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Pharmacist I - Inpatient (rotating days/evenings)

Requisition # 18000987 Apply Now

Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to make a difference in people's lives?

Elevating patient care to an art requires the skills, dedication and passion of people in every discipline. At Cedars-Sinai, pharmacists’ expertise is critical to achieving the exceptional patient care for which we are known and trusted.

A world-class Pharmacy Services Department includes six satellite pharmacies, a drug information center, three outpatient pharmacies and the central pharmacy. Our staff of more than 300 employees includes pharmacists, technicians, residents and interns, and support personnel. In addition, we are committed to delivering you with the most advanced information technology and resources available, including Micromedex, OVID and MD Consult. 

As an Inpatient Pharmacist you would be responsible for the daily organization and supervision of medication management activities in your area, including provision of clinical and drug distribution services. You would perform these job duties with sensitivity to our patients' diverse cultural backgrounds.


Clinical Areas of Responsibility include: Labor & Delivery, Post-Partum, Maternal Fetal Care Unit (complex pregnancies), General medicine, and an emergency department overflow unit. The position also includes some exposure to specialty areas such as neurology, stroke, and medical management of oncology patients.  Patient volume range from 40-150 patients depending on the shift.

 Beyond outstanding benefits, competitive salaries and health and dental insurance We take pride in hiring the best, most passionate employees. Our talented staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of patient care we strive for.
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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
• 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.
• 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 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 

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, lire alarms, and mechanical failure alarms,
• Sufficient mobility to access equipment, patients and other customers 
• Able to read information on medication labels

rk Environment:
• Exposure to minimal but constant noise levels. Repetitive hand motions,
Some functions may include incidental exposure to hazards associated with preparation of hazardous medications.
• Some functions may require use of personal protective equipment.
• Use of standard precautions for infection control.
  • Working Title: Pharmacist I - Inpatient (rotating days/evenings)
  • Department: Pharmacy-5Th
  • Business Entity: Clinical & Support Services
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Pharmacy
  • Job Specialty: Pharmacy
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day
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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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