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Pharmacy Intern (Part-time) | Western Psychiatric Hospital

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24d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need to be in a good standing in pharmacy school, possess excellent communication and computer skills, and hold all required licenses and clearances to be a part-time Pharmacy Intern at UPMC's Western Psychiatric Hospital.
  • You will assist pharmacists with medication distribution, prepare IV admixtures, fill medication orders, review medications, maintain documentation, use information systems, maintain a clean work environment, and perform other duties as assigned.

Off-cycle Internship



  • Under the general direction of the Pharmacy Manager and Director, and general supervision of the Staff Pharmacist, the Pharmacy intern will perform a wide variety of functions to support the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients at UPMC. These services will be provided in compliance with state and federal regulations, the Joint Commission Standards and the mission and policies of the hospital and departments. The internship provides a hands-on experience and a challenging environment to progressively develop the operational and clinical skills to grow in the field of pharmacy. Scheduling requirements are practice site specific and determined by departmental needs. Intern shifts can include daylight, evening, weekend, and holiday requirements. Specific information on scheduling will be further discussed during the interview process.


  • Good standing in an accredited School of Pharmacy, entering P1 year or above, and applied for intern license.
  • The candidate must possess good communication and computer skills.
  • Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy Intern Certificate required
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

Area of Responsibilities



  • Assists the pharmacist with medication distribution, delivering medication, refilling automated dispensing cabinets, and exchanging emergency medication carts.
  • Participate in filling of medication orders maintaining patient profiles, performing prepackaging.
  • Prepare IV admixtures/chemotherapy and controlled substance orders.
  • Assists the pharmacist with medication review, including but not limited to computer order entry, monitoring allergies, enforcing formulary decisions, and evaluating drug interactions.
  • Accurately completes departmental documentation and billing by the end of each scheduled shift in accordance with department procedures. Examples included, but are not limited to, dispensing and compounding records, refrigerator logs, hood-cleaning records, chemotherapy compounding records, patient/department billing, and controlled substance delivery records.
  • Where applicable, complete clinical workload documentation (manual or electronic) by the end of each scheduled shift in accordance with Department procedures.
  • Effectively uses information systems, robotics, and other applications to prepare medication labels and assist with dispensing medications.
  • Demonstrate a service orientation in all interpersonal relations. Conveys a positive, professional image.
  • Prepare drug information responses and medication use evaluations.
  • Develops and maintains a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.
  • *Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • *Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions associated with the job.


Work type

Part time

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