About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.
A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.Position Summary
The 340B pharmacist is a licensed professional individual, who is responsible for assisting the director and managers in the operational aspects of a department or unit on a 7-day/week, 24-hour basis. This individual is the subject matter expert in all aspects of 340B program and actively works to ensure 340B Program compliance, through efficient monitoring, policy and procedure development, education, selfaudits, program optimization, reporting, purchasing/inventory duties, as well as assisting in performance improvement initiatives. He or she participates in the supervision of human and material resources, as well as, program planning, and evaluation. He/she provides input into and is expected to meet budget, revenue and expense targets. This position supervises employees, assigns work, coaches, trains, and evaluates performance. It is expected that the individual who holds this position is able to actively participate with peers, subordinates, and supervisors in constructive problem solving, as well as, to facilitate frequent team building interactions with staff.Key Responsibilities include:Policy and Procedure Development:
- Maintain up-to-date policies and procedures on 340B purchasing processes.
- Develop systems and processes to limit program liabilities and provide proper audits to identify risk and prevent duplicate discounts and diversion.
- Review 340B Program policies and procedures on an ongoing basis and offer contributions and changes to ensure 340B compliance.
Audit and Program Control
- Develop proper 340B quality assurance training for employees as appropriate.
- Provide proactive education to staff on policies and procedures related to inventory management and 340B procedures.
- Expand professional development through related classes and seminars, current publications, and regional/national association membership participation.
- May assist in the development, implementation, or promotion of programmatic resources/tools to support staff.
340B Billing Duties:
- Involvement in all 340B Program audits.
- Perform audits on a scheduled basis; may involve presenting and resolving reconciliation issues as they arise during the monitoring and reconciliation process.
- Perform audits of contract pharmacies monthly at the minimum.
- Perform internal audits of 340B pharmacy operations monthly at the minimum.
- Ensure compliance with 340B Program requirements for qualified patients, drugs, and locations.
- Monitor and audit state Medicaid claims to ensure compliance to prevent potential duplicate discount rebates.
- Using Excel or a comparable data management program, filter out non-eligible transactions, including, but not limited to, drugs used to treat patients during inpatient care, Medicaid patients, drugs provided free by manufacturers, those provided at non-eligible locations, or prescriptions written by non-eligible providers.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:Minimum Education:
- Responsible for monitoring charges as it relates to 340B Medicaid and Medicare billing.
- Perform 340B cost updates.
- Responsible for the 340B build in the EMR system.
- Additional Duties as assigned.
- Graduate of ACPE-accredited Pharmacy School or School with ACPE accreditation pending
- Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements
- Two years of experience as a pharmacist in a hospital setting.
- Current CA Pharmacist License.
- CPR certification or receive one within 3 months of hire date.
- BS Pharmacy Degree, Pharm D preferred
- 340B ACE Certification
- Epic Willow Certification
- Three years of experience working as a 340B Pharmacist, preferred.
- Full Time
- As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.