Pharmacy Intern


Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Pharmacy
Category: Pharmacy
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 788071
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist this position oversees the daily activities of the medication use process and provides comprehensive Pharmacy services to patients from neonate to young adulthood. Performs the duties of a registered pharmacist or graduate intern as defined by the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy Administrative Code º R4-23-402-407 and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Position Duties

  1. Accurately completes Controlled Substance Documentation Records when dispensing controlled substances and accurately maintains investigational drug study records and documentation as required by the study sponsor and accrediting bodies.
  2. Accurately processes outpatient prescriptions and provides oral and written counseling information to the patient and/or caregiver; ensures appropriateness of all medication doses in reference to the patient's diagnosis, weight/body surface area, age, allergies, and drug interactions.
  3. Assures departmental policies and procedures are being followed, medication orders are being processed in a timely manner, and the quality of products dispensed meets established departmental guidelines. Ensures that patients receive ordered medications as to dose, route, salt, regimen, and generic substitution
  4. Verifies appropriateness of medication selected; recommends initiation of drug therapy when necessary; evaluates need for all non-formulary medication requests; suggests equally efficacious but less expensive therapy.
  5. Acts as a liaison between the Pharmacy and the medical and nursing staff for issues pertaining to pharmacy services; identifies and intervenes when problems involving drug therapy arise (e.g., allergies, drug interactions, therapeutic duplication, adverse drug reactions).
  6. Initiates and processes medication incident reports and adverse drug reaction reports as needed; participates in departmental data collection and reporting of Drug Use Evaluation, Quality Assurance, and Performance Improvement activities.
  7. Completes annual aseptic technique certification by skills validation with a qualified observer; participates in on-going self-education activities while preparing for NAPLEX or AZPLEX.
  8. Enters medication orders in the computer accurately and efficiently; completes intervention documentation and submits information according to departmental guidelines.
  9. Serves in a professional capacity on unit-based clinical teams. Monitors patients to assure optimal therapeutic outcomes.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current licensure as a Pharmacy Intern or Graduate Intern with Arizona State Board of Pharmacy
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Near completion of all experiential training programs required for licensure as defined in § R4-23-301A-E of the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy Administrative Code
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Prepared to sit for the NAPLEX or AZPLEX
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking - Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions - Not Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places - Not Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels - Not Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure - Applicable
29. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals - Applicable
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