Pharmacy Student Intern (CASUAL/PRN)
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Nemours is seeking a Pharmacy Student Intern (CASUAL/PRN), to
join our Nemours Children's Health team in Wilmington, Delaware.
Enrollment and in good standing status with an accredited school of
pharmacy is required.
This Pharmacy Student Intern position is responsible for providing
Pharmacy Services within the Inpatient and Outpatient Pharmacy
Department of the Nemours Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children
(AIDHC). The position is responsible for assisting in the
preparation (including technical aspects of preparation) and
delivery of all medications to patients. This position is
responsible for providing customer service to internal and external
customers, working under the operational supervision of the
pharmacist. The majority of tasks and responsibilities are related
to preparing, dispensing and distributing medications.
- Performs various functions associated with the AIDHC drug
distribution system and demonstrates familiarity with the general
duties and responsibilities of a Pharmacy Student Intern including
knowledge, competency and understanding of the position to which
he/she is assigned, which may include: cart fill, Pyxis
functionality, IV preparation (e.g. syringes, admixtures,
hazardous, continuous renal replacement therapy, total parenteral
nutrition, etc.), unit dose packaging, filling outpatient
prescriptions (data entry, third party processing, barcoding), unit
inspections, oral liquid compounding, stock inventory maintenance
and replenishment, code cart process, selling prescriptions at POS,
delivery of prescriptions, and fielding phone calls.
- Prepares accurately, through the proper use of equipment and
techniques; individualized doses of sterile and non- sterile
extemporaneous medication, in an appropriate container, labeled in
an appropriate manner and stored at the recommended temperature
- Calculates the concentration and volume of the medication to be
used prior to its preparation 100% of the time.
- Unit dose medications are correctly and accurately prepared and
labeled. Preparation is appropriately documented as per policy and
- Medication is prepared and stored in a manner that is
compatible and stable within the anticipated time of use.
- Weighs, measures, mixes ingredients; compounds and prepared
compounds, and prepares capsules, emulsions, liquids, suspensions,
powders, ointments and intravenous solutions using such equipment
as graduates, balances, mortars, pestles and funnels in a correct
manner 100% of the time.
- Provide proper information on labels as per policy &
procedures. Enter proper medication expiration dating as per
expiration dating policy and procedure.
- Prepares medication in a manner that minimizes cost due to
- Ensure all doses prepared are verified with a pharmacist prior
to dispensing to ensure medications prepared and dispensed are
correct and accurate, in an appropriate container, labeled in an
appropriate manner and stored at the recommended temperature.
- Prepares medications to assure that the turnaround time for all
uncomplicated medication orders and for all stat medication orders
does not exceed 1 hour and 15 minutes respectively, 100% of
- Patient Specific Batch PO Production and Patient Medication Bin
- Complete daily PO Production process in the designated start
time and sequence of patient care units
- Discontinued medications are removed from patient bins and
refrigerator bins during batch delivery process.
- Patient medication bins are maintained 100% accurate during
medication bin fill process utilizing patch label, DC drug label,
and DC patient labels.
- Places all prepared and checked medications in the correct
patient cassette 100%.
- Patient Specific Batch IV Production
- Prepares patient specific batch IV production for daily
exchange within standard cycle time.
- Refrigerated medications are properly segregated from
- Discontinued medications are removed from production bin,
patient bins and refrigerator bins during batch delivery
- Places all prepared and checked medications in the correct
nursing unit bins 100%.
- Follow USP 797 and USP 800 Guidelines and Compliance
- Sterile products (IV, LVP, TPN and Hazardous) prepared in
compliance to USP 797 and USP 800.
