• Student Pharmacy Intern

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 6 days ago(11/6/2018 9:14 AM)
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  • Job Description

    Pharmacy Student Technician, Inpatient Pharmacy, Pharmacy Student Intern Part Time Rotating, Chicago, IL. 


    We're hiring for a Pharmacy Student Technician for Inpatient Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Student Intern Part Time Rotating Job Chicago, IL.


    Join one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic medical centers, University of Chicago Medicine, in the role of Pharmacy Technician. This opportunity allows for growth and collaboration, while supporting a team that is dedicated to enhancing lives and being on the forefront of all we do.The Pharmacy Technician transports medications (excluding those medications handled through the pharmacy’s controlled substance distribution system), IV’s, TPN’s, Chemotherapy, medication cassettes, other pharmacy supplies and equipment to the nursing units and clinics. Adds patient specific and re-stock medications to the Omnicell machines located in patient care areas, except the sterile corridor of surgery. Returns discontinued and outdated medications from the Omnicells to the Pharmacy. Replaces CPR cart medications following Dr. Cart events. Transfers patient specific medications from the Omnicell on the discharged unit to the Omnicell on the unit to which the patient has been transferred.


    The Pharmacy Technician rotates through all work areas of the pharmacy department, works as a team player to achieve pharmaceutical care for the patient, fills first doses, restocks and patient specific medications from the carousels, , performs monthly nursing unit, clinic and pharmacy area inspections as directed, maintains work areas (IV Room, UD Area, Manufacturing area, store rooms, pharmacy satellites) by restocking and cleaning as needed, answers phone calls , Triages phone communication appropriately and according to policy, collects quality assurance data and maintains workload records as required, performs other patient and/or drug related duties within the legal scope of their licensure as assigned by the pharmacist and/or supervisor. Prepares medications and supplies for dispensing under the supervision of a pharmacist including: prepackaging bulk medications by filling unit dose-specific syringes and vials of medications for both adult and pediatric patients, excluding non-antibiotic compounded oral suspensions and Grade One mouthwash unless competency trained utilizing the UCMC authorized Tech II training program. Compounds IV admixtures excluding chemotherapy, desensitization medications, high-cost biologics and pediatric IV’s unless competency trained utilizing the UCMC authorized Tech II training program.


    Student Pharmacy Intern Education and Experience Requirements: 

    • Current Illinois Pharmacy Technician License.
    • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
    • Minimum of one year pharmacy experience OR
      • Completion of an ASHP approved pharmacy technician vocational course OR
      • Student enrolled in a college of pharmacy or at the University of Chicago. Graduates of foreign pharmacy programs are also eligible for consideration. 

    The Pharmacy Technician also prepares inventories, orders drugs and supplies from pharmacy storeroom, receives drugs and stocks shelves in various pharmacy locations. In the absence of the pharmacist, facilitates the timely distribution of medications by prioritizing orders, seeking out the pharmacist for checking when necessary and working to prioritize STAT order handling. Completes and passes required annual technician competencies in a timely fashion. Complies with all departmental, hospital, and regulating agency policies or recommendations. Complies with all state and federal laws regulating their practice.
    Prepares outpatient prescriptions. Performs cashiering duties in the Outpatient Pharmacy. Assist in the training of new pharmacists and technician employees in their work areas.

    Why Join Us

    We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


    Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront, University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 


    The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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