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  • 11 Feb 2022 10:22 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Clinical Pharmacist 
    Job ID: 924674330

    UPMC Altoona is seeking a highly motivated ID Clinical Pharmacist to build and lead its Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. 

    UPMC Altoona is a 374-bed acute care teaching hospital in Altoona, Pennsylvania. It is a major hospital within the UPMC Health System. 

    The ID Pharmacist will be responsible for daily stewardship activities and local oversight of the stewardship program. The pharmacist will collaborate with UPMC Health System Antimicrobial Stewardship leadership to leverage system resources to facilitate stewardship best practices locally. Other activities include: 

    • Utilize ILUM Insight CDSS as part of daily workflow 
    • Work collaboratively with hospital and pharmacy leadership, Infection Prevention, Patient Safety, Clinical Microbiology, and other relevant local leaders to improve antimicrobial stewardship practice and patient outcomes 
    • Participate in local and system antimicrobial subcommittees of the pharmacy and therapeutics committee 
    • Provide education to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other members of the health care team  
    • Participate in the educational experience of pharmacy students during their Advanced Practice Pharmacy Experience rotations 

    No pharmacy staffing or scheduled weekend/overnight coverage is required. 

    Qualifications 

    • B.S. degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) from an accredited School of Pharmacy required 
    • Good written and verbal communication skills 
    • Demonstrate leadership in their current position 
    • PGY2 training in Infectious Diseases or equivalent experience preferred 

    Apply Here 

  • 11 Feb 2022 10:10 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist/Supervisor – Internal Medicine at Orlando Regional Medical Center

    Organization, Facility, and Department Overview

    Orlando Regional Medical Center is the flagship hospital of Orlando Health, one of Florida’s most comprehensive not-for-profit Health Systems that includes 10 wholly owned hospitals.

    • Central Florida’s only Level I Trauma Center with over 4,000 trauma patients per year
    • More than 350 Medical Residents and Fellows, 4 PGY-1Pharmacy Residents, 2 PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residents, 1 PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident, 1 PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident
    • 115 Team Member Pharmacy Department providing service 24 X 7
    • A team of 10 PGY-2 or equivalent trained Clinical Pharmacy Specialists focusing on Internal Medicine, Medical Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care, Neurocritical Care, Surgery/Trauma, Nutrition Support, Emergency Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, and Infectious Diseases.  In addition, 2 Pool Clinical Pharmacy Specialists are available for support.
    • Majority of Clinical Staff Pharmacists are PGY-1 Residency Trained
    • Decentralized and Satellite services specializing in Critical Care, Burn/Trauma, Intermediate Critical Care, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Surgery, Medicine, Oncology, and the Operating Room.
    • CPOE / EPIC, Alaris Smart IV Pumps, SwissLog BoxPicker, Omnicell
    • Available resources: Drug Information Center, Medical library with librarian support, Drug information databases, Pharmacy Intranet Resources.
    • Extensive committee involvement, including but not limited to, Pharmacotherapy, Medication Use Subcommittee, Bioethics, Geriatric Quality Improvement, Antimicrobial Stewardship Team, Pain Management Subcommittee, Diabetes Safe Team, and Heart Failure Taskforce.
    • Extensive New Hire Orientation and Ongoing Staff Education Programs
    • Excellent Benefits plus Competitive Salary

    Position Overview

    This Internal Medicine position offers an excellent opportunity to directly impact patient care and medication safety.

    • Partner with an existing internal medicine-trained pharmacist
    • Participate on patient care rounds with the internal medicine teaching service; provide therapeutic consultation as requested and assist in transitions of care.
    • Participate in the training of an internal medicine physician residency program.
    • Provide support for the Internal Medicine Hospitalist Group
    • Offer continuous quality improvement through creation and revision of order sets, protocols, guidelines and policies.
    • Assist in the enhancement of our computerized medical record to optimize the care of our internal medicine patients, throughout our organization and facility.  This includes, but is not limited to, contributing to the development of reports, alerts, and clinical content.
    • Collaborate on various multidisciplinary and corporate committees
    • Serve as a mentor and drug information specialist for a growing decentralized clinical pharmacy staff.
    • Participate in multi-disciplinary clinical translational research projects.
    • Precept PGY-1 pharmacy residents and pharmacy students for rotations, research projects, seminars, MUEs and drug monographs. 
    • Participate in quality management initiatives such as, but not limited to:  medication use evaluations, adverse drug reaction and medication error reporting, and guideline development and assessment. 

    Desired/Required Credentials

    Doctor of Pharmacy degree combined with PGY-1 residency. PGY-2 residency experience in internal medicine, pharmacotherapy, or equivalent experience preferred. Florida pharmacy licensure eligibility required.

