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  • 19 Aug 2022 9:11 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Specialty Pharmacy Transplant Pharmacist

    UCSF, San Francisco, CA

    Job Summary

    The Department of Pharmaceutical Services provide a full range of services for patients cared for by the Medical Center at UCSF as well as its providers and payors. 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 of Pharmaceutical Services is affiliated 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.

    This position is eligible for a $10,000 Sign-on Bonus! New employees only.

    Under the Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Outpatient Specialty Pharmacy provides pharmaceutical care to patients at Moffitt and Long Hospitals, UCSF Ambulatory Care Clinics and Comprehensive Cancer Centers, Mission Bay Hospitals and specialized services to researchers on campus. The Transplant Specialty Staff Pharmacist perform a wide range of pharmaceutical care functions to assure that drugs prescribed for and used by patients are safe and effective. These include, for example, obtaining medication histories, reviewing and assessing medication profiles, providing drug information to patients and health care providers, consulting with prescribers and recommending drugs of choice, ensuring access to medications, counseling patients in the proper use of medications and ensuring that patients understand cautions, adverse reactions, and interactions related to their therapy. The Transplant Specialty Staff Pharmacist will also supervise pharmacy technicians to secure insurance authorizations for medications as well as prepare and dispense prescription medications and pharmaceutical products for patient care. The Pharmacist will be part of the Patient Management Program, clinical activities, and delivery of services as required.

    The Department of Pharmaceutical Services at UCSF has long been nationally recognized as one of the founding fathers for clinical pharmacy services, which was established in 1965. Today, the department continues to lead the profession through the integration of advanced technology & robotics, comprehensive pharmaceutical care and clinical services.

    Required Qualifications

    • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience
    • Completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
    • Completion of PGY2 Residency or 3 years of equivalent experience similar clinical practice (>/=70%)
    • Computer skills that facilitate Clinical patient data medication order entry and other basic clinical software programs.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and educate patients about their medication therapy.
    • Written and oral communication skills to clearly and concisely provide information, explanations and instructions to, and to elicit information from others with varying levels of ability to understand, including individuals who are ill or distressed, or who may not speak English.
    • Knowledge of current ambulatory care guidelines (i.e. NCEP, JNC, ADA).
    • Demonstrated ability to identify medication-related problems in patients, communicate them to a patient's physician and offer recommendations.
    • Complete working knowledge of, and skill to apply, practices, principles and techniques of patient care related to area of expertise.
    • Decision-making skills to independently exercise delegated authority to act, and to recognize when it is appropriate to seek assistance from others when limits of delegated authority have been reached.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with navigating third party reimbursement programs
    • BPS Certification
    • Experience precepting, and evaluating residents and students
    • Second spoken language preferred
    • Management skills

    License/Certification

    • Active license to practice Pharmacy in the State of California; must be in good standing with the California State Board of Pharmacy

    About UCSF
    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.

    Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report – 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.

    Pride Values
    UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

    In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

    Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

    More Information/Apply 
  • 15 Aug 2022 11:05 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Medical Science Liaison - HIV/Infectious Disease - Pacific Northwest (Northern CA, OR, WA, UT, ID, MT, WY, Northern NV)

    Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Medical Science Liaison – Infectious Diseases & Vaccines to cover the Pacific Northwest (Northern CA, OR, WA, UT, ID, MT, WY, Northern NV) territory.

    Janssen IDV is working diligently to address some of the biggest health threats of our time, through treatments and cures, and preventive and therapeutic vaccines.

    At Janssen Infectious Diseases & Vaccine, we are tackling the most complex diseases, finding the right paths of intervention, and ensuring our solutions reach those in need. Through science and innovation, we aim to deliver an end-to-end approach to prevent, treat, and cure infectious diseases. And we have an ambitious goal – to help ensure a future where we can prevent the spread of infectious diseases and eliminate the burden they place on global health.

    Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP, is dedicated to delivering medicines and vaccines that protect people from the dangers of infectious diseases like HIV, hepatitis B, COVID-19, and other respiratory and bacterial infections, during all stages of life, from infancy to adolescence through adulthood.

    We are Janssen. Our mission drives us. Our patients inspire us. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at www.janssen.com and follow us @JanssenUS.

    The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) functions as a subject matter expert on current Janssen Infectious Diseases products and Infectious Diseases & Vaccines pipeline research to internal business partners and external customers.

    For more information or to apply, click below. 

    More Information/Apply

  • 26 Jul 2022 12:15 PM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Infectious Disease

    Location: Mercy Hospital South, St. Louis, Missouri

    We’re a Little Different 

    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

    At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals – careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its “Top 100 Places to Work.”


    Overview:

    Coordinate Antimicrobial Stewardship at Mercy Hospital South.  Responsible for all aspects of promoting and managing drug therapy based on expert knowledge in the area of Antimicrobial Pharmacotherapy.  Coordinate with the Infectious Disease department, as well as other services, in promoting appropriate use of antimicrobials with the goal of enhancing patient health outcomes while minimizing adverse events, reducing antimicrobial resistance, and decreasing unnecessary costs.  Responsible for maintaining the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, acting as a liaison between Pharmacy Services, Medical Service and Nursing Services, as well as providing education to all health care professionals.  Serve as co-chair and facilitate meetings for Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee, which is an advisory committee that reports to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.  Serve and participate on the system Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee.    

    Perform all the functions of the Clinical Pharmacist Specialist as assigned. Responsible for monitoring and assisting in the management of drug use in targeted patient populations. Provides drug information services and adverse event monitoring as required for the Health System. Serves as a mentor to staff and clinical staff pharmacists in regards to clinical judgment and clinical practices. This responsibility encompasses inpatient, managed care outpatient, and long-term segments of care delivery. Ensures compliance with rules and regulations that pertain to the targeted populations. Maintain/enhance pharmacotherapeutic skills through the reading of primary literature, national guidelines and/or medical references. Performs related duties as assigned.

    Responsible for monitoring and assisting in the management of drug use in targeted patient populations. Provides drug information services and adverse event monitoring as required for the Health System. Serves as a mentor to staff and clinical staff pharmacists in regards to clinical judgment and clinical practices. This responsibility encompasses inpatient, managed care outpatient, and long-term segments of care delivery. Ensures compliance with rules and regulations that pertain to the targeted populations. Maintain/enhance pharmacotherapeutic skills through the reading of primary literature, national guidelines and/or medical references. Clinical Coordinator coordinates preceptors, students and residence. Performs related duties as assigned.


    Qualifications:

    • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy with completion of PGY1 residency required; PGY2 residency or fellowship in Infectious Disease preferred.
    • Licensure: Missouri Pharmacist licensure required.
    • Experience: Strong clinical practice experience in Infectious Disease required.
    • Certifications: Certified for Medication Therapy Services in Missouri; BPS Board Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist (BCIDP) preferred.
    • Other: Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Commensurate with advanced clinical pharmacy degree training. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

    More Information/Apply 

  • 26 Jul 2022 11:51 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    HAI/AR Pharmacist

    Location: Nashville, TN

    The Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI/AR) Program within the

    Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness (CEDEP) division of the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is currently seeking a part-time Pharmacist 2 position. This position is currently funded from year to year through CDC cooperative agreements (grants). Some in-state and out of state travel is required.

    The Pharmacist 2 position will coordinate TDH’s antibiotic stewardship and appropriate antibiotic use efforts in the outpatient setting, as well as offering support to efforts in other healthcare settings. This will include, but is not limited to, development of an outpatient stewardship toolkit, development of and recruitment for and outpatient provider feedback program, overseeing analysis of outpatient antibiotic use data, and coordinating high-prescriber notification in the outpatient and long-term care settings.

