The Nutritional Support Pharmacist (NSP) is responsible for the daily organization and supervision of medication management activities in the GI Clinic area for direct patient care activities related to their nutritional support and supportive therapies for patients with a varity of GI symptomatology and other health issues. The NSP lends support to the attending staff, fellows, residents, and dieticians as well as to the other clinical support staff on the Nutritional Support Team (NST) through consultation, role modeling, education, and research. The NSP provides pharmaceutical care for clinic patients including but not limited to short bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, pancreatic insufficiency, gastrointestinal dysmotility, bariatric surgery, intestinal malabsorption, and celiac disease. The NSP is active in resolving problems associated with the administration of quality patient care as necessary. Additionally, he/she serves as liaison between the NST and other departments, especially the Department of Pharmacy, throughout the medical center as well as other duties assigned.
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. Employee takes initiative to continually educate and maintain clinical and regulatory knowledge.
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 rese...arch 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 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.