Pharmacist Intern – PRN

PRN Job Category: Allied Health Shift Type:
Arkansas Heart Hospital Little Rock, AR

Position Summary

Responsible for assisting with planning, organizing, directing, executing and evaluating all aspects of the pharmacy services for the hospital. Under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, interprets and processes physicians’ orders, provides drug information, performs continuous quality improvement activities, participates in discharge planning and performs non-distributive services, such as drug-level monitoring, as established by policy.

Primary Duties

  • Exercises appropriate clinical judgment in reviewing and evaluating patient’s drug therapy. Collaborates with medical and nursing staff to provide quality patient care.
  • Reviews, compounds and accurately dispenses pharmaceuticals and IV admixtures from a direct copy of the physician’s original medication order.
  • Prepares, maintains, updates and monitors each patient’s medication profile as required. Charges and credits medication to patients.
  • Checks the work of supportive personnel and other pharmacy personnel for accuracy, proper labeling and adherence to pharmacy policy and procedure.
  • Dispenses and maintains appropriate records for all controlled substance medications and other medications in conformance with federal and state laws.
  • Oversees medication supplies, storage and utilization on assigned nursing units.
  • Addresses any issues or problems in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Assists the medical and nursing staff on all problems pertaining to medication orders or pharmacy policy and procedures. Promotes a positive and cooperative attitude in dealing with nurses, medical and other personnel, and with the public.
  • Maintains professional knowledge by attending continuing education programs, reading professional and technical journals and participating in pharmacy-conducted in-service lectures.


  • Education: Must be currently enrolled in didactic portion of classes at an accredited College of Pharmacy, with an expected graduation date within four years and a minimum degree of either Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or PharmD.
  • Licensure / Certification: Must be actively licensed as a pharmacy intern issued by the State Board of Pharmacy.
  • Experience: None required.