Former Student Pharmacist at Mercy Medical Center -Cedar Rapids, IA
over 1 year ago
P1s and P2s have general technician shifts that run 8 hours long. You'll fill prescriptions as soon as the prescription label prints and you'll fill and deliver orders for the automation cabinets on each floor. If you'd like, request to become trained in the IV room. Sterile compounding is fun (I think) and the workflow is very independent from the filling technicians. P3s also have clinical shifts (4 hours). You'll compare patients' home medication lists to the medications they are receiving in the hospital, and counsel them on the side effects of those things and what to expect if they are discharged on those medications as a new Rx. This too is very independent work and is very rewarding when it comes to talking to patients.