Internship Opportunities – Utah Main Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy

There are 2 new internship opportunities at the University of Utah Main Hospital outpatient pharmacy! The pharmacy intern will work with a team of dedicated individuals to get experience with outpatient and discharge pharmacy at the hospital. Below is an overview of the positions:

Job Title: Pharmacy Internship

Overview: This pharmacy intern performs all the essential functions of a pharmacist under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. Interns participate in a structured program for their professional development beginning with technical functions in a pharmacy and progressing over the years in school to perform higher level pharmacy functions.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards, and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


• Performs the essential functions of Pharmacy Technician I.

• Performs the essential functions of Pharmacy Technician II.

• Trains to be able to solve problems in the medication use process for patients and the organization.

• Identifies and engages in organizational and department quality improvement activities to improve patient care, the medication use process, and pharmacy operations.

• Trains to assume responsibility for the medication use process, following medication use policy and all laws, regulations, and standards applicable to pharmacy practice.

• Learns to assess appropriate drug information and literature resources, and provide effective information to varied audiences including patients, other health care professions, and peers.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

• Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

• Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

• Knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

• Demonstrates appropriate interpersonal and communication skills.

Qualifications Required:

• Must be fully matriculated and accepted in the College of Pharmacy.

Licenses Required:

• One of the following

o Current Utah State Pharmacy Intern Licensure.

o Current Temporary Pharmacist License issued through the State of Utah.

Discharge Position:

Pharmacy Intern will be working directly with the Discharge Pharmacy Teams. Opportunities will include working up patient medication list, addressing changes to patient care plan with providers or care teams and bedside delivery and counseling on patient medications.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

• This position involves light work that may exert up to 20 pounds and may consistently require light work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. This position involves standing for extended periods of time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.”

Best regards,

Benjamin Perez

PharmD Candidate Class of 2026

APhA-ASP President 2024-2025

University of Utah College of Pharmacy

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