Clinical Pharmacist I

City of Hope

Irvine, CA

Job posting number: #7236422 (Ref:10025491)

Posted: April 15, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $66.21 - $105.94 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Clincal Pharmacist I-Per Diem

Join the transformative team atCity of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. Our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.

The Clinical Pharmacist I (Specialty) is responsible for the oversight and the support of all specialty pharmacy medication activities. Oversight responsibilities include but are not limited to pharmacy technicians, ensuring medications clinical appropriateness such as correct dosing, drug interactions, etc. prior to dispensing. Additionally, this role supports new patient enrollment and ensures medication adherence for all patients referred for specialty medications. The Clinical Pharmacist I (Specialty) serves as the medication expert and main point of contact to provide support for all providers, staff and patients when needed.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Oversee the processing and preparations of all specialty medications.
  • Verify all patient information before filling a prescription.
  • Perform quality checks on prescriptions for clinical appropriateness, correct dosage, drug interactions, etc.
  • Responsible for checking all medications prior to dispensing.
  • Perform and/or oversees data entry of prescriptions in the pharmacy management systems.
  • Performs medical adherence follow-up and address any non-adherence for patients on specialty medications.
  • Provides pharmacy clinical support for all providers and staff when needed.
  • Provides consultation and medication education to patients and caregivers upon dispensing a prescription.
  • Exhibits expert understanding of regulatory and quality standards for their area.
  • Payer follow up and communicate with physicians and health plans as needed.
  • Complete third-party insurance forms, patient assistance, and other paperwork as needed.
  • Ensures the pharmacy team is providing the best possible customer service and patient care.
  • Ensure the timely communication with providers and patients regarding patient medication concerns or issues.
  • Ensures timely follow up regarding patient’s specialty pharmacy medication management concerns.

Your qualifications should include:

Minimum Education:

  • Graduate of ACPE – Accredited Pharmacy School

Req. Certification/Licensure:

  • Current CA Pharmacist License
  • BLS certification or within 3 months of hire

Pref. Certification/Licensure:

  • Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP)

Preferred Experience:

  • QS1 experience
  • EPIC experience
  • Oncology experience

Additional Information:

  • Hourly Per Diem Rate: $89.35

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please click here.

To learn more about our Comprehensive Benefits, please CLICK HERE.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $66.21 - $105.94 / 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.

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