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 is responsible 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.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks 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. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio, a culture of Shared Leadership, and are proud members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. 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.
*Relocation, housing assistance and bonus are available for experienced 340B Pharmacy Systems Analysts!
8 Hour Day Shifts
40 hours per week
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. Responsible for monitoring changes in government program requirements and designing changes in our technology, processes and policy to meet such changes.
Serves as a resource to physicians, hospital personnel, and pharmacy staff in interpreting department/hospital/system policies. Regarding 340B software systems, acts as a resource, and will provide training to pharmacy staff and related hospital personnel ensuring all parties have appropriate understanding of the system. Is a liaison for FHP compliance, legal and finance as needed to ensure quality, integrity, efficiency and compliance with the program.
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.
Analyzes 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. 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.
Assumes the duties of the Pharmacy Technician II when needed and as appropriate. These duties may include, but not be limited to preparing, charging and crediting medications, restocking automated dispensing technology and compounding specialty medications and intravenous medications.
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.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.
Must possess a strong knowledge of business and/or healthcare as normally obtained through the completion of a bachelor’s degree in business, health care administration or related field.
Alaska pharmacy technician licensure is required.
Must have at least 1 year of experience working in a pharmacy. Must also have proven experience working with automated technology systems related to pharmacy purchasing. Must possess training in compounding intravenous medications and sterile products preparation.
Requires a proficiency level typically attained with at least 2 years of experience in healthcare management/analysis work. Requires proficiency in data analysis and interpretation, computer software applications, as well as database and spreadsheet programs. General knowledge of health care accounting, finance and reimbursement principles is required.
Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly Microsoft Excel and related applications as well as medication management information system.
Previous experience with 340B compliance is highly preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT FACTORS
IP - Typical Indirect Patient Care Environment: (CSPD Instrument Technician, Lab Technician, Pharmacist)
Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently.
May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.
Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and body fluids.
Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.
May require periodic to frequent use of personal computer.
Off-site travel may be required.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer;qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 2019-5147
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks 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. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio and a culture of Shared Leadership. 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.