Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S. with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 3,000 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Clinical programs range from primary care for preventing, diagnosing and treating common conditions to specialized treatments for rare, complex and advanced illnesses. In addition, Cedars-Sinai serves the community through its Medical Network, which includes the highly rated Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and Cedars-Sinai Health Associates.
Cedars-Sinai has consistently been named one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report , has received the National Research Corporation's Consumer Choice Award 20 years in a row for providing the highest quality medical care in Los Angeles, and has the longest running Magnet designation for nursing excellence in California.
The Refill Center is open Monday - Friday
To ensure patient safety and the highest quality of care, Cedars Sinai Medical Network has established a Refill Center to help Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation physicians with the processing of medication refill requests. The per diem Refill Center Pharmacist is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Refill Center, helping to process medication refills in a timely manner and help to continuously improve the efficiency and quality of the Refill Center.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Approve protocol medication refill requests under physician signed protocols on behalf of CSMCF physicians;
Identify medication related problems (i.e. dose and/or sig discrepancies, drug duplication, appropriate indication, drug-drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, need for labs and/or appointment);
Communicate with physicians and pharmacists to recommend changes in medication therapy to optimize patient outcomes (i.e. labs not at goal, discontinuation of medication);
Identify patients for Drug Therapy Management Programs;
Provide patients' with education on medication use, side effects, and drug interactions when appropriate;
Promote cost-effective drug therapy by converting brand to generic medications when appropriate, per physician signed protocol;
Complete medication prior authorizations;
Help keep the medication refill protocols up-to-date based on current treatment guidelines, new medications approved by the FDA and new generic medications;
Help to develop and implement new medication refill and conversion protocols;
Track interventions and report outcomes to assess value and new opportunities for the Refill Center;
Supervise pharmacy support specialists, provide training and ensure medication refills are completed in a timely manner;
Actively participate in monthly meetings with the Refill Center staff.
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 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.