Pharmacy Inventory Control Specialist

May 07, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Full Time
The Pharmacy Inventory Control Specialist will be responsible to monitor the accuracy and timeliness of all pharmacy inventory operations to include: on hand balances, transactions, receiving, distribution, handling, storage, and reporting. Will investigate and reconcile inventory discrepancies and monitor demand fluctuations. Will assist Buyers, Supervisors, and Managers with tasks as needed.


Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Associate's Degree Or Bachelors Degree (Preferred)

Minimum Work Experience
2 years

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Related experience (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Basic to moderate proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, data analysis, and ERP systems.
Experience with Peoplesoft ERP system.

Functional Accountabilities

1. Control inventory levels by conducting physical counts and maintain accurate on hand inventory balances; adjust on hand balances accordingly.
2. Assist with data entry process.
3. Assist inventory Buyer place orders and resolve purchasing discrepancies.
4. Reconcile quantity on hand and unit of measure discrepancies.
5. Oversee and ensure day-to-day inventory transactions are current and accurate.
6. Maintain smooth day-to-day inventory systems operations.
7. Store product appropriately by designating storage areas; adjusting storage areas according to product requirements and changes, and updating locations.
8. Ensure proper handling and storage of goods and supplies.

1. Coordinate inventory deliveries, return goods, proof of deliveries, correction of vendor shipping errors, and other tasks as needed.
2. Authenticate goods and supplies received daily and maintain and resolve discrepancies.

Data and Reporting
1. Compile and prepare inventory reports (cycle counting, slow and fast moving items, demand fluctuations, etc.)
2. Print and review receiving report weekly.
3. Investigate inventory shortages and discrepancies.
4. File and maintain inventory records as needed.

Customer Service
1. Work with sales reps, internal customers and other members of the department as necessary.
2. Maintain physical condition of inventory space.
3. Follow orders and complete all assigned tasks as delegated by the Distribution Manager.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification

1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things


1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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