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Pharmacy buyer inpatient pharmacy

Rush University

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted June 20, 2019.

Job Title: Pharmacy Buyer, Inpatient Pharmacy Department: Pharmacy Shift: 1st Specialty: Job Number: 2019-1552 Date Posted: 05/15/2019 Position Type: Pharmacy Job Qualifications: Pharmacy Buyer, Inpatient Pharmacy Rush University Medical Center presents an exciting opportunity for a Pharmacy Buyer for Inpatient Pharmacy.

The Buyer is responsible for purchasing pharmaceuticals within the inpatient pharmacy as well as day-to-day operations of the store room.

The scope of this role includes responsibility for pharmacy purchasing, maintaining stock of inpatient medications, procurement of non-formulary items, controlled substances, and oversight of roles and responsibilities of technicians working in the store room.

The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities: Coordinates all supply chain processes for purchasing and receiving pharmaceuticals.

Oversees monthly pharmacy store room medication expenses and tracks items with increased expenses.

Maintains pharmacy purchasing systems including Cardinal.com and RxWorks.

Maintains RxWorks medication database.

Coordinates purchasing of medications on the formulary, including adjusting par levels and finding suitable alternatives in times of drug shortages.

Coordinates procurement of non-formulary items in collaboration with the Associate Director of Clinical Services.

Evaluates alternative medication dosage forms for cost-savings and coordinates interchange of new alternative medications as needed.

Participates in Pyxis inventory optimization including the need to alter drug inventory levels versus a one-time increase in inventory purchased.

Participates in weekly Drug Shortage Meeting including a classification of shortage items, presentation of current Pyxis and carousel counts, and alternative dosage forms available for purchase.

Proactively manages stock outs with regard to human factors versus the current Pyxis and carousel counts and alternative dosage forms available for purchase.

Works with the 340B coordinator to minimize WAC purchases.

Trains all new storeroom personnel.

Coordinates operational procurement and workflow changes.

Position Qualifications Include: High school graduate or equivalent (GED) required.

Associate or Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Current State of Illinois Pharmacy Technician licensure required.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification required.

Two or more years of purchasing experience strongly preferred.

Strong analytical, problem solving, and written communication skills.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Flexible with work schedule.

Dependable attendance and job performance.

Active participation in pharmacy professional or peer organizations.

Company Highlights: Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career.

Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.

Rush is ranked second for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

Rush University Medical Center has been named a top teaching hospital by The Leapfrog Group.

Rush is one of 36 hospitals to receive this designation, and one of two in Illinois.

Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health.

Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer.

We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Pharmacy Buyer, Inpatient Pharmacy Rush University Medical Center presents an exciting opportunity for a Pharmacy Buyer for Inpatient Pharmacy.

The Buyer is responsible for purchasing pharmaceuticals within the inpatient pharmacy as well as day-to-day operations of the store room.

The scope of this role includes responsibility for pharmacy purchasing, maintaining stock of inpatient medications, procurement of non-formulary items, controlled substances, and oversight of roles and responsibilities of technicians working in the store room.

The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities: Coordinates all supply chain processes for purchasing and receiving pharmaceuticals.

Oversees monthly pharmacy store room medication expenses and tracks items with increased expenses.

Maintains pharmacy purchasing systems including Cardinal.com and RxWorks.

Maintains RxWorks medication database.

Coordinates purchasing of medications on the formulary, including adjusting par levels and finding suitable alternatives in times of drug shortages.

Coordinates procurement of non-formulary items in collaboration with the Associate Director of Clinical Services.

Evaluates alternative medication dosage forms for cost-savings and coordinates interchange of new alternative medications as needed.

Participates in Pyxis inventory optimization including the need to alter drug inventory levels versus a one-time increase in inventory purchased.

Participates in weekly Drug Shortage Meeting including a classification of shortage items, presentation of current Pyxis and carousel counts, and alternative dosage forms available for purchase.

Proactively manages stock outs with regard to human factors versus the current Pyxis and carousel counts and alternative dosage forms available for purchase.

Works with the 340B coordinator to minimize WAC purchases.

Trains all new storeroom personnel.

Coordinates operational procurement and workflow changes.

Position Qualifications Include: High school graduate or equivalent (GED) required.

Associate or Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Current State of Illinois Pharmacy Technician licensure required.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification required.

Two or more years of purchasing experience strongly preferred.

Strong analytical, problem solving, and written communication skills.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Flexible with work schedule.

Dependable attendance and job performance.

Active participation in pharmacy professional or peer organizations.

Company Highlights: Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career.

Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.

Rush is ranked second for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

Rush University Medical Center has been named a top teaching hospital by The Leapfrog Group.

Rush is one of 36 hospitals to receive this designation, and one of two in Illinois.

Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health.

Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer.

We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.