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  • 29 Apr 2021 10:21 AM | Anonymous

    This is a Part-time day position at our Franciscan Health Mooresville Campus located at 1201 Hadley Road, Mooresville, IN  46158.

    For more information and to apply, please click the link below. 

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  • 22 Apr 2021 3:53 PM | Anonymous

    • Position Summary: 

      The Department of Pharmacy is seeking a pharmacist specialist whose primary role will be providing infectious disease (ID) focused pharmacotherapy services to hospitalized patients.

       Position activities include: 

    • Provides direct pharmaceutical care services by promoting the safe and effective use of anti-infective agents
    • Coordinates and maintains the antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) program in collaboration with the AMS physician director and affiliate-wide AMS/ID pharmacists.  These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Conduct daily AMS activities including prospective patient review and feedback
    • Generate and analyze process and measures for antimicrobial stewardship related patient outcomes
    • Report on applicable AMS metrics, including antimicrobial utilization and identify opportunities to optimize antimicrobial use and patient care
    • Participate in anti-infective/AMS quality improvement projects in collaboration with pharmacy, infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, infection prevention, and quality
    • Assist in developing and maintaining the anti-infective formulary, anti-infective guidelines and use evaluations, infectious disease related clinical pathways, and order sets 
    • Serves as an active member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Committee and Infection Prevention Committee
    • Ensure TJC, CMS and other AMS regulatory compliance 
    • Rounds with infectious diseases consult service(s) 
    •  Education-related activities include:
    • Serves as a preceptor to pharmacy residents (PGY1 and PGY-2 oncology) and APPE students
    • Provide didactic lectures to local pharmacy, nursing, and physician assistant schools 
    • Provide in-services to pharmacists, providers, nurses, and other healthcare staff on but not limited to AMS, protocols, guidelines, and department initiatives 
    • Serves as a liaison between the Department of Pharmacy and Division of Infectious Diseases 
    • Maintain competency in the pharmacy dispensing system through participation in practice coverage in the inpatient pharmacy.  Weekend rotation is typically every 4th weekend
    • Demonstrates ongoing professional development including meeting continuing education requirements, keeping abreast of current literature as it relates to clinical, financial and safety outcomes in the area of infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship
    • Contributes to pharmacy practice and medical community through research project presentations at state/national meetings and/or publication in reviewed journals.  Specialist may serve as a mentor on resident research project
    • Job Qualifications:

    • Graduate of an accredited College of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy degree preferred
    • Licensed to practice pharmacy in the State of Rhode Island or eligible for licensure
    • Completion of a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency and PGY-2 residency or 2-year fellowship in infectious diseases 
    • Antimicrobial stewardship experience.  Strong interest in antimicrobial stewardship required
    • Ability to function independently and collaboratively within a team setting. Highly motivated, effective communication, problem solving, organizational skills required.
    • Reporting Structure:

      The infectious diseases clinical pharmacist specialist reports to the Director of Pharmacy and collaborates closely with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Director.  Other key collaborators include infectious diseases pharmacists, senior clinical pharmacist, clinical pharmacists, infectious disease physicians, microbiology and infection control departments. This individual will also interact with other various departments including but not limited to information technology, administration, physician groups, and nurses.

      About Rhode Island Hospital and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP): 

      • A not-for profit organization, Lifespan is Rhode Island’s first healthcare system committed to providing patient-centered care.  Lifespan health system has five hospitals in Rhode Island including Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Bradley Hospital, and Newport Hospital.  Lifespan Hospitals utilize Epic for their electronic medical record system. 

        Rhode Island Hospital is an acute care hospital and the principal teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  At 719 beds, Rhode Island Hospital is the state’s largest and only Level 1 trauma and accredited burned centers.  Rhode Island Hospital provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services including but limited to oncology, cardiology, diabetes, emergency medicine, neurosciences, and orthopedics.

        The Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) at Rhode Island Hospital was implemented in 2014 and encompasses a multi-disciplinary approach. The antimicrobial stewardship subcommittee was subsequently developed with representation from the Division of Infectious Disease, Pharmacy, Infection Prevention and Microbiology from ASPs across Lifespan hospital affiliates, including Rhode Island Hospital.  Prospective audit and feedback (including blood culture review) and restricted antibiotics are core strategies for the ASP.  In addition, the ASP has a collaborative relationship with microbiology and is instrumental in implementing rapid diagnostic initiatives.  


