As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally and medically vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine.
The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Harborview Medical Center Pharmacy has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME PHARMACY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ANALYST (Day Shifts) . The Pharmacy Controlled Substance Analyst (Analyst) is responsible for the routine monitoring of potential incidents of drug diversion and the reporting of preliminary investigation results to pharmacy leadership and the UW Medicine Drug Diversion Prevention Manager. The Analyst supports routine surveillance, investigation, and controlled substances program development activities at HMC. Additionally, the Analyst will assist with policy and standard operating procedures and supporting Pharmacy leaders with required data and reports.
The Analyst will be responsible for analyzing data, and trends from multiple external and internal systems including EPIC, Cerner, and Carefusion requiring in-depth knowledge of the EHR, clinical signs/symptoms related to pain management, sedation, and anesthesia. The Analyst will also conduct evaluations of external data analytical systems, and collaborate with the Drug Diversion Prevention Specialist and Director of Pharmacy on policy and standard operating procedures related to controlled substances. This position requires in-depth knowledge of DEA regulations and drug diversion surveillance strategies, and the Analyst will ensure that HMC remains compliant with state and federal regulations relating to controlled substances and is responsible for daily operations of the Drug Diversion Prevention and Detection program at HMC.
Data Analysis and Diversion Prevention Coordination: • Establish and maintain a comprehensive surveillance program to detect potential medical diversion including controlled substances, high cost medications, and other medications that have an appeal for diversion. • Responsibility for routine controlled substance monitoring and auditing at HMC, including controlled substances handling processes to ensure compliance with DEA regulations and current policies and procedures. • Optimize the use of reports and functionality of available technology (PYXIS reports, forensic analytic reports) to identify medication diversion and documentation discrepancies/issues. • Perform trend analysis and assessment of available information to identify medication diversion activities at HMC. • Support the Drug Diversion Assessment Response Team (DDART) during investigation of suspected drug diversion incidents. • Present results from preliminary medication diversion investigations to DDART and responsible leadership. • Ensure completion and maintain documentation of all investigational activities and actions
Reporting and Strategic Planning: • Coordinate the completion of electronic and manual audits to assess compliance with Joint Commission and other regulatory standards. Act as the internal and external contact for controlled substance related data for HMC. • Assist with annual and biennial pharmaceutical inventories and analysis of data. • Assist with quarterly DEA compliance audits of all HMC pharmacies. • Prepare monthly trend reports for review by nursing, pharmacy and other managers to demonstrate overall performance of the medication control systems for each area.
Education and Development: • Assist with development and maintenance of drug handling, diversion prevention, detection, and reporting policies and procedures. • Work collaboratively with all relevant departments and serve as a HMC diversion investigation and prevention resource. • Collaborate with other members of the Pharmacy Services leadership teams across UW Medicine to assure standardization of practices whenever possible. • Identify opportunities for continued improvement in detecting and preventing medication diversion and discuss these with pharmacy leadership and the UW Medicine Drug Diversion Prevention Manager. • Participate in developing policies and procedures for the implementation of new programs and the re-evaluation of existing programs which are necessary to the provision of new and innovative pharmacy services related to controlled substances. • Provide leadership and actively participate in educational activities regarding medication diversion detection and prevention.
Professional Development: • Maintain current knowledge of relevant state and federal laws and regulations related to controlled substance management and diversion activities. • Participate in educational and training programs • Advance data management and analytical skills
DESIRED: • Knowledge of the health care environment and electronic medical records • Previous experience as a compliance analyst, auditor or Pharmacy compliance team leader • Strong knowledge of technology and information systems used within Pharmacy Services and data/reporting processes and limitations • Strong knowledge of state and federal laws and regulatory requirements related to controlled substance management and diversion activities • Ability to work effectively and independently manage tasks in a fast-paced environment • Ability to analyze and solve complex issues and problems • Ability to make decisions based on analyses • Detailed documentation and policy development experience • Experience training others • Strong verbal and written communication skills
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