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PHARMACY INVENTORY MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN, DOWNEY; FULL-TIME, DAYS

Job ID 9638-977 Date posted 07/13/2020

PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network that serves approximately 3 million residents in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Hospital - Whittier, PIH Health Hospital - Downey and PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital, 27 outpatient medical locations, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services, and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, women’s health, urgent care, and emergency services.

The Pharmacy Inventory Management Technician is responsible for all aspects of inventory control and purchasing for PIH Health Pharmacy.  They shall be responsible for receiving and taking care of products, proper storage, adjusting discrepancies, handling necessary accounting functions, and computer pricing related interactions. They shall assist in identifying medication shortages; provide communication to the Pharmacy Team regarding medication shortages, procurement of acceptable alternatives, and recalls. They shall maintain records of purchasing to meet compliance with accreditation organizations, as well as, federal and state regulations (including HRSA).  In the event of a technician call off or shortage they shall cover the position by performing all the non-judgmental aspects of preparing and dispensing medications under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Maintain an ethical, professional behavior that ensures efficient, accurate, timely distribution and control of medications dispensed through the pharmacy. Maintain and reflect a positive attitude representing the pharmacy department as well as the entire hospital. He/she shall complete projects assigned by the Pharmacy Administration in a timely manner.


Required Skills

  • Possess the ability to effectively communicate through verbal/written communications to the medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff.
  • Must be able to handle multiple priorities (such as purchasing, data entry, etc.) in an effective manner identifying and understanding issues, problems, and potential for workflow improvement.
  • Possess the ability to manage time to meet project deadlines, follow detailed direction, basic computer skills, and the ability to prioritize is required.

Required Experience

Required

  • Graduate of an accredited pharmacy technician program recognized by the California State Board of Pharmacy
  • Possess a California Pharmacy Technician Licensure in good standing

Preferred

  • A college degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of hospital experience with a minimum of one (1) year of purchasing experience is required.
  • National certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

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