Pharmacist- Newport Beach

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.

Position Summary

The pharmacist is a licensed professional individual with supervision experience, who is responsible for assisting the director and managers in the operational aspects of a department. This individual actively works to ensure optimal delivery of pharmaceutical care and service, as well as, assisting in performance improvement initiatives, either through direct involvement and membership or by occasionally leading PI team efforts. He or she participates in the supervision of human and material resources, as well as, program planning, and evaluation. He/she provides input into and is expected to meet budget, revenue and expense targets. This position supervises employees, assigns work, coaches, trains, and evaluates performance. 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 and promotes the efforts of all care providers to deliver quality care.
  • Promotes the delivery of quality care consistent with the scope of practice of the discipline.
  • Ensures self-competence and promotes adherence to professional practice standards through education, training, coaching and monitoring.
  • Participates with the Director and managers in the implementation and evaluation of new services/programs.
  • Supervise personnel and personally delivers pharmaceutical care and service/ information/ medication/ products by serving as a role model and through effective use of change-agent strategies.
  • Adhere to all professional and regulatory standards.
  • Promotes collaboration and teamwork among all members of the healthcare team.
  • Supervision of Pharmacy Technician to ensure compliance with cleanroom standards, accuracy of medication inventory and accuracy of IV compounded products.
  • Keep up-to-date with USP 797 & 800 guidelines and work with interdisciplinary team to ensure compliance.
  • Maintain Pharmacy Technician IV compounding annual competencies.
  • 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.
  • Manages/supervises the efficient and effective utilization of resources and staff (technicians, students, interns, etc.) and serves as a role model in training programs.
  • Fosters involvement in performance improvement activities to promote continuous improvement in care delivery.
  • Demonstrates assimilation of core organizational values within own performance.
  • Utilizes proper judgement in decision making.
  • Monitors drug therapy; recommends alternate more efficient drug therapy when appropriate.
  • Prepares and dispense medications in strict adherence to department policies and procedures.
  • Ensures secure storage of controlled substances and other drug products.
  • Acts as a liaison with nursing and medical staff concerning drug therapy, pharmaceutical information, drug reactions, medication adverse events, and positive patient outcomes.
  • Assumes the duties of the Pharmacy Technician/Intern as needed to maintain efficient quality operation and timely service.
  • Insures effective use of staff by flexing coverage to work activity.
  • Participate together with Regional Directors & VP in monitoring purchasing of pharmaceutical to obtain best pricing.


Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy with ACPE accreditation pending with a BS Pharmacy degree
  • Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements
  • Chemo Mixing work experience


Required Certification/Licensure:

  • Current CA Pharmacist License.




Preferred education experience and skills:

  • Pharm D preferred


Additional Information:

  • Full-Time
  • Days
  • Newport Beach


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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