Cedars-Sinai Clinical Pharmacist in Beverly Hills, California

Clinical Pharmacist Requisition # M12133

The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for providing ambulatory pharmaceutical care services using approved protocols in collaboration with physicians. Includes medication therapy management and providing patient education. Optimizes therapeutic outcomes and promotes safe, cost-effective chronic disease medication use. Performs these duties in the clinical areas assigned.


Upon receiving a patient specific written order for management under a specific protocol, the pharmacist develops a treatment plan, which may include drug therapy and lifestyle modifications.

Under protocol, initiates, adjusts, monitors, and recommends changes in drug therapy based on information obtained through patient interviews, objective monitoring parameters, review of drug profiles and the patient medical record.

Identifies, resolves, and prevents potential and actual medication-related problems including untreated indications, improper drug selection, sub-therapeutic dosage, overdosage, failure to receive medication, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, and medications without indication.

Coordinates and interprets laboratory monitoring of drug therapy, including serum drug levels, electrolytes, and other drug-related laboratory testing.

Provides patient monitoring for the purpose of evaluating and optimizing patient outcomes, drug utilization and patient compliance, detecting and/or minimizing ADRs, eliminating unnecessary drug use and duplication.

Provides patient education related to the medications associated with the individual's disease state, medication side effects, and reasons for proper compliance. If the clinical pharmacist has additional training and/or certification in a specific medical condition, the patient education may be expanded to include broader discussion of disease state prevention and treatment.

Assures ongoing performance improvement of the pharmaceutical care services provided.

Provides education to providers and staff via presentations, newsletters, formal utilization reviews, and one-on-one interactions.

Responsible for training pharmacy students and residents rotating through CSMG.

Active participation in electronic medical record updates and new developments as pertaining to medications.

Performs other duties as required.

Qualification Requirements/Preferences:

Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR PREFERENCES (Licensure, Registration, Certification, Experience, Other):

 Current California Pharmacist license required.

 Successful completion of a pharmacy practice residency or ambulatory care residency, or equivalent clinical experience in direct patient care delivery.

 Advanced residency, fellowship or board certification, preferred.

 National Provider Identifier (NPI) required.

 A doctor of pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree preferred.

 American Heart Association (AHA) approved Basic Life Support (BLS) certification must be obtained within the probationary period.

 Comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology as related to drug usage.

 Comprehensive knowledge of common disease states and pathologies and ability to apply current pharmacological and biopharmaceutical principles.

 Ability to comprehend patient medical management plans.

 Ability to extract pertinent information from the patient or other sources and relate it to the medical management plan.

 Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 Ability to serve as preceptor for teaching/training program.

 Ability to give advice on and monitor the use of drugs in medical emergencies.

 Knowledge of laws, regulations and standards relative to Institutional Pharmacy practice and prescription dispensing.

 Ability to prioritize workflow.

 Ability to recommend, develop, and expand programs and services to meet the therapeutic needs of the patients.

 Ability to learn and adapt to the use of automated information systems in daily practice.

 Demonstrated competency in pharmaceutical calculations and pharmacokinetics.

 Additional training and/or certification may be preferred for specific medical conditions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • Working Title: Clinical Pharmacist
  • Business Entity: MDN - Medical Delivery Network
  • Cost Center # - Cost Center Name: 0144000 - CSMCF ACO
  • City: Beverly Hills
  • Job Category: Allied Health/Clinical
  • Job Specialty: Pharmacy
  • Position Type: Regular-F/T
  • Shift Length: 8hr
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Shift Type: Day
  • Weekends: None

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Applicant_Accommodation@cshs.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.