Pharmacy Manager - Specialty Pharmacy
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: February 7, 2024
Job Description When the work you do every single day has a
crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail,
and every second matters. This shared culture of passion and
dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it's just one of the
many reasons we've achieved our six-consecutive Magnet designation
for nursing excellence. From working with a team of premier
healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities,
you'll have everything you need to do something incredible-for
yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why we are #1 in
California and eight years in a row on the "Best Hospitals" Honor
Roll. The Pharmacy Manager in our Specialty Pharmacy at
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ca is responsible for
the policy and operational results of designated area(s) of
pharmacy services including the clinical, operational, distribution
and personnel activities of the units. The Manager performs all job
duties in accordance with pharmacy policies, procedures, regulatory
requirements, best practice documents, and standard operating
procedures while following established quality and patient safety
protocols. The Manager supervises the development, implementation
and ongoing monitoring of process improvement effectiveness as well
as strategic planning for pharmacy service expansion and financial
management. The Manager collaborates with physicians, nursing and
ancillary department key stakeholders to ensure safe and effective
- Oversee staff of 28 FTE's in the Specialty Pharmacy and
maintaining compliance with the URAC accreditation (Utilization
Review Accreditation Commission).
- Responsible for supervision of staff and medication use
process, including accurate and timely distribution of medications
and safe and effective use of pharmacy automation and technology to
deliver medications and services to patients.
- Manages the effective allocation of human resources within
areas of responsibility which include the control of appropriate
staffing mix and levels, and management of efficiency based on
patient care needs.
- Responsible for hiring, training, corrective action, mentoring
and performance of pharmacy staff.
- Ensures staff compliance with medical center policies,
procedures and protocols and regulatory requirements.
- Assesses and resolves pharmacy operations issues/problems.
- Actively participates in departmental performance improvement
activities and continually assesses operational and clinical
effectiveness of pharmacy services through quality improvement
- Participates in the development of the operating and capital
budgets; evaluates costs associated with new programs and
therapeutic advances. Develops, implements, monitors target drug
programs through collaboration with medical staff and pharmacy
staff. Monitors department specific financial indicators to achieve
budget targets including wage and non-wage expenditures.
- Serves as the Pharmacy Administrator-On-Duty (AOD) on a
rotating basis and serves as a liaison to patient care units and
Nurse Administrator of the Day (AOD).
- Responsible for training programs for pharmacists, pharmacy
technicians, residents, interns, students.
- Assures appropriateness of drug selection, dose, route,
duration, frequency and timing of medications by providing
recommendations to prescribers on appropriate dosage adjustments,
drug therapy alternatives or discontinuation of medications.
- Finds opportunities for financial improvement and takes action
to optimize financial performance.
- Finds opportunities and provides recommendations to improve
procedures, practices and workflows. Engages team members to
implement improvement efforts.
- Leads staff meetings to communicate information new policies,
practices and procedures. Follows up on staff questions and/or
concerns. Identifies items that would benefit from engaging
- Oversees Specialty Pharmacy operations which include the
clinical management of patients, financial management including
accounts receivable reconciliation and profit/loss dashboard,
regulatory management involving URAC (Utilization Review
Accreditation Commission) Accreditation, marketing of services,
program expansion, new business development, access to Limited
Distribution Drugs, payer access, and be the Pharmacist-in-Charge.
Qualifications Educational Requirements:
- Graduate Degree - Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy
- Post Graduate Year PGY1 and/or PGY2 residency - Preferred
- California Pharmacist license
- Board certification in pharmacotherapy or in specialty area is
- Highly prefer with specialty pharmacy background.
- Analytical - Apply critical thinking to analyze and interpret
information and/or data Ability to analyze qualitative and
quantitative information for decision support. Advanced
- Analytical - Demonstrates good decision-making/problem solving
skills. Exhibits good clinical reasoning skills and judgments in
managing patients with the highest medical complexity/acuity.
- Ability to convey and/or receive written/verbal information
to/from various audiences in different formats Communicates
effectively and engages in positive inter/intra departmental
interaction with peers, physicians, staff and patients.
- Project Management - Initiate, plan, design, implement, and
monitor project(s) Ability to manage projects, establish
timeliness, analyze data relevant to areas of responsibilitiy.
Ability to function independently, ability to plan, organize,
direct, monitor and evaluate assigned work. Advanced
- Project Management - Promote and cultivate
participation/collaboration among individuals and groups
- Management - Ability to translate critical thinking into
operational objectives and plans Ability to solve highly complex
organizational, operational and people problems.
- Budgetary & Financial - Ability to apply knowledge of
accounting principles to create, monitor or operate to budget(s)
Fiscal management skills and proven track record to prepare,
monitor and control budgetary expenses and generate increased
efficiency and revenues Intermediate Physical Demands:
- Frequent sitting; walking, bending; reaching, occasional
pushing, pulling, lifting of materials up to 50 pounds.
- Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communication devices
including, telephones, pagers, fire alarms, and mechanical failure
- Sufficient mobility to access equipment, patients, and other
- Able to read information on medication labels.
About Us Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality
healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and
research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of
one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in
quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and
community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national
leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients.
Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new
approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health
professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment
to the community through programs that improve the health of its
most vulnerable residents.
About the Team Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit
academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100
physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare
professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a
fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to
people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.
Req ID : HRC1450475
Working Title : Pharmacy Manager - Specialty Pharmacy
Department : Specialty Pharm Prescriptions
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Pharmacy
Job Specialty : Pharmacy
Overtime Status : EXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $147300 - $265000
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