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Outpatient Oncology Pharmacist | Cedars-Sinai


Cedars-Sinai is looking for an Outpatient Oncology Pharmacist for their location in beautiful Los Angeles.


As an Oncology Outpatient Pharmacist at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute in Los Angeles, California, you will be providing comprehensive direct patient care to leukemia, lymphoma, and other cancer patients. You will assist with management of adult patients, including: therapeutic drug monitoring; approved pharmacy managed protocols; review of chemotherapy orders; supervision of sterile compounding activities and provision of drug information and optimizing drug therapy. You will also be involved in the review of research protocols and oversight of research medications.

The Oncology Pharmacist will provide support for oncology diagnosis-related group guideline development, updates and new drug monographs. You will be presenting quarterly summaries of diagnosis-related group updates at the Oncology P&T subcommittee meetings. You will provide patient education and follow up to the growing oral chemotherapy specialty pharmacy program.


Educational Requirements:

  • Pharm.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited school of pharmacy in the USA.

  • Completion of a PGY1 and/or PGY2 residency or equivalent practice experience.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  • Current pharmacist licensure in the State of California.

  • BLS certification as outlined in the Pharmacist Responsibilities in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) and Code Blue Procedure: Pharmacy Policy and Procedure

What else are we looking for?

  • Completion of a PGY1 and/or PGY2 residency or equivalent practice experience.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology as related to drug usage.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of common disease states and pathologies.

  • Ability to comprehend patient medical management plans.

  • Ability to assess and apply current pharmacological and biopharmaceutical principles for the selection and use of drug products in a clinical setting.

  • Ability to extract pertinent information from the patient or other sources and relate it to the patient care plan.

  • Possess the verbal and written communication skills required to fulfill the pharmacist’s responsibilities.

  • Ability to teach and serve as preceptor for training programs.

  • Ability to prepare drugs needed for immediate administration.

  • Ability to provide recommendations and monitor the use of drugs.

  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and standards relative to pharmacy practice.

  • Ability to adapt to change.

  • Ability to prioritize workflow.

  • Ability to evaluate medication regimens to meet the therapeutic needs of patients.

  • Ability to learn and adapt to the use of automated information systems in daily practice.

  • Demonstrated competency in techniques of pharmaceutical calculations, compounding and pharmacokinetics.

  • Possess patient-centered communication skills.

  • Possess computer skills necessary to perform job functions.

  • Exceptions to be approved by the Chief Pharmacy Officer or designee.


Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking)

  • Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, occasional sitting, pushing & pulling, lifting of materials up to 40 pounds for distances up to 10 feet.


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