Inventory Technician Specialist, Pharmacy Supply Chain (Pharmacy Tech License Required):
Massachusetts General Hospital

1180030345
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston Massachusetts
Pharmaceutical
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Description
GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

Reporting to the MGH Pharmacy Inventory Coordinator, the Inventory Specialist is responsible for receiving all non-controlled pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies. The scope of the Inventory Specialist receiving responsibilities includes the main campus inpatient cost centers, the main campus ambulatory cost centers, the main campus outpatient pharmacy cost centers and the satellite ambulatory cost centers. Additionally, the Inventory Specialist will be responsible for charging and coordinating delivery of all special orders (from MGH Pharmacy Online Ordering Website) and perform multiple inventory functions. These inventory functions are vital to the Supply Chain performing efficiently (stocking medications, returns to wholesaler, etc). Inventory Specialist must be able to pass both licensure and area specific competences.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Receives and sorts pharmaceuticals and supplies coming from multiple vendors (McKesson, Amerisource, Internal Compounding Center, Outside Repackager, etc)
* Receives items where applicable via scanning into computer systems and/or manual documentation
* Stocks all Central Pharmacy inventory zones with exception of carousels
* Delivers stock to Central Pharmacy carousels;
* Delivers non Central Inventory medications/items to appropriate area/person (supplies, Clinical Trials items, etc)
* Fills all special orders and coordinates delivery (Inside/Outside Transportation or Pick-Up)
* Delivers items needing repackaging or overwrapping to Internal Compounding Center
* Trains all new item barcodes into appropriate systems
* Processes wholesaler returns as needed
* Supports department/functional team with inventory request
* Track and resolved issues and action items
* Alerts Supply Chain team of any issues/discrepancies with receipts/pricing
* Organizes extra supply of medications; Re-stocks these medications when space is available
* Performs receipts and charges in EPIC inventory
* Alerts pharmacy purchasing as needed for same day medication requests
* Maintains the cleanliness of receiving area
* Recognizes, communicates, and escalates concerns relevant to inventory management critical path and or/timeline in a timely manner
* Complete specific tasks as directed
* Assists the Pharmacy the Inventory Coordinator in conducting the semi-annual physical inventory
* Assists in the drug recall process (specifically: checks Central Pharmacy inventory for recalled product when provided recall information)
* Attends weekly and monthly supply chain meetings, providing feedback on improvements, projects, etc.
* Attend production support and post live activities
* Other duties as required

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

* Strong Customer service skills
* Intermediate Microsoft Office skills required;
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Strong problem solving and negotiating skills
* Self motivated, independent and possess the ability to learn quickly
* Ability to assimilate new software and understand new software releases and succeed in a changing environment
* Ability to successfully negotiate and collaborate with others of different skill sets, backgrounds and levels within and external to the organization
* Ability to work and cover for week/weekend shifts

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if applicable):

* Credentials as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) required
* Valid Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy registration required
* Must be able pass pharmacy department competencies

EDUCATION:

* High School diploma or equivalent required
* Associate degree preferred
* Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred

EXPERIENCE:

* 1-2 years operations experience in a hospital setting strongly preferred
* 1-2 years experience in supply chain strongly preferred

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):

None

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):

* Receiving responsibility for $200mm yearly of pharmaceuticals/supplies

WORKING CONDITIONS:

* Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.
* Must be able to stand or sit for extended periods of time