PHARMACY COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The Compliance Specialist will need to execute all activities necessary for the Specialty Pharmacy to comply with all state regulations, laws, guidelines, and other requirements mandated by regulators such as State Boards of Pharmacy, DEA, FDA, URAC, and others. The Compliance Specialist will not be responsible for operational activities. The Compliance Specialist will report to the Vice President, Chief Compliance and rivacy Officer.
- 1. This position is responsible for the review, promotion, and evaluation of compliance issues related to Specialty Pharmacy, and works to assure that management and employees achieve consistently high levels of compliance with all Federal and State, (e.g., Board of Pharmacy applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and other standards) efforts. State Board of Pharmacy newsletters will be monitored and the Compliance Specialist will inform the business team of any compliance issues in writing.
- 2. Works to develop strong relationships across the System with key departments. Participates in outside healthcare compliance organizations to stay abreast of corporate compliance developments and best practices within the industry. Actively participates in departmental and team meetings. Strives to continually improve the compliance program. Develops personal and departmental goals and objectives consistent with those of the Yale New Haven Health System in conjunction with the Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for the Specialty Pharmacy. Coordinates with legal counsel and management to maintain appropriate privacy and confidentiality, related to attorney client privileged information.
- 3. The Pharmacy Compliance Specialist is responsible for developing, monitoring, auditing, managing, and evaluating the pharmacy regulatory and compliance functions for Yale New Haven Health System to comply with government regulatory requirements, accreditation standards, including policy, process and procedure development and implementation as it relates to compliance matters. The Compliance Specialist is the central point-of-contact for all regulatory agencies/issues, ensuring organizational compliance with DEA, DOE, FDA, pharmacy-related joint commission and Department of Health standards. Work also includes:
- 3.1 Communicating and implementing hospital regulatory requirements in the pharmacy in policy and practice;
Bachelor of Science degree in a related science field. Pharmacy Technician or Licensed Pharmacist desired.
Five to seven years of related work experience in a pharmacy setting that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities is required. Specialized knowledge of compliance risks related to Specialty Pharmacy and pharmacy operations is required. Retail pharmacy experience preferred.
Pharmacy Technician desired, Certification in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) preferred; required to obtain within one year of employment.
This position requires knowledge of the standards and practices relating to pharmacy practice and hazardous material and expertise with respect to knowledge of pharmacy compliances issues, safety regulations and regulatory requirements (JCAHO, 340B, DOE, DEA, FDA, USP, etc.).
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