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  • 11 Jan 2021 9:23 AM | Anonymous

    This position will focus on supporting the antimicrobial stewardship program at Winchester Medical Center. The clinical staff pharmacist will provide prospective audit and feedback of patients on select antimicrobials in a patient centered area as well as review of therapeutic alerts including drug-organism mismatches and positive culture results.  A staffing component is also required including the following activities: order entry and order verification, pharmacokinetic dosing, renal dosing, and IV to PO conversions. Additional responsibilities in conjunction with the ASP ID Clinical Pharmacist will include precepting pharmacy residents and students, participation on committees, projects and/or research related to antimicrobial use and medication/patient safety issues, and education of the health care team, including pharmacists, nurses, and providers.

    • Responsibilities:

    • Prospective audits of patients on select broad-spectrum antimicrobial therapy in designated patient centered area
    • Review therapeutic alerts related to antimicrobial therapy include positive cultures, susceptibility results, and drug-organism mismatches using Theradoc®
    • Documentation of antimicrobial interventions in EPIC with use of IVENTS
    • Follow-up patients on daily antimicrobial stewardship list
    •  Assist with pharmacokinetic consults, renal dosing, and IV to PO conversions
    •  Assist with order entry and order clarification
    • Collect outcomes data related to ASP interventions and patient outcomes
    • Participate in committees related to antimicrobial therapy: Formulary, P&T Committee, Antimicrobial Subcommittee, and others as needed
    • Special Projects may include:
    •  Participation in development of new antimicrobial stewardship initiatives
    • Formulary drug monographs for antimicrobials
    • Medication Use Evaluations to review effectiveness and safety of antimicrobial therapy
    • Participate in training of students and residents on ASP rotation
    • Educate pharmacy staff on antimicrobial therapy, including pharmacokinetics
    • Participate in medication and patient safety related activities:
    •  ADR reporting
    • Documenting and reviewing risk reports
    • Suggestions for work flow improvement related to antimicrobial therapies
    • Order Set Review
    • Winchester Medical Center

      Recognized As One of the Best Hospitals in Virginia

      Valley Health is a not-for-profit health system of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services dedicated to meeting the medical needs of West Virginia, Maryland, and the Top of Virginia. We care about giving back, promoting health and partnering with local communities to provide the care residents need. Our focus remains on putting the patient first, rooted in our commitment to provide high quality, safe, and affordable care.

                  Winchester Medical Center has been ranked among the top five hospitals in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report. We strive to consistently provide high quality, innovative health care to patients throughout the Top of Virginia region and beyond. A not-for-profit hospital, Winchester Medical Center has been serving our area since 1903. As a regional referral center, Winchester Medical Center is a resource for more than 500,000 residents in the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and Western Maryland. We offer a broad spectrum of services – from diagnostic and medical procedures to advanced surgical options and rehabilitative care. Winchester Medical Center is a:

    • Level II Trauma Center
    • Chest Pain Center
    • Advanced Primary Stroke Center
    • Level 4 Epilepsy Center
    • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
    • Magnet Designated Hospital
    • Requirements:

    • BS in Pharmacy or Pharm D required.
    • Pharmacy Residency or two years of relevant institutional experience required
    • Virginia Pharmacy License required (or acquired within 90 days of hire)
    • Experience with EPIC electronic health record and Pyxis preferred

    Contact Information:

    Larissa Coyle, Pharm.D, BCPS

    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Disease

    Winchester Medical Center

    Email: lcoyle@valleyhealthlink.com

    Phone: 540-536-2022


    Apply Here

  • 06 Jan 2021 10:24 AM | Anonymous

    Pharmacy Admin Fellow - Year 1

    Description

    UPMC Presbyterian is looking for a Pharmacy Administration Fellow to join their pharmacy team. The Pharmacy Administrator Fellow will be scheduled to work full-time hours consisting of Monday – Friday shifts and every 4th weekend. There is a rotating on-call schedule that consists of rotating days, evenings, overnights, and weekends. There is also a rotating holiday requirement. This fellowship will be primarily clinically based by providing care for patients with some administration duties of forming program initiatives. Candidates who have completed a PGY1/PGY2 are preferred. Apply today to learn more! 

