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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
3/20/2018
Job Category:
Pharmacy
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
Pharmacy Coordinator (340B)
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Job Description

Qualifications

 Minimum Education
Associate's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences

Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business, or Accounting with an emphasis in healthcare highly preferred



Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)




Required Skills/Knowledge

  • 5 years as a Pharmacy Technician, a Pharmacy buyer, or related purchasing, or finance/accounting/auditing experience in hospital pharmacy and/or hospital business operations environment highly preferred.
  • Ability to maintain working knowledge of, manipulate, and extract data from multiple systems.
  • Possess working knowledge of MS Excel and related data analysis skills.
  • Possess excellent communication skills (oral and written) to competently present data, findings, recent program developments to multidisciplinary work group members and executive level steering committee members.
  • Experience in a Healthcare setting required, experience in a pediatric Healthcare setting preferred.
  • 340B knowledge/training and/or pharmaceutical purchasing experience highly preferred.

 




Required Licenses and Certifications




Functional Accountabilities

Financial / Contractual Compliance
  1. Ensure maximum participation with 340(b) program and areas for cost reduction.
  2. Contribute to development and monitoring of operating and capital budgets.
  3. Assist with evaluating performance reports and budget variances and developing action plans.
  4. Conduct/coordinate annual inventory and submits results for review and analysis.
  5. Responsible for adhering to the prime vendor agreement and contract compliance with the buying group(s).
  6. Monitor all areas of 340(b) outpatient use and work with purchasing coordinator or designee to ensure maximum participation regarding use of 340(b) priced products in all qualified outpatients where available and appropriate therapeutic or generic choice.
  7. Monitor for 340(b) pricing exclusions or shortages and establish appropriate alternative products that are included where possible.
  8. "Monitor all outpatient points of service to continually look for additional qualified
  9. areas where 340(b) may be used, including potential creative services or disease
  10. management approaches that might qualify for covered patients."
  11. Review of 340(b) account records for exceptions, drugs required to be purchased at WAC, etc., then consider possible alternatives to become standard practice.
  12. Participate with prime vendor program Apexus/PVP and routinely review 340(b) formulary pricing, potential alternatives, and possible additional savings as a result of GPO formulary.
  13. Strive to standardize formularies between areas and institutions to achieve maximum 340(b) participating and savings.
  14. Work directly with manufacturers as well as through GPO and peer professional relationships to determine companies that are contracting with facilities to offer 340(b) or equivalent pricing and develop strategies to maximize such participation.
  15. Communicate routinely with purchasing coordinator and directors in all areas and affiliated institutions to establish consistent contracts with participating manufacturers.
  16. Where possible, leverage the purchases of all facilities into these contracts to achieve maximum participation and optimal discounts.
  17. Based upon 340(b) contracts, routinely review and consider in conjunction with common formularies where clinical data supports therapeutic equivalents and provide recommendations to leadership.
Regulatory Compliance/Quality Assurance
  1. Responsible for being the institutional compliance expert or authority on 340(b) regarding qualifications to the details, policies, and procedures of the virtual inventory processes required for mixed areas.
  2. Establish understanding and relationships with finance department to monitor any changes that could affect 340(b) qualification such as changes in the points of service position on the cost report, any changes in institutional ownership or related relationships (e.g joint ventures) and any variations or negative trends in DSH percentages that could potentially affect 340(b) qualification.
  3. Attend conferences as approved by Division Chief or Business Manager, routinely monitor publications and websites as well as the professional media, literature, and peers to assure the institution has the latest information regarding interpretations, rulings, suggestions, and advanced ideas for improving participation.
  4. Routinely review and monitor all points of service where 340(b) participation occurs to ensure policies and procedures are followed, entities qualify, and all appropriate patients qualify as covered patients.
  5. Reconcile utilization records, 340(b) purchasing accounts to insure split billing software or tools are working properly and accurately, perform audits or compliance assessments internally as needed; also coordinate external compliance assessments where appropriate with outside firms to validate internal processes.
  6. Reconcile / maintain purchasing (financial) records for each cost center where 340(b) accounts apply to ensure the GPO exclusion rule is followed and that cherry-picking or diversion either by area, patient, or drug is not occurring.
  7. Develop and monitor monthly and annual reports on 340(b) participation which clearly documents utilization, savings, problem areas, exceptions or discrepancies, to be passed to pharmacy leadership and administration.
  8. Communicates any questions, issues, or discrepancies with the appropriate leadership authority.
 

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.