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Cedars-Sinai Pharmacy Contract Administrator in Los Angeles, California

Make a Difference in Pharmacy

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we’ve achieved our fifth-consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of premier healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals!

This Pharmacy Contract Administrator at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will be a member of the Pharmacy Supply Chain Team and will be responsible for drug procurement with the main focus on medications for infusions in both licensed and non-licensed spaces. Under the direction of the Associate Director/Manager of Pharmacy Services, the Pharmacy Purchaser is also responsible for the procurement of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and IV solutions in accordance with internal policies and procedures, including but not limited to, drug shortage management, investigating alternatives, reviewing cost effectiveness, soliciting bids, negotiating with vendors, departmental notification of drug shortage status and communicating product availability to staff and complete any financial projects assigned.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree preferred including courses in purchasing, business law, economics or marketing.

License/Certification Requirements:

  • Registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the California State Board of Pharmacy

What Else Are We Looking For?

  • Two years experience as a pharmacy buyer in a tertiary care health care facility

  • Ability to calculate discounts, prepare cost savings reports and other reports requiring use of business mathematics

  • Ability to negotiate with vendors to obtain best price

  • Ability to review and analyze purchasing data

  • Proficiency in Excel

  • Working knowledge with 340B Drug Pricing Program or a comparable level of educational experience

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent standing; walking, bending; reaching, occasional sitting, pushing & pulling, lifting of materials up to 40 pounds for distances to 10 feet.

  • Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communication devices including: telephones, beepers, fire alarms, and mechanical failure alarms.

  • Sufficient mobility to access equipment, patients and other customers.

  • Able to read information on medication labels

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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