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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is an 886-bed non-profit, acute, quaternary, teaching Level I Trauma Center hospital located in the heart of Los Angeles, California. The Department of Pharmacy has over approximately 400 staff members who provide comprehensive inpatient pharmacy services as well as outpatient services via 2 cancer centers and 3 outpatient pharmacies. We are committed to the education and training of pharmacists, students/interns, residents, technicians, and other health care professionals. We are affiliated with several Schools of Pharmacy and offers PGY1 and PGY2 residency programs. The residency and student experiential programs at CSMC continue to grow with every successive year, where nearly 100 residents have graduated from the PGY1 pharmacy residency program since 1985 and more than 200 student rotations are offered at CSMC annually. Recently, CSMC was recognized and bestowed “Site of the Year” awards by two major affiliated CA Schools of Pharmacy for providing an exceptional experiential learning environment for their students.
Do you work well in a large team environment where critical thinking is essential?
As a Associate Director in our inpatient and emergency pharmacy services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ca, you will be responsible for oversight of decentralized pharmacy services which represents approximately 107 pharmacists and over 30 technicians and the teaching program.
You will have a total of 4 Managers and an Educational Coordinator as a direct report.
The Associate Director works directly with 4 inpatient managers to support comprehensive pharmacy services for inpatients and emergency department patients.
The pharmacy practice model is integrated such that pharmacists are responsible for processing orders, participating in patient care and/or progression of care rounds depending on their area of responsibility, dosing services, transitions of care, patient education and teaching of students and residents.
The teaching program, overseen by the Education Coordinator, consists of an ASHP Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency Program with 6 residents and 4 affiliation agreements with schools of pharmacy in California. Approximately 70 IPPE and 230 APPE rotations are offered each year.
Inpatient pharmacy practice model
Member of Pharmacy Administrative Staff
Performance management of inpatient and ED staff in collaboration with managers including recruitment, selection and management of performance
Oversight of pharmacist career ladder
Mentoring of direct reports and designated staff
Oversight of pharmacist staffing, schedule and vacation calendar
You will Participate in multidisciplinary meetings including but not limited to P&T Committee, Medication Safety, Medical Staff Performance Improvement Committees,
Rotating through the Administrator of the Day rotation
Continued education program administrator
Possess Pharm.D. degree and residency or equivalent experience
Current pharmacy licensure in the state of California.
BLS certification as outlined in the Pharmacist Responsibilities in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(C.P.R.) and Code Blue Procedure: Pharmacy Policy and Procedure
What else are we looking for?
Minimum three years previous management/supervisory experience
Substantial clinical experience
Member ASHP and CSHP
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills
Possess knowledge of current healthcare issues.
Knowledge and ability to implement performance improvement measures
Knowledge of laws, regulations and standards of practice relative to pharmacy practice
Possess skills in problem solving and fostering teamwork as well as positive interpersonal skills.
Ability to effectively manage human resources.
Financial management and budget preparation skills
Ability to learn and adapt to the use of automated information systems in daily practices.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Position also has a manager incentive bonus
Internal Number: 20000271
About Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cedars-Sinai is an 886-bed non-profit, acute, quartenary, teaching, level I trauma center hospital located in Los Angeles. The Pharmacy Department has over 400 staff members who provide comprehensive inpatient pharmacy services as well as outpatient services via 2 cancer centers and 3 outpatient pharmacies pharmacy services. The Department has an accredited pharmacy practice residency program and is affiliated with schools of pharmacy in California.