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Pharmacy Intern

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Healthcare
  • Santa Clara

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  • You must be attending accredited School of Pharmacy or have a BS in Pharmacy with application for CA license, have Intern Pharmacist License, knowledge of laws and regulations, ability to communicate effectively, demonstrate caring attitude, and have excellent typing skills.
  • You will perform all duties of a pharmacist, including manufacturing, dispensing, drug supply control, and filling in for absent staff as needed. Changes in job status may occur with notice.


  • Education:
  • Attending accredited School of Pharmacy; or BS in Pharmacy with application for CA pharmacist license
  • License, Certification, Registration:
  • Intern Pharmacist License (California)
  • Additional Requirements:
  • Knowledge of Federal and State laws, regulations, and standards regarding the provision of pharmaceutical services
  • Knowledgeable of modern pharmacology, compounding prescriptions, drugs, chemicals, pharmaceutical supplies.
  • Ability to extract pertinent information form the patient or other sources and relate it to the patients medical management plan
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other staff and health care team required.
  • Must demonstrate caring attitude towards patients and customers and be able to interact effectively in a courteous manner.
  • Must be able to participate effectively in courtesy programs. Effective participation and contribution in all aspects of HMO Pharmaceutical service.
  • Must be willing and capable of preparing chemotherapy drugs using approved procedures.
  • Must have demonstrated record of attendance and punctuality per department needs.
  • Ability to either type 30 WPM/6000 KHP, or type prescription labels required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
  • Skills Testing*: Typing 30 WPM OR 6,000 KPH
  • *If it is determined that you need to complete testing to qualify for this position, you will receive an email inviting you to take the assessment(s) listed above. Passing test scores remain on file for one year.


  • Must be able to perform the typical duties of a Pharmacist such as manufacturing, dispensing, maintaining control of drugs and pharmaceuticals supplies, and performing other related work as required.
  • May substitute for absent pharmacy personnel as necessary.
  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.


What are the responsibilities of a Pharmacy Intern?

A Pharmacy Intern performs the duties of a registered Pharmacist under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist in order to fulfill their practical experience requirements.

What type of experience will a Pharmacy Intern gain?

A Pharmacy Intern will gain practical experience in dispensing medication, counseling patients on prescription and over-the-counter medications, monitoring drug interactions, and assisting in medication management.

How long is the internship for a Pharmacy Intern?

The duration of a Pharmacy Internship varies depending on the program, but typically lasts for a set amount of hours or rotations as required by the licensing board.

Can a Pharmacy Intern dispense medication independently?

No, a Pharmacy Intern must work under the direct supervision of a licensed Pharmacist and is not authorized to dispense medication independently until they have obtained their own pharmacy license.

What qualifications are required to become a Pharmacy Intern?

To become a Pharmacy Intern, individuals must be enrolled in or have completed a pharmacy program, have a valid pharmacy intern license, and fulfill any other requirements set by the licensing board.

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