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Pharmacy Inpatient Manager

Location: Arcadia
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Job Description:

Make a Difference in PharmacyWhen 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 fifth-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 U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America's Best Hospitals!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.The Pharmacy Inpatient Manager at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has responsibility for a specific area or group of employees within the pharmacy department, and may have medical center and/or department specific scope of leadership. Performs job duties with sensitivity to the patients' diverse cultural backgrounds. The employee maintains competency skills to identify medication safety concerns in the age-related population and institutes additional measures to provide a safe environment with consideration to the developmental changes in the patient population.What's this role all about?

  • Oversees clinical pharmacy services in the medical/surgical units of the medical center.
  • Ensures department compliance with state and federal laws, accreditation, professional and regulatory agency standards and licensure requirements. Maintain staff compliance with medical center policies, procedures and protocols. May conduct tracers to ensure staff compliance as regulatory issues or risks are identified.
  • Assumes fiscal responsibility for the unit including unit budget preparation, labor and supply cost management, and revenue enhancement. Initiates and implements Medical Center and departmental resource management initiatives. Ensure wage and non-wage expenses in areas of responsibility meet the department's budget goals and also monitors workload and overtime for area/department. Responsible for initiating and implementing strategies to reduce drug expenses.
  • Assists with development of business and operations plans for unit and for specific programs and services, including achieving department goals that are consistent with organizational goals. Facilitate collaboration and coordination for support of new concepts to enhance the operational area. Provide feedback on short and long-range unit plans and programs consistent with departmental and organizational goals. Identifies opportunities for expanded clinical services and implements new programs, processes and services.
  • Provides leadership in daily operations. Assists leadership in assessing and resolving inpatient operational issues and problems. Functions as a positive, creative and effective leader, actively participating in departmental performance improvement activities to ensure self-directed staff, applying all policies fairly and consistently. Conduct performance improvement studies to evaluate opportunities to improve clinical and distributive services.
  • Ensures area of responsibility maintains customer focus by serving as a role model for customer relations, providing feedback and maintaining a positive work climate. Works collaboratively with nursing and physician leadership to implement department initiatives to improve the patient's experience.
  • Ensures staff schedules and efficient work flow provide for appropriate coverage of ongoing operations. Support leadership in assessing pharmacist staffing needs for units of responsibility. Review staff schedules prior to publishing. Assists Administrator on Duty (AOD) in schedule coverages.
  • Manages assigned staff with responsibility, work with assigned staff to identify their goals and opportunities for development of knowledge and skills. Also provide coaching and training to staff.
  • Serves as preceptor and teacher for pharmacy students, interns, residents and technicians when they are on rotation or staffing in the Hospital or Administration rotations.
  • May also perform all functions of a staff pharmacist and will work as a staff pharmacist in their assigned area as needed.#Jobs-Indeed
    • Doctor of Pharmacy degree or equivalent from an accredited school of pharmacy in the US required
    • Completion of PGY1 and/or PGY2 residency or equivalent practice experience preferredLicense/Certifications:
      • California Pharmacist License upon hire
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) upon hireWhat else are we looking for?
        • 5 years or equivalent experience in inpatient pharmacy or pharmacy management required.
        • Possesses excellent clinical data base.
        • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills.
        • Possesses software skills e.g., Microsoft Office.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.
            Working Title:Pharmacy Inpatient Manager
            Business Entity:Clinical & Support Services
            Job Category:,Pharmacy,Pharmacy
            Job Specialty:Pharmacy
            Position Type:Full-time
            Shift Length:8 hour shift
            Shift Type:Day

Keywords: CEDARS-SINAI, Arcadia , Pharmacy Inpatient Manager, Executive , Arcadia, California

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