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Pharmacist - Central Pharmacy

Requisition # 19003794 Apply Now

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is an 886-bed acute, level 1 tertiary care teaching hospital located in the heart of Los Angeles, just a block away from Beverly Hills. The Pharmacy Department has over 380 staff members who provide comprehensive inpatient pharmacy services as well as outpatient services via 2 cancer centers and 4 outpatient pharmacies pharmacy services. The Department has accredited residencies in pharmacy practice and health-system pharmacy management and is affiliated with schools of pharmacy in California.  

The Central Pharmacist performs all job duties in accordance with pharmacy policies, procedures, regulatory requirements, best practice documents, and standard operating procedures while following established quality and patient safety protocols. The scope of responsibility, duties and accountability at the facility, department and position levels including knowledge and practice of the clinical/technical skills necessary to the position. These duties are performed timely, accurately, and appropriately prioritized within timeframes to meet or exceed customers’ expectations.  Leaves work area clean and organized to maintain appearance and safety.

The pharmacist is responsible for first-dose dispensing, controlled substance dispensing and compounding.

Rotating shifts: Days/Evenings

Hours: 10 hours

Educational Requirements:

• 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.


License/Certification Requirements:

• Current pharmacist licensure in the State of California.
• BLS certification as outlined in the Pharmacist Responsibilities in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(C.P.R.) and Code Blue Procedure: Pharmacy Policy and Procedure.


• 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.


Physical Requirements:
• 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

  • Working Title: Pharmacist - Central Pharmacy
  • Department: Pharmacy-Stores-Mfg
  • Business Entity: Clinical & Support Services
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Pharmacy
  • Job Specialty: Pharmacy
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 10 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Full-time
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Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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