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Analyst, 340B Pharmacy Program

Dignity Health System Office Phoenix, Arizona; Remote
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Requisition ID 2021-204674 Employment Type Full Time Department Pharmacy Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Standard Hours Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) Remote Yes
Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Responsibilities

Job Summary:

The Division 340B Analyst leads analysis, data, and information support of the ongoing daily operations and improvements to the 340B Program including split billing (outpatient), contract and specialty pharmacy within a Division. Works in collaboration with system, division and covered-entity staff to assure an optimized and compliant program throughout the organization. The scope of this position may be limited to one division or may extend across multiple divisions depending on number of covered entities and complexities.

The Division Analyst actively participates in multiple simultaneous 340B Program work groups and implementation teams and must identify business needs, define business requirements, assess options and create recommendations that align with the 340B Program. The Analyst will optimize processes and procedures, resolve issues, and ensure consistency, focusing on data flow, reporting, and systems used in the 340B Program. The Analyst will foster effective working relationships with business functions outside pharmacy (e.g. supply chain, finance, legal, compliance, IT/BI, and advocacy) across multiple levels and their division as well as with vendors, wholesalers, and manufacturers. 

The Analyst will, with other Analysts and 340B Leaders, develop reporting methods to assess and monitor the benefits and opportunities for the 340B Program at the covered-entity, division and system levels. The individual may be responsible for report design and distribution, consolidating and manipulating data, performing cost-benefit and trend analysis to continually improve the 340B Program. The Analyst is expected to identify operational issues related to data or data flow and develop recommendations for resolution. 

The Division Analyst will be guided by the System 340B Operations Support Team with a direct reporting relationship to the Division 340B Pharmacy Program Manager and close working relationships with the System 340B Analysts, other division Analysts, and their Division’s 340B Operations Teams.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes and maintains 340B processes and data mappings, identifies cost savings, and optimization opportunities, and compliance risks across their division. Conducts data analysis to determine root causes and feasibility of solution options. Strives to improve the quality, efficiency, profitability, consistency, and compliance at the division and covered-entity levels from a data-focused perspective.
  • Responsible for coordinating and supporting the ongoing daily operations of the Division(s) 340B Program’s efforts from a reporting and data flow perspective, in collaboration with system, division and covered-entity personnel. Analyzes and evaluates information to support program improvements, expansions, implementations, and on-going maintenance of the 340B Program’s efforts across the division.
  • Participates in work groups and coordinates business operations analysis and improvements to assure successful outcomes for the division’s 340B Program efforts:
  • Communicates relevant information including analysis, options, risks, improvement recommendations. 
  • Responsible for supporting quality and opportunity improvements as well as operational support.
  • Develops relationships with 340B stakeholders to ensure cooperation and team work to optimize scope, savings and compliance. Pro-actively promotes knowledge-sharing and recommendations to resolve issues, optimize improvements and ensure consistency across division and CHI. 
  • Works with others to define and develop comprehensive, consistent 340B Program metrics, reporting and/or dashboards to support reporting for each covered entity and division and for the system in aggregate. Tracks and monitors utilization, savings, problem areas, and quality discrepancies across division. Identifies root causes of adverse trends/issues and assesses options. Makes recommendations and works with director, managers, work-groups, system and division analysts, and covered entities to implement solutions. Prepares presentations of findings and recommendations to various stakeholders, as needed.
  • Serves as 340B liaison in assisting participating and eligible hospitals in the division with implementation of software, improvements, and preparation for internal and external audits to effectively transition the 340B Program’s efforts to a proactive, integrated successful program.
  • Maintains awareness of 340B regulatory guidance, policy/rule issues and changes, and potential program changes, especially reporting requirements, to assure a compliant program. 

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare-related field, business management (finance, accounting), or information technology preferred.

  • Working knowledge of analytics; and knowledgeable regarding analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions (required)

  • Experience and knowledge of IT, Business Analysis, Quality, and Project Management industry standards, best practices and frameworks such as IIBA, PMI, and Six Sigma (preferred).

  • Minimum two years broad pharmacy operations experience and one-two (1 – 2)years pharmacy systems experience (preferred)

  • Experience with multiple sites, EHRs or pharmacy systems (preferred)

  • Minimum one-two (1 – 2) years 340B integrated solutions experience e.g., PSG, Sentry, Macro Helix, Wellpartner (preferred)

  • CPT certification as a pharmacy technician preferred.

  • 340B Apexus Certification preferred

A compensation range of $19.73 - $24.66 per hour is the reasonable estimate that CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law. 


While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility and more!

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