- Aseptic Test, Aseptic Validation / Practical , Aseptic
Validation Sample, Finger Tip Sample passed 100%
- Single dose vials discarded within established timeframe after
opening 100% of time based on random tracer
- Multiple dose vials discarded within 100% of time based on
- Proper sterile PPE Garb - 100% compliance based on a sample
size inclusive of every 6 months (daily; random; minimum: 100 days
per 6 months)
- Medication Delivery. Pharmacy products are distributed
accurately, with the appropriate quantity and at the time the
product is needed during hourly medication delivery and Batch
- Check all doses remaining in patient bin : multi-dose drugs,
inhalers, new doses, prns. Check expiration date. Alert pharmacist
to replace expired medications.
- Check expiration date of all patient specific medications
including IVs, POs and refrigerated items. Return all expired items
to the pharmacy.
- Remove discontinued medication from pharmacy return bin and
return to pharmacy.
- Return all expired /unauthorized medication to pharmacy (i.e.
Home medication of discharged patient, medication removed from
- Remove non-pharmacy items from medication refrigerator ( lab
tubes/specimens, non-pharmacy formula) and give to nurse
- Insulin Vials- Remove any dated vials from refrigerator and
place in patient bin or other proper storage location
- Delivers medication on an hourly basis to the appropriate
storage area (med bins, refrigerator) on the nursing unit with 100%
- Delivers medication to the appropriate patient bin on nursing
unit to assure the correct drug is available for administration to
- Initiates special deliveries of medications to assure that the
turnaround time for all uncomplicated medication orders and for all
stat medication orders does not exceed 1 hour and 15 minutes
respectively, 100% of situations.
- Retrieves all medications that are discontinued or expired from
nursing units at time of bin exchange and hourly deliveries.
- New patient are provided with a labeled medication bin in
alphabetical order 100% of time.
- Inventory Control
- Kanban Inventory system is adhered to 100% of time.
- Maintains and organizes inventory supply in a manner, which
minimizes inventory storage cost, wastage, and stock-outs. Ensures
inventory is rotated properly, stored in appropriate conditions and
location with 100% accuracy.
- Complete monthly medication expiration dating assignments in a
timely manner. Identify and reorder expired medications inventory
and ensures that stock is stored in accordance with manufacturer
- Assures the proper replacement of prescription drugs to stock
upon requisitions from various departments of the hospital either
manually or through the Pyxis System.
- Ensures the secure storage of narcotics and other controlled
- Document every transaction completely and accurately.
- No generation of discrepancies in the C2 Safe, Pyxis
Medstation, or Inventory Logs.
- Ensure the destruction of returned controlled substance
continuous medication infusions.
- Ensures secure storage of narcotics and other controlled
substances on a regular basis. Maintains inventory records on
narcotics and other forms of drugs as required by law.
- Performs inventory counts of controlled substances on safes as
per policy and procedures.
- Participates in hospital and departmental Continuous
Improvement (CI) activities
- Utilizes the Lean Principals of to analyze, and resolve
problems in a systematic manner.
- All improvement must be made in accordance with the scientific
- Participation to departmental Rapid Process Improvement (RPI)
- Work OT to allow coworkers to participate in department
- Achieve patient safety and satisfaction through the use of lean
- Elimination of Waste
- Just In Time (JIT)
- Standard Work
- Promote and Comply to Standardized Procedures.
- Promote and Comply to Standard Work.
- Identify "waste" in ownership process and recommends solutions
- Correct abnormal conditions.
- Performs other related duties as assigned by authorized
personnel to provide departmental flexibility to patient care needs
including those for emergency situations.
- Provides help or coverage to others when needed.
- Carries out rules and regulations pertaining to the
professional policies of the pharmacy department and ensures
compliance with State and federal regulations.
- Able to maintain punctual attendance consistent with Nemours
policies, regulatory, federal, state and local standards.
- Strong communication skills are required. Prepared to interact
with both internal and external customers and respond
- High School Diploma required. Enrollment and in good standing
status with an accredited school of pharmacy is required.
- Delaware Pharmacy Intern License-proof of license required
within 90 days of hire.
- Hospital experience preferred.
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