How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly related to this position.
The Controlled Substances Data Analyst is a valuable member of the Diversion Prevention Team within the Department of Pharmacy Services that is responsible for the day-to-day monitoring of controlled substances use and handling within Michigan Medicine. The Diversion Prevention Team works to prevent, detect and respond to drug diversion.
This primary responsibility of the position includes data analysis and review of a variety of data sources to identify possible drug diversion and ensure controlled substance reconciliation and discrepancy resolution. Extensive data from medical records, automated dispensing cabinets, patient safety reports and other sources must be analyzed, tracked, trended and interpreted in the context of a highly complex and varied clinical environment.
The position will work closely with colleagues in Pharmacy, Nursing, Anesthesia and Compliance in conducting analysis and managing incident response related to potential mishandling or diversion of controlled substances. Significant collaboration and coordination with both leadership and operational personnel will be required across the hospitals and health centers.
The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Perform regular review of multiple data sources to detect anomalous activity relating to controlled substance practice behaviors.
Perform trend analyses and database assessments in order to identify drug diversion.
Maintain robust and readily retrievable documentation of routine monitoring activity and investigations.
Liaise closely with leadership across the institution (especially in Nursing, Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care and Anesthesia) to investigate anomalous activity and to evaluate whether it is explainable in the clinical context.
Review and help resolve discrepancies in controlled substances inventory, in collaboration with Nursing, Anesthesia and Pharmacy personnel.
Liaise with Security and Police as required in relation to investigations into possible theft of controlled substances, and assist in identifying reporting requirements to regulatory agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), as required.
Assist with implementation, compliance monitoring and enforcement of internal policies and procedures related to controlled substances and medication management.
Assist as required with identification of root causes behind drug mishandling or diversion and the development of corrective and preventive actions, process improvements and education to address them.
Assist, as needed, in the design and conducting of audits of the entire medication use process (purchasing, receipt, distribution, administration and wasting) related to controlled substances.
Actively participate in a multidisciplinary approach to proactively detect drug diversion and to continuously monitor and improve the medication use process. This includes evaluation and use of new technology utilized in proactive prevention and detection of controlled substances diversion
Bachelor's degree or higher, in nursing, pharmacy, informatics, public health, computer science, statistics, or similar field.
5-8 years direct experience standardizing, manipulating, analyzing, and visualizing complex, large volume, multi-dimensional data from diverse sources.
Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills, with a high degree of sensitivity and tact in dealing with difficult or stressful situations.
Proven ability to work independently and to meet deadlines, including time-sensitive tasks.
Proven ability to excel in a team environment.
Ability to present data clearly for a variety of audiences.
Outstanding attention to detail.
Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels and with varying backgrounds within the organization.
Demonstrated ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Experience working in a health care setting.
First-hand experience in clinical practice handling controlled substances (nursing, anesthesia or pharmacy).
Knowledge of controlled substances compliance and diversion prevention.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
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