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Hy-Vee Food Stores Pharmacy Compliance Specialist - East - Full Time in West Des Moines, Iowa

Job Title: Pharmacy Compliance Specialist

Department: Pharmacy Revision Date: 3/2019

General Function

Develop, maintain, and train pharmacy compliance at all retail locations. Monitors individual pharmacy data to ensure compliance with all company processes, Medicare/Medicaid program processes, and regulation processes. Requires travel and overnight stays.

*Centrally located residency is required within the area.

Reporting Relations

Accountable and Reports to: Vice President, Pharmacy Operations Pharmacy Supervisors

Positions that Report to you: None

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Pharmacy Quality Commitment reporting/communications

  • Uses the Board of Pharmacy checklist or internal checklist to perform audits

  • Performs controlled substance audits

  • Verifies the following:

  • Annual Controlled Substance Inventory

  • Staffing, registration, etc.

  • Licenses (current and displayed)

  • Record retention

  • Technology equipment is in working order

  • Policy and Procedure manual

  • Methguard licenses and staff training/authorized users

  • HIPAA certifications

  • Pharmacy inventory for stores on CARS

  • Schedule II security (all states)

  • POA forms and revocations

  • Signage and hours

  • Comments on facility conditions in audit reports

  • Ensures dress code compliance

  • Maintains and tracks secure access (keys & codes)

  • Reports to work when scheduled and works expected number of hours

Education/Experience Required

High school degree; Two years of pharmacy experience and licensed pharmacy technician. Must be minimum of 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license, with no DOT restrictions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to solve practical problems; variety of variables with limited standardization; interprets instructions

  • Requires extreme confidentiality

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be extremely detail oriented, organized, and capable of multi-tasking

  • Requires accuracy and ability to meet multiple deadlines

  • Must be able to perform arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric calculations

  • Possess strong computer and analytical skills with an interest in statistical information

  • Must have complete understanding of day to day business in pharmacy industry

  • Ability to compose original correspondence; follow technical manuals; and have increased contact with store directors and pharmacy teams

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to physically perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally.

  • Visual requirements include vision from less than 20 inches to more than 20 feet with or without correction, depth perception, and color vision, and field of vision.

  • Must be able to perform the following physical activities: Stooping, reaching, climbing, small stepladder, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

Working Environment

This position is conducted in both office and retail settings. Weekly travel and overnight stays

Equipment

Computer with Windows software

Financial Responsibility

Limited

Contacts

Has frequent contact with office and retail store employees

Confidentiality

Has access to all pharmacy operations and records

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