Mountain Area Health Education Center
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Intern Paid Hourly

The MAHEC Pharmacotherapy department is seeking applications from bright and energetic pharmacy student candidates interested in pursuing a career in ambulatory care. This 6-week internship will provide the pharmacy student with the opportunity to engage in a structured learning experience and gain exposure to a broad range of practice sites and models of care. Objectives include: introducing the concept of team-based, patient-centered  care; cultivating pharmacy and self-leadership skills; involvement in interdisciplinary education and collaboration; and development of skills related to project management. The paid internship is a temporary, part-time, unbenefited position with an expected start date of May 29, 2018 at 30 hours per week for a period of six (6) weeks. Compensation of up to $2,000.00 earned hourly over the course of the 180-hour paid internship.

Interns will devote time to observation of patient care with a licensed pharmacist preceptor, professional development and a longitudinal project intended to improve the quality of care provided to our patients. Specific activities include discussions regarding "hot topics" in ambulatory care, participation in primary care clinical meeting, leadership development discussions, inter-professional enrichment events and more. Please note that occasional evening activities may be required.

For consideration, candidates must have completed their second professional year of pharmacy school by the start of the program. Those with a GPA of 3.0 or greater as of the end of Fall Semester 2017 are strongly preferred. A letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and two letters of reference are required. Must be able to demonstrate interest in direct patient care. The candidate must have excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and phone communication skills, as well as a high level of proficiency and accuracy, organizational skills, and a strong patient-centered orientation.

The two internship positions will be open until filled; as such, this will be a rolling application process and interested candidates are encouraged to submit as soon as possible, but no later than March 8, 2018 by 5:00 PM.

For consideration, all required application materials must be received by MAHEC's Human Resources Department. Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities & Spanish/English bilingual persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

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