• Pharmacy Inventory Technician

    Job Locations US-OR-Portland
    Job ID 2018-1174
    Shipping & Receiving
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Pharmacy Inventory Technician actively and accurately processes the receipt of salable goods and supplies into a perpetual inventory control system; monitors salable product locations to ensure availability for picking.  Performs replenishments, cycle counts, PO reception, return to vendor items and monitors short dated items. Maintains flexibility to collaborate with other and accept fluid priorities. Being extremely accurate and fast paced is of paramount importance. 


    • Sorts, unpacks, counts, receives, checks, and stores materials accurately on a daily basis Products may include pharmaceuticals, controlled substances, and veterinary supplies
    • Recognizes, documents and reports damaged shipments to drivers upon receipt of product
    • Shares documentation, including pictures, with purchasing staff and vendors for follow up and resolution of damaged or missing products
    • Work closely with pharmacy catalog department regarding new products, sku changes, generic drug changes, and manufacturer backorders
    • Retains and reviews warehouse documents, packing lists, invoice copies and reports
    • Ensures the safety, cleanliness and security of the receiving warehouse work environment
    • Works with hand held scanning devices and inventory control software to receive, store, and move products
    • Replenishes locations with pharmaceutical and controlled substances multiple times daily to ensure product available for daily workflow
    • Places short dated products and/or damaged product in quarantine as appropriate
    • Participates in all company inventories; currently on a Saturday once per year
    • Responsible for maintaining controlled receivables and Adverse Reaction Program
    • Create and place missing UPC barcodes on individual items received
    • Utilizes hand trucks, forklift (only if certified), and other handling equipment
    • All other tasks as assigned

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • None


    In addition to the job-specific responsibilities listed above, all employees are expected to support and model VetSource Core Value Principles:  Do the right thing every time; Treat others the way you want to be treated; Embrace Change; Be innovative; Get it done; Work hard, have fun!  Employees will be held accountable for knowledge and effective application of these principles.


    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment 
    • Strong collaboration skills needed, interacting with all divisions of the company
    • Able to lift and shelve materials weighing up to 50 pounds repeatedly
    • Intermediate computer skills needed; preferable Word, Excel, Shipping/Receiving Software
    • Ability to learn and navigate new software programs
    • Team oriented and works well with others
    • Accurately excels at repetitive tasks for long periods of time
    • Capacity to start and stop projects seamlessly, despite frequent interruptions, while maintaining attention to detail
    • Must adhere to all company policies and procedures, be accountable, and be committed to continuous quality improvement


    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Must be currently licensed as a Certified Pharmacy Technician or Licensed Pharmacy Technician in Oregon, OR obtain a provisional license within 2 months of hire and be able to obtain official licensure (CPhT/OR PhT license) within 2 years of hire.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 1-3 years of related work experience preferred
    • Veterinary or Pharmaceutical experience a plus

    Working conditions:

    • Environment where dogs may be present
    • Lifting and shelving items weighing up to 50 pounds repeatedly
    • Ability to work standing on pressurized concrete for long periods of time


    The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.


    We offer a competitive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending, Life, and 401(k). 


    VetSource is an Equal Opportunity Employer that abides by federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin; or their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities.


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