340B Program Coordinator- Pharmacist or Technician
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 28163 or 27806
The 340B Program Coordinator works in conjunction with and under the supervision of the Director of Pharmacy and is responsible for the 340B Program integrity. Responsible for the day-to-day management, compliance review and operations of the 340B Program. This includes, but is not limited to, regularly performing audits for internal and external pharmacies, performing purchasing and inventory functions, compiling reports, program education and building relationships with internal and external pharmacies.
1. *Commits to the mission, vision, beliefs and consistently demonstrates our core values.
2. *Serves as the primary program coordinator and liaison for 340B-related matters under the directors perview.
3. Serves as the covered entity’s compliance pharmacy lead on 340B Program details, policies and procedures. Ensures that policies and procedures are developed, implemented and maintained according to organizational, regional, national, state and federal requirements and guidelines and are approved by the institution’s legal department.
4. Establishes consistent policies and procedures for 340B that ensure productivity and efficiency so that long-term management of the program does not hamper operations or create unnecessary costs.
5. Develops action plans to close identified gaps in collaboration with organizational leadership.
6. Routinely monitors monthly and annual reports on 340B participation that clearly document utilization, savings, problem areas and exceptions or discrepancies, to be passed on to pharmacy leadership and administration.
7. Acts as the liaison with necessary affiliated departments to ensure 340B Program integrity. Ensures that the 340B pharmacy program is continuously compliant with 340B federal regulations.
8. Responsible for ensuring that the annual HRSA recertification is completed within the allowable time frame.
9. Develops, executes and documents self-audits of the 340B process. Coordinates and ensures remediation of findings.
10. Reviews and monitors all points of service where 340B participation occurs to ensure policy and procedure compliance, covered entity eligibility and “covered patient” eligibility.
11. Evaluates patient eligibility for qualified and non-qualified patients in hospital-based mixed-use areas and clinics by reviewing patient medical records, insurance plans and hospital status.
12. Ensures that audits follow current regulatory compliance recommendations and are completed at the facility level.
13. Provides expertise with the 340B Program to staff and participants regarding ongoing compliance.
14. Acts as a resource for new employees and 340-B programming needs while collaborating with other Bryan Health 340-B programs.
15. Provides ongoing training, education, and communication required for the 340B Program at the organization. Develops training/competency materials for all employees who work with the 340B Program.
16. Monitors and assesses 340B guidance and/or rule changes, including, but not limited to, HRSA/OPA rules and Medicaid changes. Attends regular 340B trainings and shares lessons and hot topics with staff
17. Provides support for any inventory practices for the 340-B program.
18. Collaborates with the Prime Vendor Program, pharmacy leadership, and other 340B institutions to determine the most appropriate use of the 340B Program staff.
19. Monitors utilization records and 340B purchasing accounts to ensure that software or tools are working properly and accurately, performing audits or compliance assessments internally as needed; coordinates external compliance assessments with outside firms, when appropriate, to validate internal processes.
20. Performs 340B purchasing and utilization audits or compliance assessments internally, as needed.
21. Assesses opportunities for cost savings and system improvements to yield higher compliance.
22. Develops routine reports that are a by-product of the inventory process and software, allowing for concise information to be communicated to the leadership responsible for 340B inventory management.
23. Manages and tracks 340B drug inventory, including proper replenishment.
24. Oversees 340B regulatory aspects of the inventory purchasing process for outpatient, inpatient and mixed-use areas.
25. Participates in the development and implementation of reports generated on the 340B Program that outline savings, utilization, exceptions, and discrepancies. Ensures that reporting meets organizational, regional, national, state and federal requirements/ guidelines. Maintains records related to job function and contributes to reports.
26. Develops, monitors and presents reports on 340B participation that clearly document utilization, savings, problem areas, exceptions and/or discrepancies to pharmacy and administrative leadership.
27. Ensures appropriate documentation and audit trail across areas of responsibility.
28. Participates with the Prime Vendor and routinely reviews 340B formulary pricing, potential alternatives and possible additional savings as a result of GPO formulary.
29. Maintains system databases to reflect changes in the drug formulary or product specifications.
30. Performs thorough quarterly reviews of the new 340B pricing list to search for and quickly address costly changes.
31. Establishes a routine approach to updating the CDM/crosswalk for new products and product changes to ensure both the accuracy of the utilization report and the efficiency and accuracy of the charge process.
32. Ensures split-billing software integrity and reviews applicable reports for areas of improvement.
33. Periodically performs spot audits or compliance assessments in specific areas and specific products to ensure that the CDM is accurate, charges are coming across accurately, and the utilization numbers are translating accurately into report for 340B reorders.
34. Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
35. Participates in meetings, committees and department projects as assigned.
36. Performs other related projects and duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of a college of pharmacy. Registration status in good standing as a pharmacist in the state of Nebraska required. Minimum of three (3) years experience in institutional pharmacy environment required. Minimum of one (1) year experience in 340B program management required. Leadership experience preferred. Advanced education or training in area of expertise required. Drug ordering including controlled substance experience preferred.
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