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Oncology Staff Pharmacist

UCLA Health
90401, Santa Monica
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
May 2, 2024

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Position Type
Staff Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Hematology / Oncology
Work Setting
Health System

Play a key role in the delivery of world-class patient care, make a significant contribution to an award-winning health system, and leverage your expertise to make a life-changing difference. At UCLA Health, you can achieve all this and more. You will be responsible for rotating shifts and areas with a primary focus on oncology and the CAR-T program patients. Your duties will include the preparation and dispensing of drugs in all inpatient settings, maintenance and review of patient medication profiles, reviewing and verifying physician medication orders, and patient medical records. You will also interact with healthcare professionals and providers to promote safe medication use, prevent inappropriate or misuse of medications, and provide clinical pharmacy services such as pharmacokinetic dosing, therapeutic interchange, IV/PO conversions, TPN per pharmacy, clinical protocols per pharmacy, and pharmacist interventions.

When assigned to decentralized duties in patient care and Oncology units, the pharmacist will be physically located in the patient care areas and primarily responsible for verification of new admission medication orders, medication history taking, and reconciliation of high-risk patients upon admission. Additionally, you will be rounding with MD/RNs beginning on admission to provide effective medication therapy during the patient's stay and early planning for discharge.

Hourly Salary Range: $83.37 - $97.65 (Union represented - step-based - based on years of experience)

Bargaining Unit: HX - UPTE

Schedule: Varied shifts, depending on department needs including weekends and holidays.


We’re seeking a dedicated clinical professional with:

  • Pharm D. degree and current CA Pharmacy license.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, organizational, and follow-through skills.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform age-specific and disease-specific pharmacokinetic calculations.
  • Ability to compound intravenous admixtures and other sterile products.
  • Completion of PGY1 Pharmacy residency or equivalent 3-5 years of experience in an inpatient hospital pharmacy setting and/or in decentralized patient care pharmacy setting.
  • Clinical background/residency in oncology and/or Board Certification in Oncology preferred.

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