Job Posting: The Integrative Medicine 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. Assesses appropriateness of herbal or dietary supplements in conjunction with other medications. Optimizes therapeutic outcomes and promotes safe, cost-effective chronic disease medication use. Performs these duties in the clinical areas assigned. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: 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. Evaluates herb/supplement and drug/disease interactions. Recommends evidence-based integrative medicine options as appropriate for patient-specific needs 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 adverse drug reactions, eliminating unnecessary drug use and duplication. Provides patient education related to the individual's disease state, medication side effects, and reasons for proper compliance. Counsels patient on proper administration and side effects of recommended dietary and herbal supplements. 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. Developes dietary and herbal supplements patient education materials in collaboration with other providers. Evaluates supplement manufacturers and suppliers using FDA Good Manufacturing Practices and guidelines for safety and potency. Responsible for maintenance of on-site supplements, not limited to ordering, stocking, and inventory. Responsible for training pharmacy interns, residents and students rotating through CSMG. Actively participates in electronic medical record updates and new developments as pertaining to medications/herbals/supplements. Performs other duties as required.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be a self-starter and 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 in Integrative Medicine, 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 comprehend and interpret scientific journals. Familiarity with national and institutional medication and supplement databases. 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. Knowledge of FDA recommendations in regards to supplements and familiarity with GMP and DSHEA standards. 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. 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. ORGANIZATIONAL EXPECTATIONS Demonstrates behavior which supports the Cedars-Sinai Health System mission. Attends required orientation and training seminars. Meets production standards within established time requirements. Work product and performance meet quality standards. Demonstrates respect and positive interpersonal skills with patients, clients, the public,
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly comp...etitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.