The Pharmacy Inventory Specialist is accountable to the Pharmacy Purchasing Coordinator, 340B Program Coordinator, and the Pharmacy Support Manager for inventory control and management of drug and non-drug supplies utilized in the pharmacy.
Under supervision, is responsible for creating purchase orders of pharmaceuticals, blood products, supplies, equipment, and all other pharmaceutical items in support of patients and the pharmacy.
Implements and maintains appropriate inventory control procedures to minimize inventory losses due to expired medications.
Maintains adequate stock levels to prevent outages.
Responsible for receiving and placing items in stock and the optimization of pharmacy inventory both in the facility and outlying clinics.
Ensures that all pharmaceutical products are appropriately labeled with barcodes for patient administration.
Assists with the controlled substance inventory, NDC crosswalk updates, maintaining the cleanliness and organization of inventory storage areas, and overseeing the process for removing outdated and recalled medications.
Participates in departmental projects.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience, Education and Training Minimum:
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Three years of work experience as a pharmacy technician in a hospital, and current Virginia Pharmacy Technician Certification is required.
Demonstrates analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent communication skills and professionalism necessary to resolve issues related to conflict resolution, operational and system issues.
Must possess the interpersonal skills necessary to develop cooperative working relationships with a wide variety of personnel and vendors when placing, expediting, verifying, and resolving purchasing discrepancies.
Serves as the secondary contact for vendors.
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Children's Hospital Of The King's Daughters