        Additional Information:

      • Lifespan Health System
      • Rhode Island Hospital
      •   Infectious Diseases Division at Rhode Island Hospital
      •  Lifespan Pharmacy 

      For more information about this position please contact:  

    • Diane Parente, PharmD, BCIDP
    • Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • E-mail:
    • To apply for this position (Job ID: 19919) please go to: 
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  • 22 Apr 2021 9:11 AM | Anonymous

    Job Description

    Vidant Health

    About Vidant Medical Center

    Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties. But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.

    Position Summary

    The Antimicrobial Use Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Pharmacy's involvement in all antimicrobial management programs for Vidant Health. 

    Primary functions include coordination of Pharmacy's involvement on the Antimicrobial Use Stewardship Subcommittee, and serves as an educational resource on all antimicrobial matters for Pharmacy.

    Minimum Requirements

    Pharm.D. with residency training and experience in antimicrobial management or Master's degree with accompanying experience is required.

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work independently and with multidisciplinary teams

    Other Information

    • Full time with benefits
    • Monday to Friday (day shift)
    • This position is located in Greenville, NC
    • Relocation allowance if needed (75 miles minimum)
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, Free Parking, on campus Employee Clinic & Employee Pharmacy

    General Statement

    It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

    Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

    We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

    Apply Here

  • 20 Apr 2021 1:48 PM | Anonymous

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital, a 1,162 bed academic medical center, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are the major components of the Johns Hopkins Health System, a vertically integrated, multi-institutional system for medical services delivery.  It was one of the first non-profit, academically based healthcare systems of its kind in the country.  Located in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, The Johns Hopkins Hospital is ranked third on the list of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report.

    The Department of Pharmacy, consistent with the mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine, places a priority on teaching, research and patient care. At Johns Hopkins Hospital, the department is responsible for providing acute care pharmacy services for a diverse population of medical and surgical patients, with additional services provided within the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center and affiliated clinics.  Within the department, there are 62 acute care and primary care clinical pharmacy specialists as well as 35 general and specialized pharmacy residents.  Working collaboratively with unit-based, decentralized pharmacists and Hopkins physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals, these practitioners are responsible for the provision of clinical pharmacy services across a broad range of patient care areas.  Currently, services are provided in the areas of anticoagulation, ambulatory care, cardiology, critical care, drug information, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, internal medicine, oncology, pain and palliative care, pediatrics, psychiatry and solid organ transplantation.  

    The Infectious Diseases (ID) Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will be responsible for the daily leadership and management of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Antimicrobial Stewardship’s hospital antimicrobial stewardship activities. This clinician works closely with the Medical Directors of the department to achieve stewardship goals for the hospital in accordance with defined metrics, works collaboratively with other clinical pharmacists and Infectious Diseases physicians in support of Johns Hopkins Hospital antimicrobial stewardship initiatives, and oversees pharmacotherapy for patients on the ID consult services. The ID pharmacist takes a leadership role in the development and implementation of medication use policies, guidelines, and practices that support the appropriate and cost effective use of antimicrobials for all practitioners. The ID pharmacist provides drug information and education to patients, students, residents, pharmacists, and other health care practitioners and serves as a preceptor for pharmacy residents of American Society of Health-system Pharmacist (ASHP) accredited PGY-1 general practice and PGY-2 specialty practice programs including ID, solid organ transplant, oncology and emergency medicine.  Faculty appointments are available through affiliations with the College of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Additionally, the successful candidate will participate in antimicrobial-related research conducted by the institution, disseminate research results through abstracts and publications, and seek to assume a leadership role in the profession of pharmacy.

