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Pharmacy Internship Program

Program Description

A longitudinal pharmacy internship program that allows motivated pharmacy students to obtain pharmacy experiences in a multi-hospital community health system. Our unique internship will allow interns to participate in an inpatient or outpatient structured training program that complements their knowledge and skillset acquired during pharmacy school. 

Acute Care/Inpatient Interns

Minimum Required Hours: 16 hours every 4 weeks (approximately one full weekend per month)

Note: Most campuses require every other weekend (see table)

Example Activities:

  • Centralized pharmacy services: Medication preparation (non-sterile and sterile compounding), dispensing and delivery/stocking of automatic dispensing machines
  • Conduct prior to admission medication histories, medication reconciliations, and penicillin allergy assessments through patient interviews
  • Perform patient education on disease states, new start medications, and high-risk medications  
  • Assist the pharmacist with conducting clinical pharmacy-based services including, but not limited to: vancomycin/aminoglycoside therapeutic drug monitoring, warfarin consults, and answering medication-related questions

Ambulatory/Outpatient Interns

Minimum Required Hours: 20 hours every 4 weeks (approximately one weekend day per month)

Example Activities:

  • Outpatient pharmacy workflow including prescription processing, third-party billing, and medication dispensing
  • Guided experience with patient counseling, drug information questions, and prescription transfers 
  • Non-sterile compounding and immunizations (if certified)
  • Business management projects such as inventory management, Continuous Quality Improvement, medication error reporting and process improvement projects
  • Community education and presentation opportunities available 

Benefits

  • Mentorship through a matched pharmacist career coach
  • Professional development workshops such as CV review, residency / job application preparation and mock interviews
  • Shadowing clinical pharmacists in specialty areas of interest
  • Scholarship award to attend ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting for fourth-year interns in good standing
  • Competitive Hourly Wage: $19.16 / hour

Application Process

  • Must have a Pharmacy Intern License from the Florida Department of Health
  • Centralized application: submit one application and select preferred sites - Intern Position Application
  • Group interviews with hiring manager at selected campuses
  • Deadline to Apply: March 8

Contact

Kristen Crawford at Kristen.Crawford@leehealth.org

Location

Positions

Minimum Hour/Shift Requirements

Expected Activities

Comments

CCH

2

Every other weekend

8 hour shift on Saturday & Sunday

  • Admission Medication Reconciliation
  • Patient Education
  • Pharmacist clinical services under the direct supervision of pharmacists (identify opportunity for IV to PO, review microbiology in-basket for mismatch, conduct penicillin allergy assessment and code blue response with RPh)
  • Technician Responsibilities as needed

Interns alternate weekends

LMH

2

Every other weekend

8 hour shift on Saturday & Sunday

  • Admission Medication Reconciliation
  • Courier
  • Main Pharmacy coverage as needed

Interns alternate weekends

HPMC

2

Every other weekend

8 hour shift on Saturday & Sunday

  • Admission Medication Reconciliation
  • Pyxis / Cart fill rounds
  • Unit Dose packaging
  • Telephone triage

Interns alternate weekends

GCMC

4

Every other weekend, day shift

8 hour shift on Saturday & Sunday

  • Alternate between operational duties and medication reconciliation:
  • Admission Medication Reconciliation
  • Sterile compounding or central duties

4 Interns

2 per weekend

GCHSWF

4

Every other weekend, day shift

8 hour shift on Saturday & Sunday

  • Admission Medication Reconciliation
  • Patient Education
  • Technician Responsibilities as needed

4 Interns

2 per weekend

Lee Pharmacy

1

One weekend per month

20 hours total

  • MTM Work Ups
  • Patient Counseling
  • Prescription Transfers
  • Technician Responsibilities as needed
  • Projects depending on individual interests

Intern sends availability in advance and is scheduled to cover open shifts as available