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Duke University Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
Program Specialist- 340B
**This position is a remote opportunity you must reside in the following states; **
Position Summary: The primary role of this individual is to perform functions related to compliance and operations of Duke University Health System's (DUHS) 340B drug pricing program. Additional roles include performing internal program audits, information technology coordination, vendor account setup and maintenance, and pharmacy team member training. This position will primarily be a day shift position.
Specific duties include (but are not limited to):
340B Program Operations, Auditing, Compliance- Home Infusion (70%)
Serve as point person and subject matter expert for all 340B operational and compliance activities supporting Duke Home Infusion including:
Qualifying all 340B eligible prescriptions
Managing 340B data extracts, data transmission and accumulator accuracy
Coordinate replenishment of 340B purchased inventory and invoice reconciliation
Support all monthly internal and ad hoc external audits of 340B operations
Collaborate with Home Infusion and Pharmacy stakeholders to troubleshoot 340B inquiries requiring detailed accumulator, electronic health record, and or financial system review.
Perform quarterly analysis of in-scope NDC formulary for review by Home Infusion and Pharmacy stakeholders.
Maintain all documentation for 340B eligible prescriptions transmitted through non-standard methods; ensure adequate organization of records and ability to retrieve records.
Serve as a project leader for implementation of Verity software.
Perform analysis of dispensing, qualification and charge data to optimize 340B qualification.
340B Program Operations, Auditing, Compliance- DUH/DRH (20%)
Optimize mixed use and retail pharmacy Verity v340B software by reporting to the Director: Pharmacy Business and Revenue Management. Verity v340B activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Mapping unknown and custom NDCs
Performing WAC split analyses
Monitoring for appropriate transfer of files from DUHS to Verity software
Support auditing activities as needed.
Develop a thorough understanding of the Verity system and the functions to be performed. Educate others involved in the purchasing process to ensure proper operation and compliance.
Develop a thorough understanding of the DUHS 340B drug pricing program. Strive to consistently improve the overall efficiency, value, and integrity of the DUHS 340B drug pricing program.
Develop and foster working relationships with other internal working counterparts at DUHS (IT, finance, compliance, and others) to facilitate productive exchanges of information to improve program efficiency and promote program compliance. Provide data, information, and reports as needed for other business units within DUHS.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Preferred Qualifications of applicants: Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program. Prior hospital or home infusion experience as a pharmacy technician is preferred. Strong skills and prior experience with computer technology and programs including Excel and database management software are required. Experience with the 340B drug pricing program, pharmaceutical procurement and inventory management strongly preferred.
Knowledge, skills and abilities: Excellent communication skills; customer service experience; organizational skills.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program with one year of experience in program administration or event production.
Two years of postsecondary education with three years of experience in program administration or event production.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.
Job Code: 00004125 PROGRAM SPECIALIST Job Level: D2
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