    Preferred qualifications for this position include the completion of the Pharm.D. degree, a generalized residency in Pharmacy Practice and a specialized residency in Infectious Diseases.  Interested individuals for this position should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

    Todd W. Nesbit, Pharm.D., MBA, FASHP

    Interim Chief Pharmacy Officer

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Department of Pharmacy

    600 North Wolfe St. / Carnegie 180

    Baltimore, MD 21287-6180

    Phone: (410) 502-7648

    Page:   (410) 283-2641


  • 29 Mar 2021 4:25 PM | Anonymous

    Job Title: Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases

    Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina


    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC), is currently searching for motivated candidates for an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist.  This position is an integral part of a large pharmacy team and progressive group of pharmacy leaders who provide comprehensive pharmacy services throughout the medical center. The Department of Pharmacy’s goal is to enhance its pharmacy operations, advance clinical pharmacy programs, and expand interdisciplinary patient centered care services and pharmacy residency programs.  

    Since 1982, the Infectious Diseases Clinic at Wake Forest has provided HIV medical care for a burgeoning patient population with multiple co-morbidities and significant psychosocial complexity. As one of the largest HIV providers in the state, comprehensive HIV care is provided in the clinic, including primary medical care, full laboratory services, psychology, nutrition, and supportive services. A number of infectious diseases requiring antimicrobial therapies are managed by clinical pharmacist practitioners working in the clinic, including HIV, hepatitis B and C, mycobacterial infections, and infections requiring long-term intravenous and oral antibiotics.


    The Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist will: 

    • Proficiently provide direct patient-centered care in all aspects of the medication-use system while providing comprehensive and individualized pharmaceutical care. 

    Provide care on a rotating basis among three service areas: Infectious Disease Clinic/Outpatient Antimicrobial Therapy, Inpatient Infectious Disease Consults, and Antimicrobial Stewardship. The pharmacist will be an integral member of a team of clinicians who operationalize prior authorization of restricted antimicrobials for the health system.

    • Collaborate with infectious diseases physicians, pharmacy clinical directors/managers, infection prevention, clinical microbiology staff and other professionals. 

    • Develop interventional strategies to maximize appropriate anti-infective utilization and improvement in patient outcomes, including but not limited to guidelines, clinical pathways, restriction criteria, policy development, new laboratory methods and formulary management

    • Establish a means to report and monitor ongoing anti-infective utilization and identified metrics showing effectiveness of the health-system stewardship program

    • Identify opportunities for improvement regarding anti-infective use, including but not limited to performing medication use evaluations, conducting clinical outcomes research, and leading quality improvement projects. 

    • Provide ongoing education to pharmacists, physicians, and other clinicians throughout WFBH by developing educational materials and competencies 

    • Serve as a preceptor for the PGY1 Pharmacy, the PGY2 Infectious Disease, and other residency programs

    • Provide experiential mentorship for Doctor of Pharmacy Students 

    • Participate in hospital committees, interdisciplinary collaboration, integrated operational support, and departmental leadership

    • External presentations, publications, and professional speaking is strongly encouraged and supported    

    Infectious Diseases pharmacists at WFBH facilitate pharmacy services to patient with infectious diseases and collaboratively support direct patient-centered care.

    Position requirements include:

    1.              Education: Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy

    2.              Clinical training and experience: PGY1 Pharmacy residency and PGY2 Infectious Disease residency or fellowship are preferred. At least 2 years of clinical experience in infectious disease pharmacy practice, including HIV care, may be considered in lieu of formal training, and exceptional aptitude or knowledge may be considered in lieu of experience.

    3.              Licensure/certifications: Licensed or eligibility for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of North Carolina is required. Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) certification is preferred (BCPS or BCIDP). Eligibility for Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP) approval is preferred.

    Benefits include a competitive salary, excellent health insurance, retirement package, and support for professional travel and professional development.

    EEO Statement:

    Wake Forest Baptist Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

    Apply Here

    Please contact Meredith Hollinger, PharmD, BCPS, Pharmacy Director II, Acute Care Clinical Services via email at with any questions. Confidential inquiries and nominations may be directed to Lauren Way, Talent Acquisitions, at

  • 26 Mar 2021 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    Job Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist: Infectious Diseases

    Location: Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA

    For more information and to apply, please click the link below.

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  • 23 Mar 2021 2:17 PM | Anonymous

    Clinical Pharmacist Specialist (Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship)

    Location: University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey

    For contact information & to view the details/job description, please click below. 

