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Providence Pharmacy Buyer in Torrance, California


Providence is calling an Pharmacy Buyer (Full time/Day shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary San Pedro Hospital in San Pedro, CA.

We are seeking a Pharmacy Buyer who will order and monitor inventory of medications and supplies in a cost effective manner.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Areas of Emphasis:

  • Ensure cost effective purchasing of medications

  • Maintain medications stock levels to established par levels

  • Purchase medications for the main hospital and its outside ancillary sites

  • Inform pharmacy staff of medication updates as soon as they are received.

  • Monitor drug recalls and errant invoices

  • Control drug ordering and returns per policy

  • Meet with vendor representatives

  • Stock IV shelves daily

  • Manage 340B accounts: Purchase all eligible products

  • Documentation/Information/Management:

  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient and hospital related information

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the Hospital Information System and Pharmacy component

  • Utilize computer based communications and data base system

  • Comply with all regulatory agency requirements including State Board of Pharmacy and Department of Health and Services, including maintaining drug purchase records

  • Proficient with the 340B Software Program

  • Leadership/Supervision:

  • Perform drug purchasing activities in a team environment

  • Seek assistance immediately if unable to solve the problem on own

  • Assist with orientation of new employees as assigned

  • Provide input to development and revision of policies and procedures

  • Promote harmonious relationships and favorable attitudes amongst the Health Care Team

  • Direct stock clerk


Required qualifications for this position incude:

  • Education sufficient for license

  • Current California State Pharmacy Technician license

  • 1 year pharmacy or material procurement experience

  • Requires ability to operate personal computer and calculator

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro is a 259-bed nonprofit hospital that has served the Harbor and greater South Bay communities since 1925. Our Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of medical and surgical services each distinguished by innovation, quality and excellence in its respective area. We received the CHART “Certificate of Excellence” for receiving superior or above average results across the majority of outcomes and process measures publicly reported by CHART. We ranked in the top 21 among more than 240 hospitals throughout the state compared by California Healthcare Foundation, and were the first location in the South Bay to carry the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. As a member of Providence Health & Services, we are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Pharmacy Technician

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 276594