Pharmacy Buyer / Pharmacy Technician III

Job Requisition #: JR63249

End Date: 12/5/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Pharmacy

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Do you want to work at one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation?

Our amazing Pharmacy Team dispenses approximately 6,200,000 individualized patient doses per year, as well as 170,000 retail/mail order prescriptions. We provide medications that are safe and efficacious.

Life is full of choices, and whom you work for is one of life's most meaningful decisions. ChristianaCare has earned national recognition for excellence. Choose an organization that provides career advancement and the opportunity to impact health. Come and join us in the ChristianaCare Pharmacy - Dedicated to getting the right drug to the right patient at the right time!

As a Pharmacy Buyer/Technician III you will be responsible for the procurement of medications and supplies. In addition, the pharmacy buyer maintains records of purchases in an easily retrievable form for audit purposes and communicates any problems that may impact the supply.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage purchasing functions for the consolidated pharmacy supply chain that services all ChristianaCare locations
  • Ensure that all billing and ordering functions are completed daily to ensure cost transfers are timely
  • Quickly respond to emails that identify specific patient needs and that may require emergency deliveries to complete a patient's treatment regimen
  • Work in coordination with the 340B team ensuring that drugs are ordered off the appropriate accounts
  • During drug shortage situations, work with pharmaceutical representatives ensuring that stock outages are limited
  • Navigate the distribution channels for REMS drugs and ensure that each channel has up to date licensing information, accounts are free from outstanding balances, and expected turn-round times can be met
  • Work with wholesalers and accounts payable to ensure that no outstanding invoices are left unpaid
  • Order medications in a manner that separates hazardous items from non-hazardous items
  • Manage the ordering of controlled substances in schedules III-V of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA)
  • Communicate impending drug shortages with pharmacy leadership
  • Resolve discrepancies between what vendors/wholesalers have shipped versus quantities received
  • Maintain and organize files (primarily invoices) so that they are easily retrievable in the event of an audit
  • Serve as a resource for departments and employees regarding purchasing processes and procedures, order status, and basic use of purchasing-specific software systems
  • Assist with the biannual physical inventory process
  • Proactively order medications that are new additions to the formulary
  • Maintain spend analytics tools ensuring that purchases from all primary and secondary wholesalers, 503B certified compounding companies and direct shipments are logged

Education and Experience requirements:

  • BS in business or health care related field required
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification required
  • At least five years of Pharmacy Technician experience with strong background in pharmacy supply
  • Experience with drug purchasing processes and 340B preferred

ChristianaCare Offers:

Incredible Work/Life benefits including medical/dental/ vision insurance coverage on your first day of employment, paid PTO, retirement plans, twelve weeks of paid parental leave, annual membership to, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!

If you 're inspired to make a difference, we invite you to become a ChristianaCare caregiver.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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