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WM Regulatory & Compliance Manager - USP <800> & Pharmaceutical Waste in Saint Paul, Minnesota

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About the Regulatory and Compliance Manager Role

The Regulatory and Compliance Manager for WMSS PharmEcology Services is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of auditing, improving and sustaining the PharmE state-specific database to ensure compliance, accuracy and efficacy of the information. The role Interfaces with the regulatory community and informing the WM public affairs professionals in matters regarding pharmaceutical waste, providing continuing education opportunities for customer base and policy liaison with DEA, EPA, state environmental regulatory agencies, National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities (NASCSA), and related trade associations. Also develops and presents professional continuing education in the area of pharmaceutical waste management. The role assists in developing audit and training tools, conducts on-site risks assessments, and presents pharmacy, nursing, and environmental services training program. Responsibilities also include preparation of budgets and serving as a representative of PE at trade meetings, regulatory events and other meetings designed to advance and promote the company and its products and services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the following essential duties satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Apply EPA, DEA, DOT, and OSHA regulations to pharmaceutical waste to ensure compliance standards are met for waste classification and characterization of the PharmEcology database including performing drug formulation calculations to ensure data accuracy.

  • Apply USP standards and NIOSH recommendation for HD handling to ensure compliance with standards for PPE requirements while customizing their PPE decisions in an organization’s Assessment of Risk.

  • Audit and manage the PharmEcology database for efficacy on a consistent and ongoing basis.

  • Maintain state-specific regulatory requirements for those states that differ from the federal regulations to ensure database information provided to client is accurate.

  • Maintain state-specific Board of Pharmacy rules applicable for USP General Chapters <800> as applicable to organizations’ Assessment of Risk/PPE decisions.

  • Survey all states throughout the country for the most recent information on regulatory topics and report the results, summarizing for internal and external clients, including maintaining the state summaries.

  • Provide regulatory and management consultation regarding pharmaceutical waste internally and to the healthcare industry.

  • Present to industry associations, regulators, group purchasing organizations, prospects, and clients on behalf of PharmEcology Services including continuing education programs and according to accreditation standards as they apply to pharmaceutical waste.

  • Publish or assist in writing trade articles on pharmaceutical waste and/or regulations for the industry and large clients.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The highest level of supervisory skills required in this job is the management of non-supervisory employees. This includes:

  • Occasionally responsible for assigning activities to other employees.


The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

  • Education: Master's Degree (accredited) in Hospital Administration or similar area of study.

  • Experience: Ten years in the acute care pharmacy industry, with five years in a senior leadership role.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

  • Licensed/Registered by State Board of Pharmacy.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • Experience in conducting client audits, either pre-Joint Commission or equivalent.

  • Ability to use quality management techniques in presenting and reporting.

  • Manage C-suite level dynamics to command resolution.

Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) most of the work day;

  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds occasionally;

  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.) rare;

  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements rare;

  • Normal setting for this job is: office setting/healthcare facilities.

The expected salary range for this position is $124,800 - $168,800. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s relevant experience, education, training, certifications, qualifications, and work location.

About our Benefits

At WM, each eligible salaried employee receives a competitive total compensation package including:

  • Industry leading health insurance

  • Unlimited PTO

  • 401(K) + company match

  • Life Insurance

  • 100% Paid Tuition, Books, & Fees for 135+ education programs for you and your family

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Employee Discount Programs

Must live and work in the US

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As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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