Akron Children’s Hospital is one of the largest independent pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Our dedicated staff serves nearly 900,000 patient visits per year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care.
We are leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists, nurses and pharmacists every year.
To treat every child as we would our own
To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
This opportunity will work in our new Specialty Pharmacy.
Full Time, Primarily Day Shift but will need to be available any time the Outpatient Pharmacy is open or there are emergency specialty needs required by patients.
The Financial Coordinator, 340B, is responsible for planning, implementing, supporting, and optimizing projects related to the 340B program. The coordinator will provide financial analysis and data support to pharmacy managers and directors, serving as the point person for finance as it relates to reporting needs for drug expense. The coordinator will support these individuals with budget development and variance reporting. This individual participates in the policy and procedure development, education to internal and external stakeholders, rules/ guidance surveillance, registration/ recertification, self and external audits, contract management, and reporting and program enhancement/ optimization projects. Serves as the subject matter expert for all matters regarding the 340B Program. Additionally, the incumbent will oversee all uses of the split billing software. Keeps abreast of trends and issues by attending 340B trainings, monitoring industry publications and websites, professional media, literature, and peers to ensure that the institution has the latest information regarding interpretations, rulings, suggestions and advanced ideas for improving participation.
Prepares, monitors and reports measurements to ensure satisfaction with the 340B program.
Develops, monitors, and presents reports on 340B participation that clearly document utilization, savings, problem areas, exceptions, and/or discrepancies to pharmacy and administrative leadership.
Develops, monitors, maintains, and presents reports to managers and directors on budget variances
Develops and prepares drug spend analysis for forecasting and budgeting
Responsible for day-to-day operations, compliance review for all areas pertaining to a 340B contract
Assists in staff performance reviews, and the implementation of policies and procedures, project planning and budgeting
Responsible for auditing purchasing and utilization, both monthly and annually for 340B locations
Continually monitors 340B regulations to ensure federal compliance, staying up-to-date on all rule changes, including HRSA/OPA and Medicaid. Shares all learnings and hot topics with management and staff.
Keeps abreast of trends and issues by attending 340B trainings, monitoring industry publications and websites, professional media, literature, and peers to ensure that the institution has the latest information regarding interpretations, rulings, suggestions and advanced ideas for improving participation.
Determines the best use of 340B program staff by collaborating with Prime Vendor Program, Pharmacy Leadership, and other 340B institutions to validate internal processes and manages relationships, billing services and compliance with contracted 340B pharmacies
Develops, implements and modifies consistent policies and procedures according to all applicable guidelines as approved by the legal department
Ensures that policies and procedures support maximum productivity and efficiency to avoid any unnecessary costs or operational barriers.
Develops training and competency materials for all staff who work with the 340B program. Conducts ongoing 340B program training for staff
Regularly communicates with all staff involved with the 340B program to ensure that processes remain efficient and to address any problems or suggestions for improvement, unnecessary costs or operational barriers.
Other duties as required.
Experience in hospital pharmacy, pharmacy purchasing/procurement and/or 340b is preferred.
Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.
Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.
Education and Experience
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Business, Accounting, or education related to applicable department. Additional experience may substitute for education.
Years of relevant experience: Minimum 3 years of related experience and 1 year’s subject matter experience in applicable field (340B) preferred.