    Purpose:
    The UPMC Pharmacy Administration Fellowship Program (PAFP) is an integrated program that offers learning experiences in both the UPMC Health System and through dedicated scope of responsibility at UPMC Presbyterian. The program is a 24 month experience designed to provide fellows with practical experience in health care management through rotation based structure that trains young professionals and helps them develop leadership skills and qualities. Each fellow will be expected to work on various projects during each rotation, maintain their assigned scope of responsibility while also learning from their preceptors and mentors.

    Responsibilities:

    •  Serve as an interim leader on institutional leadership committees.
    • Maintain operations, oversee staff and manage all other aspects of assigned scope of responsibility.
    • Completion of the 18 core rotations plus 6 elective rotations. Availability of elective rotations are subject to the fellows' interests and also the availability of the division/department desired.
    • Coordinate day-to-day operational management.
    • Must build relationships throughout the organization and proactively seek projects and opportunities for the second year of the fellowship.
    • Assist in the recruitment of new Administrative Fellows and should serve as a mentor for junior colleagues.
    • Attend all relevant management and administrative meetings. May be required to provide administrative support for some of these meetings.
    • Lead special projects and system-wide initiatives both short and long term.
    • Maintain a portfolio of work and experiences as at the end of the program, Fellows will have gained an understanding of clinical operations both in the pharmacy and in general for the hospital at large, as well as had the opportunity to work in areas such as finance, business/network development, performance improvement, human resources, patient safety/quality, physician relations, nursing relations and marketing/recruitment/ talent acquisition/communications and use the portfolio to demonstrate this involvement.
    • Provide a written summary of experiences and key issues learned at the conclusion of each rotation, and must provide feedback on how the rotation could be improved.
    • Participate in a structured mentorship program that requires meeting regularly with preceptors and mentors and provide all necessary information to ensure a mutually beneficial experience.
    • Must complete all tasks and projects as assigned by members of the program director, coordinator and preceptors.

    Qualifications

    • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from an accredited school of pharmacy or B.S. with 2 years of experience
    • Completion of a residency program preferred (PGY1/PGY2)
    • Excellent communication, analytical, financial, and interpersonal skills are required
    • The ability to interface with numerous players in various departments and entities is important
    • Analytical and problem-solving skills are important

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

    • Pharmacist license required within 6 months
    • Pharmacist 

    UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Total Rewards

    More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life &emdash; because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

    Our Values

    At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & SafetyDignity & RespectCaring & ListeningResponsibility & IntegrityExcellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

    Apply Here

    Interested candidates or those with questions can contact me at:

    Ryan Shields, PharmD, MS

    Associate Professor of Medicine

    University of Pittsburgh

    Co-Director Antimicrobial Management Program

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    E-mail: shieldsrk@upmc.edu

  • 04 Nov 2020 10:45 AM | Anonymous

    Job title: 

    Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Specialist

    Location

    Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL

    Contact: 

    Tiana Wilson (Human Resources Generalist) - 813-844-4879 or tianawilson@tgh.org

    Job description: 

    Infectious Diseases Specialist will work as part of Antibiotic Stewardship Program in targeting anti-infective agents based on resistance potential, therapeutic indications, and costs. Other responsibilities include serving as educational resource, providing direction in formulary management through P&T Antimicrobial Subcommittee, designing and conducting medication use evaluations, and developing anti-infective agent guidelines and protocol.

    Responsible for the provision of specialized clinical pharmacy services to patients, nurses and medical staff. Practice involves the components of expert practitioner, educator, consultant, researcher, and clinical leader.  Responsible for performing job duties in accordance with the mission, vision and values of Tampa General Hospital.

