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Pre-Pharmacy Intern - Technician – Summer 2023

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Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Technicians/Patient Care Support
Job Type: PRN
Job ID: 124130
Date Posted: Jul 31, 2023

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Pre-Pharmacy Intern - Technician – Summer 2023

Location: University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO


Are you flexible, adaptable, and ready to enhance your school of pharmacy studies while you develop and learn within the UCHealth system? This is an opportunity to learn the future of outpatient and transitions of care pharmacy services and grow with UCHealth throughout pharmacy school. This position allows students who will be starting pharmacy school as a P1 in Fall 2023 to begin working and training as a technician during summer 2023. Upon successful completion of training and job performance, the P1 pharmacy technicians will be moved into pharmacy intern roles once they have obtained their intern license. Interns will continue with this program for the duration of pharmacy school (P1-P4 graduation).

This unique role allows interns to work in our outpatient pharmacies and with our pharmacy transitions of care team. Based on individual performance, the successful intern will have the opportunity to work closely with pharmacists to provide clinical services in these areas..

Work Schedule: PRN, Flex

Requirements of Applicants:

  • Enrolled in school of pharmacy, to start P1 year in Fall 2023 – please attach a Resume or CV that includes the name of the pharmacy school
  • Minimum Required Education: High School diploma or GED.
  • Required Licensure/Certification: PHATP (Pharmacy Technician Provisional) certification from State Board of Pharmacy. PHAT (Pharmacy Technician) certification from State Board of Pharmacy within 18 months of hire.

Preferred Applicants:

  • Previous Pharmacy Technician experience preferred, but not required
  • Due to the required shift times for this position during the duration of pharmacy school, we are only accepting applicants attending University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmaceutical Sciences for this position.

Job Duties: The job duties described here encompass what the intern will learn over the course of their time here during pharmacy school. The job duties for the summer of 2023 will focus on training and working in these areas as pharmacy technicians.

Outpatient Pharmacy

  • Coordinate the fulfillment and bedside delivery of discharge prescriptions by collaborating with the patient, family members and their healthcare team
  • Conduct discharge medication counseling
  • Participate in completing prior authorizations for discharge medications and medication cost consults
  • Work in our pharmacy call center to triage and resolve patient calls

Pharmacy Transitions of Care

  • Perform medication reconciliation on newly admitted patients in order to reduce inpatient medication errors
  • Address discharge medication barriers
  • Assist with discharge medication reconciliation
  • Conduct discharge medication and disease state counseling


  • Participate in assigned education and training programs
  • Complete administrative and clinical projects as requested
  • During the school year, the intern should expect to work a minimum of 12 hours/week throughout the year, including rotating through weekend shifts (Saturday and Sunday) 1 in every 4 weekends. During the summer, the technician/intern should expect to work full time, rotating through evening and weekend shifts, though some time off may be possible.

The pay range for this position is: $19.67 - $25.57 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans to include pension plan and 403(b) matching
  • Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
  • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
  • Wellness benefits
  • 5 year incentive bonus
  • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
  • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

Loan Repayment:

UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!

UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

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