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Inventory Control Assistant (KN-1326)

Location: Downey, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 784624 Date posted: 08/07/2019
Under the direct supervision & control of a licensed pharmacist, procures, orders, receives, stocks & returns pharmaceutical merchandise following established procedures. Is responsible for the organization & maintenance of proper inventory levels in assigned location(s) or department(s).

Essential Functions:

- Upholds KP's Policies & Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities & applicable state, federal & local laws

- Based on inventory monitoring systems, determines the appropriate levels & needed inventory
- Orders merchandise from selected sources (Kaiser Pharmacy warehouse & other approved vendors & manufacturers) utilizing appropriate bid information
- Receives deliveries of incoming pharmacy merchandise for the location or department
- Inspects shipping container(s) for obvious signs of damage or miss-handling
- Verifies quantity of container(s) received & signs & dates delivery receipt
- NOTE: Also may refused delivery if miss-shipped or duplicate order
- Maintains receiving logs as required by security standards
- Compares items, unit-prices & quantities received against the invoice and/or purchase order
- Resolves discrepancies as per established procedures
- Places merchandise in display shelves, distribution & storage areas at the location and/or department indicating cost per unit of issue if appropriate
- Rotates stock in order of expiration date
- Complies w/ special handling & storage requirements for pharmaceuticals including chemotherapeutic agents, controlled substances, refrigerated & frozen items
- Performs routine inspection of physical inventory to ascertain adequate stock levels, expiration dates, obsolescence & proper storage at the location and/or department
- Collects, itemizes, unit-prices, packages & ships expired and/or obsolete pharmaceuticals to the Central Pharmacy returns Room or primary wholesaler
- Processes Local Pharmacy Requisitions on a weekly basis & forward to location manager
- Obtains authorizing signature on invoices & requisitions & sends required documentation to Accounts Payable
- Maintains inventory documents on file in an organized & secured manner as required by laws, regulations, polices & procedures
- Maintains confidentiality on inventory usage & cost information
- Assists pharmacy manager in maintenance of Pharmacy Information Management System (PIMS) perpetual inventory as required by Regional Pharmacy procedure
- Assists pharmacy manager in collecting data & preparing reports
- Make recommendations to management regarding systems or operational improvements to enhance services provided by the department
- Maintains work area & equipment in an organized & clean condition
- Maintains a safe, secure & efficient work environment
- Answers & makes telephone calls consistent w/ assigned duties in accordance w/ telephone access standards
- Exemplifies pharmacy's mission & the organization's vision by contributing to the health & satisfaction of members by providing appropriate medications, information & professional services in a helpful, caring, courteous & efficient manner
- Performs other duties as required
- Variation: (e.g., Stocking-to-standards)
- Performs routine inspection of pharmaceutical stock in designated Hospital & Medical Office departments (e.g., Medical/Surgical Walk-in, Anesthesiology, Emergency Room)
- Documents non-adherence to procedures for drug storage & refers to appropriate manager
- Assume other activities & responsibilities from time to time as directed
Basic Qualifications:
- Ability to read, understand, & transcribe pharmaceutical information
- Excellent written & verbal English-speaking communication skills
- Working knowledge of current drug forms, dosage strengths, generic & trade name equivalents, drug storage requirements & purchasing sources
- Demonstrates mathematical skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide)
- Ability to lift or transport containers/packages of up to 50lbs weight
- Ability to learn & operate pharmacy & personal computer systems
- Ability to learn & operate electronic ordering devices



- PR# KN-1326



Primary Location: California,Downey,Downey Service Center 9521 Dalen St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 24 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UFCW - Local 324 Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Pharmacy Specialty: Clerk or Assistant Department: Central Refill Pharmacy Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Our pharmacists also have access to a wealth of information and integrated technologies, meaning you have the information you need at your fingertips, enabling you to make the right decisions, expedite patient care, and actively participate in your patients' health.

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