Antimicrobial Stewardship COpAT/OPAT Pharmacy Specialist
The Job description is:
The Department of Pharmaceutical Services at WVU Medicine- J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital is recruiting for a full-time clinical pharmacy specialist to enhance the Antimicrobial Stewardship, Complex Outpatient Oral Antimicrobial Therapies (COpAT) and Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Programs.
Responsibilities for this role include:
a. Overseeing daily prospective audit of antimicrobials
b. Assisting in development and maintenance of an antimicrobial formulary approved by the medical staff.
c. Working with the infectious disease service to evaluate appropriate use of restricted antimicrobials
d. Developing guidelines, policies, and other monitoring and intervention strategies for antimicrobial use and
streamlining prophylactic, empiric, and definitive antimicrobial therapy
e. Reporting data and findings to the Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infection Control and Pharmacy &
f. Coordinating, facilitating, and promoting education, training, competency assessment and performance
improvement of pharmacists, pharmacy residents and other healthcare professionals in the appropriate use
g. Assist in the monitoring of COpAT/OPAT patients before, during, and after their admission to promote positive clinical outcomes.
h. Serves as a preceptor to pharmacy residents and students
This position will be scheduled to work primarily Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM and be based at the J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV, with rotating weekend on-call support (every 5-6 weeks, on average).
WVU Medicine unites the clinical and research faculty of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center with the hospitals, clinics,
and health professionals of the West Virginia University Health System. Together, they are a national leader in patient safety and quality,
and are unified and driven by a passion to provide the most advanced healthcare possible to the people of West Virginia and beyond.
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, the flagship hospital of WVU Medicine, is a 710-bed academic medical center located in Morgantown, WV. The site is
The Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-certified. It contains a level I Trauma Center and a Children's Hospital with a Level III Neonatal Care.
Bachelor of Science (BS) degree or Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy is required.
BPS board certification in infectious diseases (BCIDP) is preferred. PGY-2 residency in infectious disease or equivalent experience preferred.