Pharmacy Buyer, Clear Lake in Webster, TX at Parallon

Date Posted: 4/19/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Duties (included but not limited to):

Under the supervision of Director of Pharmacy, will participate in all activities of the pharmacy department that involve the inventory management of drugs, medication storage areas and department related supplies. The position functions in accordance with standard written policy & procedures, guidelines, and state and federal regulations

Establishes AND maintains appropriate inventory levels of drugs/supplies. Makes decisions in purchasing while complying with budget limitations, and achieving a maximum inventory turnover rate

Communicates in real time shortages of medications or changes in medication stock availability

Oversees receiving, storage, and return of medications to the Pharmacy wholesaler

Maintains invoicing for all drug and supply accounts

Process wholesaler invoices for payment by accounts payable according to Policy and Procedures

Provide training, technical support and/or in-service education to pharmacy staff regarding pharmacy inventory management products/systems

Coordinates and documents disposal of all expired medications

Assists with maintenance of database and/or paperwork on medication recalls

Prepares Pharmacy Department for annual inventory updating shelf labels, inventory supply forms, and databases as needed

Interprets and communicates purchasing procedures to departments; assists departments in initiating requisitions and orders, and solves problems with orders

Examines and analyzes departmental purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy of information; contacts department or initiator to clarify or complete information; determines method to process requisition based on dollar amount, timeliness required, existing open contracts, and/or to comply with other corporate standards

Assists DOP or designee in establishing and maintaining appropriate stock levels in automatic dispensing cabinets including but not limited to maintenance of expiration dating of medications in cabinets

Evaluate contract compliance and implement change to correct in all pharmacy purchasing areas of the hospital

Manage the transfer of drugs between areas of the pharmacy, the hospital and non-hospital accounts

Responsible for the new drug addition, change, deletion process and monitors compliance with process

Demonstrates working knowledge with the general duties of a Pharmacy technician including knowledge, and maintenance of competency and understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the position to which he/she is assigned which may include: unit dose cart fill, Automated Dispensing Cabinet functionality, IV preparation (e.g. syringes, admixtures, chemotherapy, continuous renal replacement therapy, total parenteral nutrition, etc.), unit dose packaging, filling outpatient prescriptions, bar-coding, Pharmacy inspections, oral liquid compounding, and code cart processes

Cross trained to perform Lead Technician responsibilities based on the discretion of the Director of Pharmacy

Complies with facility policy and procedures and regulatory requirements

Job Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent required
Associates or Bachelors Degree in Business, Accounting or Supply Chain Logistics preferred
Minimum of at least 2 years of hospital pharmacy buyer experience within the last 3 years of experience as pharmacy technician or pharmacy buyer.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
At a minimum the Buyer meets all the requirements, roles and responsibilities set forth in the Hospital Technician II Job Description
Demonstrates Knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations governing the practice of pharmacy
Apply known solutions to a variety of predictable problems and has fundamental working knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of Pharmacy purchasing processes
Knowledge of basic algebra and basic accounting methods
Basic working knowledge of Automated Dispensing Unit technology and reporting
Must demonstrate sound judgment in determining need to obtain additional supplies and will display initiative in recognizing and resolving problems in the distribution system
Organizational skill, accuracy, and attention to detail are essential in performing assignments of this position
Proactively prioritizes needs and effectively manages resources
Communication – communicates clearly and concisely
Applies and performs processes that require a range of well developed skills where some discretion and judgment is required
Judgment – Makes sensible and reliable decisions based upon job knowledge and experience. Considers all impacted areas in decision process. Seeks advice where applicable
Customer Orientation – establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting exceeding expectations
Interpersonal Skills – able to work effectively with other employees, patients and external parties
PC Skills – demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office, Meditech, and purchasing vendor applications and others as required
Policies and Procedures – articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems
Basic Skills – able to perform mathematical calculations, balance and reconcile figures, punctuate properly, spell correctly and transcribe accurately