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.
Do you work well in a large team environment where critical thinking is essential?
As a health-system pharmacy manager, you will be a member of the pharmacy leadership team and contribute to the strategic, operational, financial, clinical, quality, safety and human resource dimensions of pharmacy services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Health System Operation Manager responsible for Sterile Compounding is ensures a consistent standard of practices across all licensed sites in the medical center. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Daily operations of main sterile compounding area
Human resources management of approximately 40 pharmacists and technicians
Quality, safety of sterile compounding services in main pharmacy and across medical center sterile compounding licensed pharmacies
Sterile compounding competencies policies and procedure
Compliance with regulatory requirements for sterile compounding services
Ambulatory Infusion Services
Operational efficiency and implementing processes to reduce wastage
Drug shortage management
Collaboration with pharmacy leadership team
Precepting pharmacy residents and students
Serving as administrator on call for the pharmacy department on a rotating basis
Participation in interdisciplinary committees including nutritional support
Staffing in sterile compounding-generally 10% and more if needed based on patient care needs
Possess Pharm.D. degree
Current pharmacy licensure in the state of California.
BLS certification as outlined in the Pharmacist Responsibilities in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(C.P.R.) and Code Blue Procedure: Pharmacy Policy and Procedure
What else are we looking for?
Three years of experience in pharmacy practice including sterile compounding or pharmacy management preferred
Ability to apply current pharmacological and biopharmaceutical principals for the selection and use of drug products in a clinical setting.
Demonstrated competency in Sterile Manufacturing, pharmaceutical calculations, compounding,
Ability to comprehend and critique patient therapy plans.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to serve as preceptor in teaching programs.
Ability to prioritize work flow.
Knowledge and skills related to infusion drug therapies to ensure safe preparation and administration
Ability to develop and implement cost containment measures and new revenue sources.
Ability to effectively manage human resources.
Ability to develop and implement quality control and performance improvement measures.
Ability to make recommendations, develop programs and expand services to meet the therapeutic needs of the patient.
Ability to learn and adapt to the use of automated information systems in daily practices.
Initiates and implements Medical Center and departmental resource management initiatives.
Ensure wage and non-wage expenses in areas of responsibility meet department's budget goals.
Maintains knowledge of emerging healthcare issues relevant to pharmacy practice.
Working Title: Pharmacy Manager - Sterile Compounding
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.