Manager, Pharmacy

    • Duarte, CA

About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 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.

Position Summary
Participates in planning, coordinates and manages Inpatient Pharmacy Program to achieve service, quality, medication safety and financial goals that contribute to the overall success of COH. Accountable for a safe medication distribution system that meets all licensing and regulatory requirements including investigational drug needs.

Key Responsibilities include:
Specific responsibilities include Patient Safety & Regulatory compliance (CDPH, CMS, TJC, Board of Pharmacy, DEA, and others), participating in strategic planning, budgeting; medication procurement, storage, inventory, labeling, dispensing and disposal per regulatory requirements. Oversee proper use, training and documentation of computer software systems and Pharmacy technology systems; support coordination of ASHP-accredited residency program, and clerkship site for Pharmacy students (USC, Western University of Health Sciences & Loma Linda). Support oversight of investigational drug studies including Phase 1 through Phase 4 trials.

  • Work with Pharmacy and Nursing Leadership, MD’s, other department managers and key committees to promote a safe and cost-effective medication distribution system.
Personnel Management
  • Oversee and promote proper training and evaluation of Pharmacy staff.
Program Management / Pharmacy Technology
  • Collaborate in developing and achieving program operational plans; contribute to proper management of inpatient operational & capital budgets with focus on proper use of Pharmacy Technology in alignment with regulatory and accreditation standards.
  • Service quality through collaboration in planning, leadership and teaching; ensure compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards.
Investigational Drug Management
  • Understand complex protocols to ensure a safe distribution of non-FDA approved medications and devices.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm.D)
  • 3 years in hospital pharmacy with experience in leading or supervisory capacity.
  • Knowledge & understanding of Human Subjects Research which includes the entire IRB application process, the legal requirements and oversight (OHRP, FDA, and others) and auditing/reporting results.
  • Knowledge & understanding of Title 22, CDPH, CMS, HIPPA, California Pharmacy Law, & Joint Commission Standards.
  • Ability to utilize relevant computer systems
  • Quantitative skills for statistical analysis and budget assessment

Required Certification/Licensure:
  • Current CA Pharmacy License

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Previous experience in a major academic hospital setting
  • Experience or affiliation with a teaching institution

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 leading nonprofit clinical research center—fighting major life-threatening diseases and delivering hope with exceptional treatment, prevention, and educational programs.

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