Company/Organization: Palisades Medical Center
Mentor(s):Rose Lee, Ruth, Manny, Lisa, Laura
Topic of Internship
The Palisades Medical Center was founded in 1978 and has long held itself to a tradition of excellence. The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Service Hospital Performance Report named the Palisades Medical Center the number one hospital in the Hudson County. The hospital continues its investments in new technology as well as people to help expand care and treatment. Furthermore, the cafeteria food is also exceptional compared to those of other hospitals. The Palisades Medical Center is a place where one can trust the care being given to them.
Summary of Internship
At the Palisades Medical Center, I have been given the opportunity to experience a real job and real responsibilities. The most important thing is detail. Without paying attention to detail, I would not be able to be a successful intern at the Palisades Medical Centerís Pharmacy Department. On a usual day, I would start off with unpacking new medications that have been ordered, either for a patient or to restock. I then put all the medications and drugs in their respective places in the department. Next, I would fill a cart which consists of all the patients of one floor. I must make sure to take out any medications that do not belong in the patientís cassette and put in those medications (24 hour supply) that belong to that patient. After these two tasks, I fill out labels for patients. Labels have the specific drug, drug type, and dosage amount on it for the single patient. I fill these out and then give it to the pharmacist to double check. Overall, this internship has given me the discipline to work in the future and pay attention to detail.
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