HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Pharmacy Buyer in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Pharmacy Buyer - OU Medical Center



General Description: Under general supervision of the Pharmacy Supervisor/Manager, performs the duties associated with the day-to-day procurement of pharmaceuticals and related supplies and maintenance of associated inventories.

Essential Responsibilities: /Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position. / * Establishes and maintains appropriate inventory levels of drugs and supplies * Checks inventory levels and other inventory control monitors and subsequently places orders for pharmaceuticals and related supplies from designated pharmacy vendors * Monitors usage trends and adjusts vendor contracts as necessary * Makes decisions in purchasing while staying within budget requirements and achieving maximum inventory turnover rate * Resolves problems associated with on-going, fluctuating demand/supply issues * Coordinates special orders or emergency orders * Follows-up and expedites as necessary to maintain delivery dates/schedules * Maintains wholesale drug PC-based databases in an up-to-date state * Resolves problems with vendors as necessary * Responsible for keying and/or processing of orders * Maintains invoicing for drug and supply accounts * Ensures compliance with established ordering practices and with all applicable state and federal guidelines * Operates and performs routine maintenance on packaging/labeling equipment * Maintains relationships with equipment and supply vendors and, as needed, arranges for service and repairs * Serves as liaison between software providers and IS Department for problem resolution * Evaluates marketed drug products to identify suitably packaged products, using available resources * Makes recommendations on vendor changes when necessary * Provides training and support to pharmacy staff regarding inventory management system, equipment operation and quality control procedures


General Responsibilities: * Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in relevant area preferred. Experience:Two (2) years of experience in procurement/inventory supply or pharmacy technician experience OR an equivalent combination of education or experience. Licensure/Certifications/Registrations Required:Permit as a Pharmacy Technician by the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy when eligible.


*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Knowledge of materials management practices involved with purchasing, distribution and storage. Knowledge of applicant state and federal laws and regulations. Basic knowledge of Automated Dispensing Unit technology and reporting. Knowledge of organization policies and procedures. Ability to effectively prioritize needs and effectively manage resources. Skill in performing tasks requiring discretion and judgment. Knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheets and word processing. Skill in verbal and written communication. Ability to work effectively with internal staff and suppliers.

Job: *Pharmacy & Pharmacy Tech

Title: Pharmacy Buyer

Location: Oklahoma-Oklahoma City-OU Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00322-91660