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Tufts Medicine Pharmacy Intern in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Profile Summary

​This role focuses on supporting the career development of employees by developing education, training curricula, materials, and programs to support their current and future talent needs. In addition, this role focuses on performing the following Student Education duties: Continues clinical training and providing exceptional care to patients. Areas of education include residents, fellows, Pharmacy, Imaging, medical students, and bachelors level interns. An organizational related support or service (administrative or clerical) role or a role that focuses on support of daily business activities (e.g., technical, clinical, non-clinical) operating in a “hands on” environment. The majority of time is spent in the delivery of support services or activities, typically under supervision. An entry level role that typically requires little to no prior knowledge or experience, work is routine or follows standard procedures, work is closely supervised, and communicates information that requires little explanation or interpretation.

Job Overview

Under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, this role performs pharmacy-related functions in compliance with the department’s policies and procedures in order to provide optimal pharmaceutical care. The Pharmacy Intern performs minimal, routine tasks in preparation of becoming a Pharmacist.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications :

  1. Enrolled in an APCE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program.

  2. Massachusetts Pharmacy Intern Licensure.

Preferred Qualifications :

  1. Previous experience as a Pharmacy Assistant in a hospital desired.

Duties and Responsibilities : The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  1. Picks, delivers, and refills medication for automated dispensing machines.

  2. Delivers bulk medications and IV solutions to the nursing units.

  3. Conducts monthly inspections of medication room on patient floors.

  4. Monitors daily temperature inspections of the refrigerator in the automated dispensing machine.

  5. Maintains collaborative relationship with peers and colleagues to effectively achievement department goals, and to help foster a positive work environment.

Physical Requirements :

  1. Ability to walk and stand 90% of the day and to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.

  2. Frequent reaching and grasping below, at, and above shoulder level.

  3. Pushing and/or pushing non-motorized equipment (e.g. carts, IV rolling rack, and medication rolling racks, etc.) weighing 40 to 60 lbs.

  4. Requires manual dexterity using fine hand manipulation to operate prescription medications and computer keyboard.

  5. Ability to see medications, computer screen, and reports.

  6. Reading automated dispensing reports regularly.

  7. Works in an area with some discomfort due to dust, dirt, and temperature changes.

  8. May be exposed to broken glass and some exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Skills & Abilities:

  1. Ability to be organized and systematic. 

  2. Ability to communicate effectively. 

  3. Ability to perform work in a timely and efficient manner. 

  4. Possess excellent telephone etiquette skills. 

  5. Knowledge of hazardous substance handling, complex sterile compounding techniques, and mathematical calculations. 

  6. Extensive knowledge of medications including: Brand and generic names, dosing forms, indications, formulary status and strengths.

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at .