Catholic Health Initiatives Student Intern-Pharmacy PRN in DES MOINES, Iowa

Student Intern-Pharmacy PRN




technical support in the delivery of pharmaceutical care to clients of Mercy

Medical Center, including the preparation and delivery of medications and

sterile products, review of charts for specific information/audits, stocking

and ordering of drugs and other products. Performs technical

work and tasks allowable by Iowa law for a Pharmacy Intern under the

supervision of a licensed pharmacist.


  • Prepares patient drug orders.

  • Delivers medications and IVadmixtures to patient rooms, critical care areas, and other ancillary areas.

  • Reviews patient MAR and careplans to determine need to return medication to the pharmacy for credit.

  • Picks up medication orders fromnursing areas and distributes for processing.

  • Credits to the patient andrestock usable medications/IVs returned to the pharmacy.

  • Files medication orders.

  • Fills unit-dose exchangeenvelopes.

  • Processes medication drawers andorders files for admissions, discharges, and transfers.

  • Assists the pharmacists withaudits.

  • Completes assigned unit inspections.

  • Restocks automated medicationdispensing machines (AcuDose or Pyxis).

  • Enters fill stock requisitionsfor other departments.

  • Restocks tackle boxes and cartinserts (crash carts, airway carts, latex carts), and completes check in/outprocess.

  • Communicates stock utilizationand ordering needs.

  • Checks medication expirationdates and alerts pharmacist when needed.

  • Compounds and labelsextemporaneous liquid and solid products for patients according to procedure.

  • Answers telephone and processesrequests according to procedures.

  • Prepares IV admixtures includingTPNs, chemotherapy IVs, IV piggybacks, and syringes. In doing so, always followsstrictly described, specific policies and procedures. This includes those intended to comply withUSP 797 and hazardous drug regulatory requirements. In addition, inventoriesand orders selected supplies; prepares and appropriately labels stock sterileproducts; coordinates the supply of investigational products.

  • Charges and credits individualpatient accounts from pharmacy file lists.

  • Outpatient prescriptionprocessing, including: enters patientprescription orders into the computer; prepares prescription products forchecking by a pharmacist including proper labeling; manages third partybilling; assists with inventory and ordering of pharmaceuticals.

  • Provides training and mentoringto new employees and assists in directing workflow as needed.

  • After completing training, provides ‘final’ checks of medicationscontained in and in response to med bags and stock requisitions.

  • Performs patient counseling related to medication use including,but not limited to, discussion of drug names, strengths, doses, and possibleside-effects.

  • Completes robot and AcuDose quality checks.

  • Assists pharmacists, clinical specialists, and management team inpatient-specific clinical information gathering & departmental projects.



  • High schooldiploma or GED.

  • Currentenrollment in a pharmacy school or program.

  • Must be registered as a pharmacy intern with the Stateof Iowa at the time of hire

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health


Daily Schedule Varied

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Every Other

Req ID: 2018-R0153864