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  • 05 Mar 2021 12:16 PM | Anonymous


    Job ID: 21-15966
    Type: Regular Full-Time
    Emanuel Medical Ctr campus


    With your expert knowledge of clinical pharmacy, healthcare standards of practice and desire to implement engaging professional development materials, you will help us to create the safest and most welcoming environment for those we treat. Together, we will follow the Legacy mission of making life better for others.

    The Legacy Infectious Disease (ID) Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the facilitation of Legacy’s Antimicrobial Stewardship (ASP) program in partnership with the Antimicrobial Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee. This position will work collaboratively with Legacy Infectious Disease physician (pediatric and adult) teams, Microbiology, Infection Control, and Pharmacy Services departments from each Legacy facility. The ID Clinical Coordinator is responsible for ensuring patient-centered, safe, efficacious and cost effective antimicrobial therapy for Legacy patients.


    The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the site-specific coordination of clinical and quality improvement activities. The Clinical Coordinator will participate as a member of a clinical team, composed of Clinical Coordinators from each Legacy hospital, and the Manager for Clinical/Quality Improvement. The team will design, implement and evaluate all activities related to the drug formulary, drug therapy monitoring, and professional development on a Legacy-wide basis.


    ·       Oversee all formulary reviews as well as drug utilization evaluations for antimicrobials and vaccines

    ·       Help develop and evaluate clinical protocols, algorithms, and/or pathways and order sets, best practice alerts, and decision support to guide infectious diseases management and antimicrobial prescribing practices

    ·       Oversee targeted reviews of infectious disease state management

    ·       Ensure compliance at the system and site level with the Legacy Health antimicrobial formulary

    ·       Work with Microbiology to assess and select antimicrobial testing panels, review Legacy Health’s antibiogram and develop and implement reports, protocols or tools to support stewardship work

    ·       Work with Employee Health and pharmacy leadership to determine flu vaccine supply needs on an annual basis

    ·       Partner with ID physician teams and infection control practitioners to identify and help resolve infectious disease related outbreaks/concerns and assist in reviewing healthcare onset C. difficile cases

    ·       Monitor and facilitate use of advanced microbiology assays including MALDI-TOF and rtPCR to improve clinical outcomes

    ·       Develop and implement a plan for real time prospective audit with intervention for select patient cohorts

    Quality Improvement:

    ·       Formalize new or improve existing site and system level components necessary for supporting successful stewardship practices, including working with IS to develop and improve needed antimicrobial stewardship reports and data capture and with pharmacy sites to implement and maintain prospective audit and intervention practices

    ·       Develop and implement standard work around identified opportunities at the site and system level

    ·       Develop, test and report on quality indicators and metrics for assessing the effectiveness of the Legacy antimicrobial stewardship program

    ·       Coordinate preparation of reporting required by any state or national programs that monitor antimicrobial stewardship outcomes. Metrics may include antimicrobial total spend, antimicrobial cost per case, antimicrobial days of therapy, and changes in antimicrobial resistance patterns.

    ·       Serve as an active member of Pharmacy Clinical Group, LH System Infection Control Committee, LH P&T; and co-chair the LH Antimicrobial Subcommittee of P&T

    Professional Development:

    ·       Assist in the preparation and implementation of pharmacy staff competencies related to antimicrobial stewardship. This may include but is not limited to educational in-services at each medical center’s pharmacy as well as development of online learning modules as needed.

    ·       Provide education for Legacy providers, nurses, students, infection control practitioners and other health care professionals about infectious diseases related medication management issues and updates.

    ·       Precept students and pharmacy residents in ID rotations.

    ·       Contribute to the total body of knowledge in pharmacy practice through publications in professional journals and/or presentations at local or national professional meetings.


    ·       Prepare and disseminate routine ASP newsletter

    ·       Report where opportunities to improve prescribing and use are found and what success any solutions have on those practices

    ·       Report status of quality indicators and metrics on a quarterly basis to the Legacy Antimicrobial Subcommittee of P&T and the Legacy Health Infection Control Committee as well as other Legacy committees as requested



    As required by licensure.PGY1 training and PGY2 specialty training in Infectious Disease are required.


    A minimum of two years of experience in hospital practice required. A minimum of one year post-residency clinical experience in the management of an institutional antimicrobial stewardship program is required. Three years of experience is preferred. Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.


    Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

    Apply Here


  • 04 Mar 2021 2:22 PM | Anonymous

    The Division of Pharmacy at MD Anderson Cancer Center strives to be the industry leader in providing premier patient-centered care, based on excellence and innovation in patient care, services, research and education. We strive to ensure safe, effective and cost-conscious medication use and to work with our health care colleagues to promote optimal drug therapy outcomes through the development of integrated, quality programs.

    Clinical Pharmacy Practice 
    • Develops and/or maintains an active clinical pharmacy practice on the assigned service(s), actively participates in inpatient rounds and/or outpatient clinic coverage, including on-call and weekend coverage as assigned.
    • Collaborates with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to optimize the pharmacotherapeutic aspects of patient care. 
    • Manages the medication therapy of individual patients (in collaboration with the healthcare team); develops, recommends, implements, monitors, and redesigns drug therapy regimens to optimize therapy; performs these tasks within the position/professional scope of practice and institutional and department policy and procedures.
    • Manages daily patient medication problems and emergency situations as they arise and documents activities in the electronic health record appropriately (interventions, notes, handoffs, etc).
    • Provides timely follow-up on the clinical effects of the medication regimen with adjustments as necessary to achieve optimal outcomes and documents actions.
    • Provides drug and clinical information to other healthcare professionals.
    • Develops and communicates specific pharmacotherapeutic plans for individual patients. 
    • Provides accurate and timely medication reconciliation and updates of medication list.
    • Identifies and intervenes appropriately to resolve potential medication problems of all assigned patients. 
    • Evaluates and provides recommendations on pharmacokinetic or nutrition consults as applicable.
    • Participates in discharge planning for assigned inpatients. 
    • Proactively assesses patient's financial status and addresses barriers.
    • Appropriately participates in and guides medical staff to comply with institutional standards, initiatives, and guidelines (ABN's, prior authorization requirements, reimbursement optimization, formulary management, REMS programs, drug shortage programs

    Education and Training 
    • Provides effective medication and practice-related education or counseling to patients and caregivers.
    • Provides accurate and timely medication, treatment guidelines, formulary, and other pertinent information to members of the healthcare team.
    • Demonstrates a desire and an aptitude for teaching that includes mastery of the four preceptor roles when teaching clinical problem solving (instructing, modeling, coaching, and facilitating) to trainees.
    • Demonstrates the ability to provide comprehensive and constructive criteria-based feedback and evaluation of resident/student performance including an assessment, identification of opportunities for improvements and an actionable plan.
    • Serves as an effective preceptor for resident, student, and other trainee clinical learning experiences.
    • Effectively precepts other trainee-required experiences including oncology forum, research projects, grand rounds, MUEs, etc.
    • Collaborates with student and residency leadership to coordinate individual learning experiences.
    • Attends and actively participates in trainee learning activities including grand rounds, student presentations, pharmacy pearls, journal club, grand rounds workshops, etc.
    • Provides didactic lectures, in-services, shared student instruction or attends case conference presentations to trainees.
    • Models professional behavior to orient, mentor, and train new clinical staff on patient care services, policy and procedures, and normal operating procedures (in collaboration with the Clinical Manager).

    Clinical Support 
    • Appropriately uses technology to facilitate safe and efficient delivery and communication of patient care (electronic health record, mobile devices, laptops, VPN, etc.).
    • Participates in medication-related processes to assess, evaluate, maintain and improve the delivery of patient care.
    • Actively participates in institutional initiatives to develop, improve, validate and implement research and standard of patient care tools (ordersets, treatment plans, algorithms, patient education materials, etc.) to optimize patient care and safety.
    • Adheres to regulatory/compliance policies and procedures that govern the profession and scope of practice. 
    • Completes pharmacy protocol reviews to facilitate the IRB submission processes.
    • Critically analyzes their own practice, experience, medical literature, and other information resources for the purposes of self-improvement.
    • Obtains/maintains required and preferred licenses, certifications, training, and continuing education prior to the deadlines including but not limited to preceptor certificate, pharmacist license, BLS, ACLS, service specific competencies, DTM, sterile compounding certification and process validation (as assigned), etc.
    • Consistently documents and reviews clinical activity/interventions appropriately.
    • Uses professional judgment and language to report safety events utilizing the institutional and federal government systems (UHC Safety Intelligence System, Medwatch, etc.).
    • Consistently models service excellence.
    • Attends and actively participates in committees/meetings (e.g., Division of Pharmacy, Disease Site and Institutional).
    • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Aligns all patient care activities and project work with departmental and institutional policies, business model/needs, goals, and vision.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Education Required:
    Pharm.D degree. 

