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Pharmacy Buyer

Company name
HCA Holdings, Inc

Nashville, TN

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HCA Healthcare


Skyline Medical Center




Tennessee (TN)

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Job Code: 06020-64045


Days (rotating weekends)

TriStar Skyline Medical Center - Nashville, TN

Skyline Medical Center is part of the Tristar family of hospitals:

TriStar Skyline Medical Center is Tennessee's first comprehensive stroke center and a national leader in neuroscience. The facility is equipped with 233 beds and offers a full array of acute care services, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedics/spine, rehabilitation and emergency services. As an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, TriStar Skyline is a leading provider of emergency heart care. There are more than 400 physicians on staff, many of whom have offices located right next door in the TriStar Skyline Medical Plaza.

We offer:

Support for Serious Emergencies, with traumatic injury, saving time is crucial. Tristar Skyline is designated to quickly care for severely injured patients and increase chances of survival. Access to emergency treatment across Middle Tennessee and the greater Nashville area. We're located off of I-65, I-24 and Briley Parkway for convenient access. With two helipads located directly outside of the ER to provide rapid response time Trauma rooms located directly inside ambulance entrance Critical care unit, surgical suites and imaging located next to ER for rapid access to diagnosis and treatment.

TriStar Skyline Medical Center

is currently looking for its next Pharmacy Buyer.

Department: Pharmacy


Procurement of medications and supplies from appropriate sources and ensuring proper storage to maintain their quality and integrity

Performs inventory management activities that ensure adequate stocks of medications, oversees the removal of outdated and recalled medications from supply, maintains purchasing contract compliance, promotes cost effectiveness, and works in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations

This position also performs routine responsibilities of a Certified Pharmacy Technician as needed to assist the department meet patient care needs.

Department Specific Criteria:

Procures and distributes medications according to established hospital and departmental policies, procedures, and protocols.

Receives and inventories secondary vendor order including narcotics daily.

Sustains the hospital formulary by minimizing the non-formulary procurements and by use and reconciliation of borrow/loan procedures.

Coordinates the removal of medications from inventory based on expiration or recall and reallocates and returns stock as necessary.

Ensures that all medications are properly labeled/stored and appropriate par levels are maintained within the pharmacy for Intravenous solutions and medications.

Works with the Pharmacy Management team to coordinate drug supply levels during drug shortages investigates root cause of Automated Dispensing Machine 'out of stock'.

Assists with directing physical inventories as required, both daily and bi-annual.

Ensures employees are trained and properly using the Pharmacy point of use system.

Personally maintains inventory of high cost medications.

Establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations of internal hospital employees and external vendors.

Demonstrates proficiency in required operating systems: (ie Meditech, Automated Dispensing Machines, Microsoft Office, packaging and compounding equipment/software, phone/voicemail system, etc.)

Participates in weekly anesthesia audits and narcotic inventories as a leader.

Participates in CSC/CSOS/SMART reporting and record keeping as a leader.

Participates in formulary, budget, and inventory management processes as a leader.

Participates in the process and quality improvement activities of the department.

Demonstrates competence required for current job title /position.

Maintains professional growth and development through continuing education to remain current

Helps maintain the department in a clean and orderly fashion.

Performs other duties as assigned by director.

Is compliant with all Human Resource requirements.

Position Qualifications:

Technician training program preferred

Knowledge of general pharmacy practices and procedures

Registration with the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy

Interpersonal skills to successfully interact with coworkers, vendors and other hospital staff in all situations

Demonstrated competency in each area of the Performance Measurement Tool

Certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

Two years health-system experience required

Prior purchasing experience preferred

Last Edited: 01/11/2018

Company info

HCA Holdings, Inc
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Company Profile
At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA. HCA is committed to the care and improvement of human life and strives to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve. Building on the foundation provided by our Mission & Values, HCA puts patients first and works to constantly improve the care we give them by implementing measures that support our caregivers, help ensure patient safety and provide the highest possible quality. Investing in our communities is important to us. HCA typically invests about $1.5 billion annually to keep our facilities modern and up-to-date technologically and to expand and add services where needed. Focusing primarily on communities where the company is a leading healthcare provider, HCA selectively adds new facilities in order to better serve our communities. And because two HCA founders were physicians, we value highly the strong relationships we've created with local physicians. We endeavor to provide them with a wide array of services and modern facilities in order to help them deliver the best possible care.

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