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  • 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


  • 15 Apr 2020 11:03 AM | Anonymous

    Job Title: Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship

    Location: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA

    Job Description: The VCU Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Program is one of less than 100 programs that has been nationally designated as an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. We are seeking applicants to join our ASP team of 3 adult ASP pharmacists and 1 pediatric ASP pharmacist to work collaboratively with the Division of Infectious Diseases to advocate the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents locally, regionally, and nationally.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Post-graduate year 1 [PGY1] in Pharmacy Practice; or equivalent experience
    • Post-graduate year 2 [PGY2] in Infectious Diseases; or equivalent experience
    • Board Certification (BCIDP) or experience as clinical pharmacy practice in Infectious Diseases with Antimicrobial Stewardship Program responsibilities

    Required Qualifications:

    •  Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (PharmD)

    Apply Here

    Apply for Clinical Pharmacist position # 65255

    For more information, please contact:

    Craig Kirkwood, PharmD

    Assistant Director for Pharmacotherapy Services

    Department of Pharmacy Services, VCU Health System

    Associate Professor, Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Craig.Kirkwood@vcuhealth.org


  • 31 Mar 2020 10:04 AM | Anonymous

    Job Title: Safety Evaluator

    Location: Silver Spring MD

    Contact: S. Christopher Jones, Director Division of Pharmacovigilance II (Steven.Jones@fda.hhs.gov)

    Job Details:

    The US Food and Drug Administration's Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology-Division of Pharmacovigilance (DPV) is recruiting for a pharmacist for the position of Safety Evaluator at our beautiful campus in Silver Spring, MD.  The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of Safety Evaluators and Physicians responsible for the surveillance of adverse events associated with drugs and biologics which are regulated by FDA. Safety Evaluators review, evaluate, interpret, analyze, and abstract pertinent information from adverse drug reaction reports in the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). This evaluation requires the utilization of the incumbent’s medical-scientific judgment in determining the adequacy of clinical documentation, the severity of the adverse reaction, and the possible causal relationship between specific therapeutic agents and the adverse reaction. Safety Evaluators are members of drug safety teams that identify emerging signals from marketed products, conduct an evaluation of the available data and write scientific reviews to summarize the evidence. We currently have an opportunity on our anti-infective drug product pharmacovigilance team.

    At FDA/DPV, you can make a difference in protecting the health of the American people. FDA serves as the consumer watchdog of America’s healthcare system by making sure that safe and effective drugs are available to improve the health of consumers and that prescription and over-the-counter drugs, both brand and generic, work correctly and that the health benefits outweigh known risks.

    PharmD, current licensure in any US state, and completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency are required credentials. Preference is given to those candidates with completion of PGY2 training in infectious disease, completion of a Master of Public Health degree, or evidence of scholarship. 


  • 26 Mar 2020 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    Clinical Pharmacist – Infectious Diseases/Internal Medicine

    Location: Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

    Please click here for more information

    Interested candidates should apply online or contact: Ramy Elshaboury at relshaboury@partners.org

    Apply Here




     


  • 06 Mar 2020 12:50 PM | Anonymous

    Pharmacist Specialist - Infectious Diseases (PHARMACIST 5)

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what's possible for the patients we serve - a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

    Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as seventh in the country - UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.


    Department Description

    The Department of Pharmaceutical Services provides a full range of services for patients cared for by the Medical Center as well as its providers and payers.

    These services include, but are not limited to, drug procurement, storage, and security; safe accurate and timely preparation and distribution of drugs; clinical pharmacy services for patients; development of drug use policies within the Medical Center; drug information services for clinicians and patients; and participation in technology assessment and quality assurance programs.

    The Department collaborates with the UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy, an academic unit within the School of Pharmacy, which has primary responsibility for teaching professional courses in the Pharm.D. curriculum, research, and public service.

    The Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Department of Pharmaceutical Services share its philosophy of pharmaceutical care.


    Job Summary

    The purpose of this position is to provide an expert level consultation to the pharmacy, medical and nursing staff in the area of antibiotic utilization.

