Medication Safety Practitioner

Requisition ID: 10656

Job Title: Medication Safety Practioner

Shift: Full Time | Days

Department: Pharmacy

Location: Duarte, CA

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 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 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities

The Medication Safety Practitioner is a licensed pharmacist who reports to the Senior Director of Pharmacy. This professional provides leadership to promote a culture where medication safety is a priority. This position works collaboratively with multiple disciplines (e.g. medical staff, nursing, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, radiology, etc.) to proactively incorporate best practices from expert organizations (e.g. Joint Commission, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, California Department of Public Health, etc.) to reduce the potential for medication errors. This position conducts retrospective review of occurrence reports, pharmacist intervention reports, and other data of actual and potential medication errors for trends and opportunities for process improvements. This individual will lead medication safety assessments, identify opportunities to improve medication use systems, and develop/revise processes/policies/procedures focusing on best practices. This professional will participate in Root Cause Analysis and Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) whenever the analysis involves medications. He/she will educate other health care professionals regarding contributory system failures that result in medication events and will implement process improvements to minimize the potential for future medication events.

Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, includingadherence to theworkplaceCode of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration

Minimum Education: Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy with a BS Pharmacy Degree, Pharm.D. preferred. Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements.

Minimum Experience: Two years of experience in a hospital setting, preferred. Participation on medication safety projects or initiatives, preferred.

Req. Certification/Licensure: Current California Pharmacist License.

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.


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