Pharmacist- Foundation

City of Hope

Irwindale, CA

Job posting number: #7117327 (Ref:10019075)

Posted: December 6, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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

Assists with planning, directing, coordinating and leading the Pharmacy Clinical Program in relation to IV Compounding areas to achieve safe, efficient, and effective services. Promote practice that achieves quality outcomes and medication safety that contribute to the overall success of COH. Accountable for quality improvement initiatives and staff education to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Ensure full compliance with USP 797/800 standards throughout the infusion clinical network at COHMF. Provide occasional back-up staffing coverage to ensure continuity of patient care at different clinic locations as needed.

Key Responsibilities include:

Specific responsibilities include assisting the Pharmacy Manager with oversight and leadership for Pharmacy IV Compounding clinical program development and operations, staff competency training and development, regulatory compliance, staff and training/education.

IV Compounding Compliance

  • Assist the Pharmacy Manager to ensure full USP 797/800 compliance at all infusion sites within the network. Assist in P&P/SOP development, review and update as it pertains to IV compounding. Maintain staff initial and annual IV compounding competency. Coordinate periodic clean room certification/recertification, environmental viable sampling, and other quality sampling for clean room and IV compounding staff members. Coordinate with key Facilities team member to troubleshoot environmental monitoring deviations. Assist clinic staff in remediating any failed quality sampling.

Investigational Drug Services Management

  • Work with IDS, Pharmacy Leadership, Nursing Leadership and pharmacists to insure IV Compounding processes for Research Drugs are safe and effective and meet regulatory standards.


  • Provide emergency back-up staffing coverage wherever needed should dedicated local back-up staff is not available.

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
  • 3 years in hospital pharmacy with extensive knowledge of USP 797/800 standards.

Req. Certification/Licensure:

  • Current CA Pharmacy License

Preferred Education:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm.D.), ASHP Accredited PGY-1 Residency or equivalent experience

Additional Information:

  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
  • Full Time

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $60.42 - $100.90 / 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.

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Job posting number:#7117327 (Ref:10019075)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:City of Hope
United States
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