This position will be responsible for the overall development, implementation and direction of UMMC's controlled substance diversion detection and prevention systems and regulatory compliance.
In collaboration with the Director of Pharmacy, this position will specifically provide leadership and management with information and tools to formulate policies and/or procedures related to education & competency, ordering, receiving, storing, dispensing and administering controlled substances and documenting such activities, all in alignment with best practices and regulatory standards. Authority and responsibility of the Diversion Control Officer will extend to all UMMC facilities including but not limited to pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory clinics, outpatient departments, surgery centers, ground ambulance services, air ambulance services, research areas and all other departments or divisions where controlled substances are kept, dispensed or utilized.
Leadership, financial analysis, basic computer skills. Familiar with operations of the pharmacy department (e.g. ordering, receiving, storage, distribution, administration returns, wasting) as well as other pertinent areas such as perioperative, anesthesia, procedure, clinic, research and retail pharmacy areas. Familiarity with all aspect of causes, symptoms, recognition and treatment of drug addiction and human behavioral assessment. Formal training in the processes of conducting a drug diversion investigation and, if performing interviews or interrogations, in those techniques as well preferred.