Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: PRN
Shift: Varied Hours: Varied
This Pharmacy Internship is an opportunity for current pharmacy students to gain invaluable experience in an Academic Medical Center setting.
The pharmacy intern serves a dual function within the Pharmacy Department and the Medical Center: 1) assist pharmacists with their day to day duties and responsibilities by learning and performing the technical aspects of pharmacy practice, 2) learn to function at the level of staff pharmacist by learning and performing the duties of the position and attaining competency to apply pharmacotherapy knowledge to the patient care setting.
The primary goal of the pharmacy intern is development into a competent practitioner upon graduation and licensure. All duties and responsibilities of the pharmacy intern are performed under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist acting as preceptor according to the State Board of Pharmacy regulations.
Currently enrolled in an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy AND holds or is eligible for a Pennsylvania Pharmacy Intern License and is in good standing with the State Board of Pharmacy OR Student in first two years of college AND has been accepted into an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
Each intern must register a Hershey Medical Center pharmacist as their Intern preceptor according to the Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy regulations.
Must exhibit good verbal and written communication skills, enthusiasm for the profession of pharmacy, and compassion for patients.
Must be able to physically perform functions such as: 1) lifting and transporting of cartons and medications, 2)telephone communication, 3)computer order/data entry, 4)preparation of intravenous and extemporaneous compounding.
ABOUT PENN STATE HEALTH:
Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country. It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.
ABOUT CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA:
We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer's markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster's Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz.
For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball's Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League's Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City.
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.
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Union: Non Bargained
Internal Number: 18239
About Penn State Health
At Penn State Hershey, our mission is to enhance the quality of life and serve our community through improved health, the education of health professionals, and the discovery of knowledge. For us, service excellence is not only for our patients but also our employees. It means valuing each and every employee.