Serves as the agency’s 340B compliance coordinator and expert. Plans, leads, and conducts agency functions to comply with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 340B Drug Discount Program requirements, i.e., develops and updates policies/processes; monitors and assesses guidance or rule changes to ensure compliance with federal and national standards; attends and completes trainings; coordinates communication, training activities and competency materials for the central office, multiple 340B program directors (STD, HIV, Tuberculosis and Family Planning) and 340B-covered sites; manages registration and recertification activities and database updates; develops and documents 340B site to ensure policy and procedure compliance, covered entity eligibility and covered patient eligibility; and serves as the point person and coordinator for all audits and communications to the HRSA Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) 340B Program and HRSA-contracted 340B program vendor (Apexus).
Dispenses prescriptions, oversees pharmacy operations, monitors contracts and provides expert consultation during operational surges, emergencies and staffing shortages. Applies principles, practices and laws governing pharmacy requirements for dispensing and storing drugs. Consults on matters related to administration of drugs with pharmaceutical companies, pharmacy facilities and businesses, clinical and programmatic staff, insurance carriers, customers, and schools of pharmacy.
Required knowledge of the 340B drug discount program and related pharmacy practices, ability to interpret state and federal guidelines and HRSA 340B Program guidelines and policy, knowledge of drugs and drug therapies used for treatment within Family Planning, Tuberculosis, HIV and STDs, demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple concurrent projects, ability to meet reasonable timeframes for project completion, problem solve, organize work, and maintains effective working relationships with agency officials, employees, and partnership contacts required. Must have experience with inventory management related to pharmacy operations and contemporary public health pharmaceutical issues. Required demonstration of knowledge and ability to plan and conduct clinical health program audits independently, apply generally accepted audit principles and standards, analyze data to arrive at logical conclusions, and identify and propose solutions to problems. Good oral, computer and written communication skills required. Required to be a licensed Pharmacist in Virginia or in another state with the ability to transfer licensure within 30 days of employment. Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time and able to reach and bend, as necessary. Frequent travel throughout the Commonwealth and occasionally attending conferences outside the Commonwealth (including overnight) will be required.
Internal Number: EP299
About Virginia Department of Health
Virginia Department of Health
Office of Epidemiology
Division of Pharmacy Services
340B Pharmacy Compliance Officer (EP299, Payband 5)
Full-time position - $90,000 to $100,000
Job close date: 5/15/19-5/31/19