    Job duties will include:

    • Promote and support antimicrobial stewardship efforts in the community targeting certain provider groups (e.g., pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists).
    • Develop and update content for outpatient stewardship toolkit, maintaining updated guidelines appropriate antibiotic use for both adult and pediatric populations.
    • Recruit a minimum of five outpatient practices for a provider feedback program and coordinate assessment and implementation of core elements within these settings.
    • Participate in the analysis and interpretation of data on outpatient antimicrobial use (including IQVIA Xponent data, IQVIA Longitudinal Prescription and Claims Databases (LRx/Dx) data, publicly available CMS outpatient antibiotic use data, and available TennCare outpatient antibiotic use data) to better understand how to prioritize interventions (e.g., certain providers/provider groups/ certain geographic locations) within TN.
    • Coordinate efforts to notify high prescribers of antibiotics and long-term care facilities with high rates of antibiotic prescribing as part of TDH’s promotion of US Antibiotic Awareness Week.
    • Manage provider notification of metrics informed by outpatient antibiotic use analysis in select Tennessee counties.
    • Serve on the Antimicrobial Stewardship subcommittee of the multidisciplinary advisory group on HAI and Antimicrobial Resistance.
    • Participate in data collection, entry, cleaning, analysis, and interpretation for antimicrobial stewardship projects, including a point prevalence study on antimicrobial use and appropriateness
    • Prepare and deliver presentations on antimicrobial stewardship to local, state, and national partners

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with at least a bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Science and experience equivalent to two years of full-time responsible work as a pharmacist or one year residency
    • Licensure or eligible for licensure as a Pharmacist in the State of Tennessee. Licensure as a Pharmacist in the State of Tennessee is required in a reasonable time after employment.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to manage projects 

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience in implementing antimicrobial stewardship programs, especially in the outpatient setting

    • Experience in reviewing medical records/reviewing appropriateness of antimicrobials

    Training and/or experience and or/certification as an infectious disease pharmacist (e.g., SIDP, MadID) 

    Send resume and cover letter to HAI.Health@tn.gov with “Pharmacist 2” in the subject line. You may be requested to complete supplementary questions upon receipt of the resume and cover letter. 

    Applications close September 5, 2022.


  • 22 Jul 2022 2:36 PM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Title: Hybrid Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist

    Location: St. George, UT

    Responsibilities: We are recruiting an antimicrobial stewardship/infectious diseases clinical pharmacist to join our talented team. Responsibilities of this position include: daily antimicrobial stewardship monitoring activity, including VigiLanz alerts to optimize antimicrobial therapy; reviewing Infectious Diseases Consult patients with the Infectious Diseases attending physician; precepting pharmacy residents and students on clinical rotations; developing protocols and managing antimicrobial stewardship projects and initiatives; serve as a member of the System-wide Antimicrobial Stewardship team by participating in team activities including monthly meetings, training, projects, and research. The position is expected to be on site three days a week with the possibility to work remotely twice a week.

    About St. George Regional Hospital and Intermountain Healthcare: St. George Regional Hospital is the major medical referral center for and southern Utah, northwestern Arizona, and southeastern Nevada. It is a 332-bed, level II trauma center that offers a full array of services, including heart, cancer, neurological, OB, critical care, and more. St. George Regional Hospital is a part of the Intermountain Healthcare system, a charitable, nonprofit, community-owned healthcare organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah that serves the health needs of Utah and Idaho residents. The Intermountain system includes 24 hospitals as well as clinics, home health agencies, women’s centers, drug dependency units, affiliated physicians and health insurance plans. For more information please visit our website.

    About St. George, UT: St George is a rapidly growing metropolitan area. With a population of 170,000 in the county they are home to Utah Tech University and many cultural activities. The moderate climate allows for year-round outdoor adventures. With proximity to three national and many state parks within a 1-3 hour drive the area is considered one of the most beautiful in the nation. For those that need snow it is a short 1.5-hour drive to Brianhead ski resort.

