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Pharmacy Intern (Veterinary Health Center)

Apply now Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 510710
Employment type: Temporary Part-time
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Veterinary Medicine, Medical
Pay Grade: 001

About this Role:

The Veterinary Health Center Dispensary at Kansas State University is currently looking to hire a Pharmacy student intern (ideally an incoming first year student that would stay on for the duration of their pharmacy schooling).  This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in veterinary pharmacy or anyone looking for a change from human pharmacy.  This position is responsible for providing assistance with daily operation of the KSU-VHC Dispensary. A primary mission of the Hospital is to provide medical services for teaching, research, and clients within the surrounding area. The Dispensary is critical to providing medications to support this mission.

Duties would be similar to those usually expected of a student pharmacy intern, and we have components of a community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and compounding pharmacy.  We have USP <795>, <797>, and <800> compounding suites and a newly renovated space.

Shifts would include hours scheduled Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Rotating Saturdays and rotating holidays are also expected.  While classes are in session, the maximum hours would be 30 hours per week, with 20 hours per week being the average.  When classes are not in session, the maximum hours would be 40 hours per week.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Assist with accurate dispensing of all pharmaceuticals used within the Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center and/or dispensed for outpatients, which includes sterile and non-sterile compounding.
  • Utilize the pharmacy modules in the computerized hospital management program (Vetstar) and the Cubex computerized medication distribution system in a way that causes accurate and precise filling of medication orders.
  • Initiate sales forms so accurate charges may be assessed at the discharge desk. Work is periodically reviewed by supervisor for results achieved and by the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy, the Food and Drug Administration, the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners, and the Environmental Protection Agency for regulatory compliance.
  • Assist pharmacist with hospital inventory management and control using the Cubex medication distribution system including preparation of patient medications, unit dose repackaging, refilling stock, removing outdated items, taking inventory, monitoring charges, and reporting.
  • Instruct faculty, staff, and students on the use of Cubex computerized medication distribution system and VetStar pharmacy and inventory modules. Work is periodically reviewed by supervisor for results achieved and by the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy, the Food and Drug Administration, the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners, and the Environmental Protection Agency for regulatory compliance.
  • Assist pharmacist with hospital inventory management and control by receiving and stocking freight and conducting monthly outdates / cleaning. Records are to be monitored so that outdated items are removed from inventory and returned to vendors for credit and/or replacement. Work is periodically reviewed by supervisor for results achieved.
  • Assist the pharmacist with maintenance of controlled substance logs, as required by the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Logs are to be monitored daily, and physical inventories taken as required by DEA regulations. Work is periodically reviewed by supervisor for results achieved and by the DEA for regulatory compliance.
  • Other duties as assigned:  It is expected that the employee will become familiar with VetStar, the computerized hospital management system, as it applies to services provided by the Dispensary and be willing and able to train other employees on its use. The employee is expected to utilize knowledge of university procedures, communication, and organizational skills and background of pharmacy procedures to assist the KSU-VHC to function smoothly, efficiently, and responsibly. The employee is also expected to be able to communicate established protocols to faculty, staff, client, referring veterinarians, and the public. Work is periodically reviewed by supervisor for results achieved.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • Currently enrolled in a PharmD program
  • Ability to obtain a Kansas Board of Pharmacy Intern license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one year employment in a human or veterinary pharmacy environment will be considered an asset for this position
  • Ability to be responsible, reliable, and to demonstrate initiative and leadership traits so that ordering and dispensing of pharmaceuticals are accomplished in a professional manner
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment on evaluating situations and making decisions

Other Requirements:

  • All K-State employee must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless granted an exemption by the university) by December 8, 2021 or by their first day of employment, whichever is later, pursuant to the federal executive order for federal contractors.  To learn more about this requirement and potential exemptions, please visit K-State’s COVID-19 website.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references 

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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