Medication Compliance Specialist - RN LPN in Carlsbad, CA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Carlsbad, CA
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description


Our passion:
We are improving the lives we touch. We need passionate, talented people working together who share our desire to provide the best quality care to our patients and lead the fight against the opioid epidemic. 

Your job as a Medication Compliance Specialist:

Medication Management Compliance Specialists are highly motivated registered nurses (RN) or licensed practical nurses (LPN) with strong interpersonal and organizational capabilities with a passion for delivering quality patient care. They play an essential role in providing support, training and ensuring compliance with Title 21 CFR, Part 1300-End and the DEA for our west coast Comprehensive Treatment Centers (CTC), including centers in California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

Our Team: 

Acadia Health Care's Comprehensive Treatment Centers are the leading provider of medication assisted treatment in the nation, servicing over 50,000 patients in 115 centers nation wide. We provide quality outpatient care to patients struggling with opiate use disorder. Our clinical services team ensures that our facilities are equiped to comply with the highest clinical standards of treatment. Our core mission is to assist our providers and clinicians in providing the qaulity treatment that our patients need for their recovery.

Our Benefits: We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k matching, company paid group term life insurance, paid vacation and sick time and an opportunity to grow while serving on the front lines of the fight against the opioid epidemic. 

This position is a remote position and will require up to 80% travel. Prefer candidates live in California, Oregon or Washington


Your responsibilities as a Medication Compliance Specialist

  • Coordinating and conducting onsite reviews of assigned CTC facilities and developing corrective plans of action, if needed. 
  • Developing and provide training to enhance medication management compliance efforts and assist with risk management efforts.
  • Monitoring Schedule II and III ordering processes to ensure all controlled substances ordered are accounted for and properly documented.
  • Monitoring inventory on a monthly basis and review month end DEA compliance reports for each CTC facility.
  • Maintaining CSOS Coordinator Status to ensure all appropriate staff have Power of Attorney (POA) and have received appropriate approval and certificates with the DEA for online ordering.
  • Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with all regulatory agencies and accreditation entities.
  • Assisting with the development, revision and implementation of CTC policies, procedures, protocols and forms with respect to medication management.
  • Keeping current on the latest rules, regulations and disseminates regulatory and legislative updates relating to controlled substances and medication management.
  • Communicating with individual POAs, the licensing department, software vendors, project managers, and designated IT staff to ensure constant online ordering capability for all CSOS POA designees

Your skills: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of staff, other agencies and stakeholders
  • Possess initiative and follow-through on projects with minimal supervision or guidance
  • Ability to work on numerous projects concurrently
  • Strong problem solving abilities
  • Team player who works collaboratively with all departments
  • Responsive and accountable
  • Attention to detail


Job Requirements

  • Registered Nurse (RN) or an Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with at least 5 yrs. of management experience
  • Knowledge of 21 CFR Part 1300-End
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory & accrediting agencies standards and experience with ensuring compliance.
  • Understanding of privacy guidelines, federal, state and DEA standards and regulations