Company: University of Virginia
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Pharmacy Buyer purchases medications, pharmacy supplies,
materials, equipment and services across pharmacy areas in the
Medical Center. Performs a broad range of advanced
procurement-related technical duties in a centralized purchasing
model for pharmacy areas including but not limited to inpatient,
infusion, perioperative, retail, specialty, and long-term care
pharmacies. Pharmacy Buyers identify drug shortages and works to
find alternate suppliers and comparable products. Ensures timely
processing and payment for all purchases. Performs appropriate
financial oversight of purchases according to budget, and evaluates
spend variances. Ensures purchases are compliant with 340B Drug
Pricing program, and operates within compliant workflows of the
program with high integrity and compliance. Purchases and maintains
compliance with controlled substance medications in conjunction
with DEA, FDA, and state Board of Pharmacy requirements.
- Purchases and replenishes a large volume of varied and complex
pharmaceuticals in a centralized purchasing program across the
health-system Purchases for variety of pharmacy types with various
pharmaceutical and supply needs including inpatient, perioperative,
infusion, retail, specialty, and long-term care pharmacies.
- Develops, implements, and ensures effective business practices
and procedures. Maintains oversight to purchase order creation, and
ensures invoices are paid in a timely manner.
- Purchases pharmaceuticals within operational and compliance
requirements of the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Purchases within a
variety of 340B program set ups (mixed-use, 340B pure, virtual
inventory, non-virtual inventory), and various 340B third-party
administrator software systems.
- Recommends changes in methods and procedures to improve systems
of procurement and takes an active role in departmental program
improvement initiatives. Identifies and takes action when process
can be improved to reduce waste, improve workflow, and reduce drug
- Supports the daily operations of the Pharmacy Storeroom. Review
receiving documentation daily, coordinate clinic requisitions, and
product distribution across the health-system.
- In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may
Position Compensation Range: $15.68 - $24.30 Hourly
Education: High School Graduate required. Associate's or
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting, or applicable Health
Care field preferred.
Experience: 2 years experience in health care or business
required. 3 or more years of experience preferred. Experience as
pharmacy technician and knowledge of 340B program preferred.
Completion of 340B University required or completed within 3 months
Licensure: Pharmacy technician registration in Virginia required
within 6 months of hire. National certification (i.e. PTCB or other
exam) required upon 6 months of hire.
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of
desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some
distance to attend meetings, and programs.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System
which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and
Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences
Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our
faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing
itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.
We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or
expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political
affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual
orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic
Keywords: University of Virginia, Charlottesville , Pharmacy Buyer, Other , Charlottesville, Virginia
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