Pharmacy Intern - Outpatient

Allina Health

Allina Health

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024

Number of Job Openings Available:


Date Posted:

February 02, 2024


70007908 Community Pharmacy Abbott Northwestern Heart Hospital


Day/Evening (United States of America)

Shift Length:

8 hour shift

Hours Per Week:


Union Contract:


Weekend Rotation:

Every 3rd

Job Summary:

Responsible for preparing, dispensing, and checking medications, obtaining medication histories, and ensuring effective flow of operations within the pharmacy. Interns work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Provides assistance and support to the pharmacists and technicians in the clinical and distributive operations of the department.

Key Position Details:

Position is posted for an Outpatient Pharmacy Intern

Principle duties include the following

- Completes order entry of prescription orders - fills medication orders

- Performs any quality assurance steps except final check to ensure quick and accurate prescription delivery

- Evaluates appropriate medication dose, route, frequency and administration

- Interacts with pharmacy personnel and workflow systems to ensure safe, timely and cost effective administration of medications

- Provides clinical/information services to patient, medical staff and other healthcare professionals

- Reviews clinical data on patient profile for possible drug interactions and over/under utilization

-Monitors prescriptions to assure appropriateness for age (geriatric/adult/pediatric), allergies and therapeutic duplications

Pre-employment Drug Screen: This role requires that all external and internal applicants successfully pass a drug test before beginning work. A positive test result and/or refusal to submit to testing will result in disqualification of further employment consideration.

Job Description:

Principle Responsibilities

  • Prepares, checks, and dispenses medications.
    • Fills first doses and refill floor stock.
    • May perform data entry, adjudication, filing, and selling prescription duties.
    • May review clinical data on patient profile for clinical appropriateness.
    • May perform first or second checks to ensure accuracy of data entry, clinical components, and filling process.
    • Compounds and documents extemporaneous doses.
    • Prepackages and documents solid and liquid dosage forms in unit dose and unit of use packaging.
    • Audits automated dispensing cabinet medications.
    • Fills automated dispensing cabinet medications, cart fill & stock outs.
    • May compound and prepares IV admixtures and syringes.
    • May admix chemotherapy bags and syringes.
  • Performs medication distribution.
    • Deliver medications, IVs and supplies as needed.
    • Gathers medications that have been discontinued on the floor.
    • Restocks medications used on crash carts and other emergency boxes/kits.
    • Delivers medications into automated dispensing cabinets.
    • May order, receive, unpack, and check incoming stock against invoice and put away.
    • May assist the buyer and keep them informed of inventory needs.
    • May perform inventory management process.
  • Performs admission medication histories.
    • Performs medication reconciliation interview with patient.
    • Utilizes nursing home medication administration records to complete medication reconciliation.
    • Accesses and applies information from electronic health record.
    • Communicates with overseeing pharmacist regarding reconciliation and recommendations.
    • May provide clinical/informational services to patients, medical staff, and other healthcare professional.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age with education and/or experience needed to meet required functional competencies as listed on the job description, and High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Completion of one year at an accredited College of Pharmacy preferred or
  • Enrolled in an accredited school of pharmacy working towards a Pharmacist degree required or
  • Foreign-trained pharmacist working towards state Pharmacist licensure required
  • 0 to 2 years experience in Pharmacy preferred
  • Pharmacy Intern Certification/Registration upon hire required or
  • Pharmacy Intern Certification/Registration if registered Pharmacy Technician upon hire within 1 Year required

Physical Demands
Light Work:
Lifting weight Up to 20 lbs. occasionally, Up to 10 lbs. frequently