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Cedars-Sinai Pharmacy Manager - Sterile Compounding - Interim Position in Los Angeles, California

Make a Difference in Pharmacy

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 430 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?

This is a TEMPORARY INTERIM position that could last 3 - 6 months until a full time replacement has been identified. Travel expenses will be covered for this interim role.

As a health-system pharmacy manager, interim manager, you will be a member of the pharmacy leadership team and contribute to the strategic, operational, financial, clinical, quality, safety and human resource dimensions of pharmacy services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Health System Operation Manager responsible for Sterile Compounding is ensures a consistent standard of practices across all licensed sites in the medical center. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Daily operations of main sterile compounding area

  • Human resources management of approximately 40 pharmacists and technicians

  • Quality, safety of sterile compounding services in main pharmacy and across medical center sterile compounding licensed pharmacies

  • Sterile compounding competencies policies and procedure

  • Compliance with regulatory requirements for sterile compounding services

  • Ambulatory Infusion Services

  • Operational efficiency and implementing processes to reduce wastage

  • Drug shortage management

  • Collaboration with pharmacy leadership team

  • Precepting pharmacy residents and students

  • Serving as administrator on call for the pharmacy department on a rotating basis

  • Participation in interdisciplinary committees including nutritional support

  • Staffing in sterile compounding-generally 10% and more if needed based on patient care needs


Education Requirements:

  • Possess Pharm.D. degree

License/Certification Requirements:

  • Current pharmacy licensure in the state of California is preferred

  • 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?

  • Three years of experience in pharmacy practice including sterile compounding or pharmacy management preferred

  • Ability to apply current pharmacological and biopharmaceutical principals for the selection and use of drug products in a clinical setting.

  • Demonstrated competency in Sterile Manufacturing, pharmaceutical calculations, compounding,

  • Ability to comprehend and critique patient therapy plans.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to serve as preceptor in teaching programs.

  • Ability to prioritize work flow.

  • Knowledge and skills related to infusion drug therapies to ensure safe preparation and administration

  • Ability to develop and implement cost containment measures and new revenue sources.

  • Ability to effectively manage human resources.

  • Ability to develop and implement quality control and performance improvement measures.

  • Ability to make recommendations, develop programs and expand services to meet the therapeutic needs of the patient.

  • Ability to learn and adapt to the use of automated information systems in daily practices.

  • Initiates and implements Medical Center and departmental resource management initiatives.

  • Ensure wage and non-wage expenses in areas of responsibility meet department’s budget goals.

  • Maintains knowledge of emerging healthcare issues relevant to pharmacy practice.

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.