Requisition #: M11330
Working Title: Pharmacist
Business Entity: MDN - Medical Delivery Network
Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0162000 - Angeles Clinic - Santa Monica
City: Santa Monica
Job Category: Allied Health/Clinical
Job Specialty: Pharmacy
Position Type: Regular-F/T
Shift Length: 8hr
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Days: Monday - Friday
Shift Type: Day
Job Posting: The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for providing clinical pharmacy services in all pharmacist-managed programs at The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute providers and patients.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Evaluate drug therapies, development of treatment plans, initiation, titration/tapering and discontinuation of medications as directed by the physician.
Follow patient progress to determine the effects of the patient’s medications.
Consult with the patient’s physician and other health care providers in selecting the medication therapy that best meets the patient’s needs and contributes effectively to the overall therapy goals.
Provide patients with education on medication use, side effects, and drug interactions when appropriate.
Provide consistent process of patient care that ensures the appropriateness, effectiveness, and safety of the patient’s medication use.
Support the health care team’s efforts to educate the patient on other important steps to improve or maintain health, such as diet and preventative steps such as immunizations.
Review medications for possible drug incompatibility.
Apply specialized knowledge of the scientific and clinical use of medications, including medication action, dosing, adverse effects, and drug interactions, in performing patient care activities in collaboration with other members of the health care team.
Recommend drug dose adjustments based on clinical lab data and patient affects.
Calculate and verify drug doses.
Supervise and delegate responsibilities to pharmacy support specialists who work to prepare drugs, label and deliver various medications or supplies according to prescriptions.
Assures that all dispensed drugs are recorded, delivered, or wasted in accordance with local, state, and federal laws or regulations.
Recommend necessary lab tests to providers as indicated.
Recommend necessary lab tests to providers as indicated.
Verify medications and physician orders.
Document patient progress and outcomes for future reporting.
Work with pharmacy technician to resolve discrepancies in Lynx.
Analyze health plan pharmacy data and identify and recommend opportunities for improving the cost-effective utilization of pharmaceuticals.
Complete projects related to clinical pharmacy and medication use improvement, as needed.
Assist with implementation and education of new order sets, best practice alerts, updating drug lists.
With the team, develop and implement clinical criteria for the review of non-formulary or non-preferred medications.
Approve protocol medication refill requests under physician signed protocols.
Identify medication related problems (i.e. dose and/or sig discrepancies, drug duplication, appropriate indication, drug-drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, need for labs and/or appointment);
Track and report adverse drug reactions
Communicate with physicians and pharmacists to recommend changes in medication therapy to optimize patient outcomes.
Promote cost-effective drug therapy by converting brand to generic medications when appropriate, per physician signed protocol.
Complete medication prior authorizations and apply for co-pay assistance as needed.
Help keep the medication refill protocols up-to-date based on current treatment guidelines, new medications approved by the FDA and new generic medications.
Track interventions and report outcomes to assess value and new opportunities for the oral pharmacy.
Place drug orders and maintain an adequate supply of injectables and oral medications in clinic.
Mix chemotherapy agents for infusion administration as needed.
Provide education to physicians, nurses, and other clinical personnel as needed.
Provide therapeutic recommendations and answer medication and patient-related questions from other healthcare providers.
Coordinate drug inservices with pharma representatives as directed by management.
Assist in the coordination of Continuing Medical Education programs.
Oversee and maintain inventory of medications.
Other duties as assigned.
Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR PREFERENCES (Licensure, Registration, Certification, Experience, Other:
PGY1 and PGY2 or comparable experience required
Comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology as related to drug usage.
Comprehensive knowledge of common disease states and pathologies and ability to apply current pharmacological and biopharmaceutical principles.
Ability to comprehend patient medical management plans.
Ability to extract pertinent information from the patient or other sources and relate it to the medical management plan.
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to serve as preceptor for teaching/training program.
Ability to give advice on and monitor the use of drugs in medical emergencies.
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 and services to meet the therapeutic needs of the patients.
Current pharmacy licensure in the State of California.
Current eligibility to obtain and NPI and a DEA number.
Ability to learn and adapt to the use of automated information systems in daily practice.
Demonstrated competency in pharmaceutical calculations and pharmacokinetics.
In good standing with the State Boards of Pharmacy
ASHP accredited residency in Primary Care or equivalent experience.
Current BLS, ACLS certification
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 frequently 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.
Location/Region: Los Angeles, CA (US)