    Experience Required:
    Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY 1) and Residency in the area of specialization (PGY 2). 
    Experience as a clinical pharmacist in the area of specialization may substitute for the required residency on a one to one basis. 

    Certification / Licensure (all of the following) Required:
    • Texas State Board of Pharmacy Pharmacist license within 90 days of job entry.
    • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 30 days of job entry

    Apply Here

  • 24 Feb 2021 3:22 PM | Anonymous

    Assistant/Associate Professor Faculty Position

    Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Outcomes Sciences

    Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy

    The Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Pharmacy is seeking an ambitious individual for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track (optional tenure track) faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a focus in infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship.

    The successful applicant will be actively involved in didactic and experiential teaching in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and serve as the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Antibiotic Stewardship at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital (MUSC SJCH). 

    Faculty expectations will include coordination of infectious disease-related courses (e.g., Microbiology), providing didactic lectures, facilitation of laboratories or small group discussions, providing experiential rotations in infectious disease and antibiotic stewardship, and other duties, as assigned.  The faculty member will serve on department, college, or university committees as requested by the Chair or the Dean. The faculty member will attend all departmental and college meetings. Scholarship is expected.

    Qualifications for the position include a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited College/School of Pharmacy, an active South Carolina pharmacist license, completion of a residency in infectious disease (a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and two years of relevant clinical pharmacy experience may substitute for the infectious disease residency), excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong interest in teaching and advancing pharmacy practice.  Previous experience in teaching pharmacy students is preferred.  The faculty member must maintain current certification in Basic Life Support and must be BLS certified within 3 months of hire date.  Additionally, Board of Pharmacy Specialties certification in infectious disease is preferred and expected within 2 years of hire date.

    Expected assignment of percent effort:

    Teaching               40%

    Scholarship            5%

    Service                    5%

    Clinical Practice     50%

    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Job Description

    Position Description

    The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship provides coordinated and comprehensive clinical pharmacy services to patients cared for by the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital (MUSC SJCH). The specialist optimizes patient outcomes while providing leadership in clinical practice, education, and scholarly activities. Services include but are not limited to:  drug therapy management in collaboration with the medical and pharmacy team, patient counseling, addressing the needs of nursing personnel regarding drug disposition and usage, health care professional and trainee education, and ensuring timely and medically appropriate dispensing of medications to patients, when appropriate. The Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship specialist is part of a multidisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship team with a goal of achieving appropriate antimicrobial selection to optimize clinical outcomes, improve patient safety, and impede the development of drug-resistant microorganisms for adult and pediatric patients.

