Pharmacist, Clinical Infectious Diseases
The Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for leading and developing the antibiotic stewardship program for the WakeMed Health & Hospitals health system. The primary goal of the program is to ensure the optimal use of antimicrobial agents at WakeMed Health & Hospitals while decreasing the opportunity for antimicrobial resistance and avoiding the loss of current antimicrobial drug classes. Other program goals include ensuring program compliance with national guidelines and accreditation standards, report and monitor ongoing anti-infective utilization; identifying opportunities for improvement regarding anti-infective use; education of prescribers (including pharmacists, nurses and ancillary healthcare providers) in therapeutically efficacious and cost- effective therapy; decreasing adverse reactions and predisposition to secondary infections; improving patient care by shortening length of stay, preventing ADR and secondary infections; promoting conversion of intravenous therapy to oral antibiotics; consolidating antimicrobial formulary; controlling antimicrobial costs.
The infectious diseases clinical pharmacy specialist position requires a close and effective working relationship with other departments in the health system as well as with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Wake County Health Department HIV Clinic. They are responsible for precepting pharmacy residents and students for the infectious diseases rotation, HIV transitions of care rotation, and longitudinal projects. They also will serve as a faculty liaison for the pharmacy students assigned to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Wake Region.
- 1 Year Fellowship/Internship/Residency - Related Area Preferred - Or 2 Years Clinical - Related Area Preferred
- Post graduate year 2 [PGY2] in Infectious Diseases or equivalent clinical experience
- Experience in a Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
To apply for this position, go to: https://jobs.wakemed.org/search-jobs
About WakeMed Health & Hospitals Pharmacy Department
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a 941-bed system comprises a network of facilities, including three full-service hospitals The pharmacy department provides decentralized clinical services to all inpatients and works collaboratively with physicians, advanced practice providers and nurses throughout the institution to provide care to patients with a diverse range of clinical problems. WakeMed Health & Hospitals offers a blend of both structured teaching services with medical residents from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and medical students from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as multidisciplinary rounding services. Services with traditional medical teaching rounds include internal medicine, general pediatrics, and pediatric ICU. Services with multidisciplinary rounds include cardiothoracic ICU, cardiovascular ICU, cardiovascular intermediate care/heart failure, antimicrobial stewardship, and hospital acquired infection prevention rounds.
For additional information about WakeMed Health & Hospitals go to: https://www.wakemed.org/about-wakemed
Contact Information: Shannon Holt, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, Pharmacy Clinical Manager and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org