Job ID: 21-15966
Type: Regular Full-Time
Emanuel Medical Ctr campus
With your expert knowledge of clinical pharmacy, healthcare standards of practice and desire to implement engaging professional development materials, you will help us to create the safest and most welcoming environment for those we treat. Together, we will follow the Legacy mission of making life better for others.
The Legacy Infectious Disease (ID) Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the facilitation of Legacy’s Antimicrobial Stewardship (ASP) program in partnership with the Antimicrobial Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee. This position will work collaboratively with Legacy Infectious Disease physician (pediatric and adult) teams, Microbiology, Infection Control, and Pharmacy Services departments from each Legacy facility. The ID Clinical Coordinator is responsible for ensuring patient-centered, safe, efficacious and cost effective antimicrobial therapy for Legacy patients.
The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the site-specific coordination of clinical and quality improvement activities. The Clinical Coordinator will participate as a member of a clinical team, composed of Clinical Coordinators from each Legacy hospital, and the Manager for Clinical/Quality Improvement. The team will design, implement and evaluate all activities related to the drug formulary, drug therapy monitoring, and professional development on a Legacy-wide basis.
· Oversee all formulary reviews as well as drug utilization evaluations for antimicrobials and vaccines
· Help develop and evaluate clinical protocols, algorithms, and/or pathways and order sets, best practice alerts, and decision support to guide infectious diseases management and antimicrobial prescribing practices
· Oversee targeted reviews of infectious disease state management
· Ensure compliance at the system and site level with the Legacy Health antimicrobial formulary
· Work with Microbiology to assess and select antimicrobial testing panels, review Legacy Health’s antibiogram and develop and implement reports, protocols or tools to support stewardship work
· Work with Employee Health and pharmacy leadership to determine flu vaccine supply needs on an annual basis
· Partner with ID physician teams and infection control practitioners to identify and help resolve infectious disease related outbreaks/concerns and assist in reviewing healthcare onset C. difficile cases
· Monitor and facilitate use of advanced microbiology assays including MALDI-TOF and rtPCR to improve clinical outcomes
· Develop and implement a plan for real time prospective audit with intervention for select patient cohorts
· Formalize new or improve existing site and system level components necessary for supporting successful stewardship practices, including working with IS to develop and improve needed antimicrobial stewardship reports and data capture and with pharmacy sites to implement and maintain prospective audit and intervention practices
· Develop and implement standard work around identified opportunities at the site and system level
· Develop, test and report on quality indicators and metrics for assessing the effectiveness of the Legacy antimicrobial stewardship program
· Coordinate preparation of reporting required by any state or national programs that monitor antimicrobial stewardship outcomes. Metrics may include antimicrobial total spend, antimicrobial cost per case, antimicrobial days of therapy, and changes in antimicrobial resistance patterns.
· Serve as an active member of Pharmacy Clinical Group, LH System Infection Control Committee, LH P&T; and co-chair the LH Antimicrobial Subcommittee of P&T
· Assist in the preparation and implementation of pharmacy staff competencies related to antimicrobial stewardship. This may include but is not limited to educational in-services at each medical center’s pharmacy as well as development of online learning modules as needed.
· Provide education for Legacy providers, nurses, students, infection control practitioners and other health care professionals about infectious diseases related medication management issues and updates.
· Precept students and pharmacy residents in ID rotations.
· Contribute to the total body of knowledge in pharmacy practice through publications in professional journals and/or presentations at local or national professional meetings.
· Prepare and disseminate routine ASP newsletter
· Report where opportunities to improve prescribing and use are found and what success any solutions have on those practices
· Report status of quality indicators and metrics on a quarterly basis to the Legacy Antimicrobial Subcommittee of P&T and the Legacy Health Infection Control Committee as well as other Legacy committees as requested
As required by licensure.PGY1 training and PGY2 specialty training in Infectious Disease are required.
A minimum of two years of experience in hospital practice required. A minimum of one year post-residency clinical experience in the management of an institutional antimicrobial stewardship program is required. Three years of experience is preferred. Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.
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