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Pharmacy Manager - Specialty Pharmacy

Company: Cedars-Sinai
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Job Description:

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 pharmacy services.

  • 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 indicators.
  • 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 external stakeholders.
  • 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. #Jobs-Indeed
    Qualifications Educational Requirements:
    • Graduate Degree - Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy - Minimum
    • Post Graduate Year PGY1 and/or PGY2 residency - Preferred Licenses:
      • California Pharmacist license
      • Board certification in pharmacotherapy or in specialty area is preferred. Experience:
        • 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. Advanced
        • 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. Advanced
        • 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 Advanced
        • 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 alarms.
          • Sufficient mobility to access equipment, patients, and other customers.
          • 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

Keywords: Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles , Pharmacy Manager - Specialty Pharmacy, Executive , Los Angeles, California

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