Department of Administrative Services

Pharmacy Consultant (40 Hour) (6200FP)

$45.50-$61.04 Hourly / $3,639.71-$4,883.42 BiWeekly /
$94,996.17-$127,457.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for acting as a consultant in the application of pharmaceutical knowledge regarding the quality, propriety, timeliness and/or billing and dispensing practices of pharmaceutical services.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the limited supervision of an employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead clerical staff, pharmacy students or other staff of lower grade.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES: Acts as a consultant and advisor to health facilities regarding quality of pharmaceutical services and maintenance of standards required by federal and state health programs; inspects, monitors, reviews and evaluates pharmaceutical services of health facilities including client drug regimens and individual client drug profiles, records of receipt, disposition of drugs, drug labeling, reports of pharmaceutical services committees, policies and procedures for safe and effective distribution and use of drugs; submits reports; conducts inservice training; participates in formulation of pharmacy regulations; investigates complaints associated with delivery of pharmaceutical services or appropriateness of drug therapy in health care facilities; may act as a liaison and/or consultant to other departments, agencies and associations in matters of pharmaceutical practices; may act as technical expert on matters pertaining to a professional licensing board or commission; performs related duties as required.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES: Acts as a consultant to agency in administration of agency programs; monitors enrollment of providers; reviews provider agreements and advises administration as to appropriateness; assists in development of policies and procedures for implementing drug audit and drug utilization review; develops audit procedures and investigates allegations of false or fraudulent claims by pharmacies; reviews drug reporting system audit reports; spot checks client profiles kept by pharmacies; assists in auditing of propriety, reasonableness and timeliness of payments including payment of generic incentives; assists in development and resolution of provider procedures and appeals; spot checks appropriateness of generic substitutes; recommends drug policy and regulation changes for agency programs; acts as a liaison with other pharmacy programs and associations; monitors activity of drug utilization review committee; may act as technical expert on matters pertaining to a professional licensing board or commission; performs related duties as required.

Acts as a consultant in enforcement of price schedules of drugs supplied to state beneficiaries; conducts field audits of individual vendors; checks invoices for accuracy of amounts charged, propriety of drugs, duplication of charges and frequency of prescriptions at pharmacies; recovers excessive payments; relates departmental procedures to facilitate overall operation and communication with pharmacy associations; conducts audits of convalescent homes or intermediate care facilities to correlate records; explains policies and price schedules; consults with members of pharmacy associations; conducts cost comparison studies of proposed schedules; assists with modification of department drug program; may act as technical expert on matters pertaining to a professional licensing board or commission; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles, practices and methods of institutional or retail pharmacy operations; considerable knowledge of drugs and their actions and interactions; considerable knowledge of pharmaceutical quality control and distribution control procedures; knowledge of current prices of retail drug supplies; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of experience as a registered pharmacist immediately prior to this appointment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have involved supervisory or administrative duties.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license as a Registered Pharmacist in Connecticut.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(17)-Laboratory/Scientific Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

FP 28

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the same class in the same Salary Group HC 24 approved effective September 1, 1999. (Revised to implement reevaluation)

EFFECTIVE DATE

7/1/2001

CLASS: 6200FP; EST: 8/1/1948; REV: 7/1/2001;