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Buyer Ambulatory Pharmacy

Company: Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:


The ambulatory pharmacy buyer performs all aspects of procurement and delivery for the outpatient hospital clinics and is accountable for the regulatory requirements in the ambulatory medication storage areas. This is inclusive of administrative duties related to the purchasing function. This position is also cross trained to provide support to the inpatient pharmacy buyer and the 340B team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

These duties and responsibilities described below represent the general tasks performed daily. May assign other duties as needed to drive to the vision fulfill the mission and abide by the values of the organization.

+ Manages the inventory of medications and associated supplies, including setting and maintaining periodic automatic replenishment (PAR) levels for the off-site clinics

+ Reviews clinic orders, ensures formulary compliance, and places orders with the wholesaler on the appropriate account

+ Receives the clinic orders, re-packages as necessary, and delivers to off-site locations

+ Reconciles cost/quantity differences and processes invoices for payment

+ Performs routine inspection and review of the off-site medication areas, including rotation of stock and identification and removal of expired drugs

+ Performs routine monitoring and auditing of medication storage areas, including the refrigerators and freezers

+ Completes unit inspections in a timely manner each month for the clinic areas

+ Stays current with the medication management standards for accrediting bodies, including HFAP and the board of pharmacy

+ Stays current with 340B requirements

+ Assists the 340B program analyst with ambulatory audits, and back fills the 340B analyst as needed

+ Backfills the inpatient pharmacy buyer as needed to ensure order is split appropriately

+ Tracks purchases and provides the information to finance monthly

+ Attend required hospital-wide orientations, meetings, and in-services

+ Demonstrates a commitment to flexible work scheduling when necessary to ensure patient care

Education and Experience

Minimum Required Education: High School or GED Equivalent

Preferred Education: Successful completion of a Pharmacy Technician Training program

Experience: Two or more years' experience as a pharmacy technician. Inpatient experience preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Applicant must be registered with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician.

Must be CPhT Nationally Certified.

**Driver's license required as this individual will be expected to be delivering to offsite locations

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