    For additional information please contact:

    Stacie Hudgens, Pharm. D.
    Clinical Pharmacy Manager
    Orlando Regional Medical Center
    52 W Underwood St, Mail Point 180
    Orlando, FL 32806  
    Phone 321-841-1987 Fax 407-649-1827
    E-Mail: Stacie.Hudgens@orlandohealth.com 
     


  • 03 Feb 2022 1:51 PM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital

    FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital
    Infection Control/Emp Health
    Schedule: Full Time - 40 Hours per Week
    Shift: Day Shift
    Hours: 8a-5p

    Job Details:

    FirstHealth of the Carolinas is seeking an engaging, proactive clinical pharmacist to collaborate with ID physicians, pharmacists and other providers to optimize appropriate antibiotic utilization and help build our Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) program. The Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Disease Pharmacist (AMS pharmacist) is a visible and integrated member of the multidisciplinary team at FirstHealth of the Carolinas. They will work with our other AMS pharmacist, ID providers and pharmacy leadership to oversee, develop and coordinate activities that improve the antimicrobial medication use process and patient safety.

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


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  • 03 Feb 2022 8:32 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Project Coordinator for Antimicrobial Stewardship with the California Department of Public Health Healthcare-Associated Infections Program

    This is a is a remote position with selected on-site meetings at our Richmond, CA campus. 

    Description

    The Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program in the Center for Health Care Quality, California Department of Public Health, is responsible for the prevention, surveillance, and reporting of infections in California as mandated by the Health and Safety Code. With support from federal funding, the HAI Program employs infection preventionists, public health educators, epidemiologists, and other staff to develop strategies and perform activities for the prevention of HAI and antimicrobial-resistant infections associated with the receipt of healthcare.

    The HAI Program has developed a multiyear strategy to promote antimicrobial stewardship (AS) in California healthcare facilities. This includes implementing projects promoting AS, particularly among underserved populations, and analyzing antimicrobial use and resistance (AUR) data to inform these activities. The AS Coordinator will be responsible for implementing the strategy by working directly with local health departments, healthcare facilities, and other stakeholders to support the promotion and coordination of AS activities across the state

    More Information 


    For questions, please contact Jane Kriengkaukiat at Jane.Kriengkauykiat@cdph.ca.gov


  • 31 Jan 2022 9:00 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Infectious Diseases

    Location: UAMS Medical Center, Little Rock, AR 

    Description:

    This job will expand our already existing team. With the addition of a second pharmacist to the team, dedicated time will be split between Clinical ID and Antimicrobial Stewardship. Clinical ID time will be spent supporting and rounding with Infectious Diseases consult team(s). UAMS has 3 ID consult teams: general consults, transplant ID, and orthopedic infectious diseases. Additionally, there is an Internal medicine/ID lead team that is attended by ID. While providing ID support, there will be experiential teaching opportunities with the UAMS College of Pharmacy and precepting for the UAMS PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency. There will also be dedicated time with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP). The UAMS ASP has been in place for 10 years, and utilizes different strategies and tools to optimize antimicrobial use.

    UAMS is a 500 bed academic medical center/level 1 trauma center located in Little Rock, AR and is the only academic medical center in the state of Arkansas. UAMS has a bone marrow transplant program and solid organ transplant program, providing a diverse patient population. There are 4 PGY-1 pharmacy residents, and a critical care PGY-2 pharmacy resident, with a hope to start a PGY-2 Infectious Diseases pharmacy residency.

    Contact information:

    Please feel free to reach out to Katie Lusardi (ktlusardi@uams.edu) with any questions!

    Hiring manager: Sherry Myatt (smmyatt@uams.edu)

    Apply Here 


  • 24 Jan 2022 8:38 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Assistant or Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Translational Science

    College/School/Unit: College of Pharmacy

    Department: Division of Pharmacotherapy

    Posted: Jan 19, 2022

    Apply By: Open until filled

    Description

    The UT Austin College of Pharmacy's https://pharmacy.utexas.edu/research-practice/college-divisions/pharmacotherapy is dedicated to training and educating pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists to provide specialty pharmacotherapeutic services and to conduct translational, transdisciplinary, and other types of innovative research. Our faculty pursue clinical and translational research to help solve some of today's greatest pharmacotherapeutic challenges, with research expertise in infectious diseases, cancer, immunology, aging, metagenomics, and various acute and primary care clinical specialties. The Pharmacotherapy Division is located in San Antonio, TX and faculty are jointly appointed with the UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) School of Medicine. To help advance our mission, we are seeking a distinguished applicant to fill one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant OR Associate Professor, depending on qualifications.

