Job posting number: #7198501 (Ref:JR-12046)
Posted: December 5, 2023
Salary / Pay Rate: $48.61 - $80.03 / hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia.
This position is Full-time Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Staff pharmacists will provide patient-centered care and integrated pharmacy services in a decentralized and centralized practice setting. The staff pharmacist is responsible for reviewing and interpreting providers’ orders for all medications, screening for therapeutic incompatibilities, and ensuring cost-effective medication use that complies with the COH Enterprise Formulary. In addition, pharmacists will assist with the monitoring of drug therapy, with an emphasis on chemotherapy, and is responsible for providing and educating on drug information to providers and other clinical staff. The pharmacist will be responsible for oversight of technician staff as it relates to sterile intravenous compounding, using centralized and decentralized medication-use systems, including chemotherapy and TPN, medication refilling, and unit dose drug preparations. Staff pharmacists will also be expected to participate in quality improvement projects with an emphasis on patient safety and will engage in multi-disciplinary initiatives as requested. Professional development is also required.
Review, select, and dispense safe, appropriate, evidence-based medication therapies for patients according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
Verifies and assesses all medication orders for clinical appropriateness based upon patient’s current lab values, vitals, symptomology, disease state(s)/comorbidities, and patient medication history.
Ensures safe, appropriate medication therapies are optimized for patients based on established clinical guidelines.
Required to participate in clinical documentation for all pharmacist interventions.
Provide discharge education for medication therapies to patients/caregivers in inpatient units Direct and supervise the work of pharmacy technicians.
Participate in interdisciplinary rounds with inpatient and/or outpatient medical teams.
Collaborate with medical oncology teams to assist with patient treatment plans.
Provide new start oral chemotherapy/symptom management counseling.
Able to communicate appropriately with providers and other clinical staff regarding medication orders or drug-related questions, including acting as a liaison between provider and pharmacy in resolving order issues.
Serve as a resource for providers and clinical staff in a decentralized or centralized capacity, which may include answering drug information questions and assisting with navigation through EHR drug order workflow.
Competent in preparation and dispensing of sterile compounded products following guidelines outlined within USP 797 and USP 800, and able to supervise technician staff performing these functions.
Participation in departmental and hospital quality assurance programs with an emphasis on patient safety, and regulatory compliance.
In collaboration with Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, participate in education and assessment of learners which include but is not limited to, pharmacy staff, providers, clinical staff, patients, caregivers, and pharmacy students.
Required to participate in clinical documentation for all pharmacist interventions
Perform other duties as assigned
Graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy
Active license with the State Board of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy or other advanced degree highly preferred
Minimum of 2 year’s institutional pharmacy experience or strong interest in institutional and oncology pharmacy
Pay Range$48.61 - $80.03
Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility. These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.
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.
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Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $48.61 - $80.03 / hour
The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.
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.