Pharmacy Intern - OP


Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Pharmacy - Retail
Category: Pharmacy
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: PRN
Posting #: 813698
Posted On: 2/2/2024

Position Summary

Under the supervision of a licensed 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 graduate intern or pharmacy intern as defined in the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy Administrative Code R4-23-402, and by Phoenix Children`s Pharmacy department. This position reports to the Outpatient Pharmacy Manager and receives supervision from Clinical Staff Pharmacists and the Lead Pharmacist.

Position Duties

  1. Enters and/or verifies medication orders in the pharmacy information software system accurately and efficiently.
  2. Accurately processes outpatient prescriptions and provides oral and written counseling information to the patient and/or caregiver; ensures appropriateness of all medication doses for the patients diagnosis, weight, 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. Verifies appropriateness of medication selected and ensures that patients receive ordered medications as to dose, route, salt form, regimen, and generic substitution.
  4. Acts as a liaison between the Pharmacy and the medical and nursing staff for issues pertaining to pharmacy services; identifies and intervenes as appropriate when problems involving drug therapy arise (e.g., allergies, drug interactions, therapeutic duplication, adverse drug reactions).
  5. Initiates and processes medication occurrence reports and adverse drug reaction reports as needed; participates in departmental data collection and reporting of Quality Assurance, and Performance Improvement activities.
  6. Assists in compounding non-sterile medications after skills validation with a qualified observer.
  7. Participates in the Prescription Discharge Delivery Service and provides patient counseling with pharmacist supervision as appropriate.
  8. Accurately completes Controlled Substance Documentation Records when dispensing controlled substances.
  9. Participates in on-going self-education activities while preparing for NAPLEX or AZPLEX.
  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 Intern licensure as defined in R4-23-301, A. through E. of the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy Administrative Code.
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current licensure as a Pharmacy Intern or Graduate Intern with Arizona State Board of Pharmacy
2. Prepared to sit for the NAPLEX or AZPLEX exam.
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Experience with various types of computer software, including MS Office Suite or equivalent.
2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written and telephone communication skills.
3. Demonstrated ability to deliver superior customer service and work professionally with other staff.
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Walking - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places - 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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