    The successful candidate will engage in productive interdisciplinary research, provide high-quality teaching in the college's professional and graduate educational programs, including the Translational Science PhD Program, and actively participate in university service. Rich research collaborations occur on both the UTHSA and UT Austin campuses, and in collaboration with the UT Health School of Public Health. The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive start-up package and generous office and laboratory space on the UT Health San Antonio campus. Our college aims to be an exemplar of intersectional and inclusive excellence through a rigorous approach to the understanding of intercultural engagement in our ever-expanding global world and knowledge economy. Our commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion can be https://pharmacy.utexas.edu/about/equity-diversity.

    Qualifications

    Candidates must have a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited college/school of pharmacy and be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Texas, plus a Ph.D. degree or evidence of equivalent research experience. The candidate will be expected to compete for independent and collaborative funding from public and private sources in support of their research program, and following a start-up period, be able to support 25% of their annual salary. Applicants wishing to be considered for appointment as an Associate Professor must have evidence of sustained extramural funding as a Principal Investigator.

    Application Instructions

    Applicants must submit their letter of intent, a detailed CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a statement summarizing how their research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service contributes to diversity and inclusion, and a summary of current and planned research directed to an extramurally funded research program in Translational Sciences. Applicants must submit a list of five, arms-length references. Applications received before March 1, 2022 will receive priority review, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 2022.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

    To apply, click below. 

    Apply Here 


  • 21 Jan 2022 7:34 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Introduction:

    For more than 130 years, Norton Healthcare’s faith heritage has guided its mission to provide quality health care to all those it serves. Today, Norton Healthcare is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients from throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.

    The not-for-profit hospital and health care system is Louisville’s third largest employer, with more than 17,000 employees, over 1,500 employed medical providers and approximately 2,000 total physicians on its medical staff. The system includes five hospitals with 1,907 licensed beds, seven outpatient centers, 16 Norton Immediate Care Centers, eight Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens locations and an expanded telehealth program. It provides care at more than 300 locations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas.

    In 2019 Norton Healthcare was named by Healthiest Employers as the fifth healthiest place to work in the country and has twice been awarded an honorable mention for the C. Everett Koop National Health Awards. In 2020 Norton Healthcare’s five hospitals and Norton Cancer Institute were named LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, earning a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) for the third year in a row.

    Norton Healthcare is recruiting for infectious diseases pharmacists to join the antimicrobial stewardship team consisting of four other PGY-2 trained infectious diseases pharmacists. Norton Healthcare uses EPIC as an integrated inpatient and outpatient medical record providing streamlined transitions within the community. The large clinical microbiology laboratory is supported with numerous rapid diagnostic technologies, trained technical staff, and a PhD microbiologist. Norton Healthcare is a training site for surrounding pharmacy schools and has several pharmacy residency training programs. The system has a well-established, multidisciplinary, antimicrobial stewardship program. As leaders in innovative infectious diseases clinical pharmacy practice, Norton Healthcare was recognized with an ASHP Best Practice Award in 2019.

    The antimicrobial stewardship program is an essential component of the Norton Infectious Diseases Institute (NIDI). Opportunities exist to collaborate in all areas of the NIDI including the clinical research center, global health center, education and training center, and public health center.

    Job description:

    The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist- Infectious Diseases role is to provide evidence-based collaborative patient-centered care to Norton Healthcare patients. The primary responsibility of the clinical pharmacist specialist is to optimize antimicrobial medication therapy utilizing traditional and novel mechanisms within the electronic health record to deliver antibiotic recommendations. This integrated approach to prospective audit and feedback allows the specialist to practice in a way that maximizes their knowledge and enhances the delivery of efficacious and safe antimicrobial therapy. Other activities include:
      

    • Work collaboratively with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to develop programs/guidelines that improve antimicrobial stewardship practice and patient outcomes.
    • Provide efficient cost-effective antimicrobial stewardship and patient-centered care.
    • Provide verbal and written consultations concerning antimicrobial medication therapy on a daily basis.
    • Participates in implementation and maintenance of guidelines and order sets.
    • Participate in the educational experience pharmacy students, PGY1 residents, and the ID PGY2 resident
    • Provide education to physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team.
    • Provide presentations, publications and other informative activities related to specialty practice.
    • Detect, monitor and report adverse drug events.
    • Represent the antimicrobial stewardship program on applicable committees and teams.
    • Provides input and guidance for management of medication formulary.
    • Provide on call coverage for infectious diseases questions on a rotational basis.

    This position requires a high level of interaction with physicians, nurses, patients, other health care providers, as well as pharmacy management in problem solving and project interaction.  The employee is responsible for: supporting and facilitating the QI process through on-going development and monitoring of performance improvement indicators; growth and facilitation of Pharmacy work teams to meet quality, clinical standards of care; assisting the Director to provide effective and efficient use of all resources and for ensuring budget and value proposition targets are met. Work involves non-standardized tasks requiring specialized professional judgment. 


