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J183560

Food Pharmacy Manager

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Monroeville, PA
  • Food/Nutrition
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

This job will assist patients who screen as food insecure with access to nutritionally balanced food resources thru the Food Pharmacy. Additionally, he/she will also provide information and resource referrals about food assistance programs and other social service programs to meet the needs of the patient. The Manager will provide excellent service to patients by counseling the patient on appropriate food choices based upon medical, social and behavioral diagnoses; staying current on food assistance information, and working with the staff of the Pittsburgh Aids task Force (PATF) and other collaborators such as the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food bank and the Center for Inclusion Health (CIH) so that the need of the patient are met, the first time, every time with regard to food distribution and other wrap-around services.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates all provider referrals for food insecurity. (15%)
  • Counsels patients on appropriate food and nutritional choices. (15%)
  • Maintain the distribution model for the Food Pharmacy. (15%)
  • Works in collaboration with PATF and West Penn Hospital to manage daily/weekly/monthly food orders and distribution. (15%)
  • Contact patients to learn more about their individual needs and to connect them with food assistance resources. (5%)
  • Cooperates with and maintains excellent working relationships with patients. (5%)
  • Respond to referrals in a timely manner and maintain a clear system for organizing and managing referrals. (5%)
  • Assist eligible people in completing and submitting wrap around services applications. (5%)
  • Assure patient personal information is handled in accordance with privacy statements and policies. (10%)
  • Gather and summarize information to evaluate the effectiveness of the food pharmacy referrals. (5%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required. (5%)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • 1-3 years of experience with social service organizations or healthcare

Preferred

  • Bachelor's degree in Nutrition

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.


As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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