The Drug Diversion Program Analyst performs audit, investigation and program development functions for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in coordination with leadership of the Drug Diversion Prevention, Detection and Response Program. The Drug Diversion Program Analyst reports to the Director, Diversion Prevention program, and is accountable for routine review of data related to diversion prevention, daily management of system wide drug diversion database, assist with program development, trend analysis, as well as focused auditing activities. In addition, the Drug Diversion Program Analyst will prepare programmatic written reports and presentations as directed. The Drug Diversion Program Analyst generates RxAuditor and Pyxis transaction reports on a regular basis, formats reports as needed, and sends data to clinical managers and others as directed. This position generates and analyzes regular reports on suspected drug diversion and analyzes trends based on user, drug, and location. Audits all medication transactions and the process for controlled substance dispensing and distribution throughout the organization. Performs focused auditing to investigate cases of suspected drug diversion as directed. Manages, analyzes and reports all pertinent data related to controlled substance dispensing, administration and documentation at Roswell Park. Supports the Diversion Response Team in the investigation of suspected drug diversion incidents. Contributes to and oversees the secure diversion database containing data from across Roswell Park that may relate to diversion or mishandling of controlled substances and other drugs with abuse potential. Identifies opportunities for continued improvement in detecting and preventing medication diversion and discusses these with leadership. Actively participates in multidisciplinary educational activities regarding medication diversion. Assures that department and institutional policies related to medication diversion are accurate and current. Collects, analyzes, and trends diversion-related data from across the organization, including but not limited to medication handling compliance issues, medication security issues, DEA-106 data, concerns about relevant healthcare associate/provider behavior/performance, and patient complaints related to unrelieved pain. Analyzes data regarding controlled medications, high-cost medications, and other medications that have an appeal for diversion. Maintains current knowledge of relevant EMR, ADC, and analytics programs as well as clinical processes relevant to diversion investigations. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams as appropriate. Interfaces with regulatory agencies (Professional boards, DEA, NYS Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement) in matters of controlled substance diversion. Serves to help risk management, law enforcement and legal services gather information related to cases of controlled substance theft and loss.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and the equivalent of two years of full-time experience in health care data analysis or an Associate’s degree in a related field and the equivalent of four years of full-time experience in health care data analysis or a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma and the equivalent of six years of full-time experience in health care data analysis.
The preferred applicant will have previous experience with pharmacy and/or hospital clinical operations and program development. The preferred applicant will possess the ability to find solutions to difficult human, technical, clinical, and/or administrative problems. Possess the ability to form working relationships with internal contacts as necessary to effectively advise, consult, or counsel to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas or actions. Possess the ability to achieve results and meet deadlines without explicit instructions. Possess the ability to work with data and draw inferences from multiple sources and types of information. Possess the ability to prepare written reports and has strong organizational and planning skills. The preferred candidate must have computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
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