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.
The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for providing clinical pharmacy services in all pharmacist-managed programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Group (CSMG) for CSMG and CSHA (Cedars-Sinai Health Associate) providers and patients as well as precepting pharmacy residents and students.
Evaluation of drug therapies, development of treatment plans, initiation, titration/tapering and discontinuation of medications under protocol, ordering necessary lab tests under protocol, patient education and follow-up. Current existing pharmacist-managed programs include: asthma, dyslipidemia, hypertension, smoking cessation, polypharmacy, hepatitis C, diabetes, travel medicine, and anticoagulation.
Verification of medications and orders and educating patients in CSMG injection center.
Participation in patient medication therapy management in Pay for Performance initiatives.
Thorough documentation of patient progress and outcomes for future reporting.
Providing therapeutic recommendations and answering medication and patient -related questions from other healthcare providers.
Providing instruction to patients through health education classes and other patient seminars.
Providing physician education through presentations and "Pharmacy Hot Topics" CSMG internal monthly newsletter.
Training pharmacy residents and students rotating through CSMG.
Active participation in EMR updates and new developments as pertaining to medications.
Working with pharmacy technician in resolving Pyxis units discrepencies through CSMG medical offices.
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.