    For additional details, contact:

    Whitney Buckel, PharmD
    System Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist Manager
    whitney.buckel@imail.org

    Scott Mecham, RPh
    St. George Regional Hospital Director of Pharmacy
    scott.mecham@imail.org


  • 22 Jul 2022 9:16 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Title: Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Clinical Specialist

    Location: Lee Health, Fort Myers, Florida

    Position Summary: This 1.0 FTE position will focus on Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infectious Diseases pharmacy practice at Lee Health, including in the Ambulatory care setting. Antimicrobial stewardship program management activities and precepting of pharmacy trainees (including PGY2 ID pharmacy residents) are anticipated. This individual will directly report to the System Director of Pharmacy, and will collaborate with 3 other Lee Health ID pharmacists, the Medical Director for Infection Prevention, Epidemiology, and Antimicrobial Stewardship, and other physician and pharmacy leadership as needed to accomplish the goals of the position.

    About Lee Health: Lee Health is the 4th largest public community health system in the US. It is a not-for-profit, community health care system, with 5 acute care facilities and 1812 total beds, and a Level II Trauma Center. Lee Health boasts a wide range of ambulatory health care services, including skilled nursing facilities, primary care clinics, specialty clinics, urgent care, employee health, Complex Care Center (infusion services), home infusion, oncology center, outpatient pharmacy, a free-standing emergency department, and specialty pharmacy services.

    The Pharmacy Mission is Optimizing Patient Outcomes Through Interdisciplinary Medication Management.  Services are provided by more than 200 pharmacists and 180 pharmacy technicians, in 14 pharmacies and other decentralized locations.  Pharmacy education at Lee Health includes PGY1 pharmacy residency programs (acute care and community-based), and PGY2 residencies in Infectious Diseases, Critical Care, Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership, and Pediatrics. Our preceptors accept APPE students from colleges of pharmacy both within and outside of the state of Florida. The system also supports medical residency and education programs, including a family medicine residency program, an internal medicine residency program, and medical student rotations.

    For additional details, contact:
    John Armitstead, MS, RPh, FASHP
    System Director of Pharmacy
    John.Armitstead@leehealth.org

    Liz Chandler, PharmD, BCIDP
    Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Clinical Specialist
    Elisabeth.Chandler@leehealth.org

    More information/Apply (Job Ref 10288)

  • 08 Jul 2022 6:59 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Ambulatory Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

    Reading Hospital

    Reading, PA

    JOB SUMMARY

    The Ambulatory Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will provide oversight of pharmaceutical care to outpatients managed in the Infectious Diseases Division. The clinical pharmacy specialist will play an essential role in implementing an outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) program to manage and monitor OPAT patients before, during, and after their admission to promote positive clinical outcomes.  Activities will include evaluating, monitoring, and modifying drug therapy, providing recommendations to optimize patient outcomes, minimizing safety issues, ensuring cost effectiveness, and providing drug information to patients and medical personnel. Creates collaborative practice agreements and/or protocol-driven practices as appropriate. The pharmacist will serve as a liaison with outpatient pharmacies to ensure patients receive the prescribed medication. The pharmacist should be an effective communicator and be able to integrate themselves within the health care team. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will be expected to coordinate educational opportunities for the ID division and members of the health care team.  The pharmacist will participate in relevant ID focus group committees such as antimicrobial stewardship.  This position will be responsible for leading and managing ambulatory antimicrobial stewardship initiatives.  The pharmacist will fulfill requirements associated with hospital and department policies and procedures, JCAHO and other regulatory agencies and participate in quality initiatives.

