Clinical Staff Pharmacist – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Clinical Staff Pharmacist to join our team. This unique position will be divided between two prestigious institutions: The USC Mann School of Pharmacy’s California Right Meds Collaborative (CRMC) and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Additionally, the Clinical Staff Pharmacist will play a vital role in a CDC grant from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health focusing on heart disease prevention and management. The percent effort is 50% each for CRMC and Cedars-Sinai.


USC California Right Meds Collaborative (CRMC)- 50%:

  • Collaborate with various healthcare stakeholders (health plans, hospitals / health systems, clinics, pharmacies, etc.) to optimize medication therapy for patients enrolled in CRMC
  • Serve as a mentor for CRMC team members to ensure optimal delivery of comprehensive medication management services
  • Lead efforts to improve patient engagement, activation, and retention in CRMC
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings to discuss patient cases and develop personalized care plans
  • Assist CRMC teams with complete, accurate, and timely documentation necessary for continuous quality improvement and impact evaluation / program effectiveness
  • Serve as lead for CDC grant deliverables in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
  • Developing & managing provider partnerships that are high-value to health plans. This includes but is not limited to fostering trusted relationships with providers/medical leadership/medical groups, attending meetings with physicians and staff to promote CRMC services and provide updates/status/reporting, establishing Collaborative Practice Agreements (CPAs) with partnered providers, supporting other pharmacy related needs/gaps for providers (e.g. providing in-services, etc.), facilitating access to electronic health records, and providing in-person CMM at the medical provider location on a weekly basis if feasible.
  • Actively participating in and contributing to all CRMC related meetings (e.g. management and planning meetings, 1:1s, training sessions, learning sessions, continuous quality improvement meetings, etc.)
  • Promptly respond to inquires from health plans, CRMC staff and faculty, medical partners, and other key CRMC stakeholders
  • Provide training and guidance to pharmacy staff (pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, intern pharmacists / students, etc.) on delivering community health worker services

Cedars Sinai Medical Center (CSMC)- 50%:

  • Provide comprehensive clinical pharmacy services to neurology service patients, in collaboration with the neurology team, including comprehensive medication management. Examples include optimization of medication therapy, identification and resolution of drug-related problems, and prevention and management of adverse drug events.
  • Serve as an expert resource for medication-related information for patients and healthcare professionals.
  • Participate in relevant committees and quality improvement initiatives to enhance medication safety and patient outcomes.
  • Collect, analyze, and report data demonstrating quality improvement and impact of services provided.
  • Participate in or lead scholarly activities with the neurology team including grantsmanship, publications, and presentations at professional meetings.

The candidate will also participate in precepting, leading, and supervising APPE/IPPE students/intern pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and/or pharmacy residents.

This position will have a direct report to the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at USC Mann, and a dotted line report to the Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer at CSMC.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited school of pharmacy.
  • Active pharmacist license in the state of California.
  • Strong clinical knowledge and expertise in medication therapy management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams and adapt to changing environments.
  • Commitment to patient-centered care and continuous professional development.
  • Proficient in basic Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of a pharmacy residency program
  • Previous experience in providing and documenting medication management services
  • Previous experience in precepting and teaching APPE/IPPE students/intern pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy residents
  • Multilingual, particularly Spanish

The hourly rate range for this position is $70.00 – $75.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience,

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree
Minimum Experience: 1 year
Minimum Field of Expertise: Degree from accredited (ACPE) school of pharmacy. Registered pharmacist in state of California. Hospital pharmacy experience. Familiarity with unit dose, IV admixtures and clinical pharmacy practice.

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