ADVANCE infectious diseases pharmacy through collaboration, research and education and LEAD antimicrobial stewardship to OPTIMIZE the care of patients with infections in every practice setting

Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner

15 Nov 2022 10:26 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System is recruiting for a Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner for our established Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.  Please see the general position description below and the links to apply.  This position is open to both Internal and External VA.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Chad Nelson (Associate Chief of Clinical Pharmacy and Education, Chad.Nelson@va.gov) or Dr. Emily Spivak (ASP Medical Director, Emily.Spivak@hsc.utah.edu; emily.spivak@va.gov). 

Open & closing dates

 11/09/2022 to 11/30/2022

External VA: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/688364600 

Internal VA: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/688362100 

 

  1. General Description of Position
The Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist is expected to serve as a medication therapy expert and to advise physicians, medical residents, nurses, and patients with regard to pharmacotherapy of antimicrobials.  The CPP functions as the co-lead for our Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) in conjunction with the ASP Medical Director.  The clinical pharmacy specialist (CPS) functions at the highest level of clinical practice, works independently under their individual scope of practice to directly care for patients.
Common Duties:

1.      Develop and implement both patient-level and hospital-level interventions to optimize the use of antimicrobials in accordance with VA and current best antimicrobial stewardship practice recommendations

2.      Maintaining existing protocols for approval of restricted antimicrobials, prospective audit and feedback of broad-spectrum antimicrobials and optimizing use of infectious diseases rapid diagnostics

3.      Developing new protocols and managing antimicrobial stewardship projects and initiatives

4.      Analysis of antimicrobial utilization data and preparation and presentation of reports

5.      Mentoring front line pharmacists regarding optimal infectious disease care and antimicrobial stewardship

6.      Participation in departmental and interdisciplinary committees to improve patient safety, therapeutic outcomes, and cost savings

7.      Be responsible for the care of patients as well as the development of effective, professional relationships within the multidisciplinary team

Preferred Qualifications 

Completion of a PGY1 (Pharmacy Practice Residency) and completion of a PGY2 (Specialty Residency) in Infectious Diseases                            

Or

2 years’ experience as an antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist or Infectious Diseases Pharmacist.

VA Salt Lake City Health Care System consists of the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and 10 Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada.  The George E. Wahlen Medical Center is located in Salt Lake City on an 81 acre plot situated at the foot of the rugged Wasatch Mountains overlooking the city below.  It is a 121 - bed tertiary care facility serving veterans from Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. It is closely affiliated with the University of Utah School of Medicine, which is located adjacent to the Medical Center.  The Medical Center offers all the traditional medicine and surgical services, plus specialty areas such as pathology, radiology, neurology, nuclear medicine, psychiatry and open heart surgery, including LVAD placement and cardiac transplantation.  We have a 30 - bed Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, a 15 bed residential treatment program, and an extensive outpatient mental health program.  We are affiliated with the University of Utah College of Pharmacy and Roseman University Pharmacy School, and we precept a large number of IPPE and APPE students each year.  We have 3 PGY1 residents and 4 PGY2 residents each year within our facility.

Clinical Pharmacy Practitioners:  Our clinical staff is comprised of ~ 60 Clinical Pharmacy Practitioners (CPP) who are credentialed within the VA system and hold a clinical scope of practice.  This scope of practice enables them to function as mid-level providers to design, implement, and monitor therapeutic drug plans to achieve specific clinical outcomes through direct interactions with patients and providers in their assigned areas of practice.  In addition, a CPP orders appropriate laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies necessary to monitor and support the patient’s drug therapy.  Our Clinical Pharmacy Practitioners cover a vast number of areas throughout our hospital, including, Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit, Acute Care Medicine (Internal Medicine), Medical Intensive Care Unit, Acute Care Cardiology, Emergency Department,  Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Transitions of Care, Inpatient Psychiatry, Outpatient Mental Health, Substance Abuse Residential Treatment Unit, Hematology/Oncology, Geriatrics, Primary Care, Women’s Clinic, Pain and Palliative Care, Home Based Primary Care, Nephrology/Hemodialysis, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Neurology, and Anticoagulation and Thrombosis Service.

VA Salt Lake City Health Care System consists of the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and 10 Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada.  The George E. Wahlen Medical Center is located in Salt Lake City on an 81 acre plot situated at the foot of the rugged Wasatch Mountains overlooking the city below.  It is a 121 - bed tertiary care facility serving veterans from Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. It is closely affiliated with the University of Utah School of Medicine, which is located adjacent to the Medical Center.  The Medical Center offers all the traditional medicine and surgical services, plus specialty areas such as pathology, radiology, neurology, nuclear medicine, psychiatry and open heart surgery, including LVAD placement and cardiac transplantation.  We have a 30 - bed Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, a 15 bed residential treatment program, and an extensive outpatient mental health program.  We are affiliated with the University of Utah College of Pharmacy and Roseman University Pharmacy School, and we precept a large number of IPPE and APPE students each year.  We have 3 PGY1 residents and 4 PGY2 residents each year within our facility.

Clinical Pharmacy Practitioners:  Our clinical staff is comprised of ~ 60 Clinical Pharmacy Practitioners (CPP) who are credentialed within the VA system and hold a clinical scope of practice.  This scope of practice enables them to function as mid-level providers to design, implement, and monitor therapeutic drug plans to achieve specific clinical outcomes through direct interactions with patients and providers in their assigned areas of practice.  In addition, a CPP orders appropriate laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies necessary to monitor and support the patient’s drug therapy.  Our Clinical Pharmacy Practitioners cover a vast number of areas throughout our hospital, including, Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit, Acute Care Medicine (Internal Medicine), Medical Intensive Care Unit, Acute Care Cardiology, Emergency Department,  Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Transitions of Care, Inpatient Psychiatry, Outpatient Mental Health, Substance Abuse Residential Treatment Unit, Hematology/Oncology, Geriatrics, Primary Care, Women’s Clinic, Pain and Palliative Care, Home Based Primary Care, Nephrology/Hemodialysis, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Neurology, and Anticoagulation and Thrombosis Service.



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