    The Pharmacy Specialist will perform the following functions:

     * Collaborates with infectious diseases [ID] providers and other professionals to run an antimicrobial stewardship program and Infectious Diseases Management Program [IDMP]

     * Develops intervention strategies to optimize antibiotic utilization, including but not limited to antibiotic guidelines, clinical pathways, restricted use criteria, and policy development

     * Provides collaborative pharmaceutical care with staff pharmacists to patients receiving anti-infective therapy

     * Establishes a means to report and monitor ongoing anti-infective utilization

     * Identifies opportunities for improvement regarding anti-infective use, including but not limited to performing medication use evaluations and conducting prospective audits

     * Provides ongoing education to pharmacists, providers, and other disciplines throughout UCSF Medical Center

     * Works closely with the Infection Control Department and participate in their meetings

     * Performs formulary evaluation for anti-infectives

     * Provides appropriate documentation of all activities

     * Presents at local and national meetings and publishes in peer-reviewed journals

     * Precepts residents and students in infectious diseases rotation. Serves as the PGY2 ID Residency program Director

     * Evaluates medication error reduction strategies related to anti-infectives

     * Serves as the pharmacy department liaison with the Infectious Diseases division in both the inpatient and outpatient settings

     * Serves on committees for both hospital and clinic as directed by the Director of Pharmacy

    Specifically, it requires a close and effective working relationship with other departments in the medical center as well as with the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the School of Pharmacy.


    Required Qualifications

    * Two years hospital pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy practice experience in an Infectious Diseases

     * Post graduate year 1 [PGY1] in Pharmacy Practice; or equivalent experience

     * Post graduate year 2 [PGY2] in Infectious Diseases; or equivalent experience

     * BS Pharmacy; or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm D)

     * Knowledge and expertise of pharmacotherapy clinical pharmacy practice in Infectious Diseases with experience in Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

     * Knowledge of developments in research and design in Infectious Diseases pharmacotherapy including new or reformulated products being developed by medical and pharmaceutical researchers; stays updated on industry trends and best practices in optimizing the use of medication to treat patients.

     * Knowledge of relevant Pharmacy Department, medical center, and UC policies and protocols including medicine storage, safety, and patient privacy and treatment; knowledge of all relevant pharmacy federal and state laws and regulations

     * Ability to work carefully, methodically and accurately

     * Program and project management skills to manage multiple priorities, and deliver responsive customer service to patients; demonstrates adaptability and flexibility, anticipates and effectively handles change

     * Analytical skills and scientific aptitude; critical thinking skills to challenge conventional practices and apply knowledge to recommend innovative, industry leading improvements

     * Interpersonal skills to maintain relationships with healthcare professionals on patient care team, researchers, and pharmacy department and develop relationships with industry leaders. Interpersonal skills to address sensitive patient situations with a caring and sympathetic manner

     * Demonstrated ability to collaborate with patient treatment team; advanced verbal and written communication skills

     * The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations


    Preferred Qualifications

    * Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy and / or Board Certification in     Specialty Practice

     * Knowledge of relevant information systems


    Licensure/Certification

     * Current Registered Pharmacist in the State of California

     * Active American Heart Association CPR Certification

    Living Pride Standards

     

    Service Excellence

     * Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center's values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

     * Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

     * Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

     * Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

     * Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

     * Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.


    Work Environment

     * Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

     * Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

     * Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

     * Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

     * Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

    The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.


    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at diversity.ucsf.edu. UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.


    To apply for this position, please click here.

    For questions, please contact Erin Haney at the link below.   https://ucsfmc.contacthr.com/74343289



  • 02 Mar 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Position title: Director of Clinical Development and Optimization (Medical Science Liaison -PharmD)   

    This is a remote position. We are seeking candidates in any city with access to a major airport in the Western United States (e.g. Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Houston. Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Omaha, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle etc.)

     

    Position Overview:  

    The position of Infectious Diseases Medical Science Liaison (ID-MSL) at Accelerate Diagnostics is an exciting opportunity for a PharmD with 3+ years’ clinical experience in Antimicrobial Stewardship. The primary role will be to provide scientific support to the Accelerate Diagnostics commercial team in direct customer presentations to physicians, microbiologists, infection preventionists, c-suite executives and other related healthcare professionals. In addition to individual customer interactions, the ID-MSL will give formal presentations in both society and institution settings. Teamwork with the Accelerate Commercial Development Directors, Regional Directors and the Chief Commercial Officer will be vital to optimizing productivity. The primary goals for the position are to increase the rate of clinical adoption of the Accelerate Pheno™ system by US hospitals, as well as ensuring that adoption achieves optimal benefit for patients, stewardship programs, clinicians and health care organizations. The ID-MSL will report to the Area Business Director - West Area.  

    A true passion for microbiology, infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship and particularly susceptibility testing will be key to both job effectiveness and personal satisfaction. The position is national in scope therefore provides the opportunity for extensive personal and professional growth, as well as involvement in multiple projects of high level importance. Extensive travel is required to fulfill many key job responsibilities therefore the ID-MSL must possess the ability to be well organized and productive working ‘on the road’. The primary attributes required for this position are: Excellent interpersonal skills, scientific knowledge, and speaking skills. High ethical and moral standards. Ability to problem solve, work within a team framework and achieve stretch goals with challenging deadlines. The ID-MSL position is an excellent opportunity to effect impactful change for patients, clinicians, hospitals and Accelerate Diagnostics.   

