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Across UPMC, our guiding principle is to always prioritize the safety of our employees, patients, and members. UPMC believes that vaccination is important, helps protect all, and advocates that everyone who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated.

UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Pharmacy- Buyer

  • Job ID: 823215306
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday- Friday 7:00a-3:00p
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Hamot
  • Department: Central Pharmacy
  • Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.90 to $24.38 / hour


UPMC Hamot is now hiring a full-time Pharmacy Buyer to join their team! This position will work Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:00pm and have the luxury of having weekends and holidays off! If you are someone interested in growing their career within the Pharmacy career ladder, apply today! 

To procure all day-to-day pharmaceuticals and associated supplies and to assist in the regulation of all pharmaceuticals used in the Medical Center. To identify and investigate shortages, back orders and incorrectly received supplies.



  • Maintains proper records associated with annual inventory.
  • Inventories, orders, and processes all stock from Central Supply. Puts all orders away and rotates stock using FIFO method.
  • Assures that proper items and quantities of merchandise are received. Reports errors in incoming orders directly to the supplier or the supervisor, completing proper paperwork for the error.
  • Assists Pharmacy personnel with securing needed information regarding pricing and purchase history. Interfaces with supervisor and drug information specialists as needed to resolve manufacturer issues and special order situations.
  • Remains updated on product changes and new products on the market.
  • As required, performs the duties of the Purchasing and Inventory Control Clerk.
  • Prepares and distributes pharmaceuticals to the satellite pharmacies, Anesthesia and various units as needed.
  • Remains knowledgeable and updated in the use of the wholesaler computer system and the APS (robot) computer system as needed.
  • Works directly with supply company reps to identify and correct shortages, back orders and supplies received incorrectly.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Service Excellence by understanding the needs of patients, their families, physicians and co-workers and doing what is required the first time, every time by being responsible, sensitive, accurate, timely, coordinated and thorough.
  • Inventories and orders and adjusts stock levels for IV solutions and related supplies that are used by the Pharmacy throughout the medical center. Monitors expiration dates of IV solutions stocked for the Pharmacy.



  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • Two years of Pharmacy Technician background or two years experience in inventory control.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran


The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure individuals either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption by Jan. 27. For individuals who choose an mRNA vaccine, a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna must be received by Monday, Feb. 28, or within the designated timeframe after your first dose is received.

While the deadlines have passed, it’s not too late to get your first shot or request a medical or religious exemption. We each play a part in reaching 100% in our COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

  • If you previously chose not to be vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC, or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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