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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Retail Pharmacy Student in Boston, Massachusetts

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Retail Pharmacy Student

Department Description:Retail Pharmacy Students

Job Location:Boston, MA

Req ID:37258BR

Job Summary:The Pharmacy student is under the general supervision of a Clinical Pharmacist while working. He/she is under the specific supervision of the Pharmacy Supervisors and Clinical Pharmacist Supervisors for the technical functions in the operation of the Department of Pharmacy. The primary responsibility in accordance to established policies and procedures is to prepare and distribute medications and IV solutions.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develops familiarity with medications: generic and trade names, methods of administration, usual dosages, usual dosage schedules and conversion between metric and apothecary systems. Distributes automated dispensing cabinetry with appropriate dosage forms and monitors discharge and transfer lists and removes and transfers bins appropriately. Delivers medications along with appropriate labels.

  • Repackages tablets, capsules and liquid medication, operate re-packaging machine and assigns expiration dates as per policy. Handles and distributes controlled substances and investigational drugs. Prepares topical and irrigation solutions.

  • Restocks floor stock/automated dispensing cabinetry. Checks for expired medications in the pharmacy and in the automated dispensing cabinetry. Inventories and maintains stock levels in the unit dose area and the satellites.

  • Prepares and initiates worklist and labels and assembles drugs and solutions to be compounded. Initiates procedure and demonstrates aseptic technique in compounding of parenteral admixtures in laminar flow hood.

  • Refills OR kits. Prepares through aseptic technique OR related items, cardioplegia solutions and syringes. Maintains stock in the OR pharmacy. Completes all OR related charging/documentation

Required Qualifications:

  • Vocational or Technical training in Complted 2nd ty in Pharmacy degree prgrm at accredited College of Pharmacy required.

  • Registration Pharmacy Student Intern required.

  • 0-1 years related work experience required.

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited pharmacy degree program and must have completed year 2.

  • Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.


  • Written Communications:Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

  • Team Work:Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

  • Customer Service:Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus