The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute has established an international reputation for developing new cancer therapies, providing the best in experimental and traditional treatments, and expertly guiding and training the next generation of clinicians. We are committed to bringing innovative therapeutic options to all of our patients with cancer. Our board-certified fellowship-trained medical oncologists , surgeons , immunotherapists , pathologists , and dermatologists work closely together to advance cancer care.
As our next per diem Pharmacist, you will provide quality patient care in relation to the patient's oncologic diagnosis, prescribed treatment, age group, and other identified needs, as well as comprehensive pharmaceutical care to oncology patients to assure safe and effective drug therapy. This position requires independent decision-making, clinical judgment, and in-depth knowledge of oncology and therapeutics.
This is a per diem position that will require working 2 - 3 days per week, as needed.
Provides optimal selection of pharmacologic agents, and design of a regimen to maximize therapeutics benefit and minimize toxicity. Provides daily follow-up on the clinical effects of the regimen with adjustments as necessary to achieve desired outcomes
On a daily basis, rounds in the clinic areas with direct patient care contact for visual assessment of physical and psychological signs of drug-related effects.
Provides drug and clinical information to other healthcare professionals in response to specific questions relating to new evolving issues related to the care of patients
Provides drug and clinical information to other healthcare professionals in response to specific questions regarding new drugs, biologics, or technologies for specialized drug delivery. Provides a significant level of education to professionals and patients.
Provides pharmacokinetics dosing and monitoring for all patients on drugs where therapeutics levels are reported.
Assures that all drug storage and drug accountability is in compliance with federal and state requirements.
Monitors that drug refrigerators are maintained within acceptable temperature range for drug storage.
Maintains research drug accountability logs
Mixes chemotherapy blinded study drugs, and research clinical trial drugs as needed.
Dispenses oral research drugs and educates patients regarding trial regimens.
Along with the nursing team, monitors serious adverse events (SAEs) of the clinical trial regimens.
Responsible for the safe and appropriate storage of all research clinical trial drugs.
Available to the clinical trial monitors during audits and visits.
Serves as a resource to clinic staff for pharmacy issues and medication information.
Responsible for the oral pharmacy duties for both research and non-research patients.
Supports the e-scripting needs of the clinic.
Provides educational inservices to staff.
Participates on site initiation visits (SIVs) for new clinical trials.
Coordinates the immunization clinic for employees on an annual basis and as needed.
Responsible for assuring that all employees are offered the required immunizations, vaccinations, and blood tests according to the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control.
Oversees daily chemotherapy drug order by pharmacy technician, and provides necessary coverage of this task as needed.
Assures that the clinic and research pharmacy is managed in accordance will California Pharmacy Law.
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 competitive 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.