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Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC is one of only two university-based medical systems in the Los Angeles area. Its internationally renowned physicians and scientists provide world-class patient care at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and more than 80 outpatient clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.

Keck Medical Center was ranked No. 16 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Hospital Honor Roll and among the top 3 hospitals in Los Angeles and top 5 in California. The hospital also ranked in the top 4 in urology (tie); top 10 in geriatrics; top 15 in ophthalmology, cardiology & heart surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery and nephrology; top 20 in neurology & neurosurgery; top 25 in cancer; and top 35 in pulmonology & lung surgery.

Controlled Substance Data Analyst - Pharmacy - Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Non-Union)

Pharmacy Hospital Los Angeles, California

The Controlled Substance  Data Analyst is an integral part of the Controlled Substance Task Force within the Department of Pharmacy Services, who is responsible for the daily monitoring of controlled substance use and administration within Keck Medicine of USC. The Controlled Substance Task Force works to prevent, detect, and manage cases of drug diversion.

The primary responsibility of the position will be to utilize analytic tools, such as  Pyxis ES and Pandora  to audit and review Automated Dispensing Cabinet  transactions and identify possible discrepancies. The analyst will be responsible for verifying controlled substance documentation (administration, waste, etc.) in addition to trending and analyzing outlier use patterns.

The Controlled Substance Data Analyst   will work directly with the Controlled Substance Pharmacist, and the department of nursing and compliance in providing the analytical support in investigations of suspected cases of drug diversion. Significant collaboration and coordination with leadership and operational personnel will be required.


Minimum Education: • Bachelor’s Degree in a health related field. Advanced degree preferred • Completed a Pharmacy Technician Certification Minimum Experience/Knowledge: • Minimum two years of experience working as a pharmacy technician in a pharmacy setting, preference given to those with in-patient hospital experience working with controlled substances. • Knowledge in informatics and technology. • Experience in data mining techniques and procedures. • Demonstrated competencies in the use of information support systems, automated technologies and analytical tools in a health care setting and the ability to synthesize operational flow into concrete work plan. • Proficient in Microsoft Office (specifically Excel). • Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team with great attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Required License/Certification: • Active CA pharmacy technician license (CPhT) in good standing • Fire and Safety Certification. If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date (applicable to employees working within City of LA).


REQ20092303 Posted Date: 09/03/2020

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