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Pharmacist - Drug Use Policy | Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai is looking for a Pharmacist - Drug Use Policy for their location in Los Angeles.

The Drug Use Policy (DUP) Pharmacist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California is responsible for strategic planning for biologics and therapeutic advances; collaborating with medical staff in development of evidence based guidelines; evaluating new drugs for the formulary. Additionally, the Drug Use Policy Pharmacist serves as the gatekeeper for high cost/risk medications and is a resource for the medical, nursing and pharmacy staff on the therapeutic issues and target drug programs.


  • Possesses excellent clinical database.

  • Possesses experience in drug information services and formulary development.

  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • 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 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.

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

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

  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and standards relative to Health-System Pharmacy.

  • Ability to prioritize work flow.

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

  • Current pharmacy licensure in the State of California.

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

  • Demonstrated competency in sterile compounding if working in the area, pharmaceutical calculations, compounding and pharmacokinetics.


  • Pharm.D. degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy in the USA

  • Completion of a PGY1 residency or equivalent practice experience. PGY2 in Drug Use Policy or Drug Information is preferred


  • Current California pharmacist licensure

  • BLS card

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