Business Analyst

Woonsocket, RI

Post Date: 08/23/2017 Job ID: 23320 Category: Information Technology / IT

Shift:
  • Mon- Fri 6am - 2: 30pm

Position Summary:
  • This critical compliance position s primary responsibilities and duties are to review, perform analytics, and interpret algorithms related to controlled substances and DEA listed chemical orders placed by pharmacies to both distribution centers and outside vendors.
  • This is accomplished through the utilization and individual interpretation of data from the SOM System, Archer, Excel, MicroStrategy, Pharmacy Data Warehouse, and other tools.
  • The goal of this analysis is to make individual and uniquely informed decisions regarding controlled substance and DEA Listed Chemical orders of interest to determine legitimacy of the order and determine if further investigation is warranted.
  • This position liaisons and collaborates with stores, pharmacy distribution centers, Logistics, Compliance, Legal, Pharmacy Operations, and field management regarding pharmacy controlled substance and listed chemical ordering practices.
  • This position also partners with Logistics Leadership and distribution center network to manage various quality and compliance programs and initiatives, including, but not limited to, the distribution center cycle count program, merchandise date code program, DEA ARCOS reporting, state controlled substance reporting, periodic SOX testing, and hazardous materials classification and storage.
  • This role requires independent thinking and decision making related to compliance and data interpretation.

Responsibilities:
  • Analyze data provided and complete the daily review of controlled substance and listed chemical orders placed by retail pharmacies identified by SOM algorithms as "orders of interest".
  • Utilize Archer to maintain documentation of all orders of interest, data analysis, due diligence, and suspicious orders.
  • Ensure adherence to DEA policies and procedures related to controlled substance and listed chemical item review for unusual frequency, pattern, and size of orders from each pharmacy.
  • Evaluate and perform independent analysis of SOM data for potential diversion trends and provide recommendations for corrective actions, if necessary.
  • Reduce and eliminate diversion potential by completing controlled substance and listed chemical due diligence reviews on orders of interest.
  • Analysis of individual store order data and current trends in controlled substance medication and listed chemical usage unique to each area in which we operate pharmacies to determine potential patterns of misuse and abuse in that particular part of the country.
  • Collaborate with field management, pharmacists, Pharmacy Operations, and Loss Prevention on detailed review and create distinctive remediation plans for pharmacies that placed orders classified as suspicious.
  • Initiate and contribute to controlled substance and listed chemical theft or loss investigation based on due diligence, interpretation of data, collaboration with various departments, detailed analysis on a unique characteristics of each order on a case by case basis.
  • Direct the completion and submission of notification of all individual orders classified as suspicious to the DEA.
  • This is done with guidance and collaboration from Legal, Pharmacy Operations, Loss Prevention, and Logistics Quality and compliance Management.
  • Prepare documentation to record all order of interest due diligence completed.
  • Monitor all open cases to ensure timely completion of due diligence.
  • Review Output files on a daily basis.
  • Inspect and maintain various SOM tables.
  • Create SOPs related to SOM process.
  • Educate and provide counsel to pharmacies to ensure compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations as they relate to corresponding responsibility and best ordering practices.
  • Partner with Logistics Quality and Compliance team to manage various programs and initiatives, including, but not limited to, the distribution center cycle count program, merchandise date code program, DEA ARCOS reporting, state controlled substance reporting, periodic SOX testing, and hazardous materials classification and storage.

Experience:
  • 3-5 years related experience.

Qualifications:
  • Ability to gather, analyze and interpret data to drive business decisions.
  • Strong problem solving ability.
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply sound business judgment.
  • Independent thinking and decision making related to data interpretation.
  • Strong data analytical skills to detect trends and patterns.
  • Ability to present data to influence outcomes and support objectives.
  • Pharmaceutical, diversion, statistics and/or investigation expertise.
  • Ability to develop and implement sustainable processes.
  • Experience interpreting regulatory doctrine.
  • Multi-tasking and ability to work in a fast paced fluid environment.
  • Supply Chain, pharmacy distribution, and/or distribution operations experience.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills with an emphasis in Excel and/or Access.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to achieve results.
  • Strong understanding of the SOM process and the ability to communicate the process to others.
  • Ability to manage workload with minimal direction.
  • Strong organization skills.

Education:
  • Bachelor Degree Preferred (Pharmaceutical, Statistics, Supply Chain, Bus Management).

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