      

    Primary Roles and Responsibilities   

    ·        Build Customer advocacy for fast phenotypic AST in community hospitals and large academic medical centers.   

    ·        Collaborate with commercial team to deliver high level scientific presentations to customers. Topics include (but are not limited to) phenotypic susceptibility testing, bacteremia, HAP/VAP and molecular identification of bacterial resistance mechanisms.   

    ·        Design, manage and run Customer Microbiology Forums in the Tucson Accelerate Office. Also assist CDDs and Tactical Marketing in Remote Regional Customer Microbiology Forums.   

    ·        Assist in clinical implementation projects via guidance on process improvements, treatment algorithm optimization and development of measurable KPIs in support of stewardship initiatives.  

    ·        Work with Tactical Marketing and become an integral part of the Accelerate Marketing team. This includes projects such as setting up and executing local and regional symposia at SWACM, SEACM, SCASM, etc. Also sales team product and disease state education such as HAP/VAP and sepsis.   

    ·        Build and maintain positive image of Accelerate as a scientifically sound company with high ethics and moral standards. Additionally, maintain the image of Accelerate as a fast moving dynamic and clinician/patient focused company.   

    ·        Maintain active and visible role in society organizations such as SIDP and MAD-ID via tangible project contributions.   

    ·        Perform regular literature research and analysis to help guide tactical marketing and support the tactical marketing plan. Assist on Scientific Affairs Projects as needed. Examples are publication projects, study design, data analysis and KOL management.   

      

    Qualifications and Competencies  

     Education   

    ·        PharmD

    • Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) residency in Infectious Diseases highly preferred   

      

    Work Experience   

    ·        Three or more year’s clinical Antimicrobial Stewardship experience  

    ·        Scientific expertise in infectious diseases, clinical microbiology and antimicrobial stewardship  

    ·        Possesses knowledge of hospital workflows and patient management protocols  

    ·        Experience implementing new/rapid diagnostics in support of stewardship efforts is a plus  

    ·        Excellent communication and presentation skills with experience in public speaking  

    ·        High level of team-working ability  

    ·        Ability to work productively “on the road”  

    ·        Ability to build strong relationships with key customers and internal Accelerate personnel   

    ·        Highly skilled in Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point and data analysis  

    ·        Positive attitude  

    ·        Strong problem solving skills  

    Creativity, flexibility and ability to flourish in a rapidly changing environment.

    To apply click here

    For questions, please contact Kylie Pritchard at kpritchard@axdx.com


  • 26 Feb 2020 9:27 AM | Anonymous

     

    Pharmacist, Clinical Infectious Diseases

    Job Details/Description:

    The Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for leading and developing the antibiotic stewardship program for the WakeMed Health & Hospitals health system. The primary goal of the program is to ensure the optimal use of antimicrobial agents at WakeMed Health & Hospitals while decreasing the opportunity for antimicrobial resistance and avoiding the loss of current antimicrobial drug classes. Other program goals include ensuring program compliance with national guidelines and accreditation standards,  report and monitor ongoing anti-infective utilization; identifying opportunities for improvement regarding anti-infective use; education of prescribers (including pharmacists, nurses and ancillary healthcare providers) in therapeutically efficacious and cost- effective therapy; decreasing adverse reactions and predisposition to secondary infections; improving patient care by shortening length of stay, preventing ADR and secondary infections; promoting conversion of intravenous therapy to oral antibiotics; consolidating antimicrobial formulary; controlling antimicrobial costs.

     

    The infectious diseases clinical pharmacy specialist position requires a close and effective working relationship with other departments in the health system as well as with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Wake County Health Department HIV Clinic. They are responsible for precepting pharmacy residents and students for the infectious diseases rotation, HIV transitions of care rotation, and longitudinal projects. They also will serve as a faculty liaison for the pharmacy students assigned to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Wake Region.

    Required Qualifications:

    • 1 Year Fellowship/Internship/Residency - Related Area Preferred - Or 2 Years Clinical - Related Area Preferred

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Post graduate year 2 [PGY2] in Infectious Diseases or equivalent clinical experience
    • Experience in a  Antimicrobial Stewardship Program  

    To apply for this position, go to: https://jobs.wakemed.org/search-jobs

     

    About WakeMed Health & Hospitals Pharmacy Department

    WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a 941-bed system comprises a network of facilities, including three full-service hospitals The pharmacy department provides decentralized clinical services to all inpatients and works collaboratively with physicians, advanced practice providers and nurses throughout the institution to provide care to patients with a diverse range of clinical problems. WakeMed Health & Hospitals offers a blend of both structured teaching services with medical residents from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and medical students from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as multidisciplinary rounding services. Services with traditional medical teaching rounds include internal medicine, general pediatrics, and pediatric ICU. Services with multidisciplinary rounds include cardiothoracic ICU, cardiovascular ICU, cardiovascular intermediate care/heart failure, antimicrobial stewardship, and hospital acquired infection prevention rounds.

