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Senior Auditor: Drug Diversion Specialist (Clinical Experience Preferred)

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 9590
Job Family: Financial Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 51011028340924-Audit Services
Location: Atrium Corporate Operations


Primary responsibilities of the position include 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.

Job Duties:

  • Collaborate on reviews of multiple data sources to detect anomalous activity relating to controlled substance practice behaviors.
  • Actively engage in investigation of suspected drug diversions identified through anomalous activity monitoring or other means of reporting.  Investigations will be conducted by a multi-disciplinary team and overseen by the enterprise Drug Diversions Oversight Committee or a sub-committee. 
  • Maintain robust and readily retrievable documentation of routine monitoring activity and investigations.
  • Liaise with Security, law enforcement and regulatory agencies 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.
  • Coordinate, with the Drug Diversion Oversight Committee, proactive education initiatives related to the prevention and detection of drug diversions in the workplace.  
  • Act as an advocate for the standardization, expansion and maturing of drug diversion response programs at acquired entities and enterprise markets.  
  • 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.

Who should apply:
Bachelor’s degree or higher, in nursing, pharmacy, informatics, public health, computer science, business fields, statistics, or similar field.
•    Experience working in a health care setting. 
•    Knowledge of controlled substances compliance and diversion prevention. 

Education, Experience and Certifications

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, auditing, information systems or related field required. 3-5 years of related work experience in provider healthcare, internal auditing or a related field such as accounting. Must possess moderate knowledge and understanding of internal auditing, accounting, technology, data analytics, healthcare compliance, and business principles. CIA or CPA professional certification is desired.