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  • 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.


  • 26 Jun 2020 1:17 PM | Anonymous

    Clinical Pharmacist Specialist- Infectious Disease

    Job ID: REQ_114636

    FACILITY: Rochester General Hospital

    LOCATION: Rochester, New York

    SUMMARY
    As a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in infectious disease, you will provide clinical pharmacy services in a professional and competent manner to assure rational and appropriate drug therapy. 

    STATUS: Full Time  
    LOCATION:
    Rochester General Hospital   
    DEPARTMENT:
    Pharmacy    
    SCHEDULE: Day 
     

    For more information and/or to apply please click the link below.

    Click Here  


  • 17 Jun 2020 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    Job title: Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Infectious Diseases

    Location: Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Detroit, MI

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate the antimicrobial stewardship activities at Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM)
    • Collaborate with infectious diseases (ID) providers during ID team rounds
    • Participate in the training of pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and pharmacy students
    • Participate in the training of pediatric residents and ID fellows
    • Develop and implement guidelines, protocols, and order sets for the use of antibiotics in pediatric patients
    • Participate in quality improvement projects in collaboration with pharmacy, ID, clinical microbiology, infection control, and quality
    • Individual or collaborative scholarly research activity is encouraged
    • Collaborate with infection control and participate in infection control/antimicrobial stewardship subcommittee meetings  at CHM
    • Ensure TJC, CMS and other AMS regulatory compliance
    • Serve as an active member of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) antimicrobial stewardship committee

    Required Qualifications:

    Graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) preferred

    Completion of a post graduate year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy practice residency

    Completion of a PGY2 residency or a 2-year fellowship in infectious diseases

    Licensed to practice pharmacy in Michigan or eligible for licensure

    About Children’s Hospital of Michigan:

    Children’s Hospital of Michigan is a 228 bed hospital located in Detroit, MI.   It is part of the Detroit Medical Center and has an international reputation in pediatric medicine, surgery, and research.  Children’s Hospital of Michigan offers specialty services such as solid organ transplant, bone marrow transplant, hematology/oncology, pediatric ICU (48 beds), neonatal ICU (40 beds), cardiovascular surgery, infectious diseases, cystic fibrosis, general pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, and cardiology.

    Please inquire about the position by contacting:

    May Saba, PharmD, BCNSP

    Director, Pharmacy Services

    Children's Hospital of Michigan

    313.745.0170 P

    313.993-0025 F

    msaba@dmc.org


  • 19 May 2020 12:03 PM | Anonymous

    CLINICAL PHARMACY SPECIALIST, INFECTIOUS DISEASE:

    Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Disease

    Location: Kansas City area Prominent 600 Bed Regional Referral Hospital

    Description:

    Kansas City area Prominent 600 Bed Regional Referral Hospital. We are presently seeking a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Disease. As Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, you will report to the Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy Manager.

    The Clinical Pharmacy Infectious Diseases Specialist assumes responsibility for the medication management of patients receiving antimicrobial agents. The Clinical Infectious Diseases Pharmacist assumes compliance with best practices and use of cost effective therapies, including the antimicrobial stewardship program. The Clinical Infectious Diseases Pharmacist becomes involved integrally in the education of pharmacy residents, medical residents, and medical students.

    Responsibilities

    ·         Didactic and experiential education, post-graduate education

    ·         Provide care in an active clinical practice and stewardship program at the practice site

    ·         Collaborative clinical research or other scholarly activity

    ·         Service to the department, college and community

    Requirements: Successful candidates must possess the Doctor of Pharmacy degree and have completed PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency and/or fellowship training or possess equivalent experience. Candidates must be eligible for licensure in the State of Kansas.

    Preferred qualifications: Board certification or experience in infectious diseases clinical pharmacy and antimicrobial stewardship is desirable.

    Inquiries/Applicants: Application review and interviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interviews are expected to be conducted via virtual meetings.


    Apply Here

    For more information contact:

    Bob Costa, CPC

    Cerna, Inc.

    401-885-1002

    Email: bob.costa@sierrastaffing.com


  • 15 May 2020 10:27 AM | Anonymous

    Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor

    Title: Assistant/Associate Professor (Clinical)

    Location: Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

    Description:

    The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (EACPHS) at Wayne State University (WSU) is seeking candidates for a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position based in Infectious disease pharmacy practice with an emphasis in antimicrobial stewardship. The practice site is within the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. The position is part of the WSU Department of Pharmacy Practice, which has 32 faculty members and a comprehensive network of outstanding adjunct faculty. The department has affiliations with numerous area health systems and community pharmacy organizations in Southeastern Michigan, an area recognized nationally for progressive pharmacy practice. The department’s vision is to be a nationally recognized leader for integrating education and research within our diverse urban community and regional health care environments.  Its mission is to prepare highly qualified pharmacists, researchers and leaders for success to improve health. The faculty member will join four other co-funded WSU faculty members at Henry Ford Hospital.

    Henry Ford Hospital is the flagship hospital of Henry Ford Health System, a vertically integrated health system of 5 hospitals, 28 ambulatory medical centers, and an employed medical group. The hospital is an 877-bed tertiary care hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center with Centers of Excellence including the Henry Ford Transplant Institute and Josephine Ford Cancer Center. The Pharmacy Clinical Service Line at Henry Ford Health System provides antimicrobial stewardship services across the health system and offers a rigorous residency and fellowship program. The faculty member will work with the ID pharmacy team to support inpatient service and expand antimicrobial stewardship to outpatient settings. 

