Cedars-Sinai - Beverly Hills, CA

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The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for providing clinical pharmacy services in all pharmacist-managed programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Group (CSMG) for CSMG and CSHA (Cedars-Sinai Health Associate) providers and patients as well as precepting pharmacy residents and students. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

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. Current existing pharmacist-managed programs include: asthma, dyslipidemia, hypertension, smoking cessation, polypharmacy, hepatitis C, diabetes, travel medicine, and anticoagulation.

Verification of medications and orders and educating patients in CSMG injection center.

Participation in patient medication therapy management in Pay for Performance initiatives.

Thorough documentation of patient progress and outcomes for future reporting.

Providing therapeutic recommendations and answering medication and patient -related questions from other healthcare providers.

Providing instruction to patients through health education classes and other patient seminars.

Providing physician education through presentations and “Pharmacy Hot Topics” CSMG internal monthly newsletter.

Training pharmacy residents and students rotating through CSMG.

Active participation in EMR updates and new developments as pertaining to medications.

Working with pharmacy technician in resolving Pyxis units discrepencies through CSMG medical offices.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:
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): 
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. 
ASHP accredited residency in Primary Care or equivalent experience.

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.

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