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City of Hope

Clinical Pharmacist - Investigational Drug Service

Irvine, CA

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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Position Summary

The pharmacist is a licensed professional with the ability to review a research protocol and extract pertinent information that would be useful to the patient care pharmacy staff in preparation of investigational drug products. The individual is able to supervise technician staff, assisting the director and managers in the operational aspects of the department or unit. This individual actively works to ensure optimal delivery of pharmaceutical care and service, particularly in relation to research protocols and investigational drug therapies. As well as, assisting in performance improvement initiatives, either through direct involvement and membership or by occasionally leading PI team efforts. He/she provides input into and is expected to meet budget, revenue and expense targets. It is expected that the individual who holds this position is able to actively participate with peers, subordinates, and supervisors in constructive problem solving, as well as, to facilitate frequent team building interactions with staff.

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.
  • 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.
  • Fosters involvement in performance improvement activities to promote continuous improvement in care delivery.
  • Demonstrates assimilation of core organizational values within own performance.
  • Maintains logs and records to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Assumes the duties of the Pharmacy Technician/Intern as needed to maintain efficient quality operation and timely service.
Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education:
  • Graduate of ACPE-accredited Pharmacy School or School with ACPE accreditation pending

Minimum Experience:
  • Two years of experience as a pharmacist in a hospital setting

Required Certification/Licensure:
  • Current California Pharmacist License
  • BLS - American Heart Association or receive one within 9 months of hire date.

Preferred Education/Certification:
  • BS Pharmacy Degree, Pharm D preferred

Preferred Experience:
  • 5 years of experience working in an investigational drug service
Additional Information:
  • Full-time, day shift
  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.
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.

  • Posting Date: Dec 21, 2021
  • Job Field: Allied Health
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

Job ID: CityOfHope-10014684
Employment Type: Other