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The Mount Sinai Health System Per Diem Pharmacy Apprentice; Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, New York


Prepares medications for inpatients, outpatients and employees as per departmental policies and ensures verification of each transaction by a pharmacist prior to dispensing.


  1. Compounds sterile and non-sterile products as per protocol, ensuring final verification by a pharmacist.

  2. Dispenses (with pharmacist supervision) and maintains accurate records of dispensing controlled substances, tax-free alcohol and investigational new drugs.

  3. Demonstrates ability to operate required equipment, e.g., unit-dose repackaging, total parenteral nutrition compounder, laminar flow hoods, etc.

  4. Ensures an adequate inventory of medications and supplies is maintained. Routinely checks for and removes expired medications from inventory.

  5. Audits controlled drug disposition records for patient care units and reports discrepancies and unusual use patterns to a manger or director.

  6. Maintains an accurate, current census, including cassette bin labels, for all assigned areas.

  7. Returns reusable medication to stock before the end of the shift.

  8. Accurately fills unit-dose cassettes and performs statistical count of all doses dispensed.

  9. Conducts all required deliveries and other patient care rounds in a timely fashion.

  10. Obtains required signatures when conducting controlled substance deliveries.

  11. Assures effective exchange of unit-dose cassettes as per established schedules.

  12. Maintains a safe, clean working environment.

  13. Maintains stat box contents. Ensures posting of drug lists in the pharmacy, on the transfer carts, and at the patient care units.

  14. Conducts monthly inspections of nursing stations, instructing nursing personnel when necessary to correct deficiencies, and retrieving medications not included on floor stock lists.

  15. Assists the pharmacist in providing drug information and in profiling patient medications.

  16. Conducts other professional functions under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

  17. Completes all required documentation

  18. Performs all other Technician I and Technician II related functions.


  • 3 years minimum completed at an accredited college of pharmacy.

  • Previous hospital pharmacy experience preferred. English proficiency, oral and written.

  • Valid New York State Pharmacy Intern Permit required.

Non-Bargaining Unit, 184 - Pharmacy - MSH, Mount Sinai Hospital

Non-Bargaining Unit, 184 - Pharmacy - MSH, Mount Sinai Hospital


Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:

  • Using a lens of equity in all aspects of patient care delivery, education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow opportunities for all to thrive and reach their potential.

  • Serving as a role model confronting racist, sexist, or other inappropriate actions by speaking up, challenging exclusionary organizational practices, and standing side-by-side in support of colleagues who experience discrimination.

  • Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers.

At Mount Sinai, our leaders strive to learn, empower others, and embrace change to further advance equity and improve the well-being of staff, patients, and the organization. We expect our leaders to embrace anti-racism, create a collaborative and respectful environment, and constructively disrupt the status quo to improve the system and enhance care for our patients. We work hard to create an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong and are able to advance professionally.

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our history!

“About the Mount Sinai Health System:

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, more than 400 outpatient practices, more than 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it. Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,400 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is ranked No. 14 nationwide in National Institutes of Health funding and in the 99th percentile in research dollars per investigator according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We are passionately committed to addressing racism and its effects on our faculty, staff, students, trainees, patients, visitors, and the communities we serve. Our goal is for Mount Sinai to become an anti-racist health care and learning institution that intentionally addresses structural racism.”

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

Requisition ID : 3012371