Nov 19, 2021

Pharmacy Buyer

  • Providence
  • Seattle, WA, USA
Full-time Pharmacy

Job Description


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Pharmacy Buyer (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work at the Swedish First Hill Campus in Seattle, WA.

This position works closely with pharmacy staff, purchasing materials, supplies, equipment and services for hospital use, ensuring availability when required, in a cost-effective manner.

Schedule: Mon-Fri.

In this position you will:

  • Place non-stock purchase orders accurately and completely to assure delivery of items or services as required by hospital departments.
  • Maintain storeroom inventory for selected items and review usage statistics, adjusting minimum/maximum levels as appropriate.
  • Verify availability and price of items at the time the order is placed and comply with formulary purchasing controls.
  • Enter purchase orders into electronic order entry (EOE) system(s) accurately and completely.
  • Maintain purchase order file for direct orders. Follow up and expedites orders as required.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Completion of an approved pharmacy technician training program within twelve (12) months of hire.
  • A current license to practice as a pharmacy technician in the State of Washington or license must be obtained within twelve (12) months of hire.
  • Two (2) years experience as a pharmacy technician in an acute care setting or as a buyer in a medical treatment facility.

About the Swedish First Hill Campus:

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Pharmacy Technician

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 301976