    Apply Here

  • 03 Nov 2020 8:50 AM | Anonymous

    Job Title: Clinical Pharmacist – Infectious Disease

    Location: Fairfield, California

    Contact Information:

    Name: Melani Alper, Recruiter

    Phone: (314) 744-4248

    Email: Melani_Alper@spectrumhealth.com

    Apply directly at: www.spectrumhealth.com

    Job Description:

    Spectrum Healthcare Resources has a full time opportunity for a civilian Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacist supporting Travis Air Force Base near Fairfield CA.

    • Full-time position
    • Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm
    • Full benefits to include medical, dental, and 401k
    • 10 Paid Federal holidays plus paid time off

    Job Requirements:

    • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
    • Graduate from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE)
    • Internship/Residency: Completion of a clinical pharmacy residency or fellowship accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists or American College of Clinical Pharmacy or documentation of appropriate education, training, and/or CME in the practice of clinical pharmacy
    • A current, valid, unrestricted license to practice Pharmacy in any one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S Virgin Islands.
    • A minimum of three years of experience within the last five years working as an infectious disease clinical pharmacist is required or completion of a post-graduate year two specialty pharmacy practice residency in Infectious Diseases
    • Basic Life Support Certification

    Company Overview:

    Spectrum Healthcare Resources (SHR) was established in 1988 to deliver systems and processes designed to meet the unique needs of Military and VA Health Systems.  SHR is a leading organization that provides physician and clinical staffing and management services to United States Military Treatment Facilities, VA clinics and other Federal Agencies through various contracting vehicles. A Joint Commission Health Care Staffing Services firm, SHR is the military staffing division of TeamHealth, a nationwide organization that serves 850 civilian and military hospitals with a team of 9,600 affiliated health care professionals.

    Spectrum Healthcare Resources is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


  • 29 Oct 2020 10:36 AM | Anonymous

    Job Title: Antimicrobial Use Coordinator - Pharmacy Specialty Service 

    Location: Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC

    About Vidant Medical Center: Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties. But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.

    Job Description: The Antimicrobial Use Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Pharmacy's involvement in all antimicrobial management programs for Vidant Health. Primary functions include coordination of Pharmacy's involvement on the Antimicrobial Use Stewardship Subcommittee, and serves as an educational resource on all antimicrobial matters for Pharmacy. 

    Minimum Requirements: 

    • Pharm.D. with residency training and experience in antimicrobial management or Master's degree with accompanying experience is required
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work independently and with multidisciplinary teams

    Other Information: 

    • Full time with benefits
    • Monday to Friday (day shift)
    • This position is located in Greenville, NC
    • Relocation allowance if needed (75 miles minimum)
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, Free Parking, on campus Employee Clinic & Employee Pharmacy
    General Statement: 

    It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position. 

    Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification. 

    We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint. 

    Apply Here

  • 02 Oct 2020 9:41 AM | Anonymous

    Antimicrobial Stewardship & OPAT Pharmacy Specialist–

    The Department of Pharmaceutical Services at WVU Medicine- J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital is recruiting for a full-time clinical pharmacy specialist to enhance the Antimicrobial Stewardship and Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Programs.  Responsibilities for this role include:

    a. Overseeing daily prospective audit of antimicrobials

    b. Assisting in development and maintenance of an antimicrobial formulary approved by the medical staff.

    c. Working with the infectious disease service to evaluate appropriate use of restricted antimicrobials

    d. Developing guidelines, policies, and other monitoring and intervention strategies for antimicrobial use and

    streamlining prophylactic, empiric, and definitive antimicrobial therapy

    e. Reporting data and findings to the Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infection Control and Pharmacy &

    Therapeutics Committees.

    f. Coordinating, facilitating and promoting education, training, competency assessment and performance

    improvement of pharmacists, pharmacy residents and other healthcare professionals in the appropriate use

    of antimicrobials

    g. Assist in the monitoring of OPAT patients before, during, and after their admission to promote positive clinical outcomes.

    h. Serves as a preceptor to pharmacy residents and students

    This position will be scheduled to work primarily Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM and be based at the J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV, with rotating weekend on-call support for the OPAT program (every four weeks, on average).

