Pharmacy Intern

Phoenix Children's Hospital Phoenix, AZ

About the Job

Position Details

Department: Pharmacy - Inpatient
Category: Pharmacy
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 519542
Date Posted: 7/15/2020
Employee Type: PRN

Position Summary

Under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist this position oversees the daily activities of the medication use process and provides comprehensive Pharmacy services to patients from neonate to young adulthood. Performs the duties of a registered pharmacist or graduate intern as defined by the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy Administrative Code º R4-23-402-407 and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Accurately completes Controlled Substance Documentation Records when dispensing controlled substances and accurately maintains investigational drug study records and documentation as required by the study sponsor and accrediting bodies.
  2. Accurately processes outpatient prescriptions and provides oral and written counseling information to the patient and/or caregiver; ensures appropriateness of all medication doses in reference to the patient's diagnosis, weight/body surface area, age, allergies, and drug interactions.
  3. Assures departmental policies and procedures are being followed, medication orders are being processed in a timely manner, and the quality of products dispensed meets established departmental guidelines. Ensures that patients receive ordered medications as to dose, route, salt, regimen, and generic substitution
  4. Verifies appropriateness of medication selected; recommends initiation of drug therapy when necessary; evaluates need for all non-formulary medication requests; suggests equally efficacious but less expensive therapy.
  5. Acts as a liaison between the Pharmacy and the medical and nursing staff for issues pertaining to pharmacy services; identifies and intervenes when problems involving drug therapy arise (e.g., allergies, drug interactions, therapeutic duplication, adverse drug reactions).
  6. Initiates and processes medication incident reports and adverse drug reaction reports as needed; participates in departmental data collection and reporting of Drug Use Evaluation, Quality Assurance, and Performance Improvement activities.
  7. Completes annual aseptic technique certification by skills validation with a qualified observer; participates in on-going self-education activities while preparing for NAPLEX or AZPLEX.
  8. Enters medication orders in the computer accurately and efficiently; completes intervention documentation and submits information according to departmental guidelines.
  9. Serves in a professional capacity on unit-based clinical teams. Monitors patients to assure optimal therapeutic outcomes.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.