2018 Experiential Intern (Graduate Level) - Pharmacy Operations

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Feb 20, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The AbbVie Experiential Internship Program
As an AbbVie Experiential Intern, you'll participate in a paid, ten to twelve-week summer program that is focused on providing students with robust projects throughout the summer. As an intern, you will be located at our corporate headquarters in north suburban Chicago, with housing and shuttle services for eligible students. Department Overview - Pharmacy Operations Pharmacy Solutions, an AbbVie-owned company, is licensed as a specialty mail-order pharmacy to provide services to all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Services include dispensing of, maximizing patient access for, and providing reimbursement HUB services for AbbVie specialty medications
  • Investigation/explanation of a patient's insurance benefits for specialty drug coverage
  • Explanation of financial aid options
  • AbbVie's Patient Assistance Program
  • Product Replacement Program
  • AbbVie specialty products supported include Lupron Depot, Lupaneta Pack, Humira, and Duopa
The Pharmacy Operations department is responsible for the intake and review of prescription orders and the safe practice of dispensing medications, following all applicable state and federal rules for the practice of pharmacy. Assignment Details Assigned a primary preceptor who will serve as a mentor throughout the duration of the internship to oversee the overall experience and monitor the assignment & completion of required projects. Primary role/expectations - work with preceptor(s) and stakeholders to:
  • Become knowledgeable with all pharmacy roles and products including, but not limited to:
    • Related disease states
    • Patient medication counseling
    • Error reduction, particularly around medication errors
  • Organize, manage, and complete projects, which may include, but is not limited to:
    • Gathering and collating data
    • Composing/creating reports, articles and presentations
Other activities include:
  • Rotation through several core areas of practice; time spent in each area will be tailored to meet individual interests.
  • Participation in patient care activities through observing/assisting the pharmacists and taking part in related projects.
  • Attendance of pharmacy management meetings, staff meetings, and student case presentations.
  • Completion of at least one major project and will conduct a related presentation during the last week(s) of the internship; additional presentations may also be assigned.
  • Several minor projects will also be assigned and completed during the internship.
  • Completion of relevant readings assigned during the internship to be discussed with the preceptor.
Qualifications Basic:
  • Enrolled in an accredited College of Pharmacy (PharmD) and completed 1st or 2nd professional year by start of internship.
  • Must be enrolled in school the semester following your internship.
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0/4.0.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship (students on an F1 visa with CPT can be accommodated).
  • Proficiency with creating/managing projects, presentations, and other technical compositions.

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