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Methodist Hospital Northeast

Pharmacy Purchasing Coordinator

San Antonio Live Oak, TX, United States
Full-time  No Weekends 
Category: Pharmacy and Pharmacy Technician • Job ID: 01574-106476

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SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Full Time - Days

Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Pharmacy Department. Submit your application today! 

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program and an employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

We are seeking a Pharmacy Purchasing Coordinator to join our team who will perform all duties necessary to execute the purchasing and receiving procedures for the department; coordinating purchases to ensure accurate repackaging, barcoding and patient safety; placing orders directly to manufacturers and distributors; and processing documents related to the orders. Handles appointments for sales representatives, processes manufacture recalls and out of date returns. He/she completes necessary research to obtain new and unavailable drugs. Coordinates physical inventory counts, maintains inventory and creates stock levels.


What you will do in this position:

  • Places orders of drug supplies for the department and processes those orders using a purchase order system. Has authority to routinely order medications and supplies for the department.
  • Maintains departmental records, which pertain to product cost, purchasing, ordering, issuing, and intradepartmental charging. Verifies and corrects prices in preparation for submitting invoices and purchase orders for approval for payment. Works closely with Finance Department to resolve any invoice or payment discrepancies.
  • Completes monthly purchasing reports; tracks contract compliance, rebates and credits; and issues reports to floors and departments.
  • Assists in maintaining quality control of products/equipment received and oversees the corrections and deficiencies of products/equipment from manufacturers and distributors. Assures that expired drug supplies are returned to the manufacturer, distributor or a return goods vendor. Processes drug recalls promptly as directed by the manufacturer or distributor.
  • Meets with vendors to review new products, obtain pricing information, resolve invoice discrepancies, and to review service levels.
  • Maintains inventory stock (par) levels for all products. Maintains storage areas for orderliness, cleanliness, safety, out dates and environment of care.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
What qualifications you will need: ONE of the following:
  • 1 year experience as a Registered Pharmacy Technician
  • 2 years experience in a pharmacy purchasing position
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or five years of experience in purchasing function preferred.
Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).

License, Certificates or Registrations Required:
  • Current Registered Pharmacy Technician by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy

Methodist Hospital Northeast has played a major role in the phenomenal economic growth experienced in northeast Bexar County. With over 170 beds, the hospital offers a full array of services including 24/7 emergency care, open heart surgery, cardiac catheterizations, vascular, neurosurgery, inpatient rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, cancer care, intensive care and inpatient and outpatient surgeries and procedures. It is home to the Joint Replacement Academy offering the latest treatment options for knee and hip pain, as well as a neurosurgical program offering services from elective spine surgeries to advanced and comprehensive brain and spine care.


We are recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as a Certified Primary Stroke Center; the American College of Cardiology as an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI; and by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for having a Pathway to Excellence Program. Methodist Hospital Northeast has received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks and the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. The hospital has also been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital Northeast under Locations.

Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application today and help us raise the bar in patient care! 


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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