Pharmacist – PRN

City of Hope

Pharmacist – PRN

Join the transformative team at City 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.

Staff pharmacists will provide patient-centered care and integrated pharmacy services in a decentralized and centralized practice setting. The staff pharmacist is responsible for reviewing and interpreting providers’ orders for all medications, screening for therapeutic incompatibilities, and ensuring cost-effective medication use that complies with the COH Enterprise Formulary. In addition, pharmacists will assist with the monitoring of drug therapy, with an emphasis on chemotherapy, and is responsible for providing and educating on drug information to providers and other clinical staff. The pharmacist will be responsible for oversight of technician staff as it relates to sterile intravenous compounding, using centralized and decentralized medication-use systems, including chemotherapy and TPN, medication refilling, and unit dose drug preparations. Staff pharmacists will also be expected to participate in quality improvement projects with an emphasis on patient safety and will engage in multi-disciplinary initiatives as requested. Professional development is also required.

The successful candidate:

  • Must be able to work PRN/As Needed a variety of shifts (Days or Nights for a 24 hours per day/7 days per week department).
  • Verifying and Assessing Medication Orders: Ensure medication orders align with patient-specific factors like lab values, vitals, symptoms, disease states, and medication history. This includes assessing appropriateness and safety of prescribed medications.
  • Optimizing Medication Therapies: Utilize established clinical guidelines to optimize medication therapies for patients, ensuring safety and efficacy.
  • Clinical Documentation: Document all pharmacist interventions accurately, ensuring clear communication and continuity of care within the healthcare team.
  • Discharge Education: Provide comprehensive education to patients and caregivers regarding their medication therapies upon discharge from inpatient units, ensuring understanding and adherence.
  • Supervision of Pharmacy Technicians: Direct and supervise pharmacy technicians in their duties, ensuring adherence to protocols and guidelines.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Participate in interdisciplinary rounds with medical teams, contributing expertise in medication management and patient care.
  • Oncology Collaboration: Collaborate with medical oncology teams, providing support in treatment plans, oral chemotherapy counseling, and symptom management.
  • Communication Liaison: Act as a liaison between providers and pharmacy, addressing medication orders and resolving drug-related issues promptly and effectively.
  • Resource and Support: Serve as a resource for providers and clinical staff, answering drug-related questions, providing drug information, and assisting with electronic health record (EHR) drug order workflow.
  • Sterile Compounding: Competently prepare and supervise the preparation of sterile compounded products according to USP 797 and USP 800 guidelines, ensuring safety and quality standards are met.
  • Quality Assurance and Patient Safety: Participate in departmental and hospital quality assurance programs, emphasizing patient safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Education and Assessment: Collaborate with the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in educating and assessing various stakeholders, including pharmacy staff, providers, clinical staff, patients, caregivers, and pharmacy students.

Overall, the ideal candidate should possess strong clinical knowledge, communication skills, attention to detail, and a commitment to patient safety and quality care. They should be adept at collaborating within interdisciplinary teams and be proactive in ensuring optimal medication management for patients.


Your qualifications should include:

  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy 
  • Active license with the State Board of Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Pharmacy or other advanced degree highly preferred
  • Minimum of 2 year’s institutional pharmacy experience or strong interest in institutional and oncology pharmacy

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please click here.

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