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Pharmacy Intern

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Healthcare
  • Wilmington

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  • You must have a high school diploma, be actively enrolled in an ACPE accredited School or College of Pharmacy, and possess strong math, communication, and technology skills. Knowledge of medication names, patient interview skills, and inventory management preferred.
  • You will provide pharmaceutical care, education, and training, work on projects, assist in human resources, demonstrate leadership, and contribute to quality improvement initiatives in a dynamic pharmacy internship at Novant Health.


  • Education:
  • Essential:
  • High School Diploma
  • Required - High School or GED Required
  • Other Required: Active enrollment in an ACPE accredited School or College of Pharmacy
  • Preferred:
  • Hospital or community pharmacy experience Preferred Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Certification and/or NC BOP Registration Refer to the Life Support Training Policy NH-HR-3096. Licensure/Certification Type (ex NP, RN, CMA)
  • Required/Preferred Additional Skills/Requirements (required)
  • Considerable knowledge and application of basic math skills, including ratio and proportion relationships; strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Basic technology skills. Other duties as outlined in Novant Health and facility specific policies and procedures. Ability to drive/travel to multiple facilities/locations as needed. Ability to work as part of a high performing, change ready and resilient team. Additional Skills/Requirements (preferred)
  • Considerable knowledge of medication names (both trade and generic) and their doses, routes of administration, and adverse effects; the ability to demonstrate patient interview skills and strong written and verbal communication skills with other healthcare professionals. Experience with inventory management.


  • Pharmaceutical care: Under the supervision of pharmacy preceptors, function as an active member of the distributive service line, gaining knowledge, experience, and skills in pharmacy operations. Provides immunizations and participates in vaccination workflows. Provides patient specific drug therapy monitoring and clinical pharmacy services to assigned patient areas, considering patient specific factors, such as age, clinical status, comorbidities, etc. Provides formal consultative services, rounding services, and clinical drug information to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals within the medical team. Provides pharmacokinetic dosing for selected medications, including those with narrow therapeutic indexes. Facilitates the development and implementation of treatment guidelines, formulary changes, and critical pathways utilized in patient areas as assigned. Monitors and documents adverse drug events. Identifies methods, procedures, and systems which could be implemented to prevent/avoid adverse drug events.
  • Education and Training: Provides detailed, appropriate and relevant drug information to patients during or prior to discharge. Provides formal inservices and/or continuing education programs to pharmacists, technicians or other health care professionals. Enhances the skills of pharmacists and technicians by actively participating in staff development programs by serving as a pharmacy role model and resource. This may be accomplished by providing written or verbal communication, literature or other resources, inservices, journal club or assistance in daily activities. Provides enhancement of clinical skills and knowledge base of pharmacy students as applicable.
  • Projects/responsibilities: The pharmacy intern will participate in pharmacy related projects and presentations as assigned.
  • Human Resources: Provides staffing within the pharmacy department or vaccination clinic as scheduled. Responsible for the preparation and distribution of all medications.
  • Leadership: Participates in leadership activities as assigned during internship and staffing responsibilities by intern program directors. Completion of an administrative project as assigned. Participates in leadership discussions, seminars, or book clubs as they are available and assigned.
  • Quality Improvement: Contributes to quality and effective operations of the department. Focuses on process improvement and safety for service line while working on assigned rotations. Participates in all facility and corporate quality initiatives and quality improvement projects where assigned.
  • Able to work shifts consistent with the requirements outlined in the Novant Health Pharmacy Student Intern Program.


What educational requirements are needed for the Pharmacy Intern position?

The Pharmacy Intern position requires active enrollment in an ACPE accredited School or College of Pharmacy. High School Diploma or GED is also required.

What are the responsibilities of a Pharmacy Intern?

Responsibilities of a Pharmacy Intern include providing pharmaceutical care, education and training, participation in projects and presentations, staffing within the pharmacy department, leadership activities, quality improvement initiatives, and completion of administrative projects as assigned.

What skills and qualifications are preferred for a Pharmacy Intern?

Preferred skills and qualifications for a Pharmacy Intern include hospital or community pharmacy experience, Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Certification and/or NC BOP Registration, considerable knowledge of medication names and doses, strong communication skills, and experience with inventory management.

Are there specific licensure/certification requirements for the Pharmacy Intern position?

Active and appropriate state licensure, as well as continuing education requirements, must be completed prior to the start date and remain active for the duration of employment. Additional certifications such as Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Certification and/or NC BOP Registration are preferred.

What are the key learning and development activities for a Pharmacy Intern?

Key learning and development activities include participating in vaccination programs, medication listing, discharge counseling, medication navigation, medication therapy management, providing education for healthcare professionals, conducting research and quality improvement projects, and gaining a well-rounded understanding of all aspects of pharmaceutical care within hospital or community pharmacy settings.

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Novant Health is an integrated network of more than 850 locations, including 19 hospitals, more than 700 physician clinics and urgent care centers, outpatient facilities, and imaging and pharmacy services. This network supports a seamless and personalized healthcare experience for communities in North Carolina and South Carolina. Novant Health is nationally recognized for our unwavering commitment to safety and the highest quality care, and we serve as a catalyst for healthcare transformation through clinical trials, leading-edge research, innovative care delivery models and robust virtual care networks. The expertise and empathy of our 40,000 team members along with more than 8,300 independent and employed clinicians are at the heart of Our Cause as industry leaders caring for communities across the Carolinas. In 2023, Novant Health provided more than $1.6 billion in community benefit, including financial assistance and services.