High Cost Drugs Analyst
The successful candidate will have the relevant skills and experience specify below for this 6 month temporary contract based in Wimbledon. Please Note: This assignment sits inside of IR35.Job Description: Run conformity checks at key stages throughout the project; Ensure that Service Management have an effective mechanism for bringing new or amended services into the production environment; Assist in shaping AIS best practice and processes, including leading a stream of work; To provide Delivery teams a single point of contact from within Service Management to ensure that service requirements are identified and addressed throughout in the project lifecycle; To liaise with other parts of service management and its stakeholders to resolve any areas of risk and to provide recommendations and/or escalation; Work with Special Matter Experts (SMEs) to identify the Service Management acceptance requirements and provide assurance that the Project Manager delivers those requirements; To collate checklist responses and produce a handover report containing risks, issues, recommendations and observations for the Senior Management team; Produce regular Management Information (MI) reporting.ContextNEL CSUwill deliver a step change in commercial capability for Clinical Commissioning Groups and other customers, raising the standard of commercial knowledge at all levels, ensuring the appropriate support and structures are in place to deliver efficient, innovative and responsive care for patients and value for money and collaborative working through shared resources.NEL CSU is a hosted service within NHS England.NEL CSU aims to be the market leader in the local provision of high quality and responsive services to our customers enabling clinically-led service improvement and increasing the value of their investment decisions. Through the provision of professional and customer focused commissioning support we will deliver value to customers through knowledge, expertise and innovation.The range of contracts services by NEL CSU will cover all areas of commissioning support tailored to meet individual client need. NEL CSU is well placed to take a leading role in the development of the commercial concept and the post holder will be heavily involved in working with the business development lead in maximising growth opportunities and commercial opportunities.All posts within NEL CSU require flexibility, an understanding of and sign up to the culture, values and vision of the organisation and a desire for continuous personal and organisational development and improvement.Job PurposeAs Claims Analyst within NELSCU you will support the Acute Contracting Team by leading on the validation and processing of HCD (High Cost Drugs) Key aspects of this role will be to:·Support the monitoring of acute financial and activity performance relating to HCD·Availability to support the monitoring of acute financial and activity performance relating to NCA·Contribute to monthly expenditure reporting to the CSU finance teams ·Lead in calculation and processing of payments including: acute and non-acute NHS trusts, non-NHS contracts.·Provide ad hoc reports as required including analysis of expenditure and also analysis of Trust SLA Monitoring (SLAM) reports and SUS information reports·Processing of funding requests forms received from hospital trusts. 3.Main Duties and ResponsibilitiesFinancial Management, Planning and Control·Lead in the validation and payment of High Cost Drugs (HCD) invoices and associated reporting requirements. ·Provide back up support in the validation and payment of Non-Contracted Activity (NCA) invoices and associated reporting requirements. This will include use of SUS information and using personal judgment to ensure appropriate enquires are made.·To contribute to the acute monitoring and reporting process by supporting senior staff members at budget holder meetings and setting up and updating monitoring databases/spreadsheets in agreed formats including: - Analysis of actual and forecast expenditure- Validation of trust performance invoicing- SLA Monitoring (SLAM) reports- SUS reporting·To maintain an audit trail of agreed budget, expenditure and reporting changes by collating reports produced by senior team.·To lead in the development of using IT and information to provide further validation of expenditure and recommending uses in other areas of acute spend validation assurance. Financial Reporting·To lead on the provision of HCD financial breakdowns to the acute finance team for their month end reporting.·To contribute to the development of new ways to analyse HCD costs to ensure appropriate expenditure and value for money reporting.·To perform variance analysis for budget lines and drawing variances to the attention of the Finance Analyst and/ or senior finance colleagues.·To monitor designated initiatives within own area and highlight and escalate any problems and concerns to line manager.·To provide written commentary when necessary as part of the variance analysis within the supporting working papers.·To respond to routine queries from non-finance managers either orally or in writing, which may involve explaining financial concepts, in respect of the financial information detailed within their budget statement report in line with the agreed timeframe.·To be responsible for the creation and upkeep of spreadsheets and reports in order to support the month end duties.·To support the acute management accountant in the maintenance of CCG based ledgers including calculation and input of updated budgets and monthly expenditure accruals. ·Assist in the quarterly and year-end accounting processes including the agreement of balances with Trusts·To lead on the provision of HCD financial breakdowns to the CSU pharmacists for their monthly reporting to the CCG pharmacistsYear-end reporting·To provide information as required in relation to income, management and pay costs with robust working papers in accordance with the timetable.·Provide an analytical review for material variances by category of income and expenditure between the current and previous financial year. ·To provide a report showing the full year impact of challenges made compared to the total HCD spend by CCG and TrustQualifications: Part Qualified CCAB Accountant or qualified by experience. Studying for CCAB qualification. Degree or equivalent experience.Experience & Abilities: Experience with Blueteq - Experience within the finance environment for demonstrable period. In depth specialist knowledge of management accounts. Knowledge of NCA systems. Knowledge of SUS information systems. Knowledge of Blueteq HCD process incl. tick box form validation. Strong technical Information Technology skills.. Demonstrate a clear understanding and application of Information Governance requirements. Skills: Ability to analyse and interpret highly complicated financial and non-financial data. Ability to perform well under pressure, work towards tight deadlines and prioritise workload accordingly. Experience of computerised accounting systems, and reporting modules. Able to extract information from accounting systems and create accurate databases or spreadsheets, using complex formulae. Advise budget holders over financial issues. Ability to communicate financial information in a clear wayThe successful candidate will have a valid Disclosure of Scotland or be willing to apply for one on CV submission. Please Note: The lower pay rate advertised in this job description is the highest PAYE daily pay rate that the client is willing to pay up to. The higher pay rate advertised in this job description is the highest Umbrella Company Pay Rate that the client is willing to pay up to.
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