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Providence Health & Services Pharmacy Technician - Inpatient Inventory Purhcaser *Up To $2000 Hiring Bonus* in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Pharmacy Technician - Inpatient Inventory Purchaser (1.0 FTE, Rotating/ Variable) to Providence St Vincent Medical Center in Portland , OR. This position will work days and evenings (4 10s) during weekdays and weekends.

Aside from the fantastic benefits offered by Providence, which begin on your first day of employment, we are also offering a $2000 Hiring Bonus to eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment ($1000 in your first or second paycheck and $1000 after 12 months at Providence)!

Apply today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text message with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

We are seeking a Pharmacy Technician - Inpatient Inventory Purchaser that will act as a coordinator for the purchase of pharmaceuticals; maintains efficient system(s) for ordering, receiving, managing and reconciling discrepancies in inventory; minimizes standing inventory with appropriate turn-over to avoid out-dating; maintains an adequate, cost-effective supply of drugs.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist Pharmacy Leadership in the purchasing of pharmaceuticals, inventory control, and in the utilization of purchasing contracts to purchase pharmaceuticals in accordance with hospital policies and Oregon Administrative Rules, and federal statutes

  • Maintain consistent inventory turns

  • Maintain adequate drug supplies

  • Report drug cost exceptions on a monthly basis

  • Coordinate year-end inventory and annual narcotic count

  • Carry out duties of Pharmacy Technician as necessary per the pharmacy technician job description

  • Act in a collaborative, cooperative manner as needed to assist in optimal pharmacy function

  • Maintain professional competency

  • Meet the Board of Pharmacy requirements

  • Complete annual competencies

  • Serve as a link between management and hospital staff to communicate and resolve problems (i.e. medication availability, distribution and delivery of pharmacy services)

  • Act as the primary resource for resolution of drug shortages between primary and secondary purveyors


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Must be a certified pharmacy technician (CPhT)

  • Six (6) months of healthcare purchasing/inventory control experience OR equivalent experience

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Three (3) years of Pharmacy technician experience in retail or institutional pharmacy practice

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Pharmacy Technician

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 327480