Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 8/3/2022
The Pharmacy Buyer is responsible for purchasing the necessary drugs and materials for the Pharmacy Department. He/She is responsible for procurement, receiving and inventory control of pharmaceuticals; for processing purchase orders and invoices; for maintaining contract files and for compliance with contracts, and for responses to pharmaceutical recalls. He/She must be proficient with wholesaler ordering systems, inventory management, GPO reports and contract compliance reports. The Pharmacy Buyer is responsible for all clinic buying and ensuring Departmental Charging (IDB) is accurately completed. He/She alerts the Director of Pharmacy of changes in buying trends, including unusual use of drugs and use of new costly drugs. The Pharmacy Buyer works effectively under the direct supervision of the Director of Pharmacy and/or a Registered Pharmacist to meet the drug needs of the hospitalized patient. The pharmacist may be responsible for the purchase of pharmacy inventory to include narcotics and other necessary drugs, equipment, and items to insure availability. When there is an established formulary, the pharmacist is required to adhere to that formulary or follow the established procedure for exceptions. If 340B Hospital - This position is responsible for ensuring standard operating procedures are established and followed for each area covered by 340B and analyzing those purchases and monthly reports.Education: High school degree or equivalentExperience: Previous experience as a hospital pharmacy technician; ACPE or ASHP accredited course in compounding sterile preparations preferred.Certification/Licensure: Current technician certification and required licensing/state certifications.