Pharmacy Buyer / Pharmacy Technician III

at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Do you want to work at one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation?

Our amazing Pharmacy Team dispenses approximately 6,200,000 individualized patient doses per year, as well as 170,000 retail/mail order prescriptions. We provide medications that are safe and efficacious.

Life is full of choices, and whom you work for is one of life's most meaningful decisions. ChristianaCare has earned national recognition for excellence. Choose an organization that provides career advancement and the opportunity to impact health. Come and join us in the ChristianaCare Pharmacy - Dedicated to getting the right drug to the right patient at the right time!

As a Pharmacy Buyer/Technician III you will be responsible for the procurement of medications and supplies. In addition, the pharmacy buyer maintains records of purchases in an easily retrievable form for audit purposes and communicates any problems that may impact the supply.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage purchasing functions for the consolidated pharmacy supply chain that services all ChristianaCare locations
Ensure that all billing and ordering functions are completed daily to ensure cost transfers are timely
Quickly respond to emails that identify specific patient needs and that may require emergency deliveries to complete a patient's treatment regimen
Work in coordination with the 340B team ensuring that drugs are ordered off the appropriate accounts
During drug shortage situations, work with pharmaceutical representatives ensuring that stock outages are limited
Navigate the distribution channels for REMS drugs and ensure that each channel has up to date licensing information, accounts are free from outstanding balances, and expected turn-round times can be met
Work with wholesalers and accounts payable to ensure that no outstanding invoices are left unpaid
Order medications in a manner that separates hazardous items from non-hazardous items
Manage the ordering of controlled substances in schedules III-V of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA)
Communicate impending drug shortages with pharmacy leadership
Resolve discrepancies between what vendors/wholesalers have shipped versus quantities received
Maintain and organize files (primarily invoices) so that they are easily retrievable in the event of an audit
Serve as a resource for departments and employees regarding purchasing processes and procedures, order status, and basic use of purchasing-specific software systems
Assist with the biannual physical inventory process
Proactively order medications that are new additions to the formulary
Maintain spend analytics tools ensuring that purchases from all primary and secondary wholesalers, 503B certified compounding companies and direct shipments are logged

Education and Experience requirements:
BS in business or health care related field required
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification required
At least five years of Pharmacy Technician experience with strong background in pharmacy supply
Experience with drug purchasing processes and 340B preferred

ChristianaCare Offers:

Incredible Work/Life benefits including medical/dental/ vision insurance coverage on your first day of employment, paid PTO, retirement plans, twelve weeks of paid parental leave, annual membership to, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!

If you 're inspired to make a difference, we invite you to become a ChristianaCare caregiver.

EEO Statement:
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Job Posting: 1018580

Posted On: Aug 11, 2022

Updated On: Sep 10, 2022