The purchasing manager for the inpatient pharmacy leads a team of technicians and pharmacist(s) to oversee the supply chain for inpatient and clinic-administered medications, leads cost-savings initiatives through 340B and NDC optimization, acts as the coordinator for the vaccine for children program, and supports revenue cycle optimization. Shares call responsibility along with other leaders and frontline staff.
HEALTH SYSTEM OVERVIEW:
At Boston Medical Center (BMC), our diverse staff works together for one goal — to provide exceptional and equitable care to improve the health of the people of Boston. Our bold vision to transform health care is powered by our respect for our patients and our commitment to ensure everyone who comes through our doors has a positive experience.
As one of the top places to work in health care, we know that providing exceptional care for patients begins with caring for our staff. That’s why you’ll find a supportive work environment at BMC, with rich opportunities throughout your career for training, development, and growth.
There’s never been a better or more exciting time to join our BMC community and help us continue to carry out our mission of delivering exceptional and equitable care to all.
Position: Pharmacy Purchasing Manager, Inpatient
Department: Inpatient Pharmacy
Schedule: Full Time, Exempt
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or PharmD from an accredited College of Pharmacy required. Advanced degree (MS, MBA or MHA) and/or completion of relevant post-graduate training preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
License to practice as a pharmacist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from the Board of Registration in Pharmacy is required within 30 days of start date.
Requires at least two years of related experience, including drug purchasing and inventory management. One year experience in personnel management and one year experience in inpatient pharmacy preferred.
PGY2 residents in HSPAL or Medication Safety & Policy, or who have completed a PGY2 in HSPAL or Drug Information desired.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Requires mathematical skills, knowledge of purchasing and material management.
Effective interpersonal skills to interact appropriately with hospital staff, patients, families/visitors, physicians, colleagues, and others.
Familiarity with 340B program.
Ability to prioritize essential tasks and meet deadlines.
Ability to guide, direct, and mentor staff.
Experience with Microsoft programs (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Outlook) and web browsers.
Must possess self-management skills and require little to no supervision. This person must be a self-starter, self-motivating, have a strong work ethic and must have the ability to identify issues or opportunities that require attention and change.
Must possess and exhibit process improvement skills and acumen.
Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a private, not-for-profit, 514-bed, academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End. BMC is the largest safety net hospital and busiest trauma and emergency services center in New England. BMC provides a fully integrated continuum of outpatient, specialty, and inpatient services, with providers in more than 70 medical specialties and subspecialties. The institution is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine.