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Cedars-Sinai Pharmacist Resident - PGY-2 - Cardiology Transitions of Care in Los Angeles, California

Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to make a difference in people's lives?

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 400 staff members who provide comprehensive inpatient pharmacy services as well as outpatient services via 2 cancer centers and 3 outpatient pharmacies. The Department of Pharmacy is committed to the education and training of pharmacists, students/interns, residents, technicians, and other health care professionals. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) is 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.

Do you work well in a large team environment where critical thinking is essential?

The Advanced Residency in Transitions of Care at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is designed to provide the resident with experience in managing patients through the continuum of care. This evolving area of practice enables pharmacists to become directly involved in patient care, reduce costly readmissions, and improve patient outcomes. We are engaged in a growing number of TOC initiatives including collaboration with hospitalist physicians, managing CHF patients, post-discharge follow up on high risk patients including those discharged to skilled nursing facilities, and admission and discharge medication reconciliation in various settings. This coming year, the emphasis will be to ensure safe transitions of the cardiac population (e.g. post PCI/stent, patients with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVRs)). CSMC performs over 600 TAVRs annually, the highest number of any institution worldwide. We are also actively engaged in research to demonstrate the value of pharmacists and technicians in this essential aspect of patient care.

  • Emergency Department Medication Reconciliation

  • Collaboration with Hospitalist Programs

  • General internal Medicine Transitions of Care initiatives

  • You will have participation in Research and Outcomes Assessment

  • You will assist in Precepting PGY1 Residents and Students

  • Training of medication reconciliation technicians

  • You will collaborate in Medical Staff Committees and Interdisciplinary Committees

  • Participation in Patient education activities

Educational Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

  • Candidates completed a PGY1 residency or have a minimum of 2 years of hospital experience.


  • Current intern license in California

  • California pharmacist licensure obtained within 90 days of program initiation

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


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Project management skills

  • Knowledge of office software, e.g., Microsoft Office

  • Ability to serve as preceptor for students

  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and standards relative to hospital pharmacy

  • Clinical knowledge in drug therapy management of common disease, conditions and procedures

  • Ability to evaluate medications regimen to meet patient needs

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.