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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Antimicrobial Stewardship & Infectious Diseases

29 Apr 2022 12:45 PM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

Job Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Antimicrobial Stewardship & Infectious Diseases

Employer: Baptist Health Arkansas (System)

Primary Location: Little Rock, Arkansas

Minimum Requirements:

  • Knowledge, skills, abilities, license, registration, certification, education, and experience:
  • Graduate of an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy with a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree.
  • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency.
  • Completion of a PGY2 pharmacy residency in the associated area, or related area of practice.
  • Active post-licensure Pharmacotherapy certification by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties or eligible to sit for exam by start date of work, certification must be obtained within 12 months from start date of work.
  • Twenty-four months experience as a full-time clinical pharmacist within an inpatient health-care setting.
  • Active license in good standing to practice Pharmacy from the Arkansas Board of Pharmacy.
  • Demonstrated and documented expertise and experience in direct & indirect patient care initiatives.
  • Eligible and experienced in precepting APPE students from ACPE accredited Colleges of Pharmacy.
  • Eligible to precept pharmacy residents within an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program.

Summary of Responsibility

The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will evaluate, recommend, design, implement, monitor, and/or modify both pharmacotherapy and pharmacotherapy related initiatives associated with their specialty practice area.  This will include patient-specific as well as other broad initiatives such as protocols, order sets, policies, and procedures. 

The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will lead, assist and/or advise their practice area providers, as well as Clinical Coordinators, Supervisors, and Directors of Pharmacy in hospital-wide and/or system-wide initiatives associated with their practice area including in formulary management tasks. 

About Baptist Health Arkansas & Current Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Baptist Health is a community, not-for-profit, 11-hospital system spanning across the state of Arkansas. With a total of 2,085 licensed beds and more than 200 access points throughout the state, Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive healthcare system and affords opportunities to make a positive impacts on the lives of many Arkansans. The Baptist Health System Antimicrobial Stewardship Program was established in 2017, and is currently comprised of two infectious diseases physicians, two antimicrobial stewardship pharmacists, and one program coordinator. We are excited to expand this program to include a third antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist to improve the quality of patient care across our health system.

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Primary Contact:

HyeJin Son, PharmD, BCPS
Director of Pharmacy
Baptist Health Medical Center – Little Rock

Current Pharmacy Team Members:

Jared Heiles, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Antimicrobial Stewardship & Infectious Diseases
Jon Derringer, PharmD, BCIDP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Antimicrobial Stewardship & Infectious Diseases

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