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Pharmacy Evening Supervisor - Inpatient

Los Angeles, California

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You're exacting in all you do. Happily, we're the exact same way. Make a difference in Pharmacy at Cedars-Sinai. Use your teamwork, expertise and dedication in work that truly matters – improving the lives of our patients in their most vulnerable times. As a Pharmacy professional at Cedars-Sinai you'll work alongside distinguished physicians, collaborate with those conducting groundbreaking research, and apply yourself using cutting-edge evidence-based practice.

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Responsibilities

Requisition # HRC0666700

Make a Difference in Pharmacy

 

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we’ve achieved our fifth-consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of premier healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals!

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is an 886-bed non-profit, acute, quaternary, teaching Level I Trauma Center hospital located in the heart of Los Angeles, California. The Department of Pharmacy has over approximately 430 staff members who provide comprehensive inpatient pharmacy services as well as outpatient services via 2 cancer centers and 3 outpatient pharmacies. We are committed to the education and training of pharmacists, students/interns, residents, technicians, and other health care professionals. We are affiliated with several Schools of Pharmacy and offers PGY1 and PGY2 residency programs. The residency and student experiential programs at CSMC continue to grow with every successive year, where nearly 100 residents have graduated from the PGY1 pharmacy residency program since 1985 and more than 200 student rotations are offered at CSMC annually. Recently, CSMC was recognized and bestowed “Site of the Year” awards by two major affiliated CA Schools of Pharmacy for providing an exceptional experiential learning environment for their students.

As an Inpatient Pharmacy Evening Supervisor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, you will help assist oversight of pharmacy services for the medical center including but not limited to provision of clinical, operational and distribution services. The Supervisor evaluates and reallocates staffing needs based on patient census and 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.

  • Responsible for supervision of staff responsible for the medication use process, including accurate and timely distribution of medications and safe and effective use of pharmacy automation and technology to deliver medications and services to patients.
  • Monitors and evaluates pharmacy staffing on an ongoing basis to ensure teamwork, efficient workflow and appropriate coverage for ongoing operations Redeploys staff as needed to support patient care and pharmacy department needs.
  • Ensures staff compliance with medical center policies, procedures and protocols and regulatory requirements.
  • Assists managers and associate directors in assessing and resolving pharmacy operations issues/problems.
  • Actively participates in department performance improvement activities.
  • Serves as the Pharmacy Administrator-On-Duty (AOD) on a rotating basis and serves as a liaison to patient care units and Nurse Administrator of the Day (AOD).
  • Serves as the Pharmacy Administrator-On-Duty (AOD) on a rotating basis and serves as a liaison to patient care units and Nurse Administrator of the Day (AOD).
  • Participates in the education and training of pharmacy staff, residents, interns, students, and other healthcare professionals. Serves as a preceptor for peers, students and other staff members.
  • Assures appropriateness of drug selection, dose, route, duration, frequency and timing of medications by providing recommendations to prescribers on appropriate dosage adjustments, drug therapy alternatives or discontinuation of medications.
  • Acts as a liaison and supports problem solving for patient care units, including but not limited to controlled medication discrepancies, drug procurement and drug storage issues and responsible for departmental disaster preparedness and response during the evening shift.
  • As needed, performs the duties of the pharmacist in the assigned areas to support patient care needs and may perform drug storage, distribution and inventory tasks and supports management of controlled substances and disposal of medications.
  • Accurately verifies orders, supports management of pharmacy drug protocols and performs sterile compounding during peak times if needed.

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Educational Requirements:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy or equivalent degree from an accredited school of pharmacy

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  • Current pharmacist licensure in the State of California
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

What else are we looking for?

Relevant pharmacist experience

  • 2 years of pharmacist experience or Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) and/or PGY-2 residency preferred
  • Possesses excellent clinical data base.
  • Possesses experience in Medication Use Evaluation.
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possesses software skills e.g., Microsoft Office.
  • 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.
  • Working Title: Pharmacy Evening Supervisor - Inpatient
  • 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: Evening

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) and COVID-19. 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 April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy.

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