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Yoke's Foods, Inc. Pharmacy Intern in Missoula, Montana

Pharmacy Intern Missoula, MT

Essence of Position

To provide a pleasant and efficient Pharmacy experience by actively engaging guests, ensuring they receive unparalleled hospitality and professional service.

Shared Expectations for all roles within our company include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Creating a welcoming atmosphere for everyone.
  • Embracing Yoke's Core Values and Mission Statement as an integral part of your contribution to our team.
  • Promoting Yoke's sales and company growth by patronizing Yoke's stores and representing our company in the community with a positive message.
  • Participating enthusiastically with genuine care for our shared success, always remembering we are the owners of Yoke's.


* Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - 100% Company paid

* Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) - 100% Company paid; allocations begin at age 21

Years of Credited Service Vested Percentage

Less than two years 0%

Two years 20%

Three years 40%

Four years 60%

Five years 80%

Six or more years 100%

* Daily Pay - Employee's option to work today get paid today

* 401K - Company matching up to 4% (if elected)

* Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance (no deductible medical option) - Employer pays majority of premium

* Health Savings Account (HSA) - (depending on plan selected)

* Paid holidays include: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day (time and a half for worked holidays)

* Three days Bereavement pay

* Three days Jury pay

* Paid Family & Medical Leave - Company paid premium

* Paid Sick & Safe Leave - Employees earn 1-hour sick leave for every 40 hours worked

Tasks of Position

The following are core and essential responsibilities of this position. Associates are responsible for completing any and all duties assigned as required for the successful operation of our business. All associates are required to perform their job duties in a manner which upholds the integrity and honesty of our company.

  • Reporting for assigned shifts on time, and on a regular basis, capable of communicating clearly and demonstrating suitable physical abilities to safely perform assigned tasks and duties.
  • Promoting sales through active discussions with guests, offering OTC product recommendations, and discussing current promotions and service information. (Examples may include: ordering products special requests, assisting guests locate products close to the pharmacy, and chatting about Yoke's signature items, fresh board and sweet deal suggestions).
  • Providing exceptional service by greeting guests, and informing them of the special features and services offered by the Pharmacy Department. Services include: carefully informing, educating, consulting, and providing medication management and drug utilization review and, answering questions on drug interaction, side effects, dosage and storage of pharmaceuticals. Special features include: Prescription savings club, free fluoride for children, free prenatal vitamin for expectant mothers, insurance billing, pet prescriptions, smoking cessation, special orders of OTC, and vaccinations.
  • Dispensing prescribed medications, drugs, and other pharmaceuticals for patient care by performing the following duties while under the supervision of a Licensed Pharmacist designated by the Site Preceptor:
  • Reviewing and filling prescriptions issued by Physicians, or other authorized prescribers in a timely manner, and assuring accuracy.
  • Determining formulas and ingredients needed for prescriptions.
  • Transferring refill information to another pharmacy including controlled substance prescriptions.
  • Entering data such as patient name, prescribed medication and cost, to maintain pharmacy files, charge system, and inventory.
  • Maintaining established procedures concerning quality assurance, security of controlled substances, and disposal of hazardous waste drugs.
  • Receiving and documenting prescriptions received by the phone
  • Ensuring proper sanitation and housekeeping in the pharmacy.
  • Communicating guests' requests with accurate and complete instruction for special orders.
  • Finding a way to "Make Our Guests Crazy About Us!"
  • Ensuring all work performed in the department is completed in accordance with all local, state, federal and company rules, regulations, and policies regarding workplace safety, sanitation/housekeeping standards, and guest services.
  • Participating actively in the Pharmacy Department's accident reduction plan including: monitoring displays for trip hazards or instability, observing safe lifting techniques, and recognizing safety features of all machinery, store evacuation plan, and robbery policy.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no formal supervisory responsibilities. However, every Yoke's associate has a shared opportunity to be a leader on the job. The following quote exemplifies our belief in leadership for all associates:

"Whether you are the president of a company or the janitor, the moment you step from independence into interdependence in any capacity, you step into a leadership role. You are in a position of influencing other people." - Stephen Covey


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty sufficiently.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited College of Pharmacy and have completed the 1st year of Pharmacy School, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Also must demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Generates creative solutions; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with other associates.
  • Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

  • Language Skills

Reads, analyzes, and interprets common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Responds to common inquiries or complaints from guests. Effectively and pleasantly communicates with guests, vendors and fellow associates at all times.

  • Mathematical Skills

Performs advanced mathematical and scientific concepts as business/practice demands.

  • Reasoning Ability

Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deals with several abstract and concrete variables.

Certificates & Licenses

State Pharmacy License

Valid Driver's License or State I.D. Card

Yoke's Provided Training

Pharmacy Skills Training Levels 1, 2, 3

First Aid Training

HIPAA Privacy and Security Training

Isotretinoin Risk Training

Late Night Retail Safety Training

Medicare Fraud Training

Meth Guard Training

Product Solutions - Fresh Perishables

Sexual Harassment Training

Yoke's Safety Orientation Training

Yoke's Guest Service Training & Commitment

Physical Demands & Safety Expectations

Most positions within Yoke's require physical effort to varying degrees. As such, associates are expected to be mindful of practicing Yoke's safety standards at all times. This may include using personal protective equipment when and where required, understanding ergonomic safety, chemical hazards, safe lifting techniques, lockout/tag out procedures, and emergency protocol. All associates are required to report accidents within 24 hours.

No associate may pose a direct threat to the health and safety of self or others by willfully engaging in unsafe behaviors.

The physical demands listed below are representative of those that must be met by you to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, you are regularly required to stand for prolonged periods of time, walk, use hands, fingers, handle, feel, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, taste, smell, talk, and hear.

Associates must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Associates must be able to use equipment necessary to perform job duties, such as needles, gloves, scales, register.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those you may encounter while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the associate is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors, and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an associate may be required to perform. The Employer reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require associates to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations, or the work environment change.

Position Information

Company: Yoke's Fresh Markets

Position: Pharmacy Intern

Status: Part Time

Shift: First (Day), Second (Afternoon)

Req #: 9056115

Date Posted: June 20, 2023

Location: 800 W. Broadway St., Missoula, US, MT, 59802

Job Category: Pharmacy

Equal Opportunity. No exceptions. Yoke's is an associate-owned, equal opportunity employer and service provider. Yoke's will neither engage in nor tolerate any unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, or the presence of any physical, mental, or sensory handicap. No associate of Yoke's shall discriminate on any such basis against any other associate, guest, or member of the public.