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Pharmacy Manager - Specialty Pharmacy

Los Angeles, California


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Requisition # HRC1162150

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 it was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as 2nd Best Hospital in the nation and #1 in California. Cedars-Sinai continues to be acknowledged as a world leader in patient care, education and research.

Our 886-bed nonprofit, acute, tertiary, teaching Level I trauma center hospital is located in the heart of Los Angeles. The Pharmacy Department has over 450 staff members who provide comprehensive inpatient pharmacy services as well as outpatient services via two cancer centers, outpatient pharmacies and ambulatory care clinics.

The Pharmacy Manager in our Specialty Pharmacy at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ca is responsible for the policy and operational results of designated area(s) of pharmacy services including the clinical, operational, distribution and personnel activities of the units. The Manager 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 Manager supervises the development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of process improvement effectiveness as well as strategic planning for pharmacy service expansion and financial management. The Manager collaborates with physicians, nursing and ancillary department key stakeholders to ensure safe and effective pharmacy services.


  • Oversee staff of 28 FTE's in the Specialty Pharmacy and maintaining compliance with the URAC accreditation (Utilization Review Accreditation Commission).
  • Responsible for supervision of staff and 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.
  • Manages the effective allocation of human resources within areas of responsibility which include the control of appropriate staffing mix and levels, and management of efficiency based on patient care needs.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, corrective action, mentoring and performance of pharmacy staff.
  • Ensures staff compliance with medical center policies, procedures and protocols and regulatory requirements.
  • Assesses and resolves pharmacy operations issues/problems.
  • Actively participates in departmental performance improvement activities and continually assesses operational and clinical effectiveness of pharmacy services through quality improvement indicators.
  • Participates in the development of the operating and capital budgets; evaluates costs associated with new programs and therapeutic advances. Develops, implements, monitors target drug programs through collaboration with medical staff and pharmacy staff. Monitors department specific financial indicators to achieve budget targets including wage and non-wage expenditures.
  • 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).
  • Responsible for training programs for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, residents, interns, students.
  • 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.
  • Finds opportunities for financial improvement and takes action to optimize financial performance.
  • Finds opportunities and provides recommendations to improve procedures, practices and workflows. Engages team members to implement improvement efforts.
  • Leads staff meetings to communicate information new policies, practices and procedures. Follows up on staff questions and/or concerns. Identifies items that would benefit from engaging external stakeholders.
  • Oversees Specialty Pharmacy operations which include the clinical management of patients, financial management including accounts receivable reconciliation and profit/loss dashboard, regulatory management involving URAC (Utilization Review Accreditation Commission) Accreditation, marketing of services, program expansion, new business development, access to Limited Distribution Drugs, payer access, and be the Pharmacist-in-Charge.

Educational Requirements:

  • Graduate Degree - Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy - Minimum
  • Post Graduate Year PGY1 and/or PGY2 residency - Preferred


  • California Pharmacist license
  • (BLS) Basic Life Support certification - Upon Hire
  • Board certification in pharmacotherapy or in specialty area is preferred.


  • Highly prefer with specialty pharmacy background.
  • Analytical - Apply critical thinking to analyze and interpret information and/or data Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative information for decision support. Advanced
  • Analytical - Demonstrates good decision-making/problem solving skills. Exhibits good clinical reasoning skills and judgments in managing patients with the highest medical complexity/acuity. Advanced
  • Ability to convey and/or receive written/verbal information to/from various audiences in different formats Communicates effectively and engages in positive inter/intra departmental interaction with peers, physicians, staff and patients. Advanced
  • Project Management - Initiate, plan, design, implement, and monitor project(s) Ability to manage projects, establish timeliness, analyze data relevant to areas of responsibilitiy. Ability to function independently, ability to plan, organize, direct, monitor and evaluate assigned work. Advanced
  • Project Management – Promote and cultivate participation/collaboration among individuals and groups Advanced
  • Management - Ability to translate critical thinking into operational objectives and plans Ability to solve highly complex organizational, operational and people problems.
  • Budgetary & Financial - Ability to apply knowledge of accounting principles to create, monitor or operate to budget(s) Fiscal management skills and proven track record to prepare, monitor and control budgetary expenses and generate increased efficiency and revenues Intermediate

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent sitting; walking, bending; reaching, occasional pushing, pulling, lifting of materials up to 50 pounds.
  • Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communication devices including, telephones, pagers, fire alarms, and mechanical failure alarms.
  • Sufficient mobility to access equipment, patients, and other customers.
  • Able to read information on medication labels.

Working Title: Pharmacy Manager - Specialty Pharmacy
Department: Specialty Pharm Prescriptions
Business Entity: Clinical & Support Services
Job Category: Pharmacy
Job Specialty: Pharmacy
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Shift Type: Day
Base Pay:$143,000.00 - $257,200.00

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role

Diversity and Inclusion at Cedars-Sinai

We are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve. Quality Care and Research—For All, By All.

Cedars-Sinai is an Equal Employment Opportunity 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) 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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