Pharmacy Technician Specialist-Specialty Pharmacy Services, Full-time, Days

  • 251 E. Huron, Chicago, IL
  • Full-time
  • Job Shift: Day Job (1st)

Company Description

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

Job Description

Initiates and facilitates all drug purchasing for the pharmacy department. Monitors stock levels; evaluates previous purchasing and utilization patterns, and anticipates needs. Maintains appropriate drug inventories. Coordinates the receipt of all deliveries, restocks storage areas and rotates stock as necessary. Develops and maintains sources and mechanisms to obtain drug supplies on an emergency basis interacting with local hospitals, pharmacies, alternative vendors, etc. Facilitates all returns and credits of expired or unneeded drugs. Takes appropriate action on drug recalls. Processes inter-department billing. Performs monthly pharmacy unit inspections. Delivers medications and floor stock to various hospital departments and nursing units. Rectifies with vendors all problems associated with receipt of orders, back orders, shipping errors and incorrect pricing. Maintains purchasing records including invoices, purchase orders, catalogs and historical records. Prepares and distributes purchasing reports for the department. Maintains the pharmacy technician schedule. Assists in the development and training of new pharmacy technicians. Assists in weekly narcotic audits to insure accurate narcotic record keeping. Works with the pharmacy manager or director to identify areas of improvement in the work flow or inventory control of the pharmacy. This role may support additional projects, perform administrative tasks, and other duties as assigned.


Required: Candidate must have at least one year of related work experience demonstrating a working knowledge of the job responsibilities and methods. He or she must also be able to effectively interact with a variety of healthcare professionals and demonstrate excellent work prioritization management. Licensed Pharmacy Technician in the state of Illinois-Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Pharmacy Technician License (IDFPR). Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification through PTCB required for all those licensed after 2008. Newly licensed Technicians have 2 years from license effective date to obtain their CPhT. Desired: History of pharmacy purchasing preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Additional Information

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.