Pharmacy Compliance Specialist- Mary Black Campus

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Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
Published
May 28, 2021
Location
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Pharmacy Compliance Specialist- Mary Black Campus

  • Spartanburg, SC
  • Spartanburg Medical Center
  • MB-Pharmacy Services
  • Full-Time - Varied Shifts
  • Pharmacy
  • Job Grade 013
  • Req #: 39870

Summary

Position Summary

 

The Electronic Medical Record (EMR) has created a transformational change in how pharmacy evaluates data to ensure departmental compliance with local and federal regulatory agencies especially around drug diversion.  The Specialist – Pharmacy Compliance (S-PC) is responsible for coordinating reporting and performing data analysis across the entire pharmacy electronic platform (i.e. EMR, Automated Dispensing System, Wholesaler, etc.…). Working in collaboration with the Pharmacy Diversion/Compliance Officer, the S-PC’s role is to reduce the opportunity for diversion and departmental non-compliance with state and federal agencies as well as departmental strategic imperatives via reporting optimization and data audits.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Education

  • Associates and/or SC State Certified Technician
  • One year of IT training/experience or five years of equivalent healthcare specific analyst experience

 

Experience

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a hospital pharmacy
  • Working with pharmacy Automated Dispensing Software (ADS) (i.e. ConnectRx, Unity, etc..)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications specifically Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Performing data analysis

 

License/Registration/Certifications

  • SC State Certified Pharmacy Technician

 

Preferred Requirements

 

Experience

  • Performing data analysis utilizing Pharmacy Automated Dispensing  Software (ADS)  in combination with the hospital Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Experience working with Pharmacy Administration to implement  healthcare compliance requirements
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations related to the controlled substance act
  • Experience designing/facilitating report development  in EMR and ADS applications
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

 

Core Job Responsibilities

 

  • Work independently and in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary team to collate data, develop reporting structure, and ensure compliance with common risk points and methods of diversion
    • Drug Procurement, Drug Preparation and Dispensing, Prescribing, Drug Administration, and Drug Waste and removal
  • Works with Pharmacy administration in coordination with local and federal governmental agencies to resolve cases of diversion
  • Works with pharmacy/hospital administration to review/audit common risk points and methods of diversion in compliance with hospital policies and procedures
  • Works with hospital/pharmacy administration to update audit/review process in coordination with changes to policies and procedures.
  • Works with pharmacy administration to provide documentation and ensure compliance with regulatory bodies during active hospital audits by local and federal agencies
  • Conducts and audits pharmacy staff competencies as related to the procurement, preparation, and waste and removal of controlled substances
  • Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide controlled substance related education/competencies
  • In coordination with pharmacy administration, performs annual May 1st  controlled substance inventory and maintains documentation
  • Maintain controlled substance records as required by state and federal regulatory bodies
  • Builds and maintains files within the ADS to help facilitate drug procurement,  drug availability for administration, and appropriate waste of controlled/non-controlled substances
  • Trouble shoots day to day operational ADS issues.  Works with departmental QI teams to develop process improvement strategies via report development in the ADS.
  • Assures monthly unit inspections are completed and documented as required by state (Board of Pharmacy, DHEC) licensing agencies
  • Responsible for the coordination of pharmacy inventory as scheduled with pharmacy administration and staff
  • Works with pharmacy administration to ensure associate compliance through data analysis for departmental strategic imperatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Information

Spartanburg Regional is an integrated healthcare system that provides care from birth to hospice. As a a partner with the community for 90 years, we have earned a reputation for technological excellence. With more than 5,600 employees, Spartanburg Regional prides itself in being one of the most recognized healthcare facilities in Upstate South Carolina. A long list of accolades and accomplishments keep our employees proud. We believe the pride and quality in our organization is the result of a focused effort of our staff and resources.

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