Division Pharmacy Inventory & Automation Specialist in Las Vegas, NV at Parallon

Date Posted: 4/23/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Summary – The Division Pharmacy Inventory and Automation Specialist is responsible for the management and oversight of all aspects of facility level inventory and automated dispensing cabinets (ADC).

 
Supervisor – Division Director of Facility Pharmacy Operations or the Division Director of Pharmacy

 
Key Interactions – Facility Directors of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management Team, Facility Pharmacy Automation Specialists and other Pharmacy Technicians, Facility Pharmacists, Division and Facility IT&S Team, Corporate and Division Pharmacy Leadership
 
Duties (included but not limited to):
  •  Ensure adherence to all applicable policies
  •  Complies with facility policy and procedures and regulatory requirements
  •  Establishing, maintaining, and monitoring of the ADC medication expiration process
  •  Communicate facility purchasing issues and requests to division and corporate pharmacy resources
  •  Supervises and facilitates facility process to optimize inventory management in the pharmacy and automated dispensing cabinets quarterly
  •  Utilization of metrics to track performance, monitor compliance and drive execution
  •  Assists with design, testing, implementation, maintenance and optimization of automated pharmacy systems at facilities
  •  Participates in the identification and resolution of automation system functionality issues and serves as the division subject matter expert and vendor liaison. Activities include: investigation of system issues and concerns from pharmacy staff; differentiation between user errors/educational needs vs. system problems; reporting system problems; communication and follow up with system vendor to ensure timely and accurate resolution to issues or concerns
  •  Makes recommendations using discretion and judgement based on medication utilization patterns at the facility through quarterly audits of standard reports
  •  Perform invoice price audits
  •  Manages and coordinates system maintenance and support, and ensures the dissemination of automation-related information to the pharmacy staff at each facility as appropriate
  •  Participates in new employee training regarding the automation systems (including, but not limited to, development and maintenance of appropriate training manuals, conducting initial and ongoing training as well as validation of staff competency with pharmacy automation systems.
  •  Collects system and/or related processes or facility performance metrics and generates periodic management reports
  •  Manages system needs as it related to consolidated pharmacy distribution
  •  Performs global audits of controlled substance diversion software reports and processes
  •  Other duties as assigned
  •  Practice and adhere to the "Code of Conduct" philosophy and "Mission and Value Statement"

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Organization – proactively prioritizes needs and effectively manages resources
Communication – communicates clearly and concisely
Judgment – uses the advanced job knowledge and experience on automation technology and inventory management to analyze, interpret, make deductions or decisions from varying facts or circumstances. Considers all impacted areas in decision process. Seeks advice where applicable. Judgment is sensible and reliable
Skills – demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office, Pharmacy Information System, ADC software, medication diversion /automation optimization software, and others as required
Policies and Procedures – articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems
 
EDUCATION
  •  High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Associate or Bachelor degree preferred

EXPERIENCE
 At least 3 years of experience as a hospital pharmacy technician required
 At least 3 years of pharmacy automation (preferably with current ADC vendor) and inventory management experience in hospital pharmacy required
 Knowledge of pharmacy technician activities and duties including terminology, nomenclature, inventory control, and ADC management
 
CERTIFICATE/LICENSE
 Active board certification * Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
 Registered pharmacy technician, as per State requirements, in good standing with the appropriate State Board of Pharmacy

 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS – Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 50 pounds occasionally. Work is an office environment. Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with angry or upset people. Staff must remain flexible and available to provide staffing assistance for any/all disaster or emergency situations.

 
OSHA CATEGORY – The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues (although situations can be imagined or hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potential exposure to body fluids). Persons who perform these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid, or to be potentially exposed in some other way.