Pediatric Antimicrobial Support Network Clinical Pharmacist
Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education, and compassionate patient care. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is a large, integrated, nonprofit health system with more than 1,400 care locations in North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. Atrium Health is head quartered in Charlotte, NC.
Mission: To improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all
Vision: To be the national leader for health, learning and community.
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- We create a space where all Belong
- We Work as One to make great things happen
- We earn Trust in all we do
- We Innovate to better the now and create the future
- We drive for Excellence - always
Atrium Health has an immediate opening for a Pediatric Antimicrobial Support Network (ASN) Clinical Pharmacist in Charlotte.
Full Time/Weekdays and Weekends. Based at Carolinas Medical Center/Levine Children’s Hospital but may involve travel to other facilities as needed.
The Pediatric Antimicrobial Support Network Clinical Pharmacist will lead and coordinates pediatric antimicrobial stewardship services from a pharmacy perspective for ASN. The ASN is a comprehensive antimicrobial stewardship program focusing on enhancing the antimicrobial use throughout the Charlotte Region Atrium Health facilities. The ASN provides antimicrobial stewardship and infectious disease pharmacy clinical services for adults and pediatrics across 16 acute care facilities. The Pediatric Antimicrobial Support Network Clinical Pharmacist will join an existing team consisting of a Pediatric Infectious Disease Medication Director and two part-time pediatric ASN pharmacists, as the team works very closely together on all pediatric infectious disease and stewardship initiatives and provides pharmaceutical care clinical services for pediatric patients.
The ASN clinical pharmacist provides pharmaceutical care through patient review, clinical rounds, and clinical projects/initiatives. Activities include review of orders for medication therapy and monitoring this therapy for drug choice, dosage, duration, drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, and formulary adherence. The ASN Clinical Pharmacist also serves as a drug information resource to nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare teammates. Individuals best suited for this role are ambitious with a comprehensive social skill set including a positive and inclusive attitude. Applicants should enjoy the prospect of continual learning and working with multiple facets of interprofessional care team in pediatric areas.
- Exhibits strong communication, teamwork, and leadership skills to effectively work with large and diverse provider groups and ancillary services with varying practice styles
- Self-motivated and effectively balances longitudinal scholarly activities, pharmacy student and resident precepting, and professional development for other clinical pharmacists and interprofessional teammates
- Comfortable and depicts appropriate assertiveness in unique opportunities and challenging providers, such as medical rounds and handshake stewardship
- Possesses ability to mediate conflict and identify areas for improvement in teamwork/communication
- Participates in provision of pharmaceutical care through patient review, clinical tasks, and weekend ASN staffing
- Provides direct patient care clinical activities for ASN/ID in conjunction with ASN Clinical Manager, ASN Clinical Pharmacists, and other interprofessional teammates
- Metrics and outcomes assessment, collaboration with ASN leadership to determine target areas of focus and goal setting.
- Serves as a liaison to the other health care providers and teammates within the care center
- Assists with ASN initiatives and delivers ASN/ID specific education for teammates and healthcare professionals
- Uses creative approach to identify areas for improvement in outcomes and in medication management
- Leads and collaborates on clinical initiatives, research, and medication use evaluations as needed
- Collects relevant information to design, recommend, and implement medication therapy regimens and documents ASN and pharmacy clinical interventions per defined process
- Retrieves and evaluates relevant literature and provides concise/timely responses to drug information requests
- Contributes expertise across the enterprise and the continuum of care
- Uses effective patient education techniques to provide counseling to patients and caregivers
- Prospective Audit and Feedback
- Metric Review and Assessment
- Project and Initiatives
- Interprofessional Collaboration and Committee Work
Education, Experience and Certifications:
Required qualifications for this position include a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (PharmD) from an accredited school of pharmacy; completion of a PGY1 and/or PGY2 residency or equivalent experience; Completion of a PGY-2 in Infectious Disease or Pediatric residency training is preferred; 3 years of previous infectious disease pharmacy or antimicrobial stewardship is preferred; licensure in the state of North Carolina or eligible for reciprocity. Board certification in pharmacotherapy (BCPS) or infectious disease (BCIDP) preferred.
Timothy R. Pasquale, PharmD, MBA, DPLA, FIDSA
Director, Acute Care Clinical Pharmacy Services
Atrium Health Pharmacy Enterprise
Position category: Pharmacist
Position Title: Pediatric Antimicrobial Support Network Clinical Pharmacist Atrium Health Charlotte FT (66929)