This position functions in a support capacity for technology systems related to pharmacy procurement as it relates to the 340B Federal Drug Discount Program. This includes implementation, monitoring, analysis, troubleshooting and maintenance of the related computer software systems and databases. Serves as the liaison with all necessary affiliated departments and personnel to ensure compliance of the program. This position shares responsibility for the 340B Drug Discount Program and the management of the split billing system to ensure ongoing compliance with the US Department of Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) and all state and federal regulations.
*Relocation & transitional housing assistance are available for experienced 340B Specialists!
About Fairbanks Memorial HospitalFairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior with a strong patient-to-nurse ratio and Shared Leadership Infrastructure. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
*40 hours per week
Monday - Friday
**Opportunity for 5 - 8 hour shifts or 4 - 10 hour shifts!
Provides support in the maintenance and updating of technology systems related to the 340B program. Coordinate information gathering process, including file building and configuration to ensure data integrity and compliance.
Serves as a resource to physicians, hospital personnel, and pharmacy staff in interpreting department/hospital/system policies. Collaborating with pharmacy, compliance and legal, and 340B Oversight Committee to ensure audits meet quarterly and yearly audit metrics. Regarding 340B software systems, acts as a resource, and may provide training to pharmacy staff and related personnel ensuring all parties have appropriate understanding of the system.
Monitors and evaluates system activities to ensure systems run properly. Coordinates with Foundation IT personnel and vendors for upgrades and maintenance, as needed. Identifies and resolves problems with the 340B system, as well as assists in the development and implementation of programs to improve and enhance capture rate (savings) and program compliance. This includes analyzing data reports and educating staff on research findings, as well as troubleshooting and resolving issues with existing system programs.
Interpret data, make recommendations and implement inventory changes in order to maintain safe, appropriate and compliant purchasing of pharmaceuticals. Assists in medication procurement process on an as needed basis. Requires updating and maintaining an active formulary crosswalk in the split billing software. This includes maintaining and integrating information from the pharmacy charge master system into the 340B split-billing system and maintaining system databases to reflect changes in drug formulary or product specifications.
May assist in analyzing the financial reports generated by the technology systems for the pharmacy department. Requires review and audit of hospital systems for medications administered in eligible locations and mixed-use areas and contract pharmacy. This would include ensuring only 340B eligible outpatients receive 340B medications as well as analyzing and correcting diversion. Presents reports to management and assists with the resolution of issues identified.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
Requires pharmacy technician licensure in Alaska.
Pharmacy technician certification required.
Must demonstrate 1 to 2 years of experience performing in a pharmacy technician role. Must have prior 340B experience. Must also have proven experience working with automated technology systems related to pharmacy purchasing and split billing software. Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, problem solving, and conflict resolution of the pharmacy department.
Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly Microsoft Excel and related applications.
Must have a robust knowledge of billing, both retail and outpatient. Must have understanding of duplicate discount as related to Medicaid and modifiers required by insurance.
Experience as a Pharmacy Buyer in hospital pharmacy practice. Intermediate or Advanced skill level with Microsoft Excel preferred. Apexus ACE 340B Certification. Bachelor Degree in business or related field also preferred. Prior experience with Cerner and Next Gen software are preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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