    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

    • Doctorate Degree
    • Completion of PGY1 pharmacy residency and PGY2 Infectious Diseases pharmacy residency preferred
    • Board certification as an Infectious Diseases Pharmacist preferred (BCIDP)

    EXPERIENCE

    • Relevant Experience - Experience with OPAT program preferred
    CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS (MAY VARY BASED ON DEPARTMENT NEEDS).
    • PA Pharmacist License

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Assistance with managing Infectious Diseases patients with polypharmacy and complex drug/drug interactions and IV and oral medication adjustments
    • Implementing an OPAT program to manage and monitor OPAT patients before, during, and after their admission to promote positive clinical outcomes.
    • Provide therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) services to ID practitioners initiating and maintaining OPAT.
    • Identify laboratory abnormalities and screen for drug-drug interactions among outpatients on antibiotics.
    • Recommend antibiotic dose adjustments or changes in therapy to ID providers.
    • Collaborate with home IV infusion companies and local nursing homes who are providing IV antimicrobial infusions.
    • Ensure that timing of antibiotic levels is performed appropriately (vancomycin, aminoglycoside) through discussions with the outpatient nurse and the patient.
    • Improve therapeutic outcomes of Reading Hospital patients requiring antibiotics.
    • Reduce adverse events experienced by patients as a result of antibiotics.
    • Reduce readmission rates among patients requiring outpatient antibiotic treatment.
    • Enhance the continuity of care of patients initiated on outpatient antibiotic treatment.
    • Document and track quality improvement metrics for patients receiving outpatient antibiotic treatment.
    • Lead and manage ambulatory antimicrobial stewardship initiatives.
    • Identify opportunities for process improvements, develops and implements policy and procedures for prompt, safe and efficient patient care.
    • Verifies data, develops measures, and reports outcomes (Performance Improvement).
    • Participates in the education/experiential training of pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.
    • Prepare submissions such as posters or articles to professional societies.
    • Support cost savings initiatives

    Has active role in assessment and selection of cost-effective pharmaceuticals.

    For questions/more information, contact:

    Rebecca S. Cofsky, Pharm.D., BCIDP, AAHIVP
    Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
    Antibiotic Stewardship, CoDirector
    rebecca.cofsky@towerhealth.org


    More Information/Apply


  • 06 Jul 2022 2:28 PM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Nebraska ASAP Program Coordinator and State of Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead Pharmacist

    Nebraska Medicine is offering an exciting opportunity for an Infectious Diseases (ID)-trained pharmacist to lead Antimicrobial Stewardship in the state and become Pharmacy Coordinator for our Nebraska ASAP (Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion) outreach program. This individual will work alongside Medical Directors for ASAP and the Nebraska DHHS healthcare-associated infection and antimicrobial resistance (HAI/AR) program to direct statewide antimicrobial stewardship efforts. This is an established role that convenes the statewide Antibiotic Stewardship subcommittee of the HAI Committee to discuss ideas, issues, and initiatives that foster stewardship improvements across the state and facilitate any future Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit. In addition, the successful candidate for this position will provide one-on-one discussions with acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and urgent care centers, present webinar-style educational sessions, and update/maintain the educational content on the Nebraska ASAP website and YouTube channel.

    The role of ASAP Program Coordinator involves developing tailored guidance to help healthcare facilities mitigate gaps in CDC Core Elements for antibiotic stewardship programs identified during assessments conducted in coordination with an ASAP medical director. Nebraska ASAP works with Nebraska DHHS to review annual NHSN Survey responses and Antimicrobial Use/AR results to identify additional facilities needing assistance with Core Element implementation to promote appropriate utilization, surveillance, and governance of antimicrobial agents.  A significant portion of functions can be accomplished remotely, but in- person meetings will be required. Office space is available in an academic environment with the nationally recognized Nebraska Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in Omaha where collaboration and cross-coverage can occur. Adjunct faculty status is available in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. 

    Ideal candidates will be formally trained and have significant experience in Infectious Diseases pharmacy practice. Public speaking, development of engaging educational content, and the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders is essential. Interest in research and publication is strongly encouraged.

