Pharmacy Buyer - TEMPORARY

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 75633


7 am - 3:30 pm

Monday - Friday


Job Description:

Responsible for the purchasing and inventory functions within the pharmacy according to system guidelines for cost, quality and delivery.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Prepares purchase orders, analyzes quotations and expedites deliveries and shipments based off current inventories and pars. Monitors open purchase orders as necessary.
  2. Follows up with vendors to ensure they meet required delivery dates.
  3. Interviews sales representatives, secures bids and quotes, selects supplies/equipment, and places orders.
  4. Studies market trends, interviews vendors and recommends sources of supply.
  5. Researches and selects products according to quality, price, technology, contract compliance and serviceability standards. Contacts vendors and hospital personnel to ensure actions are completed.
  6. Processes change orders, notifying vendors of material and quantity requirement revisions; contacts vendors on rate adjustments and incorrect materials.
  7. Obtains certifications of delivery and conducts check against order; checks and approves payment of invoices.
  8. Prepares documents to process requests for adjustments for damages, incorrect shipments, and product returns. Monitors and ensures proper credits.
  9. 9 Continually monitors contracts to ensure that the System and our vendors are compliant with GPO or independent contracts, pricing is current, and vendors are providing quality products.
  10. 10 Monitors and coordinates product recalls following the system’s policies.
  11. 11 Manages inventory levels within the pharmacy based off product usage and criticality.
  12. Coordinates the returns of outdated medications.
  13. 13 Manages the proper receipt, handling, and stocking of product in the pharmacy.
  14. 14 Coordinates or assists with physical inventory and reporting processes as appropriate.
  15. 15 Communicates known drug shortages to the System Drug Shortage Meeting.
  16. Prepares invoice documents for product transfer to other departments and outside locations.
  17. Coordinates hospital department ordering and product acquisition processes.



  • Minimum Experience:
    • 2 - 3 years
    • Required Cert/Registration:    Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or G.E.D.
  • Physical Demands:
    • Frequent Lifting

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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

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Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)