Sanford Health Pharmacy Intern - Pharmacy-SMCF in Fargo, North Dakota
Job Title: Pharmacy Intern | Pharmacy-SMCF | Fargo
Department : Pharmacy Services - Technicians - Fargo
Job Schedule: PRN
Hours Per Shift: 8 hr
A pharmacy intern is a student who works in a pharmacy to gain hands-on experience. These individuals work under the supervision of licensed pharmacists and hospital or store pharmacy managers to ensure that they are performing their job duties correctly.
In a retail/community pharmacy setting, the Pharmacist reviews, interprets and dispenses both prescription and non-prescription medication to patients. The pharmacist takes an active role in responding to prescription issues and advising providers on the selection, dosage, interaction and side effects of medications. Counsels patients on the medication prescription including but not limited to: proper administration, possible side effects, expected response, storage and any other questions posed by the patient. Monitors the health and progress of patients in response to drug therapy. Must be able to learn and utilize new technology as the profession of pharmacy evolves. Provides oversight and clinical supervision for pharmacy series and pharmacy support personnel.
In a medical center or institutional setting, the Pharmacist reviews and interprets provider orders, provides drug information, assists in problem solving, and provides other aspects of pharmaceutical care. Duties may consist of unit dose dispensing, IV Admixtures, outpatient prescriptions, navigating the electronic medical record, compounding, and working with automated dispensing devices. The Pharmacist utilizes appropriate age-related patient information to assess the pharmaceutical needs of patients, which may include provision of pharmaceutical care to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. The Pharmacist follows all established regulations and standards that govern the practice of pharmacy. May be required to act as a shift supervisor under direct or indirect supervision by department managers. Demonstrates good written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to learn and utilize new technology as the profession of pharmacy evolves. Provides oversight and clinical supervision for pharmacy services and pharmacy support personnel.
Pharmacy services at Sanford Health may include involvement in acute care surgery, neurology, cardiology, pediatrics, oncology, infusion services, intensive care, general medicine, dialysis, transplant, antimicrobial stewardship, and medication reconciliation. May include decentralized clinical functions, such as direct patient interaction/interdisciplinary team rounding, chart reviews, customer or patient counseling, collecting accurate medication list. May also include centralized clinical functions, such as checking and dispensing medications and overseeing the clinical functions of the IV room.
Follows organizational guidelines and procedures by participating in the collection, processing, documentation, and reporting of adverse events. Identifies medicinal side effects, drug-drug interactions and food-drug interactions. Communicates with patients about therapeutic responses, side effects and associated time frames to optimize drug therapy and improve therapeutic outcomes. Collaborates with other health care professionals to identify therapeutic treatments and advises providers on safe and effective use of drugs for clinical/therapeutic procedures, including benefits and side effects of alternative treatments. Participates in basic prescription-verification practices. Follows pharmaceutical guidelines, regulations and standards; adheres to safety procedures. Demonstrates experience with compounding, dispensing, and labeling of drugs.
Must meet the minimum education requirements to be registered through the respective state board of pharmacy (requirements vary by state).
In North Dakota, one year of full time college or university must be completed in a pre-pharmacy program.
In Minnesota, one year must be completed in a professional pharmacy program (third year in school as the first 2 years are the pre-pharmacy courses).
Must maintain annual registration as an Undergraduate Pharmacy Intern through the respective State Board of Pharmacy.
About Sanford Health:
At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.
Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.
We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.
In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.
We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.
We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.
The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.
We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.
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Job Function: Allied Health
Job Schedule: PRN
Req Number: WD12960