Job Posting: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is an 886-bed acute, level 1 tertiary care teaching hospital located in the heart of Los Angeles, just a block away from Beverly Hills. The Pharmacy Department has over 380 staff members who provide comprehensive inpatient pharmacy services as well as outpatient services via 2 cancer centers and 4 outpatient pharmacies pharmacy services. The Department has accredited residencies in pharmacy practice and health-system pharmacy management and is affiliated with schools of pharmacy in California. Summary of Essential Job Duties: The Controlled Substances Surveillance Pharmacist is responsible for ensuring controlled substance accountability throughout the medication use process, preventing controlled substance misuse/abuse/diversion, and compliance with regulatory requirements throughout the Medical Center. The controlled substances surveillance specialist designs and executes audits and proactive monitoring strategies to monitor for discrepant use of controlled medications, maintains required records, and educates medical center staff on requirements and best practices. The employee performs job duties with sensitivity to the patients' diverse cultural backgrounds. The employee maintains competency skills to identify medication safety concerns in the age related population and institutes additional measures to provide a safe environment with consideration to the developmental changes in the patient population. The employee takes initiative to continually educate and maintain clinical and regulatory knowledge #LI-ClinicalSupport
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities Educational Requirements: - Graduate of a school of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and standards regarding controlled substances and institutional pharmacy
Comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology as related to drug usage
Comprehensive knowledge of common disease states and pathologies
Ability to comprehend patient medical management plans
Ability to apply current pharmacological and biopharmaceutical principles for the selection and use of drug products in a clinical setting
Ability to extract pertinent information from the patient or other sources and relate it to the medical management plan
Possess the verbal and written communication skills required to fulfill the responsibilities of controlled substances surveillance specialist
Ability to prioritize workflow and supervise technicians to meet workload demands
Ability to make recommendations, to develop programs and expand services to meet the therapeutic needs of the patients
Ability to learn and adapt to the use of automated information systems in daily practice
BLS certification as outlined in the Pharmacist Responsibilities in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(C.P.R.) and Code Blue Procedure: Pharmacy Policy and Procedure License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
Current pharmacist licensure in the State of California Experience: see above
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 teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly comp...etitive 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.