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Pharmacist - Refill Center - Medical Network

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Requisition # HRC0568263A

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At Cedars-Sinai, we're motivated by a collective spirit of innovation and the challenge to continuously improve. Above all, we share a real passion for helping others. Day after day, from department to department, our people give their all to create a community unlike any other. This is just one of the many reasons U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals—and now we invite you to join us and make a difference every single day in service of this outstanding work – excellence and innovation in patient care, research, and community service. From working with a team of dedicated professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have great resources to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others.

 

We know that you have options as to where you choose to work, and we provide our employees with the best possible work environment. One of our goals as an organization is to develop a well-trained and highly motivated workforce. We want to help you achieve your greatest potential by enabling you to progress within your job and advance your career.

 

As a Pharmacist in our Refill Center at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network, you will be providing clinical pharmacy services in all pharmacist-managed programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Network and ensuring patient safety and the highest quality of care is delivered.

  • Providing therapeutic recommendations and answering medication and patient-related questions from other healthcare providers
  • Identifies, resolves, and prevents potential and actual medication-related problems including untreated indications, improper drug selection, sub-therapeutic dosage, overdosage, failure to receive medication, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, and medications without indication
  • Provide patients’ and other healthcare providers with education on medication use, side effects, and drug interactions when appropriate
  • Communicate with physicians and pharmacists to recommend changes in medication therapy to optimize patient outcomes (i.e. labs not at goal, discontinuation of medication)
  • Support the process of completing medication prior authorizations as needed
  • Thorough documentation of patient progress and outcomes for future reporting
  • Assures ongoing performance improvement of the pharmaceutical care services provided
  • Providing physician education through presentations and "Pharmacy Hot Topics" Cedars-Sinai Medical Group internal monthly newsletter
  • Training pharmacy residents and students rotating through CSMG
  • Actively participate in meetings within the department
  • Recommends changes in drug therapy based on information obtained through patient interviews, objective monitoring parameters, review of drug profiles and the patient medical record
  • Evaluates herb/supplement and drug/disease interactions
  • Recommends evidence-based integrative medicine options as appropriate for patient-specific needs
  • Approve protocol medication refill requests under physician signed protocols on behalf of CSMCF physicians
  • Identify patients for Drug Therapy Management Programs
  • Promote cost-effective drug therapy by converting brand to generic medications when appropriate, per physician signed protocol
  • Track interventions to show the value of the Refill Center
  • Ensure medication refills are completed in a timely manner
  • Evaluation of drug therapies, development of treatment plans, initiation, titration/tapering and discontinuation of medications under protocol, ordering necessary lab tests under protocol, patient education and follow-up
  • Thorough documentation of patient progress and outcomes for future reporting
  • Participate in medication related quality initiatives as needed
  • Collaborates to problem solve and make decisions to achieve desired outcomes

Educational Requirements:

  • A doctor of pharmacy (Pharm. D.) required

License/ Certifications Requirements:

  • Current California Pharmacist license required, National Provider Identifier (NPI) preferred
  • BLS within 180 days of hire

Experience:

Retail Pharmacy experience preferred.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology as related to drug usage;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of common disease states, pathologies and ability to apply current pharmacological and biopharmaceutical principles;
  • Ability to comprehend patient medical management plans;
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to give advice on and monitor the use of drugs;
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and standards relative to Institutional Pharmacy Practice and prescription dispensing;
  • Ability to prioritize workflow;
  • Ability to recommend, develop, and expand programs;
  • Ability to learn and adapt to the use of automated information systems in daily practice;
  • Demonstrated competency in pharmaceutical calculations and pharmacokinetics;
  • Basic computer proficiency including Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

  • Working Title: Pharmacist - Refill Center - Medical Network
  • Department: Medical Services
  • Business Entity: Medical Network Foundation
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Pharmacy
  • Job Specialty: Pharmacy
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

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 Applicant_Accommodation@cshs.org 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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