Clinical Pharmacist I - Cancer Center / Infusion

Employer
City of Hope
Location
Irvine, California
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 12, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Cancer Research
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital

Job Details

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

The pharmacist is a licensed professional who is responsible for assisting the Director and Managers in the operational aspects of a department or unit. This individual actively works to ensure optimal delivery of pharmaceutical care and service for the Orange County Cancer Center. Responsibilities will include direct oversight of medication ordering, preparation, and distribution, including chemo/immunotherapy ordering and compounding. He/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 the efforts of all care providers to deliver quality care.
  • Demonstrates competence appropriate to their role and function in age-specific care.
  • Promotes the delivery of quality care consistent with the scope of practice of the discipline.
  • Provides and promotes professional practice standards through education and teaching
  • Supports care for a defined group of patients using effective delegation, supervision and decision-making skills.
  • 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.
  • Effectively and efficiently uses resources.
  • Fosters involvement in performance improvement activities to promote continuous improvement in care delivery.
  • Demonstrates assimilation of core organizational values within own performance.


Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Graduate of ACPE-accredited Pharmacy School or School with ACPE accreditation pending. Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements

Required Certification/Licensure:
  • Current CA Pharmacist License.
  • CPR certification or receive one within 3 months of hire date.

Preferred education, experience and skills:
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Oncology experience
  • Experience in sterile compounding setting, including hazardous agents (chemo/immunotherapy)
  • Experience with EPIC (Willow, Beacon)

Preferred Certification/Licensure:
  • Board Certification in Oncology and/or Pharmacotherapy

Additional Information:
  • Per diem, day shift
  • Minimum availability requirement, 1 day per week (Monday - Friday)
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

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.

Company

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.

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