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Cedars-Sinai Pharmacist - Research Pharmacist - Angeles Clinic in Los Angeles, California

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!

As a Research Pharmacist at the Cedars-Sinai Angeles Clinic, you will assist in 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.

  • Provides patients and other healthcare providers with education on medication use, side effects, and drug interactions when appropriate.

  • Communicates with physicians and pharmacists to recommend changes in medication therapy to optimize patient outcomes (i.e. labs not at goal, discontinuation of medication).

  • Strongly meets/exceeds reviews which includes consistently passing competency assessments.

  • Preceptes students and residents.

  • Participates in protocol development and/or updates.

  • Participates in initiatives and projects to support the department.

  • Participates in training other pharmacists and pharmacy support specialists and may serve as a champion for competency assessment(s) content and sign off based on years of experience and knowledge.

  • Supports the process of completing medication prior authorizations as needed.

  • Documents patient progress and outcomes for future reporting.

  • Assures ongoing performance improvement of the pharmaceutical care services provided.

  • Provides physician education through presentations and “Pharmacy Hot Topics” Cedars-Sinai Medical Group internal monthly newsletter.

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Education:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Licenses/Certification:

  • Ca Pharmacist license

  • BLS card within 180 days

Experience:

  • Maintains research drug accountability logs.

  • Mixes chemotherapy blinded study drugs, and research clinical trial drugs as needed.

  • Dispenses oral research drugs and educates patients regarding trial regimens.

  • Along with the nursing team, monitors serious adverse events (SAEs) of the clinical trial regimens.

  • Available to the clinical trial monitors during audits and visits.

  • 1 year Comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology as related to drug usage.

  • 1 year Current eligibility to obtain NPI number.

  • 1 year Ability to comprehend patient medical management plans.

  • 1 year Board certification and/or certificates in area(s) of expertise - preferred

  • 1 year Research experience (for Research Pharmacist)

Physical Demands:

  • Stand statically in one place to perform a function without changing location.- occasionally

  • Sit at a desk or table with some walking, standing, bending, stooping, or carrying of light objects.- occasionally

  • Perform continuous operation of a personal computer for four hours or more.- occasionally

  • Use hands and fingers to handle and manipulate objects and/or operate equipment.-frequently

  • Climb stairs and/or ladders.-rarely

  • Bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, or crawl - rarely

  • Bend upper torso and reach up and out with hands and arms.-rarely

  • Perform unaided lifting of objects, please list the amount of weight that would be lifted, along with the frequency required.-rarely

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.

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