Med Safety Duties: The Medication Safety Officer (MSO) provides 24/7 responsibility for the safe use of medications and maintain compliance with hospital, state and federal regulations for all pharmacy services. Provides a leadership role in formulating policy and instituting models that promote medication safety in all aspects of the medication management process. In conjunction with designated facility leadership, the role is responsible for coordinating all activities related to medication safety provided by the facility. These activities involve reporting, system and process evaluation, formulation of recommendations and initiatives, coordination of intervention strategies, and monitoring of activities related to medication safety. This individual is responsible for identifying key projects related to medication safety and is accountable for coordinating the implementation of these projects system-wide. This individual serves as a liaison to facility pharmacy, nursing and the medical staff leadership personnel.
340B Compliance Duties: The 340B Compliance Officer ensures that the Pharmacy department can prevent, detect, and correct noncompliance and misconduct through an effective compliance and ethics program. The 340B program manager is responsible for leading and developing strategies to maximize efficiency and ensure compliance with the federal 340B drug discount program in its entirety. This will include comprehensive oversight for both contract and hospital based programs. This role will participate in the budget planning process, analyze and interpret 340B pricing trends and the impact of new legislation. The officer is responsible for improving our 340B program’s operational performance and will provides support to the Pharmacy/340B Compliance Sub-committee.
BA/BS in Pharmacy required or MS/PharmD preferred. Current California Pharmacist license. Minimum 5 years of hospital pharmacist experience required. 3-5 years Pharmacy management experience required. 3-5 years of 340B Program, or other government funded program experience required. 2 + years program planning, development and management strongly preferred. Knowledge of health care accounting, finance and reimbursement principles preferred. Individual who is detail oriented. Ability to use independent judgment and communicate effectively. Strong leadership ability with superior communication (both verbal and written) and presentation skills utilizing various types of media.