Overview

Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the population of Georgia as our work impacts past, present and future generations.

Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we’re seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Tuberculosis/340B Pharmacist in the Office of Pharmacy.

Won’t you join us?

Job Responsibilities:

Under general supervision of the Office of Pharmacy, this position will work with the Tuberculosis Program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide clinical, educational, informational, and distribution functions for the Tuberculosis Program.
  • Participate in TB Clinical meetings and provide 340B training and guidance to the State TB Clinical staff.
  • Participate in Clinical TB meetings and pharmaceutical discussions and review all TB documents regarding Tuberculosis pharmaceutical treatments.
  • Develop and conduct ongoing 340B training, education, and communication to medical, pharmacy, nursing, and state and local DPH staff.
  • Develop training/competency materials for all staff who work with 340B pharmaceuticals
  • May act as the liaison between pharmacy services and the Tuberculosis Program staff.
  • Identify performance improvement opportunities and make recommendations of ways to improve TB clinical and distributive services.
  • Shares expertise and assists with training, education, and communication to staff and Program participants regarding updates to 340B policies and procedures
  • Regularly communicates with TB staff involved with the 340B program to ensure that processes remain efficient and to address any problems or suggestions for improvement
  • Attend 340B trainings and share lessons and hot topics with staff.
  • Monitor and assess 340B guidance and/or rule changes, including, but not limited to HRSA/OPA rules and Medicaid changes.
  • Provides timely and accurate communication, both written and verbal as appropriate.
  • Audits all TB points of service where 340B participation occurs to ensure compliance with 340B program requisites, including entity and patient qualifications and ensure consistent processes are followed across all.
  • Reports any deficiencies identified during auditing and review for appropriate resolution

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate or professional degree in pharmacology from an accredited college or university AND current Georgia license to practice pharmacology AND Six months of professional pharmacology experience,

OR

One year of experience at the lower level Pharmacist 1 (HCP150) or position equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years’ experience as a pharmacist in Public Health
  • 2 years’ experience with 340B drug pricing and regulations
  • 1 years’ experience working with Infectious Diseases

About Georgia Department of Public Health

Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.

The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.

Employment Information

Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.

DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.

The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.

As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov.

DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application.

This job application can be found at www.dph.georgia.gov. Click on "About DPH" and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION AT www.dph.georgia.gov