Clinical Pharmacist II
Job posting number: #7216350 (Ref:10024740)
Posted: February 12, 2024
Salary / Pay Rate: $68.71 - $114.74 / hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Clinical Pharmacist II
Join the transformative team atCity of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.
The Clinical Pharmacist II (CPII) is a licensed professional skilled in reviewing research protocols and extracting crucial information to operate at the highest level of clinical practice. As a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, the CPII directly tends to patients enrolled in COH clinical trials. Serving as the clinical investigational pharmacist, they take charge of workflows and processes for research patients, aiding in the implementation, documentation, and monitoring of comprehensive medication management (CMM) and therapeutic care plans. Their aim is to achieve positive patient-centered outcomes through direct interactions with patients and providers.
In the Hybrid CIDS/IDSA role, oversight and maintenance of all COH investigational medications are paramount. This includes meticulous tracking of each dose received, dispensed, disposed of, transferred, or returned to the pharmaceutical sponsor. The pharmacist is responsible for operational support of IDS services, supporting IDSA pharmacists, overseeing all IDS technician duties, understanding clinical trial design, adhering to Good Clinical Practice, and ensuring compliance with local/state/federal requirements for investigational drugs.
As a successful candidate, you will:
- Provides comprehensive medication management services, coordinating all clinical pharmacy functions for patients enrolled in clinical trials to help achieve compliant, safe and per-protocol use of investigational drugs
- Completes patient profile reviews and participates in huddles and meetings as an integrated member of the research team.
- Application of established anti-neoplastic and immunomodulating medication use processes for investigational drugs.
- Reviews investigational medication regimens for appropriateness, contraindications, and potential interactions.
- Collaborates with pharmacy supervisors, leadership, and staff to develop policies, procedures, and processes for more efficient research processing within the pharmacy Enterprise and area of practice.
- Assumes the duties of the Pharmacy Technician/Intern as needed to maintain efficient quality operation and timely service.
- Maintains research logs and records to ensure accuracy and completeness.
- Ensures compliance with medication management standards outlined by The Joint Commission (TJC), COH, and other accrediting bodies.
- Exhibits expert understanding and follows regulatory and quality standards for their program area.
- Validates investigational drug builds within Epic
- Serves as a liaison between Pharmacy Service and research enterprise
- Actively participates in organizational, regional and national patient safety initiatives as determined by COH strategic goals and mission.
Your qualifications should include:
- Graduate of ACPE-accredited Pharmacy School or School with ACPE accreditation pending
- PGY1 and PGY2 residencies, or
- PGY1 plus two years of experience as a clinical pharmacist, or
- Five years of experience as a clinical pharmacist
- Current CA Pharmacist License or within 3 months of hire
- BLS certification (through the American Heart Association)
- PGY-2 Residency, Board Certification
- Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
- 3 years of experience working in an investigational drug service
City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please click here.
Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $68.71 - $114.74 / hour
The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.
City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.