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  • 26 Mar 2020 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    Clinical Pharmacist – Infectious Diseases/Internal Medicine

    Location: Boston, Massachusetts, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

    Please click here for more information

    Interested candidates should apply online or contact: Ramy Elshaboury at

    Apply Here


  • 06 Mar 2020 12:50 PM | Anonymous

    Pharmacist Specialist - Infectious Diseases (PHARMACIST 5)


    At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what's possible for the patients we serve - a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

    Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as seventh in the country - UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

    Department Description

    The Department of Pharmaceutical Services provides a full range of services for patients cared for by the Medical Center as well as its providers and payers.

    These services include, but are not limited to, drug procurement, storage, and security; safe accurate and timely preparation and distribution of drugs; clinical pharmacy services for patients; development of drug use policies within the Medical Center; drug information services for clinicians and patients; and participation in technology assessment and quality assurance programs.

    The Department collaborates with the UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy, an academic unit within the School of Pharmacy, which has primary responsibility for teaching professional courses in the Pharm.D. curriculum, research, and public service.

    The Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Department of Pharmaceutical Services share its philosophy of pharmaceutical care.

    Job Summary

    The purpose of this position is to provide an expert level consultation to the pharmacy, medical and nursing staff in the area of antibiotic utilization.

    The Pharmacy Specialist will perform the following functions:

     * Collaborates with infectious diseases [ID] providers and other professionals to run an antimicrobial stewardship program and Infectious Diseases Management Program [IDMP]

     * Develops intervention strategies to optimize antibiotic utilization, including but not limited to antibiotic guidelines, clinical pathways, restricted use criteria, and policy development

     * Provides collaborative pharmaceutical care with staff pharmacists to patients receiving anti-infective therapy

     * Establishes a means to report and monitor ongoing anti-infective utilization

     * Identifies opportunities for improvement regarding anti-infective use, including but not limited to performing medication use evaluations and conducting prospective audits

     * Provides ongoing education to pharmacists, providers, and other disciplines throughout UCSF Medical Center

     * Works closely with the Infection Control Department and participate in their meetings

     * Performs formulary evaluation for anti-infectives

     * Provides appropriate documentation of all activities

     * Presents at local and national meetings and publishes in peer-reviewed journals

     * Precepts residents and students in infectious diseases rotation. Serves as the PGY2 ID Residency program Director

     * Evaluates medication error reduction strategies related to anti-infectives

     * Serves as the pharmacy department liaison with the Infectious Diseases division in both the inpatient and outpatient settings

     * Serves on committees for both hospital and clinic as directed by the Director of Pharmacy

    Specifically, it requires a close and effective working relationship with other departments in the medical center as well as with the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the School of Pharmacy.

    Required Qualifications

    * Two years hospital pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy practice experience in an Infectious Diseases

     * Post graduate year 1 [PGY1] in Pharmacy Practice; or equivalent experience

     * Post graduate year 2 [PGY2] in Infectious Diseases; or equivalent experience

     * BS Pharmacy; or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm D)

     * Knowledge and expertise of pharmacotherapy clinical pharmacy practice in Infectious Diseases with experience in Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

     * Knowledge of developments in research and design in Infectious Diseases pharmacotherapy including new or reformulated products being developed by medical and pharmaceutical researchers; stays updated on industry trends and best practices in optimizing the use of medication to treat patients.

     * Knowledge of relevant Pharmacy Department, medical center, and UC policies and protocols including medicine storage, safety, and patient privacy and treatment; knowledge of all relevant pharmacy federal and state laws and regulations

     * Ability to work carefully, methodically and accurately

     * Program and project management skills to manage multiple priorities, and deliver responsive customer service to patients; demonstrates adaptability and flexibility, anticipates and effectively handles change

     * Analytical skills and scientific aptitude; critical thinking skills to challenge conventional practices and apply knowledge to recommend innovative, industry leading improvements

     * Interpersonal skills to maintain relationships with healthcare professionals on patient care team, researchers, and pharmacy department and develop relationships with industry leaders. Interpersonal skills to address sensitive patient situations with a caring and sympathetic manner

     * Demonstrated ability to collaborate with patient treatment team; advanced verbal and written communication skills

     * The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations

    Preferred Qualifications

    * Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy and / or Board Certification in     Specialty Practice

     * Knowledge of relevant information systems


     * Current Registered Pharmacist in the State of California

     * Active American Heart Association CPR Certification

    Living Pride Standards


    Service Excellence

     * Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center's values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

     * Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

     * Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

     * Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

     * Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

     * Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

    Work Environment

     * Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

     * Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

     * Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

     * Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

     * Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

    The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

    To apply for this position, please click here.

    For questions, please contact Erin Haney at the link below.