     

    For additional information about WakeMed Health & Hospitals go to: https://www.wakemed.org/about-wakemed

    Contact Information: Shannon Holt, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, Pharmacy Clinical Manager and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Coordinator at sholt@wakemed.org

     

  • 18 Feb 2020 9:32 AM | Anonymous

    CLINICAL PHARMACIST – INFECTIOUS DISEASES/ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP

    Applicable Position Description: Clinical Pharmacist – Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship

    Position Summary: The Antimicrobial Stewardship and Evaluation Team (ASET) are dedicated to enhancing the quality of antimicrobial use throughout Duke University Hospital (DUH). This person will join a team of three antimicrobial stewardship pharmacists and work collaboratively with the Department of Pharmacy, medical staff, and other healthcare workers under the direction of the ASET Pharmacist Coordinator and Medical Director.

    Description of Institution: DUH is 979-bed tertiary care, an academic medical center with comprehensive inpatient and ambulatory care services. The Department of Pharmacy provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care with a staff of approximately 400 pharmacists, technicians, administrative and support personnel. The Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention was designated an Infectious Diseases Society of America Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence in 2017. Located within the Research Triangle, Duke University and the region offer an excellent quality of life. Close proximity to beaches and mountains supplement outdoor recreational activities. Additional information may be viewed at http://www.dukehealth.org/about_duke.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Perform the prospective and retrospective antimicrobial review, feedback, and (when indicated) intervention throughout Duke University Hospital (DUH)
    • Participate in the development of infectious diseases-related protocols and order sets
    • Update DUH infectious disease guidelines to improve antibiotic decision-support for DUH clinicians relating to the selection, dose, duration, and monitoring of antimicrobials
    • Collaborate with other members of the ASET interdisciplinary team to establish models and procedures to audit and provide prescriber feedback in order to optimize antimicrobial prescribing practices
    • Represent ASET to front-line prescribers and administrative leaders at DUH; actively contribute, and provide leadership in related committees, groups or initiatives relating to antimicrobial stewardship
    • Participate in the preparation of reports intended to document the impact of the program on quality, safety, and cost of antimicrobial use
    • Assist in organizing, managing, and querying a newly developed DUH ASET antimicrobial utilization database
    • Work to ensure optimal compliance with anti-infective related clinical pathways and guidelines (e.g. hospital-acquired pneumonia, CMS guidelines for surgical infection prevention)
    • Analyze prescribing and utilization patterns utilizing internal and external databases (i.e. UHC Clinical Resource Manager, Medicare process of care measures) to identify trends and improvement opportunities.
    • Design and implement strategies and activities for enhancing performance in antimicrobial medication utilization
    • Participate in the review and approval of requests for restricted antibiotic use
    • Assist in developing annual quality and financial goals for anti-infective utilization
    • Participate in the conduct of didactic and experiential training of present and future physicians and pharmacists in principles of antimicrobial stewardship
    • Provide educational lectures and/or participates in research (Duke, State/Local, National)

     

    Required or desired credentials or experience of applicants: Three years of clinical hospital experience and/or completion of a PGY1 residency and PGY2 residency in infectious disease or critical care required.  Candidates with experience as a member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Service are preferred.  Licensed as a pharmacist by the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy. 

     

    Required or desired advanced knowledge and skills and abilities:  Advanced leadership skills, demonstrating progressive degrees of responsibility, the ability to lead projects and people, and to consistently deliver results; proficiency in knowledge translation, critical appraisal, implementing evidence-based strategies, change management, and teaching; scholarly potential, interest, and participation in academic research; effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to establish and maintain working relationships with various members of health care teams; effective analysis of data and processes for opportunities for improvement; ability to manage numerous diverse projects simultaneously through effective priority setting, efficient use of time, organization; knowledge of accreditation standards and regulations related to health care; attention to detail and accuracy; and computer literacy

     

    Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas – an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

     

    Contact Information:

    Rebekah Wrenn, Pharmacist Co-Chair, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Evaluation Team, rebekah.wrenn@duke.edu

    Apply here: https://careers.duke.edu/job/Durham-CLINICAL-PHARMACIST-NC-27710/630751900/?locale=en_US


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