Projects Administrator - Infectious Disease Pharmacist
Job Number: 372812
Closing date: December 23, 2022 at 11:50:00 PM CT
The Projects Administrator – Infectious Disease (ID) Pharmacist will serve as the Infectious Disease Pharmacist subject matter expert (SME) to manage and direct healthcare-associated infections (HAI) prevention and control activities, including appropriate use of antimicrobials. The ideal candidate will possess Pharmacy Doctorate degree and infectious disease or antimicrobial stewardship experience.
- Provides technical assistance with implementing antimicrobial stewardship initiatives in Chicago healthcare facilities.
- Provide consultation and on-site assessments for priority antimicrobial stewardship issues as identified by surveillance data, the Illinois HAI Advisory group, and CDPH leadership.
- Provide instruction and information on antimicrobial stewardship, including strategies to engage leadership support for stewardship, accountability, antimicrobial drugs expertise, policy and practice changes, and tracking and reporting antibiotic use.
- Partner with local stewardship experts as well as internal and external stakeholders to develop antimicrobial stewardship activities across the spectrum of healthcare.
- Participate in multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary advisory groups to develop antimicrobial stewardship strategies.
- Disseminate evidence-based stewardship core elements and monitor implementation of evidence-based stewardship strategies.
- Consults with physicians, nurses, department managers, supervisors, and other professional staff to provide resource information and improve antimicrobial stewardship.
- Convenes a roundtable of pharmacists in the Chicago area to inform and disseminate Illinois HAI Advisory Council antimicrobial stewardship strategies.
- Develops programs aligned with CDC’s Be Antibiotics Aware efforts to help fight antibiotic resistance and improve antibiotic prescribing and use.
Additional duties may be required for this position.
Location: 1340 S. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60608
Education, Training, and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration or a field of study directly related to the responsibilities of the position, plus five years of project management work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
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This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the interview and written exercise will be selected.
Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:
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- Pharmacy Doctorate degree
- Graduate degree from an accredited college or university in pharmacy or a field of study directly related to the responsibilities of the position, such as public health, microbiology, medicinal chemistry
- Practicing or performing research in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy for at least 1 year after receipt of the terminal academic degree OR completed a dedicated training program in infectious diseases (pharmacy residency, fellowship, or PhD program).
- Previous supervisory experience with more than one direct report
- Previous experience in preparing reports, budgets, and grants applications
- 1 year of experience in multi-disciplinary antimicrobial stewardship program.
- Knowledge of multi-drug resistant organisms and antimicrobial stewardship core elements including strategies to engage leadership support, accountability, drug expertise, policy and practice changes, and tracking and reporting antibiotic use
- Knowledge of public health surveillance, trends, issues, programming, services, and service delivery