    Qualifications:

    Required

    • Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy.
    • Completion of PGY-2 residency in Infectious Diseases or equivalent applicable experience.
    • Current pharmacist license in Kentucky or eligible for licensure.

    Preferred

    • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) or Board certified in area of specialty, if applicable.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

    Additional Information:

    For interested candidates or more information about the positions, please email:

    Ashley Wilde, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID

    Director, Infectious Diseases Clinical Programs and Research

    Ashley.Wilde@nortonhealthcare.org


  • 02 Dec 2021 11:03 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    MUHA EB32 - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Antimicrobial Stewardship, Florence & Lancaster Divisions

    Entity/Organization:  MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

    Hours per week: 40

    Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Days

    Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried

    Job Summary/Purpose: To provide pharmaceutical care in order to optimize patient outcomes. To collaborate with others to improve systems of care. To disseminate knowledge related to pharmaceutical care.

    Minimum Training and Education: Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completion of pharmacy residency program; two years of clinical or hospital pharmacy experience may substitute for the clinical pharmacy residency program. Eligibility for licensure as a Pharmacist by the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy.

    Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required, either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.

    More Information/Apply 

  • 29 Nov 2021 12:48 PM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    University of Washington Medical Center /  Seattle Cancer Care Alliance / Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center: Seattle, WA

    The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) combines the adult and pediatric oncology patient care services of three world-renowned cancer care institutions Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children's, and UW Medicine. The SCCA Pharmacist team provides extensive pharmaceutical care to inpatient and ambulatory patients. In addition to direct care, pharmacists participate in drug therapy consults, conduct clinical research protocols, provide patient/family/staff education, and precept pharmacy students and residents.

    The Pharmacist 3 will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, with a focus on optimizing the use of antimicrobial agents in our ambulatory clinic. They will be actively involved in development and implementation of guidelines, education, and evaluation of antimicrobial usage. The Pharmacist 3 must have strong background in infectious disease to work with the Antimicrobial Stewardship program at the SCCA clinic, joining the team made up of an attending physician, Advanced Practice Practitioners, and an additional Infectious Disease Pharmacist. This person will partner together with the team to implement institutional guidelines and engage in process improvement work to promote the appropriate use of antimicrobials. Additionally, this individual will provide expertise to support the outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) program and infectious disease clinic. The pharmacist will participate in designing safe, cost effective therapies and provide education to health-care practitioners. As part of the health-care team our clinical pharmacists work closely with the medical staff and nursing to advise on appropriate and safe medication therapy. In addition to direct patient care, pharmacists participate in daily rounds, provide drug therapy consults, participate in clinical research, and provide staff/patient and family education, and precept pharmacy students and residents.

    Clinical responsibilities

    Clinical:

    • Work with the physician to define and implement institutional guidelines for appropriate use of antimicrobials.
    • Round with selected teams on a regular basis.
    • Facilitate transition of appropriate patients to ambulatory antimicrobial therapy.
    • Attend microbiology plate rounds.
    • Improve antimicrobial prescribing practices through education of provider staff and clinical pharmacy staff.
    • Evaluate trends of antimicrobial resistance throughout the UW Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
    • Review and provide feedback to providers on antimicrobial use
    • Participate in DUE and organizational process improvement projects.
    • Work in partnership with Infection Prevention.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Academic:

    • Primary preceptorship of pharmacy practice and specialty residents and PharmD candidates.
    • Education of provider staff and other healthcare providers.
    • Presentations to pharmacy staff and other health-care providers when appropriate.
    • Didactic teaching of PharmD candidates at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy.
    • Publication of clinical literature in professional journals.
    • Attendance and participation in local, regional and national conferences and educational meetings.

    Time Commitment:

    • Currently approved as a 0.5 FTE (Full time equivalent)
    • Opportunities to pair this with partial FTE in pharmacy operations to comprise 1.0 FTE
    • Opportunity for expansion to full 1.0 FTE may be possible in future

    Requirements:

    Two years of experience in pharmacy practice. Months spent in the completion of an American Society of Health System Pharmacists accredited residency training program may substitute month-for-month for the experience. State of Washington Pharmacist License required prior to starting. Infectious Diseases Pharmacy residency or fellowship training preferred.

    Contacts:

    For more information about the position please email:

    Clinical Manager: Mary Chi PharmD (marychi@seattlecca.org)

    SCCA Antimicrobial Stewardship Team: Frank Tverdek Pharm D (ftverdek@seattlecca.org) and Catherine Liu MD (Catherine.liu@fredhutch.org)

    Apply Here


  • 15 Nov 2021 3:42 PM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Position Title: Medical Science Liaison – AL, GA, MS, North FL

    Req ID – 2105980037W

    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 Southeast (AL, GA, MS, North FL) 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.

    For more information, please click the button below.

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