The Johns Hopkins Hospital, a 1,162 bed academic medical center, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are the major components of the Johns Hopkins Health System, a vertically integrated, multi-institutional system for medical services delivery. It was one of the first non-profit, academically based healthcare systems of its kind in the country. Located in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, The Johns Hopkins Hospital is ranked third on the list of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report.
The Department of Pharmacy, consistent with the mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine, places a priority on teaching, research and patient care. At Johns Hopkins Hospital, the department is responsible for providing acute care pharmacy services for a diverse population of medical and surgical patients, with additional services provided within the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center and affiliated clinics. Within the department, there are 62 acute care and primary care clinical pharmacy specialists as well as 35 general and specialized pharmacy residents. Working collaboratively with unit-based, decentralized pharmacists and Hopkins physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals, these practitioners are responsible for the provision of clinical pharmacy services across a broad range of patient care areas. Currently, services are provided in the areas of anticoagulation, ambulatory care, cardiology, critical care, drug information, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, internal medicine, oncology, pain and palliative care, pediatrics, psychiatry and solid organ transplantation.
The Infectious Diseases (ID) Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will be responsible for the daily leadership and management of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Antimicrobial Stewardship’s hospital antimicrobial stewardship activities. This clinician works closely with the Medical Directors of the department to achieve stewardship goals for the hospital in accordance with defined metrics, works collaboratively with other clinical pharmacists and Infectious Diseases physicians in support of Johns Hopkins Hospital antimicrobial stewardship initiatives, and oversees pharmacotherapy for patients on the ID consult services. The ID pharmacist takes a leadership role in the development and implementation of medication use policies, guidelines, and practices that support the appropriate and cost effective use of antimicrobials for all practitioners. The ID pharmacist provides drug information and education to patients, students, residents, pharmacists, and other health care practitioners and serves as a preceptor for pharmacy residents of American Society of Health-system Pharmacist (ASHP) accredited PGY-1 general practice and PGY-2 specialty practice programs including ID, solid organ transplant, oncology and emergency medicine. Faculty appointments are available through affiliations with the College of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Additionally, the successful candidate will participate in antimicrobial-related research conducted by the institution, disseminate research results through abstracts and publications, and seek to assume a leadership role in the profession of pharmacy.
Preferred qualifications for this position include the completion of the Pharm.D. degree, a generalized residency in Pharmacy Practice and a specialized residency in Infectious Diseases. Interested individuals for this position should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:
Todd W. Nesbit, Pharm.D., MBA, FASHP
Interim Chief Pharmacy Officer
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
600 North Wolfe St. / Carnegie 180
Baltimore, MD 21287-6180
Phone: (410) 502-7648
Page: (410) 283-2641