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Pharmacy Intern - Pharmacy

2131 South 17Th Street
Wilmington, NC
Job ID: 15580
Date Posted: Dec 12, 2023

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Job Description



NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Location: New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Department: Pharmacy

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 0.100000

Work Type: 1 to 31 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: PRN DAY - Most of shift btwn 7A-7P

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

What You'll Do

The team member’s Number One job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understands how to contribute to the health system’s vision of achieving that commitment to patients and families. At Novant Health, people are our business. We treat each other with respect and compassion. We embrace the differences in our strengths while fostering an environment of inclusion, empowerment, inspiration and courage. The team member will use Novant Health’s First Do No Harm (NHFDNH) safety behaviors/error prevention tools and high reliability strategies as appropriate to ensure a safe, remarkable patient experience. 

The Pharmacy Student will provide clinical and operational pharmacy services for assigned area(s), optimizing the quality of patient care under the supervision of a preceptor. The Pharmacy Student will be a self-directed, motivated learner as guided by intern program leaders and preceptors. 

Examples of major learning and development activities for the Pharmacy Student include: participate in key services such as vaccination programs, medication listing, discharge counseling, medication navigation and medication therapy management, provide education for pharmacists, technicians and other health care professionals regarding proper drug therapy, and conduct research and quality improvement projects. 

The Pharmacy Student provides pharmacy operations support to develop a well-rounded understanding of all aspects of pharmaceutical care within the hospital or community pharmacy settings. The Pharmacy Student acts in accordance with current policies and procedures. Appropriate and current state licensure and continuing education requirements must be completed prior to the start date and be active for the duration of employment. Able to work shifts consistent with the requirements outlined in the Novant Health Pharmacy Student Intern Program.


 Pharmaceutical care: Under the supervision of pharmacy preceptors, function as an active member of the distributive service line, gaining knowledge, experience, and skills in pharmacy operations. Provides immunizations and participates in vaccination workflows. Provides patient specific drug therapy monitoring and clinical pharmacy services to assigned patient areas, considering patient specific factors, such as age, clinical status, comorbidities, etc. Provides formal consultative services, rounding services, and clinical drug information to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals within the medical team. Provides pharmacokinetic dosing for selected medications, including those with narrow therapeutic indexes. Facilitates the development and implementation of treatment guidelines, formulary changes, and critical pathways utilized in patient areas as assigned. Monitors and documents adverse drug events. Identifies methods, procedures, and systems which could be implemented to prevent/avoid adverse drug events.

 Education and Training: Provides detailed, appropriate and relevant drug information to patients during or prior to discharge. Provides formal inservices and/or continuing education programs to pharmacists, technicians or other health care professionals. Enhances the skills of pharmacists and technicians by actively participating in staff development programs by serving as a pharmacy role model and resource. This may be accomplished by providing written or verbal communication, literature or other resources, inservices, journal club or assistance in daily activities. Provides enhancement of clinical skills and knowledge base of pharmacy students as applicable.

 Projects/responsibilities: The pharmacy intern will participate in pharmacy related projects and presentations as assigned.

 Human Resources: Provides staffing within the pharmacy department or vaccination clinic as scheduled. Responsible for the preparation and distribution of all medications.

 Leadership: Participates in leadership activities as assigned during internship and staffing responsibilities by intern program directors. Completion of an administrative project as assigned. Participates in leadership discussions, seminars, or book clubs as they are available and assigned.

 Quality Improvement: Contributes to quality and effective operations of the department. Focuses on process improvement and safety for service line while working on assigned rotations. Participates in all facility and corporate quality initiatives and quality improvement projects where assigned.

 Able to work shifts consistent with the requirements outlined in the Novant Health Pharmacy Student Intern Program.

Position Requirements

Education: High School or GED Required

Required: Active enrollment in an ACPE accredited School or College of Pharmacy 

Experience: Preferred Hospital or community pharmacy experience

Preferred Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Certification and/or NC BOP Registration Refer to the Life Support Training Policy NH-HR-3096. 

Additional Skills/Requirements (required)

  1. Considerable knowledge and application of basic math skills, including ratio and proportion relationships; strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to follow verbal and written instructions. 
  2. Basic technology skills. 
  3. Other duties as outlined in Novant Health and facility specific policies and procedures. 
  4. Ability to drive/travel to multiple facilities/locations as needed.
  5. Ability to work as part of a high performing, change ready and resilient team.

Additional Skills/Requirements (preferred)

  1. Considerable knowledge of medication names (both trade and generic) and their doses, routes of administration, and adverse effects; 
  2. The ability to demonstrate patient interview skills and strong written and verbal communication skills with other healthcare professionals.
  3. Experience with inventory management.

Other Information

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.

  • Member Top 100 Hospitals – In 2016 NHRMC was recognized as a Top 100 Hospital demonstrating significant investment and financial sustainability for the communities we serve.
  • Newsweek's 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals - NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital was named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek.
  • Forbes America’s Best Large Employers 2018 and 2019
  • Becker’s 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare
  • Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience

Consider a career at NHRMC and become part of this award winning team!

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