    For more information and/or to apply, please click below. 

    More Information/Apply 

    For additional details, contact:
    Scott Bergman, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA, BCIDP (President, SIDP)
    Pharmacy Coordinator, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program - Nebraska Medicine 
    (402) 599-4149
    scbergman@nebraskamed.com 


  • 29 Jun 2022 11:42 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 18,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. 

    Inova’s five hospitals are consistently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for excellence in healthcare.

    Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,936 licensed beds. 

    For more information and statistics about Inova, click below. 

    More Information 

     

    What We Have to Offer YOU!

    • Competitive salary
    • Medical, Dental, Vision & Savings and Spending Accounts (HAS/FSA)
    • Life Insurance, Short/Long Term Disability
    • Inova Compassion Fund: Team members budgeted at least 0.5 FTE are eligible for assistance from the Inova Compassion Fund. The Fund is sustained solely by philanthropic donations made by team members and established specifically to provide financial assistance during times of need.
    • Retirement Savings Plan: Inova makes a matching contribution on the first 5% of pay you contribute
    • Time Away Programs: You earn or “accrue” PTO on an hourly basis during the calendar year, beginning with your first hour of work. Holidays: New Year’s Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
    • Voluntary Benefits: Auto/Home Insurance discounts, Pet Insurance & Pet Care Discount Program, Identity Theft Protection, Legal Services
    • Other Benefits & Discounts: Commuter Benefits, Back-up Child and Elder Care, Adoption Assistance Plan, Credit Union, Team Member Purchasing Program

    Join Inova Health! Our Inova Alexandria hospital is looking for a Full-time Regional Pharmacy Clinical Specialist!  Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the organization and Hospital, recognized for excellence and innovation. Apply today to Job ID 617388!

    Role Summary: As a Regional Pharmacy Clinical Specialist, you will provide staff education and participate/focus on the professional development of pertinent staff members. To help achieve our mission, you will serve as a preceptor of students and residents for learning experiences. Acting as the face of Inova Health System, in an educator role, to non-Inova team members is required. Developing, tracking, trending, and analyzing quality initiatives related to areas of expertise through data management and with stakeholders of the medical community is of vital importance. Your ability to drive innovation in pharmacy practice as measured by external publications is expected. Leading regional initiatives to maximize performance on externally reported quality metrics, in addition to developing/maintaining a regional dashboard of quality, safety, financial and patient experience metrics, is essential.

    Role Responsibilities:

    Provides accurate, adequate, and timely drug information to the professional staff and contributes to newsletters for physicians and other healthcare professionals.

    Provides training and education to Pharmacists regarding pharmaceutical care and Pharmacoeconomics.

    Supervises/instructs Pharmacists and pharmacy students regarding competence assessments.

    Prepares and presents drug reviews, MUE criteria, antibiotic sensitivity reports, adverse drug reaction reports and pharmacy intervention summaries to the P/T committee.

    Participates in community educational programs and contributes to the advancement of the profession through presentations at local, state, and national meetings.

    Reviews the performance and documentation of clinical activities of all Pharmacists including documentation of clinical activities.

    Prepares reports on pharmaceutical care and Pharmacoeconomic activities as directed.

    Coordinates the development of policies/procedures for clinical activities (e.g. therapeutic interchange).

    Participates in quality improvement department activities.

    Collects/analyzes data and maintains documentation of all clinical activities.

    Establishes productive/collaborative relationships with staff members, physicians and other healthcare professionals.

    Facilitates the development and implementation of treatment guidelines, protocols, formulary changes and critical pathways as approved by appropriate committees.

    Facilitates the identification, resolution, implementation and communication of cost-effective medication use issues in collaboration with the medical staff.

    Supports the Pharmacy's Pharmacoeconomic efforts and targeted compliance programs.

    Provides clinical consultation and clarification to practitioners and patients.

