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Pharmacy Intern

St Mary Medical Center - Long Beach Long Beach, California
Requisition ID 2021-208258 Employment Type Per Diem Department Pharmacy Hours/Pay Period 8 Shift Varied Standard Hours 0800-1630 and 1500-2330 Remote No

Founded as a faith-based hospital in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center is a 389-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in Long Beach, California.   The hospital offers a full complement of services, including a Level II trauma center, cardiac and vascular center, surgical weight loss, maternity and the CARE Center, which is a recognized PrEP center of excellence.  The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  Visit for more information.


The Intern Pharmacist must be enrolled in a School of Pharmacy with the expectation of becoming a pharmacist. The Intern Pharmacist will assist the pharmacists in preparing and distributing medications, maintaining the drug inventory, and maintaining patient records. The Intern Pharmacist will work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist to perform: - The Intern Pharmacist will be trained initially to be competent in all aspects of a Pharmacy Technician. - Operational support functions such as billing/crediting, controlled substance processing, inventory control and training. - Distributional support functions including electronic profiling, timely and accurate labeling and preparation of products in compliance with P&P/rules/regulations and daily operation/oversight of the Automated dispensing "Robot-Rx". - When appropriately trained, assume the duties of a pharmacist under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. - When appropriate, additional training will be initiated for training as a pharmacist.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have current California Board of Pharmacy Intern License.
  • Must be currently enrolled in a School of Pharmacy with the expectation of graduating as a Pharmacist or BS in Pharmacy with application submitted for CA pharmacist license.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State laws, regulations, and standards regarding the provision of pharmaceutical services.
  • Ability to extract pertinent information from the patient or other sources and relate it to the patient's medical management plan.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.

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