    Job Responsibility

    Clinical Pharmacy Services

    • Participates as an integral member of the assigned patient care team. Assists with therapeutic decisions such as drug product selection, drug dosing, and therapeutic drug monitoring
    • Develops patient care plans in concert with the medical and pharmacy team
    • Recommends therapy or alternative approaches based on interpretation of relevant medical literature and clinical experience
    • Makes recommendations in a clear, succinct, and appropriate manner
    • Considers age, weight, and organ function when evaluating patients and patient's therapies
    • Interviews patients/caregivers and conducts physical assessments in a tactful and appropriate manner to determine medical history, previous medication use, medical condition, and response to therapy
    • Interprets laboratory and other patient-specific data to develop treatment plans and monitor response to therapy
    • Applies pharmacokinetic principles to achieve efficacious, safe, and economical therapeutic regimens
    • Responds to therapeutic queries posed by physicians and other health care providers
    • Identifies and manages drug-related problems such as complications resulting from drug therapy (e.g., ineffective therapy, allergic reactions, drug interactions, adverse drug reactions)
    • Performs basic cardiac life support and participates in drug therapy management during medical emergencies, if applicable
    • Ensures a continuum of care by cooperating with other health professional and outside health organizations
    • Counsels patients and/or caregivers as to proper drug administration, potential adverse reactions, and medication storage
    • Provides on-call service on a rotational basis, as applicable
    • Cooperates with the program assistant and other financial support personnel to acquire medications for indigent patients, as applicable
    • Provides clinical pharmacy services to the pediatric infectious disease consult service, including daily rounds, if feasible
    • Serves as a pharmacy liaison to the microbiology lab and infection control group
    • Serves as the MUSC SJCH contact for anti-infective formulary decisions, including restrictions and shortages management and communicates with other SJCH pharmacy team members about these issues
    • Attends meetings related to antimicrobial stewardship projects and clinical services on a local, state, and national level.
    Distributive Pharmacy Services
    • Coordinates the timely, accurate delivery, and administration of medication to patients in conjunction with pharmacy and nursing team members, as applicable
    • Identifies and resolves daily operational and/or clinical problems which arise in his/her area of practice working with staff from other departments, as necessary
    • Facilitates referrals for prior authorizations and patient assistance in a timely manner, when needed
    • Verifies medication orders after evaluating all necessary information (e.g., therapeutic need, formulary status, accurate dosing information), if applicable
    Drug Information / Scholarly Activities
    • Retrieves, analyzes, evaluates, and interprets the scientific literature as a means of providing audience specific drug information
    • Participates in scholarly activity and keeps department informed of developments in area of expertise
    • Prepares and presents formulary reviews of drugs or drug therapy classes to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee in the area of expertise
    • Works with drug information staff to solicit ideas for anti-infective related medication use evaluations

    Staff Development, Education and Training Activities

    • Provides in-service education to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals (minimum of one in-service per month)
    • Serves as a preceptor for baccalaureate and PharmD students and residents
    • Attends hospital, medical, and pharmacy department conferences
    • Actively participates as a presenter in departmental staff development programs
    • Orients and trains all new personnel in assigned areas, as applicable
    • Serves as the primary educational resource for anti-infective related topics related to Anti-infective Subcommittee initiatives

    System of Care / Documentation of Pharmaceutical Care / Project Manager

    • Serves as a liaison between the clinical service team and/or ICCE physician and nurse leadership and the Department of Pharmacy
    • Develops pharmacy systems and operations for optimizing clinical pharmacy care to patients on the respective service team or ICCE
    • Coordinates review of medication history for accuracy, comparing inpatient medications to home medications, and reconciling discrepancies with appropriate prescribers, as applicable
    • Participates on medical rounds while providing support and structure for all pharmacists rounding on associated service teams
    • Coordinates completion of discharge counseling on appropriate patients (e.g., high-risk for readmission, high-risk medication regimen), as applicable
    • In conjunction with other team members, develops, implements and complies with drug-use programs policies such as critical pathways, treatment algorithms, targeted-drug programs, treatment guidelines, and protocols
    • Works with other health care providers and relevant policy-making committees to establish policy or implement improvements that improve drug therapy outcomes (efficacy, safety, cost effectiveness) and overall quality of patient care
    • Establishes processes to evaluate the cost effectiveness and quality of service-related outcomes
    • Adheres to all drug use policy and formulary decisions of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
    • Evaluates and documents the impact of clinical pharmacy services upon patient care outcomes (e.g., clinical outcomes, quality of life outcomes, and cost outcomes)
    • Participates in departmental programs such as clinical documentation, process improvement, monitored drug program, medication occurrence reporting (PSI), and adverse drug reaction reporting
    • Documents interventions, including therapeutic recommendations and patient education, in the electronic health record
    • Identifies, develops, and implements the necessary infrastructure, procedures, and relationships for a successful Antimicrobial Stewardship Team
    • Serves on the Anti-infective Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
    • Collects data related to anti-infective prescribing and utilization and report to pharmacy, physicians, hospital leadership, and state and national authorities, as applicable.
    • Serves as a resource for other pharmacy clinical specialists for collaborative efforts to improve anti-infective use
    • Develops and achieves annual quality and financial goals for anti-infective utilization
    • Measures quality and financial success by establishing appropriate indicators, such as resistance patterns and anti-infective cost per patient day
    • Ensures compliance with anti-infective-related clinical pathways and guidelines (e.g., hospital-acquired pneumonia, CMS guidelines for Surgical Infection Prevention)

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