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Technician - Inpatient Procurement
duties consist of pharmaceutical and supply order initiations, receiving
shipments of goods, ensuring compliance with storage requirements, inventory
control through frequent, regular stock level analysis, fund control, and
liaison with company representatives and managerial staff. As a designated
Pharmacy Ordering Officer, the procurement technician's main duties include,
but are not limited to:
Operational responsibility for all ongoing inventories of drug products and pharmaceutical supplies and their procurement.
Utilizes basic accounting and budgetary skills to assure pharmaceuticals and supplies are maintained in the most cost-effective manner.
Maintains accountability of daily purchases and coordinates receipt, ensures consistent delivery schedules are met and appropriately disperses stock into designated storage areas.
Determines, establishes, and modifies, as necessary appropriate ordering intervals, inventory levels, most efficient/effective ordering quantities, sources of supply, etc., based on current financial conditions in pharmacy, seasonal variations in drug usage, changing patterns of medical practice, delivery time requirements, urgency of medical need, alternative sources of availability, etc.
Processes outdated, unusable, and excess inventory for return to respective manufacturers for replacement of usable formulary items or credit via the reverse distributor.
Assists Lead Procurement Technician and Chief, Pharmacy Service in drug cost analysis to ensure continuing maximal economy.
Functions as a resource person to all members of the pharmacy staff and clinic staff regarding inventory status and control. Provides orientation and training, as
required, for staff members, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy aids, etc.
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; varying shifts between 7:00am and 7:00pm
to Work Holidays or Weekends: No
Labor Standards Acts (FLSA):
Unit Position: Yes
Statement Title: Pharmacy
Procurement Technician - Inpatient
incentives are not authorized for this position.