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Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist Specialist

27 Feb 2023 8:15 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist Specialist

Location: Knoxville, TN

Contact: John R. Yates, PharmD, BCPS (

Details/Job Description:

The University of Tennessee Medical Center has an opening to join our pharmacy team. UT Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma and Academic Medical Center for the East Tennessee Region and beyond. Our pharmacy team covers multiple specialty areas including trauma, emergency medicine, vascular surgery/transplant, general medicine, critical care medicine, infectious diseases, oncology, nephrology, cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, women & infants, and multiple ambulatory care clinics.

The Infectious Diseases (ID) Pharmacist Specialist will join the current ID pharmacist team. Position responsibilities include:

  • Consistent, robust, inpatient antimicrobial review via clinical surveillance software
  • Maintenance and implementation of new, institutional clinical guidelines
  • Rounding with the inpatient Infectious Diseases consult service
  • Participation and steering in Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee
  • Provide education to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care team members
  • Student and resident precepting
  • Inpatient staffing every sixth weekend; one major and one minor holiday per year

Plans for expansion of new services or enhancement of existing services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Emergency Department prescribing and discharge antibiotic review
  • Ambulatory clinic antimicrobial use and prescribing reviews
  • Antiretroviral Stewardship and review
  • Beta-lactam allergy assessment, skin testing, and de-labeling
  • Expanded diagnostic stewardship initiatives with the microbiology laboratory
  • Adherence to expanded 2023 Joint Commission requirements

Our clinical pharmacists provide quality patient-oriented care, prospectively developing pharmaceutical plans for each patient and ensuring optimal pharmacotherapeutic outcomes. All activities are done in accordance with established policies, procedures, and regulations with the health and welfare of the patient paramount.

Requirements: Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school of Pharmacy, PGY1 residency training, and Tennessee Pharmacy License (or eligible). PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency or equivalent experience preferred.

About University of Tennessee Medical Center

The University of Tennessee Medical Center is a 710-bed, acute care, teaching hospital. It serves the entire East Tennessee region, providing all general and specialty clinical services and carries a Level I trauma center designation, supported by an aeromedical helicopter program. The medical center campus includes the UT College of Pharmacy and the Graduate School of Medicine which houses a large Family Medicine Clinic. The pharmacy staff provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, through decentralized pharmacist teams supported by pharmacist specialists in a wide variety of clinical areas. Additionally, there are satellite pharmacies in the operating room and oncology areas. Ambulatory care is provided via specialty services to the patients in the Family Medicine Clinic, Patient-Centered Medical Home, and the Renal Transplant Clinic, among others.

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