    Suggests appropriate and cost-effective therapeutic alternatives to medical staff as needed.

    Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, adverse drug reactions and appropriateness of drug/dose.

    Conducts medication use evaluations regionally to assess if related medications are being utilized in a fashion consistent with the best available evidence.

    Coordinates the development of an annual report that describes the services provided regionally and the value these services bring to the organization and patients.

    Performs all the functions/duties of a Pharmacist.

    Requirements:

    • Completion of an ASHP approved post-graduate year one residency.
    • Pharm D
    • 4 Years Clinical experience in hospital pharmacy 
    • Board certified specialist 
    • VA Pharmacy License Active
    • PGY2 trained clinical specialist in infectious disease

    Location: Inova Alexandria Hospital, 4320 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304

    Please click to Apply:

      Regional Pharmacy Clinical Specialist

    Contact: Anthony Chedid, Anthony.Chedid@inova.org 

    Our commitment to keeping patient’s safe means there’s no safer place for you to work.  We safeguard our patients, by safeguarding our team members.
     

     Inova is well stocked with the best and latest PPE

    • Masks are provided to patients entering our buildings, and offered free to visitors
    • Covid-19 patients are isolated in dedicated areas
    • Inova operates curbside Covid-19 testing sites that are far removed from the main facilities
    • All team members are trained in the latest screening guidelines

    Inova is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


  • 23 Jun 2022 2:20 PM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Pediatrics Clinical Pharmacist- Infectious Disease-Antimicrobial Stewardship

    At Memorial Hermann, we’re about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.

    Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.

    Job Summary

    Position develops, implements, and monitors clinical pharmacy programs to improve patient care with an additional focus on decreasing cost; provides clinical services to patients and professional staff; interacts with medical staff on drug utilization and cost containment. May be asked to assist in supervising the activities of all department employees in consultation with the department Director and/or Pharmacy Manager.

    Job Description

    Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital seeks a Residency trained Clinical Pharmacist with Pediatric Infectious Disease-Antimicrobial Stewardship experience/training to join our growing team. PGY2 highly desired.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education: Bachelor of Science with equivalent experience or clinically oriented Master of Science degree accepted; Doctorate of Pharmacy degree preferred

    Licenses/Certifications:

    • Licensure in State of Texas
    • Pharmacy Sterile Product certification through an in-house program or other accredited program if appropriate
    • Preferred completion of ASHP accredited pharmacy practice residency or fellowship or demonstration of equivalent experience

    Experience / Knowledge / Skills:

    • One (1) year or greater experience as a Clinical Pharmacist I
    • Ability to promote teamwork, build effective relationships, and to lead/facilitate work groups
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Knowledge of pharmacy and hospital computer systems and computer-assisted devices
    • Familiarity with health care reimbursement environment
    • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.

    Principal Accountabilities

    • Develops and maintains a communication system which assures effective flow of information to and from staff. Serves as a role model for competent professional practice by educating, mentoring, and supporting pharmacy students, staff, residents, and peers.
    • Seeks and recommends potential opportunities for cost containment.
    • Seeks new ways of improving clinical pharmacy services. Works with others to continually identify areas for improvement.
    • Effectively plans and manages resources for continuity of care between the patient care area, Pharmacy and other settings. Participates in orientation and continuing education programs. Serves as a resource to pharmacy staff, physicians, and nurses.
    • Assists with clinical research designed to evaluate clinical and economic outcomes of drugs and drug regimens.
    • Works to develop, coordinate, and evaluate target drug programs, restricted drug programs, medication use-based performance assessment and improvement indicators, drug usage evaluation programs and cost containment programs. Develops and implements utilization reviews targeted for expensive, potentially harmful or improperly used drugs.
    • Provides direction and guidance for development and review of clinical pharmacy educational services. Assists with implementation of educational programs for physicians and nursing staff.
    • Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
    • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
    • Other duties as assigned.

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