Director - Pharmacy Medication Diversion Prevention

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Position description
Provides oversight and direction of a comprehensive Mayo Clinic drug diversion prevention program across all Mayo sites with an innovative and solutions-oriented, collaborative approach. Establishes, directs and oversees drug diversion program elements and processes including comprehensive surveillance, investigation, incident response, documentation and reporting programs. Directs and oversees drug diversion-related continuous improvement, education and planning activities. Oversees and provides guidance to assigned staff.

This position will reside at any of the 3 main campuses (Phoenix, Jacksonville, or Rochester, MN) and will primarily telework.
Graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy. Doctorate degree in Pharmacy (or Pharmacy BS degree if graduated before 2000); Completion of an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency; or completion of an accredited PGYI pharmacy residency and a minimum of 2 years applicable pharmacy experience; or a minimum of 4 years applicable pharmacy experience. Applicable experience includes participation and/or management of drug diversion programs including surveillance, investigation, response and reporting activities in both hospital and clinic healthcare settings.

**Visa sponsorship is not available for this position; also, Mayo Clinic does not participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program**
Additional qualifications
Thorough knowledge of medication use processes and systems including pharmacy operations (e.g. ordering, receiving, storage, distribution, administration, returns, wasting); as well as other pertinent areas (e.g. perioperative, anesthesia, procedural).

Thorough knowledge of medication-related technologies (e.g. automated dispensing systems, narcotic vaults, infusion pumps)

Proven history of leading complex investigatory process of an interdisciplinary team requiring strong analytical and communication skills, attention to detail, organization, and a commitment to healthcare ethics and confidentiality.

Ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively with others, and work independently with minimal supervision.

Knowledge and understanding of medication and controlled substances laws at the federal, state and local level (e.g. Board of Pharmacy, Drug Enforcement Agency).

​​​​​​​The following are preferred: Formal training in the processes of conducting a drug diversion investigation, and interview/interrogation techniques. Previous experience in trending and analyzing data with formal training in informatics. Familiarity with the Joint Commission Medication Management Standards. Masters degree in applicable area. Mayo Clinic Silver Quality Fellow certification within 2 years.
License or certification
Registration with the applicable State Board as required
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.  The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $5,429.60, based on a full-time position.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
Monday - Friday
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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Lauren Brandt
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