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Intern Pharmacist

Location: Rhinebeck, New York US


Requisition Number: 12698

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York.


Under the general supervision of the Pharmacy Operations Manager, and under the direct supervision of a licensed registered pharmacist, assists in the procurement and preparation of medication for dispensing, and maintains all records in accordance with Federal and State laws and Nuvance Health policies and procedures.


  • Maintains and complies with all state, federal and regulatory requirements for pharmacy and medication management
  • Performs monthly quality assurance activities.
  • Participates in shift to shift huddles and staff meetings.
  • Completes corporate compliance and health stream modules (annually)
  • Operates pharmacy dispensing technology and troubleshoots problem/failures as appropriate
  • Assists pharmacist in the gathering and preparing medications while adhering to policies related to unit dose packaging, regulations and proper record keeping
  • Prepares extemporaneous compounds following established USP795 standards and practices.
  • IV Admixture / USP 797 Compliance
  • Performs hazardous medication preparation in compliance with USP 800 standards
  • Completes annual didactic test on USP 800 proper practice and procedures.
  • Performing technical and clerical functions associated with the ordering, receiving, packaging, and distribution of medication inventory (including controlled substances)
    Identifies and navigates potential drug shortages.
  • Operates Automated Dispensing Cabinet (ADC) information system
  • Accurately fills and maintains automated dispensing cabinets following departmental and statutory requirements.
  • Performs required audits and maintains record keeping of controlled substance dispensing and waste
  • Assists in preparation for state and federal inspection
  • Obtains and clarifies patient’s home medication list by utilizing drug information resources, contacting community pharmacies, interviewing patient/ family and reviewing prescription bottles
  • Compiles and performs data entry of comprehensive medication lists including prescription, OTC, and supplement medications
  • Clinical Tasks (under direct supervision of licensed pharmacist)
  • Interprets physician prescriptions and medication orders
    Provides drug information to patients, medical staff, nursing staff and ancillary department personnel
  • Reviews patient profiles for drug interactions
  • Medication recommendations and therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Performs clinical interventions including dosage recommendations
  • Assists in vaccinations Administers immunizations


Job Requirements 

  • Hospital pharmacy experience preferred but not required

  • Preferred But Not Required- Appropriate certifications as necessary for the practice setting and stage of pharmacy education (e.g. ACLS, BLS, &/or immunization)

Location: Northern Dutchess Hospital

Work Type: Per Diem

Work Schedule: DAY 7.5

Work Shift: Rotates days/evenings/wknds/holidays

Department: Pharmacy

Exempt: Not Applicable

Salary Range: $15.00-$25.00/Hr.

City: Rhinebeck

State: New York

Community / Marketing Title: Intern Pharmacist

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

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Location_formattedLocationLong: Rhinebeck, New York US

Job Number: 56672