Lead Pharmacy Technician, Purchasing / 340B Analyst

in Lewiston, ME

Lead Pharmacy Technician, Purchasing / 340B Analyst Job

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  • Job Location

    300 Main Street
    Lewiston, ME 04240, US

  • Job Category

    Pharmacy Operations

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  • Schedule

    Full time

What Health System Pharmacy contributes to Cardinal Health
Pharmacy Operations is responsible for the safe, efficient and effective coordination of Cardinal Health's pharmacy operations that service acute care hospitals, hospital retail customers, ambulatory care and alternate site facilities, oncology and cardiology practices as well as retail customers.

Health System Pharmacy is responsible for providing customized pharmacy program solutions that reduce costs and improve patient care quality for hospitals, health systems and other integrated healthcare providers may also consult with and advise healthcare team on prescribed medications, supplies and related processes.

Job Summary
The Lead Pharmacy Technician is responsible for coordinating pharmacy operations and distribution activities to ensure the Department provides optimal service on a daily basis. This position is responsible for purchasing the necessary drugs and materials for the Pharmacy Department. This position is responsible for ensuring standard operating procedures are established and followed for each area covered by 340B and analyzing those purchases and monthly reports.


Purchase drugs and supplies in accordance with hospital GPO Bids and Cardinal Health best demonstrated practices.

Assures that all orders received are properly checked-in and put away.

Manages drug shortages and “outs” and communicates to appropriate staff.

Monitors and maintains backorders until resolved.

Responsible for issuing drugs or supplies to departments throughout the hospital and hospital clinics.

Maintain contract compliance through constant monitoring of purchases, proper use of shelf labels, Min/Max, bar codes, stock cards, etc.

Processes invoices and credits (Purchase Ledger) daily.  Monitors purchase ledger against monthly purchase budget.

Monitors statements or direct vendor log for invoices not paid.

Assure adequate control and documentation of controlled substances.

Returns outdated and unusable medications to the reverse distributor, and ensures proper credit is received.

Understands and maintains the standards set by the Drug Supply Chain and Security Act (DSCSA).

Maintains proper records for purchases / sales to local pharmacies (borrow/loan).

Documents all recalled drugs and action taken.

Assists in preparing for and supervising physical inventory functions including verifying final reports.

Maintains proper inventory control and storage (Min/Max, monitoring stock levels, maximizing turns).

Rotates stock to ensure use before expiration date.

Reports significant builds and burns of inventory monthly using the Inventory Build/Burn Spreadsheet.

Assist in supervising pharmacy billing. Ensure that patient charges and credits are done promptly and accurately.

Assists in getting new drugs added to the Pharmacy Operating System and maintains Charge Master.

Maintain a readily retrievable filing system for all Invoices, billing, narcotic, and ancillary records.

Ensures the Departmental / Clinic Charging is done accurately and monthly summary reports are completed by the deadline.

Ensures that look-alike, sound-alike medications are segregated in the Pharmacy.

Repackages bulk medications in unit-dose packages safely and accurately per established procedures using appropriate techniques.

Demonstrates competence in automated dispensing equipment and adheres to established processes and procedures.

Attends and participates in departmental meetings, in-services, and quality improvement programs.

Maintains all required training and education per department requirements (e.g. mySpark, myLearning, Continuing Education).

Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire, and infection control. Complies with all applicable state, local and federal regulations.

Understands the 340B-Wholesaler Savings report and the financial impact it has on the monthly Invoice.

Works within the standard operating procedures/policies and procedures established for each area covered by 340B.

Maintains knowledge and effectiveness in 340B split billing software.

Maintains crosswalk between 340B split billing software and Pharmacy Operating System.

Must maintain accurate records in compliance with 340B regulations.

Other duties as assigned.


High school degree or equivalent preferred.

Maine Pharmacy Technician license/registration or ability to obtain.

National pharmacy technician certification (PTCB) highly preferred.

4+ years pharmacy technician experience preferred.

Inpatient/hospital experience highly preferred.

Pharmacy inventory purchasing experience highly preferred.

340B experience highly preferred.

IV experience preferred.

Chemotherapy experience preferred.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Strong customer service skills.

Demonstrated ability to use technology such as computers, smart phones and tablets.

A Covid-19 vaccination or a legitimate accommodation is required in order to be employed in this position. Covid-19 vaccination includes: 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Please Note: vaccines may be required for the position subject to federal, state and/or customer requirements.

What is expected of you and others at this level

Applies extensive knowledge and company policies to complete a wide range of assignments.

Demonstrates expert understanding of all levels of the job family and has thorough knowledge of jobs outside area of responsibility.

Takes the lead in effectively applying new processes and skills in accomplishing assignments.

May provide technical guidance and training to others.

Maintains appropriate licenses, training and certifications.

Works on complex problems that require independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issue.

Makes recommendation for new or revised processes and has a role on the implementation.

Adheres to all quality guidelines.

Works with minimal degree of supervision.

Has latitude to make decisions in exceptional circumstances within established guidelines.

Provides guidance to less experienced team members.

May have team leader responsibilities but does not formally supervise.

Your safety is our top priority. We regularly consult with medical professionals on best practices in COVID-19 prevention to protect our employees. We train our employees on these best practices and regularly clean our sites in accordance with CDC guidelines. Please note: All individuals entering our facilities are required to complete a self-health check, wear a mask and follow all posted guidelines.

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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