Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Clerical (010)
$33.48-$40.91 Hourly / $2,678.40-$3,272.80 BiWeekly /
$5,803.20-$7,091.07 Monthly / $69,638.40-$85,092.80 Yearly
Under direction of the Pharmacy Director assists Director and other pharmacists in all areas of pharmacy services and does related work as required.
Positions in this class are distinguished by their responsibility to perform a variety of pharmacy-related tasks in support of the Director of Pharmacy Services. This class is distinguished from that of Pharmacist, BHCS in that the latter is licensed to perform professional pharmaceutical work.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.
6. Coordinates the collection of monthly pharmacy expenditure data. Compiles and organizes information from multiple sources in order to generate reports for departmental evaluation of savings and effectiveness of Pharmacy Benefit Management system.
8. Supports the BHCS Pharmacy Director with maintaining Drug Representative Policy and orientation documentation.
9. Supports the BHCS Pharmacy Director with the indigent drug program by researching which patients are eligible for free medications provided by pharmaceutical companies and registering clients. Compiles and reviews expenditure reports each month, and projects savings to pharmaceutical budget for the department.
10. Performs special research projects as assigned by the BHCS Pharmacy Director. Collects and compiles data and reports regarding medication usage and cost to assist with departmental projections regarding the effectiveness of high cost drugs as well as analyzing medication-related outcome measures.
11. Coordinates ordering of tamper-resistant prescriptions for medical staff from State approved vendor.
12. Maintains physician information in BHCS MD Database and uses information for a variety of interfaces with vendors such as PBM, lab, online resources and primary care providers.
13. Acts as liaison with our Pharmacy Benefit Manager, clinics, pharmacy network, pharmacists and prescribing psychiatrists, as directed by the BHCS Pharmacy Director; participates on conference calls as required.
14. Supports the BHCS Pharmacy Director with the monthly medication reversals by identifying revenue to be credited to BHJCS form network pharmacies billing prescriptions to incorrect payer.
15. As directed by the BHCS Pharmacy Director, revises and maintains BHCS Medication and Pharmacy User Guide.
16. Maintains accurate records and files of PBM data and budget information, as directed by the BHCS Pharmacy Director.
17. Provides initial screen and support for calls and inquiries regarding pharmacy issues, client medications or any clinician or physician support.
In compliance with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Federal Cures Act, Employees in this classification who are required to render direct specialty mental health services in the course of their assignment must successfully be enrolled in Provider Application and Validation for Enrollment (PAVE) web portal prior to commencing employment.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.
• Medical terminology and abbreviations.
• Basic pharmacology and pharmacological nomenclature.
• State and federal pharmacy regulations.
• Basic office practices and procedures, including filing systems, financial record keeping, reference sources and operating standard office equipment.
• Computer applications related to the work.
• Telephone procedures and etiquette.
• Perform general clerical work and learn specific operations of the office.
• Maintain accurate, detailed and complete records.
• Follow oral and written instructions.
• Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; communicate clearly and professionally with pharmacists, staff and the public.
• Understand and apply policies and procedures pertaining to job assignments.
• Apply a large number of rules, procedures and safety precautions.
CLASS SPEC HISTORY
CSC Date: 1/12/2011
IL:saa Revised 3/16/23
Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being. These benefits include but are not limited to*:
For your Health & Well-Being
For your Financial Future
For your Work/Life Balance
*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement. This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.