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Pharmacy Buyer

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Job ID: 16508
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Pharmacy Buyer for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $23.27, more depending on experience.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.


This position is responsible for purchasing, inventory control and analysis, and clerical support functions within the Pharmacy Department.


  • Purchase medications, goods and services from suppliers; check in orders; process invoices; prepare credit memos and backorders; restock medications or shelves; arrange for deliveries if necessary.
  • Data entry of patient charges and credits.
  • Perform bookkeeping functions including documentation of third party reimbursements.
  • Answers telephone and responds to non-professional phone inquiries.
  • Develop reports and spreadsheets as requested.
  • May work with group purchasing contracts.
  • May perform inventory analysis as requested including development of reports and spreadsheets.
  • May be responsible for the maintenance of inventory related databases.
  • Processes pharmacy returns including outdated pharmaceuticals, removal for destruction of outdated medications and pharmaceutical waste.
  • Evaluate and maintain pharmaceutical stock in all patient care departments and clinics to ensure compliance to medication safety standards. Addresses recalled medications including acquisition of therapeutically equivalent medications as substitute.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise noted)


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.


  • Minimum of two years’ experience in purchasing related or materials management field or two years work experience in hospital pharmacy preferred. 
  • Experience working with vendor contracts preferred. 
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations.


  • Registered Pharmacy Assistant in the State of Washington


  • Proficient computer and keyboarding skills including MS Office applications
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize workflow in a dynamic and sometimes chaotic environment
  • Ability to identify medications
  • High degree of concentration required.


  • Work requires moderate physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids. Work involves exposure to hazardous medication and/or sharp instruments.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.  

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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