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Inventory Control Assistant

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Downey
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description:

Under the direct supervision & control of a licensed pharmacist, procures, orders, receives, stocks & returns pharmaceutical merchandise following established procedures. Is responsible for the organization & maintenance of proper inventory levels in assigned location(s) or department(s).

Essential Functions:

  • Upholds KP's Policies & Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities & applicable state, federal & local laws
  • Based on inventory monitoring systems, determines the appropriate levels & needed inventory
  • Orders merchandise from selected sources (Kaiser Pharmacy warehouse & other approved vendors & manufacturers) utilizing appropriate bid information
  • Receives deliveries of incoming pharmacy merchandise for the location or department
  • Inspects shipping container(s) for obvious signs of damage or miss-handling
  • Verifies quantity of container(s) received & signs & dates delivery receipt
  • NOTE: Also may refused delivery if miss-shipped or duplicate order
  • Maintains receiving logs as required by security standards
  • Compares items, unit-prices & quantities received against the invoice and/or purchase order
  • Resolves discrepancies as per established procedures
  • Places merchandise in display shelves, distribution & storage areas at the location and/or department indicating cost per unit of issue if appropriate
  • Rotates stock in order of expiration date
  • Complies w/ special handling & storage requirements for pharmaceuticals including chemotherapeutic agents, controlled substances, refrigerated & frozen items
  • Performs routine inspection of physical inventory to ascertain adequate stock levels, expiration dates, obsolescence & proper storage at the location and/or department
  • Collects, itemizes, unit-prices, packages & ships expired and/or obsolete pharmaceuticals to the Central Pharmacy returns Room or primary wholesaler
  • Processes Local Pharmacy Requisitions on a weekly basis & forward to location manager
  • Obtains authorizing signature on invoices & requisitions & sends required documentation to Accounts Payable
  • Maintains inventory documents on file in an organized & secured manner as required by laws, regulations, polices & procedures
  • Maintains confidentiality on inventory usage & cost information
  • Assists pharmacy manager in maintenance of Pharmacy Information Management System (PIMS) perpetual inventory as required by Regional Pharmacy procedure
  • Assists pharmacy manager in collecting data & preparing reports
  • Make recommendations to management regarding systems or operational improvements to enhance services provided by the department
  • Maintains work area & equipment in an organized & clean condition
  • Maintains a safe, secure & efficient work environment
  • Answers & makes telephone calls consistent w/ assigned duties in accordance w/ telephone access standards
  • Exemplifies pharmacy's mission & the organization's vision by contributing to the health & satisfaction of members by providing appropriate medications, information & professional services in a helpful, caring, courteous & efficient manner
  • Performs other duties as required
  • Variation: (e.g., Stocking-to-standards)
  • Performs routine inspection of pharmaceutical stock in designated Hospital & Medical Office departments (e.g., Medical/Surgical Walk-in, Anesthesiology, Emergency Room)
  • Documents non-adherence to procedures for drug storage & refers to appropriate manager
  • Assume other activities & responsibilities from time to time as directed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to read, understand, & transcribe pharmaceutical information
  • Excellent written & verbal English-speaking communication skills
  • Working knowledge of current drug forms, dosage strengths, generic & trade name equivalents, drug storage requirements & purchasing sources
  • Demonstrates mathematical skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide)
  • Ability to lift or transport containers/packages of up to 50lbs weight
  • Ability to learn & operate pharmacy & personal computer systems
  • Ability to learn & operate electronic ordering devices

Primary Location: California,Downey,Downey Service Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 24 Shift: Night Working Hours Start: 10:00 PM Working Hours End: 6:30 AM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B04-L324|UFCW|Local 324 Job Level: Entry Level Specialty: Clerk or Assistant Department: Central Refill Pharmacy Travel: No

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