Pharmacist Intern – Pharmacy – Per Diem 8 Hour Rotating Shifts (Non-Exempt) (Non-Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist, the Pharmacy Intern shall prepare, dispense and distribute medication and provide clinical monitoring and drug information to ensure optimal patient care.

Essential Duties:

  • Works under direct supervision of the pharmacist at all times. Responsible duties include drug distribution and intravenous admixture throughout the hospital.
  • Competency in performing ALL aspects of the Pyxis automated dispensing systems. Assisting in ensuring that all medications are appropriately barcoded.
  • Competency in maintaining accurate controlled substances inventory utilizing the CII Pyxis system
  • Accurate and efficient preparation and dispensing of medications with pharmacist verification.
  • Certification in chemotherapy preparation practices with competency in utilizing closed system transfer device.
  • Generates revenues by calculating, recording and issuing charges (OR billing)
  • Daily documentation of all pharmacy log sheets Competency in repackaging/unit-dosing medications using the MILT4 program.
  • Competency in aseptic technique.
  • Appropriate use of technology (computer, telecommunications, Cerner system, Power Chart, Pyxis ) to triage workflow for efficient medication delivery. (checking medication history, printing labels, checking drip rates)
  • Maintains pharmacy inventory by checking pharmacy stock, assist in restocking and rotating medications and supplies
  • Assists health care providers with phone calls in a timely manner(i.e. answers questions and requests, triage calls to appropriate personnel). Under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist, participates in hospital/pharmacy department-based educational programs to enhance intellectual and professional growth Under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist, assist in providing patient counseling.
  • Under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist, participates in various clinical assignments to aid in providing quality patient care.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req Specialized/technical training Student enrolled in full-time accredited pharmacy school program.
  • Req Minimum knowledge of drug trade and generic names and pharmacy calculations.
  • Req Demonstrate excellent customer service behavior.
  • Req Organization/time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Intern Pharmacist (CA BOP)
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The hourly rate range for this position is $25.00 – $39.69. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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