Job Posting: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) is an 886-bed acute tertiary care level 1 trauma teaching hospital in Los Angeles, California. The Department of Pharmacy Services provides 24-hour services to all patient care areas. The department consists of decentralized pharmacists, a drug use policy center, central hospital pharmacy, 4 outpatient pharmacies, ambulatory care clinics and 2 outpatient cancer centers. Our staff of over 350 includes pharmacists, technicians, residents/interns, and support personnel. The medical center has an electronic health records and has implemented bar code medication administration of medications and infusion pump integration Summary of Essential Job Duties: The Central Pharmacy Manager is responsible for central pharmacy operations and the supervision of pharmacists and technicians; performance reviews for staff; participation in medical center and medical staff committees and initiatives; new program development and implementation, as well as, quality improvement. Fosters team work and interdisciplinary collaboration. Ensures consistency and qualify of clinical services and compliance with regulatory requirements. Serves as administrator on call on a rotating basis. Responsible for staffing in area on a routine basis (up to 20%). Exemplary written and verbal skills as well as a strong commitment to patient care are required. Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. Note: New Hires must successfully pass a background check, a prohibited substance screening and a pre-employment physical EEO / AA / F / M / Veteran / Disabled
Current pharmacist licensure in the State of California.
Pharm.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited school of pharmacy in the USA.
Completion of a PGY1 and/or PGY2 residency or equivalent practice experience.
Comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology as related to drug usage.
Comprehensive knowledge of common disease states and pathologies.
Ability to comprehend patient medical management plans.
Ability to assess and apply current pharmacological and biopharmaceutical principles for the selection and use of drug products in a clinical setting.
Ability to extract pertinent information from the patient or other sources and relate it to the patient care plan.
Possess the verbal and written communication skills required to fulfill the pharmacist's responsibilities.
Ability to teach and serve as preceptor for training programs.
Ability to prepare drugs needed for immediate administration.
Ability to provide recommendations and monitor the use of drugs.
Knowledge of laws, regulations and standards relative to pharmacy practice.
Ability to adapt to change.
Ability to prioritize workflow.
Ability to evaluate medication regimens to meet the therapeutic needs of patients.
Ability to learn and adapt to the use of automated information systems in daily practice.
Demonstrated competency in techniques of pharmaceutical calculations, compounding and pharmacokinetics.
BLS certification as outlined in the Pharmacist Responsibilities in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(C.P.R.) and Code Blue Procedure: Pharmacy Policy and Procedure
Possess patient-centered communication skills .
Possess computer skills necessary to perform job functions .
Exceptions to be approved by the Chief Pharmacy Officer or designee. License/Certification/Registration Requirements: Current California State Board of Pharmacy issued Pharmacist License. Physical Requirements (physical abilities essential to perform the job): Frequent standing; walking, bending; reaching, occasional sitting, pushing & pulling, lifting of materials up to 40 pounds for distances to 10 feet.
Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communication devices including: telephones, beepers, fire alarms, and mechanical failure alarms.
Sufficient mobility to access equipment, patients and other customers.
Able to read information on medication labels Work Environment (work environments, hazards and exposures the employee may encounter on the job):
Hazardous drug and investigational biologic drugs preparation and handling
Exposure to minimal but constant noise levels.
Repetitive hand motions.
Some functions may include incidental exposure to hazards associated with preparation of cytotoxic medications.
Some functions may require use of protective gear such as gloves and fluid-resistant coats
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scien...tists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.