Pharmacy Intern

Pharmacy Columbus, Ohio


Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

Equitas Health Pharmacy is a company of Equitas Health providing access, education, consultation and management of general retail and specialty pharmaceuticals for patients of Equitas Health and other Ohio providers, as well as the local community.

The pharmacy intern is responsible assisting the Director of Pharmacy Services in daily operations of the Equitas Health Pharmacy, patient recruitment and retention with an emphasis on patients of the Equitas Health Medical Center and other 340B contracted providers; maintaining compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements of pharmacy practice. The pharmacy intern is expected to engage with medical providers to provide any requested pharmaceutical information.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, traveling, driving or having reliable transportation; written communication; utilizing a computer for typing, processing and conducting research; attending meetings.  The Pharmacy Intern utilizes working knowledge and understanding of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy practice standards to deliver outstanding pharmaceutical care to patients and providers under the direction of the supervising pharmacist; transferring prescriptions in and out of the pharmacy under the directions of the supervising pharmacist; and presents to small and large groups.

 

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Provide superior customer service to patients, providers, community members, other employees and referral sources.
  • Collaborate with the Equitas Health Medical Center providers and staff to optimize health outcomes for medical clinic patients.
  • Provides consultation to patients, under the direction of a supervising pharmacist, to ensure their understanding of therapeutic regimens and specifics of administration, potential side effects, allergic precautions, etc.
  • Utilizes skills and experience to effectively deliver Specialized Pharmaceutical therapy and services, including adherence programs, Specialty disease management and immunization services, as allowed by law 
  • Collaborate with case managers, behavioral health therapists, and any other supporting staff to ensure the access to, and continual adherence to all patients’ medication regimens.
  • Understand and provided guidance on all necessary patient assistance services to ensure patients’ access to prescribed medications.
  • Marketing the pharmacy clinical services to all medical offices and patients within the service area.
  • Promote Equitas Health as a collaborator for excellence in HIV care.
  • Be adherent with all state and federal pharmacy laws as they pertain to pharmacy practice.
  • Work with the pharmacist team to build in-pharmacy clinical services, to increase health outcomes of patients and new patient referrals in a cost effective manner.
  • Work with other Equitas Health departments to help patients utilize Equitas Health services to optimize their health and wellbeing.
  • Any and all other duties as assigned by the Director of Pharmacy Services or acting supervisor.

 

EDUCATION/LICENSURE:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED
  • Enrolled in an accredited Pharmacy program
  • Ohio pharmacy intern license that is in good standing

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ohio pharmacy intern license that is in good standing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possesses or willing to obtain education, accreditation and certification, as necessary, to provide the pharmaceutical care and services delivered by Equitas Health Pharmacy, including Medication Therapy Management, consultation in specific disease states and administration of injectable agents and  immunizations, as necessary
  • Knowledge of health and social service needs of persons with HIV/AIDS.
  • Must have sensitivity to, interest in and competence in cultural differences, HIV/AIDS, minority health, sexual practices, chemical dependency and a demonstrated competence in working with persons of color, and gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community. 
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and other computer applications required. 
  • Reliable transportation, driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

Background check and reference checks will be conducted.  Hours may vary, including working some evenings and weekends based on workload.  Individuals are not considered applicants until they have been asked to visit for an interview and at that time complete an application for employment.  Completing the application does not guarantee employment.  In accordance with Equitas Health’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy, pre-employment drug testing will be administered.  EOE/AA

 

It is the policy of Equitas Health that no employee or applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, gender-identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, HIV status, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, union activity, military, veteran, and economic status, or any other characteristic protected in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. This policy applies to all phases of its personnel activity including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, separation, recall, compensation, benefits, education, recreation, and all other conditions or privileges of employment.


Equitas Health values diversity and welcomes applicants from a broad array of backgrounds.