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Acute Supply Coordinator Pharmacy Technician

Company: Banner Health
Location: Mesa
Posted on: May 20, 2023

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Primary City/State:Mesa, ArizonaDepartment Name: Pharmacy-HospWork Shift: DayJob Category:PharmacyInnovation and highly trained staff. Our Pharmacy team members play a critical role in ensuring the best care for our patients. Join a nationally recognized leader that values excellence and begin making a difference in people's lives. Apply today!The department of pharmacy at Banner Desert Medical Center (BDMC) & Banner Children's Medical Center is partially automated with the use of automated dispensing cabinets.--We are also equipped with computerized physician order entry and electronic medication administration record through Cerner.--With our highly functional clinical staff, we practice a decentralized pharmacy model, where our pharmacists are assigned a unit to provide pharmaceutical care to patients. Our Acute Supply Coordinator Pharmacy Technician will be responsible for the procurement of the inpatient pharmacy department's medications and supplies, assisting with stockroom receiving, carousel management, invoice coding, loan/borrow, recalls, 340B support, OTC procurement, returns, and/or adult and pediatric controlled substance ordering. The ideal candidate will be an experienced pharmacy technician and buyer, who is proactive, collaborative, self-motivated, and flexible.We are hiring an Acute Supply Coordinator Pharmacy Technician to join our Banner Desert Medical Center team in Mesa, AZ! This will be a full-time role, working Monday through Friday, from 8 am - 4:30 pm. Previous pharmacy buyer experience, hospital experience, and/or 340b experience is preferred. Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. This opportunity includes the option to participate in a variety of health, financial, and security benefits.--Located on an 80-acre campus in Mesa, Arizona, Banner Desert Medical Center is one of Arizona's largest and most comprehensive hospitals and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals. We provide an abundance of exceptional opportunities with more than 600 licensed beds, including over 100 dedicated to children. Areas of excellence include high-risk pregnancy and neonatal care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, cardiology, oncology and emergency medicine. With 21 operating rooms, we offer a full range of surgical specialties and advanced technology that includes the daVincir Surgical System. About Banner Children's Hospital at Desert If you desire to provide the best care possible to the most vulnerable patients, come to Banner Children's Hospital at Desert in Mesa, Ariz. Within our 248-bed, state-of-the-art facility, specially trained nurses, physicians and other clinical professionals utilize the most advanced technology - including iCare ICU monitoring and robotic surgery - to provide high quality, child-friendly, family-centered care. Our facilities feature a recently expanded 104-bed NICU, a 24-bed PICU, six pediatric ORs and a 26-bed ED. We also offer dedicated pediatric rehab, radiology, oncology and hematology capabilities. With clinical diversity, exceptional training programs and a supportive culture, this is a place where you can grow in your career as you help our very special patients.POSITION SUMMARYThis position is responsible for purchasing, maintaining inventory, and coordinating semi-annual inventory for medications and supplies in the department. This individual expedites backorders and emergency orders to ensure critical shortages are resolved. Communicates with vendors and manufacturers; researches and compares medication prices in support of the current contracts; reviews and implements contract responsibilities. Must be knowledgeable of the hospital medication formulary, current medication usage trends, and purchasing needs of the department. Expedites medication recalls and returns medications as appropriate. Completes dispensing, compounding and clerical functions in the General Pharmacy, Sterile Products Area, and Prescription Pharmacy (where applicable). Assists the Pharmacist in dispensing medications and maintaining appropriate patient records, charges and inventory control.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Ensures adequate inventory. Procures medications and supplies at the bid price or most economical available cost. Inventories, evaluates need, sets reorder points, and establishes order quantities for medications including controlled substances. Submits orders to local wholesalers daily or from direct accounts as needed. Makes decisions that result in lowest possible medication expenses without jeopardizing availability of adequate inventory.2. Reconciles invoices with merchandise received, codes invoices for payment, and processes invoices according to current Accounts Payable standards. Works closely with vendor representatives to resolve procurement and billing problems. Reconciles inter facility transfer of medications on a monthly basis. Compiles cost data, prepares reports, and processes interdepartmental charges.3. Acts in an expeditor role for back orders and has the authority to change vendors if primary vendor cannot supply needed medications. Communicates to staff all backorders and out of stock medications. Alerts pharmacy leaders of current and anticipated shortages.4. Addresses medication recall notices. Removes medication from current inventory, returns, and completes documentation as directed in recall notice. Maintains files and adequate documentation related to medication recalls.5. Coordinates removal of all outdated and unusable items from inventory. Sends outdated and unusable medications to selected returns company for reimbursement. Processes invoices and maintains files with adequate documentation related to returned medications.6. Reviews and participates in the analysis of new and existing agreements for greater cost savings. Takes part in system wide task forces for standardization of product and services and implementation of system wide agreements.7. Works as a liaison to the contract team to promote standardization and utilization efforts. Is a resource for product and vendor information for the facilities and as a resource for products and suppliers. Works closely with assigned departments to understand and meet their needs regarding product specification and selection.8. Participates in the following aspects of medication use: selection, procurement and storage, and dispensing. Internal customers may include Patients, Nurses, Licensed Independent Practitioners, Nursing Directors, Department Directors, Administrators and other health care team members for the purpose of integrating services, improving patient care and ensuring effective communication systems. External customers may include local, state, and national pharmacy organizations, Joint commission, state Board of Pharmacy, colleagues and peers, educational institutions and pharmaceutical representatives.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSRequires Pharmacy Technician licensure and active Pharmacy Technician certification OR Pharmacy Intern licensure in the state of practice.Minimum of four years pharmacy inventory and supply experience. Strong customer service focus, exceptional communication skills, strong attention to detail, prioritization capabilities, superior problem-solving skills, and ability to multi-task. Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and other contacts. Ability to use multiple software packages on a personal computer and have a working knowledge of Medication Management Information System (MMIS). --Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. Employees working at Banner MD Anderson on the Banner University Medical Center Phoenix campus must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. This is a requirement of the Whole Family Counseling Program held at this specific facility.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSAdditional related education and/or experience preferred.Our organization supports a drug-free work environment.

Keywords: Banner Health, Mesa , Acute Supply Coordinator Pharmacy Technician, Healthcare , Mesa, Arizona

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