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Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases

26 Aug 2022 11:19 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases

Location: University Hospital, San Antonio, TX

Description:

University Hospital (UH) is the public hospital district for Bexar County with ~650 beds and the primary teaching facility for UT Health Long School of Medicine and is affiliated with University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy .  It is home to the premier Level 1 Trauma Center for adults and the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in South Texas, serving a 22 county region. 

UH is excited to announce a full time position for a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases.  Expectation of this position are as follows:

  • Provide all aspects of programmatic clinical services for patients with emphasis on best practices, safety and quality initiatives, therapeutic drug monitoring, clinical pathways, order set maintenance and formulary management
  • Provision of comprehensive clinical pharmacy services for all infectious disease patients to optimize safe, effective and cost-effective drug therapy including:
    • Rotation through various inpatient (Antimicrobials Stewardship, Infectious Diseases Consults, and HIV) and outpatient (HIV and OPAT) areas of infectious diseases
    • Ensuring appropriate and effective antimicrobial use for inpatients and outpatients with infectious diseases
    • Applying best practices for management of infectious diseases patients based on clinical evidence and guidelines
    • Patient, provider and nursing education
    • Development of best practice guidelines, safety and quality initiatives and policy related to pharmacotherapy
  • Conduct timely and accurate medication and laboratory review as well as clinical and consultative coverage for infectious diseases patients as applicable based on specific patient care area
  • Active participation as pharmacist member of the UH Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP)
  • Collaborate with UH ASP and pharmacy department to meet TJC and CMS requirements
  • Serve as preceptor for pharmacy students and post-graduate pharmacy residents on experiential rotations and longitudinal experiences such as drug utilization evaluations, research, and process improvement
  • Provide formal and informal pharmacotherapy education to pharmacists, pharmacy residents and interns, medical students, interns, residents and faculty
  • Perform or precept one drug use evaluation, process improvement, pharmacotherapy research project, pharmacotherapy rounds or continuing education annually
  • Participation in Pharmacy & Therapeutic Sub-Committee(s)

Qualifications:

  • Required:
    • Pharmacy licensure in the state of Texas and a B.S. Pharm or Pharm D. degree
    • Pharmacy Preceptor license in the state of Texas
    • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY2 Pharmacy Residency (e.g. Infectious Diseases); or equivalent experience (PGY1 plus 2 additional years of experience in Infectious Disease; or 5 years of experience in Infectious Disease)
    • Board Certification in Infectious Disease Pharmacy (BCIDP) or eligibility to test

For additional details, contact:

Elizabeth Hand, PharmD, BCIDP
Manager, Clinical and Residency Programs
University Health
San Antonio, TX
Elizabeth.hand@uhs-sa.com



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