Job title: Lead Clinical Pharmacist - Infectious Disease
Location Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center; Lebanon NH
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Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH seeks a Clinical Pharmacist Lead to provide comprehensive pharmacy care and leadership for the area of Infectious Diseases (ID). The Clinical Pharmacist Lead consults with nursing and medical staff on prescription orders, patient reactions, and errors or complaints; conducts drug utilization reviews and prepares drug review criteria for medical staff approval; and monitors drug therapies as assigned by medical staff and suggests alternatives.
This position is one of two Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacist Leads at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital (MHMH) and works in collaboration with the other ID Lead position to support all services and responsibilities below.
Infectious Diseases Responsibilities:
1. Work under the direction of the Inpatient Pharmacy Clinical Manager
2. Review patient medication therapy plans with medical staff and other health care professionals
3. Serve as resource to pharmacists and other healthcare staff for antimicrobial management
4. Perform Antimicrobial Stewardship activities for MHMH
5. Collaborate with infection prevention, infectious diseases, and microbiology to optimize antibiotic use at MHMH
6. Develop and maintain required programs to meet TJC/CMS Antimicrobial Stewardship requirements
7. Develop protocols, guidelines and processes that optimize use of antimicrobials, support evidenced-based, cost-conscious therapy and incorporate pharmacist practice
8. Monitor, evaluate and improve existing clinical services in areas such as therapeutic drug monitoring (e.g., vancomycin and aminoglycosides), renal dosing, and employment of IV to PO protocols
9. Perform daily reviews of antimicrobial therapy using electronic surveillance software
10. Report on pharmacist impact on patient outcomes in ID
11. Assist with the management of drug shortages that impact antimicrobial therapy and infection prevention
12. Work with other Clinical Pharmacist Leads to advance the pharmacy practice model and oversee and support the clinical activities of staff pharmacists
13. Assist with pharmacy staff training, education and competency assessment
14. Assist with medication error reviews, quality improvement initiatives and regulatory compliance pertaining to area of specialty
15. Develop and precept pharmacy student and resident rotations in areas of ID and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Clinical Pharmacist Lead Responsibilities:
1. Provides comprehensive pharmacy care and oversight of specialty service. Reviews patient drug therapy and care plan with medical staff and other health care professionals. Provides pharmacokinetic dosing and other drug therapy consultations. Manages the pharmaceutical care of specific patients.
2. Develops and assesses the clinical pharmacy program/service. Develops new clinical programs and services and evaluates/improves existing programs. Develops and conducts evaluation of programs/service related to performance improvement resource management, clinical and cost effectiveness/quality, prevention and detection of adverse drug events, benchmarking, etc. Develops methods for measuring, monitoring, and interpreting clinical, economic and other outcomes; medication use evaluations; target medication-intervention programs.
3. Serves as the Pharmacy departmental liaison for pharmacy, medical, nursing and other health care professionals.
4. Serves as the educational resource for the organization within specialty. Provides in-service trainings for pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other health care professional staffs. Addresses the learning needs of the staff in response to emerging drug therapies and new uses of existing drug products. Tracks drugs in development and those under review by the DFA, assessing potential impact on the organization.
5. Leads or participates in organizational initiatives that optimize drug therapy management. Identifies drug-related problems and develops practice guidelines, protocols or procedures. Participates in the development of clinical pathways/guidelines.
6. Serves as a preceptor for students/residents rotating through specialty practice area.
7. Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Area of Interest: Allied Health;
- Graduate of an ACPE – accredited School of Pharmacy.
- 1 year of combined clinical pharmacy/specialty and/or residency experience required.
- Pharm D preferred.
- Must have demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision, with the ability to set priorities and make critical decisions.
- Effective oral and written communication skills, as well as demonstrated interpersonal and team skills essential.
FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.00 - 1.00 - 40 hrs/week;
Job ID: 14696;