For 129 years, Norton Healthcare’s faith heritage has guided its mission to provide quality health care to all those it serves. Today, Norton Healthcare is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. The hospital and health care system is the Louisville areas third largest private employer, providing care at more than 210 locations throughout Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana. The Louisville-based not-for-profit system includes five Louisville hospitals with 1,837 licensed beds; seven outpatient centers; 13 Norton Immediate Care Centers; nearly 12,500 employees; more than 730 employed medical providers; and approximately 2,000 total physicians on its medical staff. The organization has consistently been recognized as one of the best places to work in Metro Louisville, the state of Kentucky and nationally. In 2014, Norton Healthcare was named by Healthiest Employers as the seventh healthiest place to work in the country. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at NortonHealthcare.com .
Norton Healthcare is recruiting an infectious diseases pharmacist to join the antimicrobial stewardship team consisting of four other adult infectious diseases pharmacists. Norton Healthcare uses EPIC as an integrated inpatient and outpatient medical record providing streamlined transitions within the community. The large clinical microbiology laboratory is supported with numerous rapid diagnostic technologies, trained technical staff, and a PhD microbiologist. Norton Healthcare is a training site for surrounding pharmacy schools and has several pharmacy residency training programs. The system has an established, multidisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship program whose mission is to optimize clinical outcomes while minimizing adverse consequences of antimicrobial use, including toxicity, the selection of pathogenic organisms, and the emergence of resistance, and to reduce health care costs without adversely impacting quality of care.
The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist- Infectious Diseases role is to provide evidence-based collaborative patient-centered care to Norton Healthcare patients. The primary responsibility of the clinical pharmacist specialist is to optimize antimicrobial medication therapy utilizing traditional and novel mechanisms within the electronic health record to deliver antibiotic recommendations. This integrated approach to prospective audit and feedback allows the specialist to practice in a way that maximizes their knowledge and enhances the delivery of efficacious and safe antimicrobial therapy. Other activities include:
· Work collaboratively with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to develop programs/guidelines that improve antimicrobial stewardship practice and patient outcomes.
· Provide efficient cost-effective antimicrobial stewardship and patient-centered care.
· Provide verbal and written consultations concerning antimicrobial medication therapy on a daily basis.
· Participates in implementation and maintenance of guidelines and order sets.
· Participate in the educational experience pharmacy students, PGY1 residents, and the ID PGY2 resident
· Provide education to physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team.
· Provide presentations, publications and other informative activities related to specialty practice.
· Detect, monitor and report adverse drug events.
· Represent the antimicrobial stewardship program on applicable committees and teams.
· Provides input and guidance for management of medication formulary.
· Provide on call coverage for infectious diseases questions on a rotational basis.
This position requires a high level of interaction with physicians, nurses, patients, other health care providers, as well as pharmacy management in problem solving and project interaction. The employee is responsible for: supporting and facilitating the QI process through on-going development and monitoring of performance improvement indicators; growth and facilitation of Pharmacy work teams to meet quality, clinical standards of care; assisting the Director to provide effective and efficient use of all resources and for ensuring budget and value proposition targets are met. Work involves non-standardized tasks requiring specialized professional judgment.
· Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy.
· Completion of PGY-2 residency in Infectious Diseases or equivalent applicable experience.
· Current pharmacist license in Kentucky or eligible for licensure.
· Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) or Board certified in area of specialty, if applicable.
· Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Norton Healthcare offers a competitive benefit package including:
· Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
· Paid Vacation, Sick Days and Holidays
· Short and Long Term Disability
· 403b Plan
· Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
· College Savings Plan
· Downtown Fitness Center
· Free Parking
· Comprehensive Wellness Program
For additional information about the position, contact Ashley Wilde, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID at Ashley.Wilde@nortonhealthcare.org