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.
The Hope Infusions Clinical Pharmacist II functions at the highest level of clinical practice and works as part of the multidisciplinary health care team to directly care for Hope Infusions patients. He/she will take ownership of workflows and processes and help design, implement, document, and monitor medication management and therapeutic care plans through direct interactions with patients and providers, both internal and external, to achieve positive patient centric outcomes. The clinical pharmacist is a liaison between Pharmacy Services, Hope Infusions providers, outside referring physicians, nursing, front desk staff and financial clearance teams to support care coordination to achieve positive patient centric outcomes.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Provides medication management services, coordinating all clinical pharmacy functions for Hope Infusion patients to help achieve positive patient centric outcomes through direct and indirect interactions with patients, providers, and interdisciplinary teams.
- Completes patient profile reviews and participates in, huddles, and meetings as an integrated member of a multidisciplinary team.
- Reviews medication regimens for appropriateness, contraindications, and potential interactions.
- Helps ensure the medication dose, frequency, etc. are clinically appropriate per the referring providers therapy plan and will support the monitoring of medication treatments.
- Reviews and provides all laboratory test results to the referring provider as well as other diagnostic studies necessary to support a patient's medication therapy regimen.
- Serves as an expert on drug usage for medical and nursing staff. Uses appropriate references to research drug information.
- Participates in the development and implementation of formal and informal drug education and clinical consultation to medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff in the form of in-services and continuing education programs within their area of practice.
- Serves as mentor to pharmacy residents and students.
- Collaborates with pharmacy leaders, leadership, and staff to develop policies, procedures, and processes for more efficient processing within the Hope Infusions program.
- Works with multidisciplinary teams to develop, implement, evaluate, and update EHR order sets, Treatment and Supportive Plans to promote best practice care.
- Serves as a liaison between Pharmacy Services, Hope Infusions providers, outside referring providers, nursing, and front desk staff.
- Actively participates in organizational, regional and national patient safety initiatives as determined by COH strategic goals and mission.
- Performs all other duties as assigned by pharmacy leadership.
- Serves as a reference on drug information; usage, interactions, dosages, and compliance to medical staff, nursing staff, technicians and students.
- Possesses a working knowledge of information resources.
- Maintains a current knowledge of therapeutics and disease management.
- Provides timely and accurate responses to drug information inquiries from all customers.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- Graduate of ACPE-accredited Pharmacy School or School with ACPE accreditation pending
- PGY1 and PGY2 residencies, or
- PGY1 plus two years of experience in ambulatory or inpatient infusion or,
- Five years of experience in ambulatory or inpatient infusion
- Current CA Pharmacist License or within 3 months of hire
- BLS (through American Heart Association) certification or receive one within 3 months of hire date.
- Pharm D
- PGY-2 Residency, Board Certification
- Five years of experience, preferred
- As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
- Full Time
- Minimum hourly rate: $66.708173
- Maximum hourly rate: $111.402404
Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $66.71 - $111.40 / 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.