    WVU Medicine unites the clinical and research faculty of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center with the hospitals, clinics,

    and health professionals of the West Virginia University Health System. Together, they are a national leader in patient safety and quality,

    and are unified and driven by a passion to provide the most advanced healthcare possible to the people of West Virginia and beyond.

    J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, the flagship hospital of WVU Medicine, is a 710-bed academic medical center located in Morgantown, WV. The site is

    The Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-certified. It contains a level I Trauma Center and a Children's Hospital with a Level III Neonatal Care.

    Bachelor of Science (BS) degree or Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy is required.

    BPS board certification in infectious diseases (BCIDP) is preferred. PGY-2 residency in infectious disease or equivalent experience preferred.

    Apply Here


  • 30 Sep 2020 12:17 PM | Daniel Hawley (Administrator)

    The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) seeks a highly skilled Executive Director to help us fulfill our mission to advance infectious diseases pharmacy, lead antimicrobial stewardship, and optimize the care of patients. SIDP is a non-profit association of pharmacists and other healthcare professionals founded in 1990 with the goal of improving the use of antimicrobials. See attached association profile and sidp.org for additional SIDP information.

    Description
    The Executive Director will report to the board of directors and oversee operational efficiency and execute strategy to support the society’s mission. They will foster innovation, strengthen community, advocate for members, and empower others to advance the practice and science of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. No relocation is necessary. It is anticipated that the executive director will work from home, with occasional travel to support society activities.  This will be a part-time contract position and the hours will vary depending on the time of year, but would expect to average approximately 10 hours per week. 

    Responsibilities of the position:

    • Work closely with the board of directors to inform, advise, and address issues that affect SIDP
    • Oversee the management of the SIDP Research and Scholarship Fund
    • Negotiate and facilitate contracts/agreements as authorized by the board of directors
    • Serve as the key contact person for regulatory and legislative affairs
    • Develop and support external partnerships and strategic initiatives
    • Advise and support the president and Board of Directors in developing relationships internally and externally
    • Assist executive management company staff and the treasurer to oversee financial activities
    • Set and meet fundraising goals in conjunction with the Treasurer and the Board of Directors
    • Work with members and staff, to contribute to external communication materials (e.g. marketing, social media, website)
    • With the president and BOD, annually assign volunteer committee appointments and onboard/orient team members to committee roles
    • In consultation with management company leadership, coordinate activities of management company staff related to the society

    Qualifications

    • Exemplary management skills and experience
    • Bachelor’s degree minimum required; advanced degree preferred
    • Strong preference given to candidates with relevant pharmacy experience, familiarity with the field of ID pharmacy preferred
    • Commitment to the mission and values of SIDP
    • Knowledge of leadership and governance principles related to nonprofits
    • Experience building and maintaining relationships between professional organizations, health systems, and industry partners
    • Strong skills in planning, organizing, and communication

    How to apply
    Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references to Shelley Warnock at Affinity Strategies (shelley@affinity-strategies.com) by Monday, October 26th, 2020. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline the skills and experience related to the position.  An online interview will be required.

  • 24 Sep 2020 1:38 PM | Anonymous

    Job Title: Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacist

    Location: New London, CT

    Job Description: To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.  To provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Westerly Hospital with primary responsibilities of Antimicrobial Stewardship

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy from an accredited college.
    • At least 1 year of related clinical hospital experience required. Completion of a Residency or Fellowship in infectious diseases is preferred. Evidence of clinical antimicrobial therapy experience preferred. Board Certification in Pharmacy Practice preferred.
    • State of Connecticut and State of Rhode Island Pharmacist Licenses.
    • Strong understanding of contemporary pharmacy practice; Knowledge of computer technology. Must maintain current BLS/PALS/ACLS certification. Able to effectively communicate with all customers. Registered with CPMRS of Connecticut and RI.

