Job title: Clinical Specialist Pharmacist – Infectious Diseases
Location: Mayo Clinic Hospital Arizona
Provides an expert level of consultation, guidance, and direction for appropriate infectious disease affiliated medication use. In conjunction with a team of infectious disease physicians, provides complete care to the patient through inpatient patient care and rounding service as applicable, consultative services Infectious Disease (e.g. Coccidioidomycosis) clinic, and multidisciplinary patient care planning meetings. Optimizes the outcomes of patients with infectious diseases by providing evidence-based, patient centered drug therapies, and monitors for drug-related problems and medication cost containment. Supports CMS mandates related to drug interactions or complications and for systems to promote antimicrobial stewardship and surveillance. Provides pharmacokinetic consultations as required. Detects, monitors, documents, and reports adverse drug reactions and medications errors. Monitors drug therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use, dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, and drug interactions. Communicates ongoing patient information and efficacy and safety of treatment regimen(s) to all care providers. Provides in-service education to the ID team and clinic staff, performs patient and caregiver education, and counsels patients regarding medication therapy and compliance. Leads and participates in interdisciplinary hospital committees, protocol development, and education of pharmacists, nursing and physicians. Coordinates current patient issues and therapy recommendations with pharmacy staff. Supports research activities of the respective specialty team as requested. Participates actively in all respective area of specialty team meetings, which include discharge management, scientific research and educational teaching conferences. Keeps abreast of changing protocols and clinical pharmacy standards as they pertain to applicable area of specialty (infectious disease).
Contact with any questions:Matthew Wanek, PharmD
Assistant Director of Pharmacy
Lynn Chan, PharmD, BCIDP
Clinical Specialist Pharmacist – Infectious Diseases