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Network Drug Diversion Safety Specialist

at HonorHealth

Posted: 4/23/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2019-17861
Keywords: technology, system

Job Description

  • Job LocationUS-AZ-SCOTTSDALE
    Requisition ID
    01 - Days
    QI Division
    Support Services
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Physical Work Location and New Employee Orientation Location : Address
    8283 N HAYDEN RD
    Work Hours
  • Overview

    HonorHealth is a non-profit, local healthcare organization known for community service and outstanding medical quality. HonorHealth encompasses five acute care hospitals with approximately 11,500 employees and 4,500 volunteers, over 70 primary and specialty care practices, clinical research, medical education, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, an Accountable Care Organization, two foundations, and extensive community services.

    HonorHealth is a leader in medical innovation, talent and technology with a genuine commitment to your growth. The health system's vibrant careers take place in an environment filled with opportunity and respect because we see the HONOR in you.


    Bachelor's Degree Nursing, Pharmacy or related field Required

    Three (3) years experience in investigations, interviewing witnesses, and investigative report processing; OR five (5) years acute care hospital experience Required

    Licenses and Certifications
    Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Pharmacist (RPh) Required


    Job Summary
    The Network Drug Diversion Safety Specialist provides oversight and direction for the daily operations of the Drug Diversion Prevention, Detection, and Response Program. The Diversion Specialist is accountable for all aspects of drug diversion education, prevention, monitoring, investigation, and reporting in an effort to reduce harm to patients. In addition, facilitates prioritization of improvement activities related to controlled substance management and shares knowledge as a subject matter expert.
    • Establishes / maintains a comprehensive surveillance and auditing program for the early detection of drug diversion and non-compliance in medication handling. Develop or contribute to drug handling and diversion prevention and detection policies and procedures. Current knowledge of relevant DEA, Board of Pharmacy, FDA, EPA, CMS, ISMP, Accreditation, and other relevant regulations, standards and best practices. Identifies opportunities for improvement in process, structure and/or outcome.
    • Acts as a facilitator and a change agent to establish / maintain an effective drug diversion education program for all staff. Provide leadership and actively participate in multidisciplinary education activities relating to drug diversion, impairment, and controlled substance handling. Work collaboratively with all relevant departments during investigations and serve as a controlled substance and diversion resource for staff.
    • Collect and track institution and system wide diversion related data, including, but not limited to, medication handling and security issues, concerns about healthcare provider behavior/performance, patient complaints related to pain relief, disputed orders for controlled substances, and patient safety event data that may related to diversion or impairment. Participate in monitoring and auditing functions such as rounding. Monitor data for evolving trends that may be suggestive of diversion.
    • Chair the Drug Diversion Oversight Committee. Present institutional drug diversion reports to the relevant stakeholders at the local and network levels. Serves on the Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee, Medication Safety, Network Patient Safety Committee, and the Opioid Stewardship Committee.
    • Coordinate with the Diversion Response Team to assess cases of potential diversion and provide recommendations on any Response Team Activities. Ensure that all required internal and external reporting occurs following each diversion event.
    • Serve as a liaison within community and work cooperatively with other healthcare facilities in preventing and addressing drug diversion by healthcare personnel.
    • Supports Patient Safety Consultants and Regulatory Staff in the Quality Department. Lead RCAs related to drug diversion and medication safety events
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    It is the policy of HonorHealth to provide equal opportunity in employment. Selection and employment of applicants will be made on the basis of their qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

    Please review the Equal Employment Opportunity poster.

    Please review the Equal Employment Opportunity Poster.HonorHealth wants all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us at EmploymentOffice@HonorHealth.com . Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed. This option is reserved only for individuals with disabilities that are unable to use the online tools and is not intended for other purposes.

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