmacist or the resident. o Compounds and accurately dispenses medications and sterile IV products including TPN. 2. Demonstrates competence in the performance and responsibilities as they relate to the review of medication orders assuring they will contribute to positive patient outcomes o Accurately monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug/drug interactions, food/drug interactions, allergies and appropriateness of drug dose and frequency o Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners and patients. Suggests appropriate, cost effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed, as evidenced by clinical intervention logs. 3. Demonstrates competency in the performance and recognition and reporting of adverse drug events and areas of process improvement within the department o Participates in the recognition and reporting of all potential adverse drug reactions to the clinical pharmacy coordinator responsible for the collection, review and interpretation of all adverse drug reactions 4. Contributes to the quality and effective operation of the department. o Answers the telephone in a courteous and timely manner and identifies self by name when taking calls. Responds or redirects requests as appropriate, as evidenced by personal monitoring and number of complaints received. o Works independently under supervision of a pharmacist. Organizes and prioritizes work assignments. Ensures pharmacy services are provided in a timely manner as evidenced by lack of complaints. 5. Demonstrates proficiency in information systems including clinical information system, automated dispensing system, and vault management system. o Knowledgeable on those clinical modules necessary to provide appropriate patient care. o Able to operate the Pharmacologists Inventory management system and dispense medications from the Carousel. o Able to receive controlled substances into the Pyxis C-2 Safe and issue controlled substances to Pyxis meditations throughout the building. 6. Performs medication history collection for Emergency Department patients o Utilizes all sources of information (i.e. Nextgen, Soarian, patient list) to create an accurate medication list. o Interviews patients or patients' family to verify accuracy of list. o Calls patients' pharmacies to verify accuracy of medications when necessary. o Verifies or adds patients' preferred pharmacy. o Verifies or adds patients' preferred pharmacy. 7. Oversees the medication distribution process for the Emergency Department. o Manages inventory and par levels of Emergency Department automated dispensing units. o Replaces medications (including control drugs) to automated dispensing units. Informs charge nurse as well as pharmacist of all control drug inventory discrepancies assuring all discrepancies are resolved within 48 hours. o Accurately performs daily C-II safe functions by pulling narcotics for automated dispensing units. o Replaces and reconciles narcotic boxes for EMS services. 8. Actively participates in quality improvement activities. o Collects and analyzes data accurately for projects and initiatives specific to the Emergency Department. o Completes and documents medication storage area inspections on a monthly basis for the Emergency Department. Identifies and replaces outdated and unusable drugs. o Ensures TJC medication management compliance in the Emergency Department. EXPERIENCE PREFERRED/DESIRED Health System experience preferred, but not required. EDUCATION MINIMUM REQUIRED Enrolled in an accredited school of Pharmacy or is a graduate who has established educational equivalency by obtaining a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination certificate. Someone who is a qualified applicant awaiting examination for licensure. Entering first professional year of a six year program SPECIAL SKILLS MINIMUM REQUIRED Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision. Ability to work cooperatively with health-system and pharmacy staff. Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule. Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions and respond quickly to emergency requests. LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED Registered by the New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Intern prior to employment. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Skills

clinical pharmacy, compounding, hospitals, pyxis, iv, medication administration, drug interactions, patient outcomes, dispensing, retail pharmacy, patient care, quality improvement, community health, nextgen, inventory management

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