  • 02 Mar 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Position title: Director of Clinical Development and Optimization (Medical Science Liaison -PharmD)   

    This is a remote position. We are seeking candidates in any city with access to a major airport in the Western United States (e.g. Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Houston. Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Omaha, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle etc.)


    Position Overview:  

    The position of Infectious Diseases Medical Science Liaison (ID-MSL) at Accelerate Diagnostics is an exciting opportunity for a PharmD with 3+ years’ clinical experience in Antimicrobial Stewardship. The primary role will be to provide scientific support to the Accelerate Diagnostics commercial team in direct customer presentations to physicians, microbiologists, infection preventionists, c-suite executives and other related healthcare professionals. In addition to individual customer interactions, the ID-MSL will give formal presentations in both society and institution settings. Teamwork with the Accelerate Commercial Development Directors, Regional Directors and the Chief Commercial Officer will be vital to optimizing productivity. The primary goals for the position are to increase the rate of clinical adoption of the Accelerate Pheno™ system by US hospitals, as well as ensuring that adoption achieves optimal benefit for patients, stewardship programs, clinicians and health care organizations. The ID-MSL will report to the Area Business Director - West Area.  

    A true passion for microbiology, infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship and particularly susceptibility testing will be key to both job effectiveness and personal satisfaction. The position is national in scope therefore provides the opportunity for extensive personal and professional growth, as well as involvement in multiple projects of high level importance. Extensive travel is required to fulfill many key job responsibilities therefore the ID-MSL must possess the ability to be well organized and productive working ‘on the road’. The primary attributes required for this position are: Excellent interpersonal skills, scientific knowledge, and speaking skills. High ethical and moral standards. Ability to problem solve, work within a team framework and achieve stretch goals with challenging deadlines. The ID-MSL position is an excellent opportunity to effect impactful change for patients, clinicians, hospitals and Accelerate Diagnostics.   


    Primary Roles and Responsibilities   

    ·        Build Customer advocacy for fast phenotypic AST in community hospitals and large academic medical centers.   

    ·        Collaborate with commercial team to deliver high level scientific presentations to customers. Topics include (but are not limited to) phenotypic susceptibility testing, bacteremia, HAP/VAP and molecular identification of bacterial resistance mechanisms.   

    ·        Design, manage and run Customer Microbiology Forums in the Tucson Accelerate Office. Also assist CDDs and Tactical Marketing in Remote Regional Customer Microbiology Forums.   

    ·        Assist in clinical implementation projects via guidance on process improvements, treatment algorithm optimization and development of measurable KPIs in support of stewardship initiatives.  

    ·        Work with Tactical Marketing and become an integral part of the Accelerate Marketing team. This includes projects such as setting up and executing local and regional symposia at SWACM, SEACM, SCASM, etc. Also sales team product and disease state education such as HAP/VAP and sepsis.   

    ·        Build and maintain positive image of Accelerate as a scientifically sound company with high ethics and moral standards. Additionally, maintain the image of Accelerate as a fast moving dynamic and clinician/patient focused company.   

    ·        Maintain active and visible role in society organizations such as SIDP and MAD-ID via tangible project contributions.   

    ·        Perform regular literature research and analysis to help guide tactical marketing and support the tactical marketing plan. Assist on Scientific Affairs Projects as needed. Examples are publication projects, study design, data analysis and KOL management.   


    Qualifications and Competencies  


    ·        PharmD

    • Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) residency in Infectious Diseases highly preferred   


    Work Experience   

    ·        Three or more year’s clinical Antimicrobial Stewardship experience  

    ·        Scientific expertise in infectious diseases, clinical microbiology and antimicrobial stewardship  

    ·        Possesses knowledge of hospital workflows and patient management protocols  

    ·        Experience implementing new/rapid diagnostics in support of stewardship efforts is a plus  

    ·        Excellent communication and presentation skills with experience in public speaking  

    ·        High level of team-working ability  

    ·        Ability to work productively “on the road”  

    ·        Ability to build strong relationships with key customers and internal Accelerate personnel   

    ·        Highly skilled in Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point and data analysis  

    ·        Positive attitude  

    ·        Strong problem solving skills  

    Creativity, flexibility and ability to flourish in a rapidly changing environment.

    To apply click here

    For questions, please contact Kylie Pritchard at

  • 26 Feb 2020 9:27 AM | Anonymous


    Pharmacist, Clinical Infectious Diseases

    Job Details/Description:

    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.

    Required Qualifications:

    • 1 Year Fellowship/Internship/Residency - Related Area Preferred - Or 2 Years Clinical - Related Area Preferred

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 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:


    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:

    Contact Information: Shannon Holt, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, Pharmacy Clinical Manager and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Coordinator at


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