    Apply Here


  • 13 Jul 2020 9:10 AM | Anonymous

    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)

    Job Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, OPAT and Ambulatory Antimicrobial Stewardship

    Organization: Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Home Infusion Pharmacy Services

    Location: Baltimore, Maryland

    Contact: Michael Grimes, PharmD, MBA - Infusion Clinical Manager

        Email: mgrimes7@jhmi.edu

        Phone: 410-288-6111

    Details: The Johns Hopkins Home Care Group is seeking a motivated individual to assume a clinical leadership position in infectious diseases ambulatory and home care practice. The individual will work with an interdisciplinary team to provide clinical management and oversight for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) services across the Academic Division of Johns Hopkins Health System, which includes The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH; ~1000 beds) and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC; ~500 beds). Pharmacist-driven OPAT services are established at JHBMC, and this individual will work with a partner OPAT Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and two clinical pharmacy technicians to expand and enhance OPAT services for JHH.

    Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with physicians, nurses, and pharmacists across the continuum of care to ensure safe, timely, and effective OPAT treatment and monitoring. 
    • Support transitions of care services from acute care to home infusion or skilled nursing facilities.
    • Manage OPAT therapy under drug therapy management agreements with Infectious Diseases attending physicians.
    • Develop and apply medication use policies.
    • Lead quality improvement projects for OPAT services.
    • Support the development of ambulatory antimicrobial stewardship services.
    • Participate in research activities.
    • Serve as a preceptor for student pharmacists and pharmacy residents of ASHP accredited PGY-1 and PGY-2 residency programs, including a PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program. 

    Additional Opportunities: Faculty appointments are available through affiliations with the University of Maryland College of Pharmacy and the University of Notre Dame of Maryland College of Pharmacy.

    Education and Experience Qualifications:

    • A PharmD degree is required.
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency training (or equivalent experience) is required.
    • PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency training with OPAT and home infusion experience is preferred.

    Apply Here


  • 08 Jul 2020 10:31 AM | Anonymous

    Merck Regional Medical Scientific Director - Infectious Diseases / Vaccines - Houston, TX

    To apply or for more information contact daryl.depestel@merck.com or select the below link.

     Apply Here 


    Job Description:  The Regional Medical Scientific Director (RMSD) is a credentialed (i.e., MD, PhD, or PharmD) therapeutic and disease area expert who engages in both scientific exchange and research support with external scientific leaders (SLs) and investigators in the medical and scientific community.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Engage in proactive non-product discussions regarding scientific issues that are intended to inform/guide our Company's strategy or research programs
    • Respond to scientific questions from SLs, including questions about our Company's products and data
    • Identify potential investigators for consideration of participation in phase II-IV clinical development programs and provide scientific support for sponsored trials
    • Support data generation activities including our Company's sponsored trials and Independent Investigator Study Programs
    • Communicate external stakeholder opinions and feedback on new data, clinical trends and the evolving infectious diseases / vaccines landscape to inform internal Research & Development Division strategies

    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • An advanced degree (M.D., Ph.D. or Pharm.D.) that is relevant to the requirements of the position and;
    • A minimum of 3 years prior experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical or healthcare environment and;
    • A minimum of 3 years of clinical and/or research experience and demonstrated scientific excellence (beyond that obtained in the terminal degree program) in infectious diseases / vaccines or related therapeutic areas, e.g. infectious diseases, immunology, preventative medicine.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking and presentation skills
    • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time overnights and reside in the designated region

    Skills Required:

    • Deep therapeutic competency; abreast of trends and new information in infectious diseases / vaccines
    • Ability to consolidate and understand complex data sets, plan and/or execute data analyses, summarize or synthesize data and objectively interpret results
    • Knowledge of national and society treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, FDA regulations, and OIG, HIPAA and other ethical guidelines, laws, and regulations relevant to the pharmaceutical industry and its external stakeholder environment
    • Headquarters located in Upper Gwynedd, PA; however, the position will work remotely; candidate should reside within the designated Region.


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