Home Pharmacy Buyer - (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Menlo Park CA 94025
Req: 12561
FTE: 1


1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Days

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

The pharmacy buyer participates in the supplemental annual drug bid process, implements results of the bid process, orders drugs, supplies and investigational agents. The buyer is responsible for maintaining an adequate inventory of pharmaceutical stock. With assistance from staff, the buyer verifies deliveries against purchase requisitions, packing slips and follows up on discrepancies. The buyer organizes the annual physical inventory and participates in all inventory management tasks.

Essential Functions:

* Establishes and maintains the inventory levels of drugs and supplies with staff support, oversees the verification of products received and the rotating and arranging of stock. Schedules and prepares for annual physical drug inventory. Directs inventory crew manager. Participates in evaluation of inventory results.

* Establishes procedures for the loaning and borrowing of all drugs and products with other hospitals. Uses alternative supply sources when necessary in accordance with established procedures.

* Establishes, initiate and tracks mechanisms for drug product defect reporting.

* Facilitates vendor contact with pharmacists for product information and evaluation. Coordinates vendor sponsored in-services on new/revised products. Notifies pharmacy staff and management of change in product vendor, product shortages and discontinuance of products normally stocked by the pharmacy.

* Initiates actions required for drug product recalls including the collection and quarantine of suspected items, acquisition and distribution of alternate products and the completion of required records or reports.

* Meets with pharmaceutical sales representatives to establish pricing changes, delivery schedules, and to resolve problems.

* Monitors and provides compliance to product standardization, vendor performance and reports findings to Director of Pharmacy.

* Performs order placement using automated purchasing system. Proactively expedites purchase orders for timely delivery. Checks incoming orders against items listed on receiving documents. Responsible for drug returns to vendor.

* Responsible for updating pharmaceutical cost in the system.

* Tracks and evaluates credit and accounts payable problems and works with vendors and accounts payable to resolve any discrepancies. Resolves billing and accounts payable issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification: CPhT - Licensed as a Pharmacy Technician by the California Board of Pharmacy

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Ability to adapt to and deal with change and ambiguity.

* Ability to perform routine mathematical calculations; weighing, measuring and documentation with accuracy.

* Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.

* Ability to solve problems and identify solutions.

* Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job.

* Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.

* Ability to work in a fast paced work environment.

* Ability to work with devices, information systems, automated and technical equipment utilized in pharmacy.

* Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

* Knowledge of influence of patient's age, sex, concomitant disease states, concurrent drug therapy, foods and diagnostic procedures on drug activity and disposition.

* Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility.

* Knowledge of Medical terminology and abbreviations; pharmacology and pharmacological nomenclature; medical therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and disease states.

* Knowledge of methods and procedures involved in proper handling and storing of pharmaceutical supplies.

* Knowledge of physiology, anatomy, pathology, chemistry and mathematics as they relate to pharmacy practice.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.