Pharmaceutical Purchaser

  • Langley City, BC
  • Permanent
  • Part-time
  • 1 month ago
Fraser Health is growing, the kind of growth you want to be a part of as you maximize the opportunity to enhance and expand your skills. We are the largest and fastest growing Health Authority in Canada. Over 25, 000 employees, 2,500 physicians and 6,500 volunteers provide a wide range of integrated health care services to over 1.6 million people living in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

We hire great people for great jobs. We are looking for a Pharmaceutical Purchaser to coordinate all activities relating to procurement of medicines essential for our day to day operations. We need your help to expand the ability to deliver prompt and professional service. Your enthusiasm will assist you as you source and select vendors for non-formulary and special program medications.

Position Highlights

Bring your resourcefulness and effective organizational skills to a role where you can really make a difference! As a Pharmaceutical Purchaser you will participate as a Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services (LMPS) representative, in industry group purchasing committees and activities such as Drug Contract Tender and Awards meetings and Product Evaluation and Vendor Quality Management committees.

Your specific duties will include:
  • Maintaining drug inventory levels for the Pharmacy by establishing and/or revising optimum re-order points based on site utilization and inventory flow patterns and by preparing and placing purchase orders with pharmaceutical wholesalers and vendors. •Monitoring delivery dates and resolves shipping problems and expedites deliveries to ensure adequate inventory levels. Determines alternate suppliers for backordered or discontinued drug products. Maintains and updates information about backordered and discontinued products on the Pharmacy intranet. •Maintaining the perpetual inventory system by conducting cyclical and spot counts; comparing the actual count with the recorded inventory level; investigating and resolving any discrepancies and referring any significant findings to the Manager. •Coordinating drug recalls by notifying the Pharmacy sites of the recall and level of urgency; tracking the site responses; quarantining and returning recalled medications and maintaining documentation of the recall in accordance with Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services QI / Risk Management policies and procedures.
We are looking for a bright, pleasant person with an eye for detail. You are knowledgeable in pharmaceutical products and display remarkable communication and networking abilities. You are driven and have exceptional self-motivation skills enabling you to thrive independently in your position.

You will take a conscientious, hands-on approach to deliver high quality and precise work. A methodical approach is essential, to complete routine day to day tasks, and manage changing priorities, and timelines. You love taking on difficult challenges and finding creative solutions. You think on your feet. You like learning new things, and you can learn quickly. When things change you know how to adapt and contribute to the change process.

As the successful candidate, you have graduated from a recognized Pharmacy Assistant Program supplemented by recognized purchasing courses plus four years' recent related experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience is acceptable.

This Casual opportunity is located at our Support Services Facility in Langley, BC.

Valued Benefits

A career with Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated team of professionals in a dynamic and rewarding health care environment.

Work with an experienced and dedicated team at and join our commitment to provide quality care to our patients and clients. We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends and family as a great place to work!

Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services (LMPS) delivers integrated pharmaceutical care, services and programs across Fraser Health (FH), Providence Health Care (PHC), Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services includes 10 functional portfolio groupings across the four organizations - Residential Care, Community Based Pharmacy Programs, Professional Practice and Education Programs, Medication Safety, Information Systems and Technology, Medication Use Management, Business Support, Pharmaceutical Purchasing, Pharmaceutical Production, and Drug Distribution Systems. We employ all levels of Pharmacy Professionals across Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the Sunshine Coast.
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