    Responsibilities

    ·         Didactic and experiential education, post-graduate education

    ·         Provide care in an active clinical practice and stewardship program at the practice site

    ·         Collaborative clinical research or other scholarly activity

    ·         Service to the department, college and community

    Requirements: Successful candidates must possess the Doctor of Pharmacy degree and have completed PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency and/or fellowship training or possess equivalent experience. Candidates must be eligible for licensure in the State of Michigan.

    Preferred qualifications: An established record of teaching and scholarly accomplishments and board certification or experience in infectious diseases clinical pharmacy and antimicrobial stewardship are desirable.

    Inquiries/Applicants: Application review and interviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interviews are expected to be conducted via virtual meetings.

    An application is required at WSU’s online hiring system, job.wayne.edu; position posting number 045140. Required documents to upload include a letter of interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Additional information may be requested following initial reviews.  


    Apply Here 


    For more information contact:

    Susan Davis, PharmD, FIDP

    Professor (Clinical), Department of Pharmacy Practice

    Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

    Wayne State University

    259 Mack Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

    Email: sldavis@wayne.edu


  • 27 Apr 2020 9:22 AM | Anonymous

    Title: Senior Director of Pharmacy Services

    Location:The position could be based in Columbus, Dayton, or Cincinnati, Ohio.

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Equitas Health Pharmacy is a company of Equitas Health providing access, education, consultation and management of general retail and specialty pharmacy services for patients of Equitas Health and other Ohio providers, as well as the local community.

    The Senior Director of Pharmacy Services is business developer and organization leader. The Senior Director of Pharmacy Services for Equitas Health is responsible for pharmacy business activities; financial management; enhanced patient recruitment opportunities; expanded access to care; quality outcomes; relationships with external stakeholders and vendors; compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; continuous improvement and innovation activities; and collaborative efforts on revenue generation strategies with the Chief Healthcare Operations Officer or Chief Financial Officer.

    The Senior Director of Pharmacy Services reports directly to the Chief Healthcare Operations Officer. The Senior Director of Pharmacy Services is integral leader of Equitas Health working to assure effective financial management, strategic planning, public relations, administration and advocacy.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, traveling, driving or having reliable transportation; written communication; grant writing and management; review of policies and procedures, organizational strategic planning; relationship building with business partners, community partners and funders; supervising and training staff; utilizing a computer for typing, processing and conducting research; attending meetings; and presenting to small and large groups.

    MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

    • Provide oversight for Equitas Health Pharmacy operations to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local government laws and regulations
    • Provide leadership and direction of Equitas Health Pharmacy to achieve quality patient services, while optimizing patient health outcomes
    • Ensure pharmacy compliance with 340B regulations
    • In collaboration with Equitas Health’s finance team manage Equitas Health Pharmacy financial operations including billing, revenue generation, reimbursement systems, budget margins and contract/payer source enrollment
    • Analyze, plan and direct the start-up and continued development of Equitas Health Pharmacy locations. This will include licensure maintenance, pharmacy renovation, equipment purchase, technology and other items to assure high quality operation of each Equitas Health Pharmacy
    • Serve as the Chair of the Equitas Health Pharmacy’s Quality Management Committee and participate in quality efforts to increase health outcomes for patients
    • Ensure the supervision of and guidance for the clinical operations and clinical decision making for the pharmacy
    • Ensure the provision of evidence and/or reasoning behind clinical decisions that are made impacting patients or patient care.
    • Ensures Equitas Health Pharmacy hires and maintains competent, qualified clinicians that are responsible for providing optimal patient care
    • Manage collaboration with other HIV providers and HIV patients accessing medical care outside of the Equitas Health Medical Center to improve health outcomes
    • Review and analyze the appropriate utilization of Equitas Health Pharmacies’ inventory systems
    • Oversee and expand external pharmacy business and vendor relationships
    • Assume responsibilities of Equitas Health’s leadership team including participation in government relations, strategic planning, attendance at Equitas Health events, and serving as a media spokesperson as appropriate
    • Other duties as assigned

    EDUCATION/LICENSURE

    • BS in Pharmacy or PharmD. degree or equivalent FPGEC (NABP)
    • Unrestricted Ohio and/or license to practice pharmacy that is in good standing allowing for the dispensing of medications is required.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and other Qualifications:

    • Minimum of six (6) years pharmacy management or administration experience with oversight for fiscal management.
    • PGY1 residency or three (3) years of pharmacy experience with direct patient care required
    • Thorough understanding of pharmacy operations, pharmacy fiscal management and program evaluation.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Extensive supervisory experience of greater than 10 employees.
    • Prefer four (4) years of experience in a community pharmacy setting or specialty pharmacy setting
    • Prefer past experience in developing and implementing pharmacy services
    • Prefer extensive knowledge of specialty disease states and LGBTQ Health
    • Knowledge of health and social service needs of persons with HIV/AIDS.
    • Prefer past specialty pharmacy experience
    • Must have sensitivity to, interest in and competence in cultural differences, HIV/AIDS, minority health, sexual practices, chemical dependency and a demonstrated competence in working with persons of color, and gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community.
    • Possesses or willing to obtain education, accreditation and certification, as necessary, to provide the pharmaceutical care and services delivered by Equitas Health Pharmacy, including Medication Therapy Management, AAHIVP credentialing, and consultation in specific disease states.
    • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and other computer applications required.
    • Reliable transportation, driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required.

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Background and reference checks will be conducted. Hours may vary, including working some evenings and weekends based on workload. Individuals are not considered applicants until they have been asked to visit for an interview and at that time complete an application for employment. Completing the application does not guarantee employment. In accordance with Equitas Health’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy, pre-employment drug testing will be administered. EOE/AA

    For quesitons, please contact Ashley McIntoch ashleymcintosh@equitashealth.com 

    Apply Here


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