Clinical Pharmacist I

City of Hope

Irvine, CA

Job posting number: #7117054 (Ref:10019241)

Posted: December 1, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.  AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities.  Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding.  We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

The Clinical Pharmacist I is a licensed professional who provides safe and optimal comprehensive patient care.  The Clinical Pharmacist I ensures federal, state, and local requirements, including all standards required by regulatory bodies such as The Joint Commission, are met.  The Clinical Pharmacist I will perform medication management activities including analyzing, verification, monitoring, compounding, and dispensing.  The Clinical Pharmacist I will serve as the medication management expert by providing accurate drug information to providers, nurses, and other clinical staff.  The individual will supervise technicians during the shift and assist with training/education for pharmacy staff.  It is expected that the Clinical Pharmacist I will collaborate with colleagues and provide excellent customer service to patients and staff. Additional duties may include quality and performance improvement activities or others as determined by Pharmacy Leadership.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Ensures that he or she provides services that are accurate, reliable, courteous and timely.
  • Supports the efforts of all care providers to deliver quality care.
  • Demonstrates competence appropriate to their role and function in age-specific care.
  • Promotes the delivery of quality care consistent with the scope of practice of the discipline.
  • Provides and promotes professional practice standards through education and teaching Supports care for a defined group of patients using effective delegation, supervision and decision-making skills.
  • Adhere to all professional and regulatory standards.
  • Promotes collaboration and teamwork among all members of the healthcare team.
  • Effectively communicates/educates all customers to meet organizational goals and customer service expectations.
  • Maintains current knowledge, skills and competencies through involvement in
  • professional continuing education activities.
  • Effectively and efficiently uses resources.
  • Fosters involvement in performance improvement activities to promote continuous
  • improvement in care delivery.
  • Demonstrates assimilation of core organizational values within own performance.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Graduate of ACPE-accredited Pharmacy School or School with ACPE accreditation pending
  • Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements
  • Current CA Pharmacist License.
  • BLS (through American Heart Association) certification or receive one within 3 months of hire date.

Preferred Education:

  • BS Pharmacy Degree, Pharm D preferred.

Preferred Experience:

  • Two years of experience, preferred.

Additional Information:

  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
  • Full Time
  • Nights

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.


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