Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine.The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. As an employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.UWMC Pharmacy has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME PHARMACY PURCHASING LEAD TECHNICIAN (Day Shifts). Under general supervision, the Pharmacy Purchasing Lead Technician will provide direction and technical support for the pharmacy departmental supply chain, including drug shortage management, purchasing, receiving, accounts payable, and inventory management.Reporting to the Pharmacy Manager, this position will assist in directing the work of program support staff, frequently assigning inventory control functions, drug shortage, and recall management. The Pharmacy Purchasing Lead Technician may assist with work assignments, peer review, and performance feedback.Responsibilities:Independently manage day-to-day operations of an assigned program in the Pharmacy Department purchasing area.Order and maintain appropriate levels of pharmacy drug and supply stocks.Direct Pharmacy Technicians and others to ensure that the supply chain processes are managed in a timely and appropriate fashion.Manage pharmaceutical shortages: Coordinate communication of pharmaceutical shortages to pharmacy staff; manage back-up stocks of back-ordered products and at-risk products.Perform daily review of back-orders by vendor and outstanding purchase orders and develop plan for identifying alternative options and communication.Maintain a schedule for ordering recurring or ongoing non-formulary or patient-specific medications.Monitor and manage recalls and short-dated pharmaceuticals for patient safety and fiscal responsibility.Prepare outdated and return merchandise for shipping to wholesaler or manufacturer.Manage purchasing requisition process and procedures; provide appropriate vendor information and contract references to UW Medicine Purchasing.Assist with accounts payables process per UW Medicine and State of Washington requirements.Maintain a working knowledge and proficiency in pharmacy purchasing activities, including class of trade and Drug Supply Chain Security Act regulations. May engage in preparation and packaging of medications and other Pharmacy-related functions.Coordinate communication and services between pharmaceutical wholesaler and UWMC.Assist with annual review of policies and procedures for assigned area.Perform other duties as assigned. DESIRED:Working knowledge of desktop computers, including proficiency with MS Office applications, e-mail, and Internet access.Working knowledge of pharmacy wholesaler purchasing systems and pharmacy or materials management information systems.Excellent, highly detailed organizational skills, and the ability to work in a busy office environment.Strong interpersonal and communication skills with strong sense of customer support.Interest in and aptitude for health care and information technology. Three (3) years of recent healthcare experience.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.