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Clinical Staff Pharmacist – Antimicrobial Stewardship

11 Jan 2021 9:23 AM | Anonymous

This position will focus on supporting the antimicrobial stewardship program at Winchester Medical Center. The clinical staff pharmacist will provide prospective audit and feedback of patients on select antimicrobials in a patient centered area as well as review of therapeutic alerts including drug-organism mismatches and positive culture results.  A staffing component is also required including the following activities: order entry and order verification, pharmacokinetic dosing, renal dosing, and IV to PO conversions. Additional responsibilities in conjunction with the ASP ID Clinical Pharmacist will include precepting pharmacy residents and students, participation on committees, projects and/or research related to antimicrobial use and medication/patient safety issues, and education of the health care team, including pharmacists, nurses, and providers.

  • Responsibilities:

  • Prospective audits of patients on select broad-spectrum antimicrobial therapy in designated patient centered area
  • Review therapeutic alerts related to antimicrobial therapy include positive cultures, susceptibility results, and drug-organism mismatches using Theradoc®
  • Documentation of antimicrobial interventions in EPIC with use of IVENTS
  • Follow-up patients on daily antimicrobial stewardship list
  •  Assist with pharmacokinetic consults, renal dosing, and IV to PO conversions
  •  Assist with order entry and order clarification
  • Collect outcomes data related to ASP interventions and patient outcomes
  • Participate in committees related to antimicrobial therapy: Formulary, P&T Committee, Antimicrobial Subcommittee, and others as needed
  • Special Projects may include:
  •  Participation in development of new antimicrobial stewardship initiatives
  • Formulary drug monographs for antimicrobials
  • Medication Use Evaluations to review effectiveness and safety of antimicrobial therapy
  • Participate in training of students and residents on ASP rotation
  • Educate pharmacy staff on antimicrobial therapy, including pharmacokinetics
  • Participate in medication and patient safety related activities:
  •  ADR reporting
  • Documenting and reviewing risk reports
  • Suggestions for work flow improvement related to antimicrobial therapies
  • Order Set Review
  • Winchester Medical Center

    Recognized As One of the Best Hospitals in Virginia

    Valley Health is a not-for-profit health system of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services dedicated to meeting the medical needs of West Virginia, Maryland, and the Top of Virginia. We care about giving back, promoting health and partnering with local communities to provide the care residents need. Our focus remains on putting the patient first, rooted in our commitment to provide high quality, safe, and affordable care.

                Winchester Medical Center has been ranked among the top five hospitals in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report. We strive to consistently provide high quality, innovative health care to patients throughout the Top of Virginia region and beyond. A not-for-profit hospital, Winchester Medical Center has been serving our area since 1903. As a regional referral center, Winchester Medical Center is a resource for more than 500,000 residents in the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and Western Maryland. We offer a broad spectrum of services – from diagnostic and medical procedures to advanced surgical options and rehabilitative care. Winchester Medical Center is a:

  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Chest Pain Center
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Level 4 Epilepsy Center
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Magnet Designated Hospital
  • Requirements:

  • BS in Pharmacy or Pharm D required.
  • Pharmacy Residency or two years of relevant institutional experience required
  • Virginia Pharmacy License required (or acquired within 90 days of hire)
  • Experience with EPIC electronic health record and Pyxis preferred

Contact Information:

Larissa Coyle, Pharm.D, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Disease

Winchester Medical Center

Email: lcoyle@valleyhealthlink.com

Phone: 540-536-2022


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