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Cedars-Sinai Pharmacist - Oncology Clinical Prior Authorization - Tower Hematology/Oncology in Beverly Hills, California

Are you passionate about helping people?

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is an 886-bed acute, quaternary teaching care hospital located in the heart of Los Angeles, California. We have grown to become one of the leading medical centers in the world...through inspired leadership; centers of excellence; cutting edge evidence-based practice; distinguished physicians; groundbreaking research and advanced technology.

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

As a Oncology Clinical Prior Authorization Pharmacist Specialist in our Tower Hematology/Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, you will be responsible for supporting clinical evaluation and prior authorization, preventing denials, providing patient advocacy and assistance, and evaluating payer (insurance) drug criteria usage guidelines. Specialists will be dedicated to support either oncology or medicine patients-see Qualifications below for specific requirements.

Pharmacists are crucial partners in the care team of every patient at Cedars-Sinai. Our patients have many different needs, from pain management after surgery, to coordinating 35 different drugs to prevent organ rejection after transplantation, to just getting the right prescription after a routine check-up. In every case, we are committed to ensuring the safest, most effective medication is given every time. Our pharmacists are key members of the expert team of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who make Cedars-Sinai known around the world. The Pharmacy Department consists of more than 380 staff members providing industry-leading, evidence-based medicine.

You will collaborate with physicians, nurses, admissions staff, finance and contracting to provide care for outpatients receiving infusion and injection therapies to manage complex diseases. Patient populations include solid and hematologic transplants, irritable bowel disease, neurology, cancer and orphan diseases. Specialist positions in oncology and non-oncology

· You will provide clinical evaluation and review of complex and high cost outpatient drug therapies and EHR documentation

· Evaluate payer-specific clinical requirements

· You will provide ongoing review, interpretation, and communication of payor drug contract changes

· You will provide clinical denials data analysis to prevent future occurrences and identify trends

· You will review & provide clinical denials and appeals support

You will also be responsible for staffing coverage approximately 2 days/month, in their respective area of expertise

Why work here?

Beyond outstanding benefits, competitive salaries and health and dental insurance We take pride in hiring the best, most passionate employees. Our talented staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of patient care we strive for.

This position is eligible for a $7,500 Employee Referral Bonus & $7,500 Sign On Bonus.

Educational Requirements:

· Pharm.D. or equivalent degree from anaccredited school of pharmacy in the USA.


  • Currentpharmacist licensure in the State of California.

  • BLScertification as outlined in the Pharmacist Responsibilities inCardiopulmonary Resuscitation(C.P.R.) and Code Blue Procedure: PharmacyPolicy and Procedure


· Strongclinical pharmacy knowledge and experience – min 2 years or equivalentexperience or pharmacy residency experience (PGY-1 and/or PGY-2)

· Oncologyclinical pharmacy experience – min 2 years preferred or PGY2 in oncology (Foroncology based – Clinical Prior Authorization Pharmacist Specialist Position)

· Pharmacybenefit management or managed care experience desired

· Strongproject management and data analytical skills. Demonstrates innovative approachesto problem solving

· Excellentverbal and written communication skills

· Demonstratescustomer service focus and excellent interpersonal skills

· Ability toorganize work effectively, determine priorities, work well independently as wellas in a team environment.

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.