Job Description

Job Title: Business Analyst II (Pharmacy)
Job ID: 701620
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: Clinical Pharm Svc Line
Location: 3708 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Performs analysis of data and information for various UPMC products. Take leadership role in the enhancement, development, documentation, and communication of identified variances.

  • Analyze daily pharmacy orders and determine areas for opportunity or identify any potential errors.
  • Assist in the peer auditing process to assure program compliance.
  • - Assist pharmacy operations and program coordinate in identifying opportunities for additional savings or areas at risk for compliance.
  • - Coordinate with hospital accounting to review and report program savings with the contract pharmacy program.
  • - Coordinate with wholesaler to optimize accumulator credits for each of the 340B sites.
  • - Perform daily maintenance the drug database used with the auto-split software by: o Adding new medications as they become used at the 340B sites o Assuring quantities are in line with how 340B sites bill for medications and how they are supplied by the wholesaler o Run reports and analyses usage to assure compliance with the 340B program
  • - Prepare monthly reports for pharmacy operations regarding savings related to the 340B program.
  • - Review and monitor 340B policy changes and participate in educational events related to 340B.
  • - Work with contract pharmacies to resolve any pharmacy issues.
  • Identify trends in expenses, utilization, medical quality, and other areas.
  • Investigate variances and derive solutions to cost increases and quality issues.
  • Manage special projects.
  • Meet deadlines and turnaround times set by managers and department director (these deadlines and turnaround times will, at times, require the employee to work until the project is completed, meaning extended daily work hours, extended work weeks, or both).
  • Monitor business unit operating performance against regional, national and international benchmarks.
  • Perform cost/benefit analysis.
  • Perform statistical analyses, and then explain this analysis to a non-technical audience of both internal and external customers and, at times, senior management.


  • Bachelors degree in mathematics, statistics, health care, management, or related business field is required. 
  • Masters degree is preferred. Extensive related experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience in financial and/or medical analysis is required.
  • Experience in health care insurance or health care industry is preferred.
  • Strong computer skills, with expert knowledge in Access, Excel, Crystal Reports, Cognos Reports, and other financial & statistical software packages.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment a must. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects, and forge strong interpersonal relationships within the department, with other departments, and with external audiences. 
  • Attention to detail is critical to the success of this position. Excellent planning, communication, documentation, organizational, analytical, and problem solving abilities.
  • Advanced mathematical skills. Ability to interpret and summarize results of various analyses in a timely and meaningful way. Ability to effectively approach problem solving. Ability to re-engineer processes to positively impact productivity in terms of timeliness and accuracy.
  • Ability to analyze financial & clinical results and to comprehend forecasting models. Knowledge and good understanding of all products and benefit designs of UPMC Health.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $23.28 to $40.28 / hour

Union Position: No

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