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UPMC Pharmacy Intern - UPMC East in Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Are you currently a student looking to gain more experience and expand your knowledge within Pharmacy?

UPMC East is currently looking for a Pharmacy Intern to join our team. This role will work rotating weekends (day/evening shifts) during the academic year with increased shifts available over summer break.

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Under the general direction of the Pharmacy Manager and Director, Drug Use and Disease State Management, and general supervision of the Staff Pharmacist, the Pharmacy Intern is responsible for supporting the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients at UPMC. These services will be provided in compliance with state and federal regulations, JCAHO Standards and the mission and policies of the hospital and departments.


  • Assists the pharmacist with medication review, including but not limited to computer order entry, monitoring allergies, enforcing formulary decisions, and evaluating drug interactions.

  • Where applicable, completes clinical workload documentation (manual or electronic) by the end of each scheduled shift in accordance with Department procedures.

  • Progressively, over 3 years, will assist the Drug Use and Disease State Management Program by reviewing physician prescribing practices, assisting with design of formulary decisions, and evaluating medication error and adverse event experience.

  • Accurately completes departmental documentation and billing by the end of each scheduled shift in accordance with department procedures. Examples included, but are not limited to, dispensing and compounding records, refrigerator logs, hood-cleaning records, chemotherapy compounding records, patient/department billing, and controlled substance delivery records.

  • Develops and maintains a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.

  • Assists the pharmacist with medication distribution, including but not limited to filling medication orders, preparing IV admixtures/chemotherapy and controlled substance orders, maintaining patient profiles, performing prepacking, delivering medications, and exchanging emergency medication carts.

  • Effectively uses information systems, robotics, and other applications to prepare medication labels, assist with dispensing medications, and prepare drug information responses.

  • Good standing in an accredited School of Pharmacy.

  • Minimum course equivalency of first professional year of college of Pharmacy.

  • Prior experience in pharmacy practice and career track in hospital pharmacy preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy Intern Certificate Certification preferred.

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran