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Clinical Pharmacy Intern

Location: Atlanta, GA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 784950 Date posted: 04/11/2019
Description:

Under direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist dispenses, compounds, procures, stores and distributes pharmacy products. Consults with patients and medical personnel regarding medication therapy, medication history, encourage adherence to established care plan, documenting encounters and providing appointment scheduling. Provides medical personnel and patients with medication information and product identification. Performs other duties as required.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Dispenses, compounds, procures, stores, packages and distributes pharmacy products according to laws, regulations, standards, established policies and procedures and acceptable professional practices; documents responsibility by signing or initialing prescriptions, batch sheets or other forms according to established policies and procedures.

  • Interviews patients to obtain information regarding medication use, medication allergies and sensitivities; documents the information in the patient's medical record or pharmacy information system when appropriate; advises patients of directions for use, medication storage requirements, importance of compliance, precautions and warnings for medication therapy; advises the patient on the use of related devices and the coordination of medication therapy with diet, according to established policies and procedures.

  • Evaluates and resolves, according to established policies and procedures, potential medication therapy problems identified through any and all available sources, including the patient and pharmacy information system.

  • Confers with medical personnel concerning pharmaceutical care and treatment of patients, related clinical diagnosis, drug combinations and dosage forms, and other factors that might influence the course of treatment and the activity of the medications; suggests changes in medication therapy and/or use as appropriate to assure optimum therapeutic results and cost effective prescribing.

  • Evaluates and manages the medication therapy of ambulatory patients as assigned to assure optimum therapeutic results and cost effective prescribing.

  • Participates in assigned education and training programs; conducts educational programs for pharmacy, other medical personnel and patients. Participates in quality management programs.

  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • N/A.

  • Education

  • Actively enrolled in an accredited school of pharmacy.

  • High School Diploma OR General Education Diploma (GED) required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Active Georgia Board of Pharmacy Intern license or the ability to obtain license before effective hire date.


  • Additional Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal and professional skills to work well with members, providers, and caregivers to gather information and facilitate behavior change.

  • Ability to assess and implement innovative solutions to address member medication adherence barriers.

  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in data entry and manipulation using commercial and proprietary software databases (i.e. Microsoft Excel, POINT).

  • Strong computer skills (use of word processing tools, spreadsheets, databases).

  • Direct patient interaction experience.

  • Strong communication skills.


  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A.
  • Primary Location: Georgia,Atlanta,Regional Office - 9 Piedmont 9 Piedmont Center 34 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 10 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 11:00 PM Job Schedule: Short Hour Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UFCW - Local 1996 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Pharmacy Department: AmCare-Clinical Rx Specialties Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

    About Pharmacy Careers

    Pharmacy Careers

    Whether you're a resident, technician, or specialist, you'll find a wide array of clinical services in our progressive practice environment. In addition to outpatient, inpatient/hospital, and ambulatory care/clinical opportunities, we maintain specialized pharmacy services, automated refill pharmacies, regional call centers, drug information services, and pharmacy analytical services. In fact, our mail-order pharmacy was ranked highest in customer satisfaction by a J.D. Power U.S. Pharmacy Study.

    Our pharmacists also have access to a wealth of information and integrated technologies, meaning you have the information you need at your fingertips, enabling you to make the right decisions, expedite patient care, and actively participate in your patients' health.

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