Pharmacy Intern
Wheeling, WV 
Posted 10 days ago
Job/Internship Description
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Assists in all aspects of drug distribution that do not require the professional judgment of a pharmacist. Interns function in accordance with standard, written procedures and guidelines under the supervision of a pharmacist.



1. Must be registration eligible and become licensed within 6 months of hire.

2. Must be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited School of PharmacyOR;

Graduate of an approved college of pharmacy or graduate of a foreign pharmacy who has obtained Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee certificate for purposes of getting required intern hoursOR;

Qualified Graduate who is awaiting examination for LicensureOR;

Individual participating in a residency or fellowship program.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Responsible for reading physician's orders, preparing medications, delivering medications, and ordering and delivering drug supplies for various patientcare units.

2. Reads physician's orders and prepares medication for dispensing, including unique dosage forms for pediatric and geriatric patient populations.

3. Has an understanding of standard pharmaceutical/medical terms, abbreviations and symbols commonly used in the prescribing and dispensing of medications.

4. Interprets cart fill lists and uses this information to replenish patient's medications in medication carts and delivers contents to patient care areas according to schedule.

5. Accurately prepares and delivers controlled substances to patient units and maintains all necessary records.

6. Takes inventory and analyzes patientcare area medication supplies, replacing outdated or deteriorated medications; replaces depleted inventory.

7. Assists in the preparation of sterile parenteral products under the supervision of a pharmacist.

8. Accurately prepares intravenous admixtures, including dilutions for pediatric patients, parenteral chemotherapy, parenteral nutrition, other injectable preparations, and sterile irrigating solutions using aseptic technique.

9. Accurately enters information related to parenteral admixtures, parenteral chemotherapy, parenteral nutrition, and other injectable products in Pharmacy IV and TPN Computer Systems.

10. Labels parenteral products appropriately.

11. Performs general operational functions of a pharmacy intern.

12. Performs arithmetic calculations for usual dosage determinations required in medication and solution preparation.

13. Performs initial check for pediatric doses for appropriateness based on weight and gestational age.

14. Performs in accordance with departmental standards established for speed and accuracy.

15. Prepares and labels prepackaged medications after determining usage patterns and prepackaging requirements. Also maintains records related to this.

16. Maintains inventory and supplies in assigned pharmacy service areas.

17. Answers telephone and channels calls to appropriate individual.

18. Ensures that the pharmacy service areas and drug storage areas in the institution are kept clean and orderly.

19. Participates in planning and implementing change and maintaining and improving productivity through attendance and participation in staff meetings, committees, task forces and projects.

20. Assists in the education of pharmacy students, pharmacy residents, new pharmacists, new pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns.

21. Prepares, processes and reprocess patient's prescriptions and adjudications

22. Follows up with third parties on rejected claims and coordinates efforts to fix the problem

23. Assist with medication management therapy and pharmaceutical adherence programs

24. Works and coordinates with unit floors in discharge patients' prescription and costs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Requires pushing/pulling of carts weighing up to one hundred pounds and lifting of boxes containing twenty-five or more pounds of sterile fluids.

2. Work requires standing and walking for greater than eighty per cent of work schedule.

3. Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials and pharmacological agents with little likelihood of harm if established health precautions are followed.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Job Description:

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




United States of America (Non-Exempt)


WH Wheeling Hospital Inc.

Cost Center:

230 WH Pharmacy


1 Medical Park Drive


West Virginia
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Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
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