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Lead Pharmacy Automation Technician

Cleveland Clinic
Akron, OH 44308
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Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director, Support Services and the Pharmacy Informatics Manager, the Lead, Pharmacy Automation Technician is responsible for maintaining an adequate inventory or all drugs in a cost effective manner. The Lead Pharmacy Automation Technician manages the process of inventory and automation quality assurance by appropriate auditing, variance investigation and proactive correction of deficiencies. The Lead Pharmacy Automation Technician also acts as a liaison with internal and external entities to ensure adequate inventory control and accountability for supplies, pricing and optimal medication distribution.


  • Manages the processing involved in the pharmacy supply chain including procurement identification, documentation, invoice coding, reporting, product intake, billing, auditing, returns and credits for all entities. Leads the systematic handling of recalls or outdated medication processing, documentation and replacement.
  • Leads quality assurance inventory processes for general inventory and ensures appropriate inventory and documentation of all products on a daily, weekly and monthly basis through analysis and evaluation of system par levels.
  • Coordinates automation maintenance, troubleshooting, and downtime. Serves as first line for troubleshooting and coordinates involvement of vendor technical support.
  • Configures automation stock items for optimal inventory state.
  • Participates in recalls or outdated medication processing, documentation and replacement.
  • Leads product flow within the pharmacy and transfers medications to and from all Health System entities.
  • Oversees dispensing machine interface data at all sites providing education for users, interacting with vendors and optimizing parameters for optimal use.
  • Formulates and maintains policies and procedures related to inventory management and pharmacy automation.
  • Trains and evaluates all pharmacy personnel in the appropriate and efficient use of central pharmacy automation technology with respect to restocking, dispensing and quality assurance.
  • Reports policy and procedure violations to management as it relates to the automation process, inventory discrepancies and quality assurance concerns. Recommends corrective action for the problem.
  • Obtains stat medications from suppliers as needed. Searches for alternate sources of supply as needed.
  • Accurately and appropriately maintains documentation pertaining to, inventory purchasing and returns, and automation quality assurance.
  • Accurately carries out fiduciary responsibilities related to a utomation in the central pharmacy and efficiently conducts variance investigation.
  • Demonstrates effective methods and initiative to reduce costs and improve automation configuration and workflow.
  • Complies with all federal and state legal requirements related to inventory management and pharmacy automation.
  • Performs all tasks related to central pharmacy automation operations
  • Monitors access and appropriate use of automation software and hardware.
  • Follows hospital and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code and display of ID badge, and safety.
  • Other duties as assigned


    • High school graduate or the equivalent.


      • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) verified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
      • Registered as a Certified Pharmacy Technician with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy within 90 days. Registered as a Certified Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Technician Trainee with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.
      • Pharmacy Technician Trainees must be registered as a Certified Pharmacy Technician within 90 days.

        Complexity of Work:

        • Maintains competencies specific to patient population served.
        • Must successfully complete automation Super User training and all subsequent training required for maintenance of automation competency.
        • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills.
        • Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization- and department- specific competencies and requirements.

          Work Experience:

          • Previous experience in a pharmacy or healthcare-related automation technology.
          • Working knowledge of PC computer software and skill in basic operations of Windows-based software.
          • Strong background in robotics or information technology preferred.

            Physical Requirements:

            • Ability to perform work which requires constant standing and walking.

              Personal Protective Equipment:

              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required

                The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

                Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities",


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Posted: 2019-10-16 Expires: 2020-07-22

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