The Pharmacy Drug Diversion Coordinator provides oversight and direction for the reduction and risk in
controlled substance management through the execution of inventory recovery and diversion/theft
prevention and reduction programs. This position will protect assets and work to prevent pharmacy
controlled substance inventory loss through comprehensive audits of inventory, random reconciliations
or inventory for controlled substance medications, and analysis of trends. The diversion specialist is
accountable for all aspects of drug diversion education, prevention, monitoring, investigating and
reporting at Women & Infants Hospital
Must be a graduate of an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy and a registered pharmacist in the
State of Rhode Island or eligible for State licensure. A minimum of two years’ experience in a hospital
or four years in a comparable setting required. Thorough understanding of medication management
systems and technologies required. Strong written and verbal communication skills. E xperience in drug
diversion prevention processes preferred. E xperience in investigations, interviewing witnesses, and
investigative report processing. Strong interpersonal, analytical, organizational and problem-solving
skills. E xcellent public speaking and teaching abilities.A bility to facilitate change processes and work
collaboratively with and lead diverse, multidisciplinary teams. A bility to work independently with minimal
supervision.P roficient with computer skills, including work processing and spreadsheet applications.
K nowledge and understanding of federal and state medication handling and controlled substances
regulations. F amiliarity with drug diversion-related standards and regulatory requirements, including the
Medication Management standards of The Joint Commission, DEA, EPA and FDA regulations; and the
relevant Conditions of Participation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Q uality, control or lead technician experience preferred. F amiliarity with the causes, symptoms,
recognition and treatment of drug addiction and human behavioral assessment.