Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)
Job Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, OPAT and Ambulatory Antimicrobial Stewardship
Organization: Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Home Infusion Pharmacy Services
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Contact: Michael Grimes, PharmD, MBA - Infusion Clinical Manager
Details: The Johns Hopkins Home Care Group is seeking a motivated individual to assume a clinical leadership position in infectious diseases ambulatory and home care practice. The individual will work with an interdisciplinary team to provide clinical management and oversight for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) services across the Academic Division of Johns Hopkins Health System, which includes The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH; ~1000 beds) and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC; ~500 beds). Pharmacist-driven OPAT services are established at JHBMC, and this individual will work with a partner OPAT Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and two clinical pharmacy technicians to expand and enhance OPAT services for JHH.
- Work closely with physicians, nurses, and pharmacists across the continuum of care to ensure safe, timely, and effective OPAT treatment and monitoring.
- Support transitions of care services from acute care to home infusion or skilled nursing facilities.
- Manage OPAT therapy under drug therapy management agreements with Infectious Diseases attending physicians.
- Develop and apply medication use policies.
- Lead quality improvement projects for OPAT services.
- Support the development of ambulatory antimicrobial stewardship services.
- Participate in research activities.
- Serve as a preceptor for student pharmacists and pharmacy residents of ASHP accredited PGY-1 and PGY-2 residency programs, including a PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program.
Additional Opportunities: Faculty appointments are available through affiliations with the University of Maryland College of Pharmacy and the University of Notre Dame of Maryland College of Pharmacy.
Education and Experience Qualifications:
- A PharmD degree is required.
- PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency training (or equivalent experience) is required.
- PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency training with OPAT and home infusion experience is preferred.