Pharmacy Purchasing Technician

Job Location US-NC-Winston-Salem
Job Opening ID
Forsyth Medical Center
Pharmacy Administration
Work Schedule
PRN Details
1st shift hours, hours may vary based on needs of facility, holiday rotation required
Job Status



Pharmacy Purchasing Technician


Novant Health is seeking a Pharmacy Purchasing Technician, to join our pharmacy team, to ensure medications are available for our patients across all dimensions of care, every time.


Novant Health is an integrated system of physician practices, hospitals, outpatient centers, and more – each element committed to delivering a remarkable healthcare experience for patients and their families. With world-class technology, personal connections, and care that’s easier to access and understand, Novant Health is with patients every step of the way on their journey to health and wellness.


Essential functions include:

  • Purchasing: Inventories to par levels; reorder drugs from drug wholesaler or manufacturer.
  • Stocking: Place inventory on shelves or appropriate storage area. Ensures unit does barcoding is in place and operable.
  • Financial: Identify opportunities to reduce costs and to maintain quality of drugs purchased; collaborate with Director/Manager. Follows defined procedures for receiving drugs and processes invoices in a timely manner. Maintains documentation, drug ordering, transfers, purchasing, and communicates to department leader.
  • Charge Management: Process interdepartmental charges; receive drugs and supplies, compare amount received to amount ordered.
  • Compliance: Assist with regulatory compliance and professional standards; lead inventory related special projects.
  • Evaluation: Act as part of the Novant Health System Procurement team by monitoring, researching, managing, and reporting drug shortages to department and corporate leadership.


Why Novant Health?

  • Come join a remarkable team where quality care meets quality service, in every dimension, every time. Let Novant Health be the destination for your professional growth as you take advantage of the opportunities to work with an innovative, multidisciplinary team across our system ensuring medications are available in order to take remarkable care of our patients!
  • 8 Magnet Designated Hospitals
  • LeapFrog Grade “A” Ratings at Novant Health facilities
  • Novant Health is recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, Forbes Best Employers for Women in 2020, Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality and 50 Best Places for Women and Managers of Diverse Backgrounds to Work.


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At Novant Health, one of our core values is diversity and inclusion. By engaging the strengths and talents of each team member, we ensure a strong organization capable of providing remarkable healthcare to our patients, families and communities. Therefore, we invite applicants from all group dynamics to apply to our exciting career opportunities.




  • Education: High School Diploma or GED, required.
  • Experience: Two years relevant pharmacy technician experience required.
  • Licensure/Certification: Current registry with applicable State Board(s) of Pharmacy w/in 30 days of hire. PTCB cert w/in 30 days of hire, or proof of enrollment/FPGEE/FPGEC required.
  • Additional Skills (required): State Registration and/or evidence of renewal is required for both Pharmacists and Technicians fifteen days prior to expiration and Technicians are required to be either certified through Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), or have a Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) score >85% (less than 2 years old), or be active in Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE) or Foreign Pharmacy Equivalency Certification (FPGEC). Considerable knowledge and application of basic math skills, including ratio and proportion relationships; strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Basic technology skills. Ability to drive/travel to multiple facilities/locations as needed.
  • Additional Skills (preferred): Auditing skills, accounting skills.


It is the responsibility of every Novant Health team member to deliver the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time.

  • Our team members are part of an environment that fosters team work, team member engagement and community involvement.
  • The successful team member has a commitment to leveraging diversity and inclusion in support of quality care.
  • All Novant Health team members are responsible for fostering a safe patient environment driven by the principles of "First Do No Harm".


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