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Do you work well in a large team environment where critical thinking is essential?
As a Pharmacy Support Specialist in our Pyxis & Refill Center at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation, you will help support the physicians and clinical staff offices in the delivery of health care by performing a variety of medically related tasks in the area of pharmaceutical supplies and services. In addition, this position will be responsible for supporting the Cedars-Sinai Medical Group pharmacists in the daily operations of the Pharmacy Refill Center in the Medical Network. Your primary role is to assist the pharmacists and Cedars-Sinai Medical Group primary care physicians (and other physicians as directed) in the processing of medication refill requests by preparing the requests for review and approval/denial by the pharmacists working under protocol on behalf of the physicians, and by the physicians themselves. You will assist and gather and prepare information from patient records for pharmacist and/or physician review in determining the appropriateness of medication requests. All duties are performed under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.
Position may potentially drive to any medical group office (Beverly Hills to South Coast to San Fernando Valley
You will oversees appropriate use of Pyxis
You will provide training to all nursing staff on the appropriate use of Pyxis
Ensures staff is properly signing out medications and all medications are accounted for.
Restocks appropriate medications into Pyxis as par levels decrease.
You will performs inventory of medications in Pyxis on a weekly basis.
Checks for expired medications on a monthly basis
Sends expired medications back to manufacturer/vendor, if applicable.
Assures all refrigeration temperatures are in range
Generates various reports from Pyxis on a daily/weekly/monthly basis depending on the report
Facilitates Injectable Medication Authorization process
You will educates and reinforces office staff regarding the completion of the injectable medication referral form.
Assists Pharmacy Buyer with Medication Purchasing (if necessary)
Creates P.Os for all medications to be purchased in People Soft
Procures medications from appropriate vendor based on established or projected inventory needs for all medical group office locations.
Verifies accuracy of medications received and conducts follow-up when problems are identified.
Performs weekly audits of vendor invoices to ensure company is billed at the contract price.
Audits charts to determine discrepancy between Pyxis and EMR.
Coordinates pulling of recalled medications throughout medical suites and returns to the manufacturer/vendor.
Support the Pharmacy Refill Center, CSMG pharmacists, CSMG primary care physicians, and other physicians as directed by preparing prescription refill requests (both protocol and non-protocol) in CS-Link for review and approval/denial by the pharmacists working under protocol on behalf of the physicians and/or by the physicians.
Receive refill requests and enter refill requests into CS-Link for authorization review.
Conduct chart or laboratory searches as necessary and transcribe relevant information to the refill encounter.
Communicate pertinent information to pharmacist and/or prescribing physician.
Ensure that each refill request is documented in the patient's chart.
Follow up on opened electronic refill requests in CS-Link to ensure that requests are resolved in a timely manner. Close opened electronic refill requests if the request has been resolved.
Monitor and respond to e-mail and electronic medical record inbox/in-baskets messages and other communications in a timely manner throughout the work day.
Resolve pharmacy conflicts on behalf of the CSMG physician.
Assist in obtaining prior authorizations from insurance plans.
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.