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  • 14 Feb 2023 10:27 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Public Health Representative IV

    Albany, NY

    Minimum Qualifications

    A Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of relevant experience in a health, human service or community-based organization, that includes providing direct patient/client services, performing regulatory activities, conducting epidemiological research, and/or direct clinical care as a healthcare provider, or closely related experience; OR an Associate's degree in a related field and five years of such experience; OR seven years of such experience. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for one year of experience. At least one year of experience must have included program management or supervision of staff. 

    This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access.

    Health Research, Inc.’s (HRI) mission is building a healthier future for New York State and beyond through the delivery of funding and program support to further public health and research programs. In support of our mission and our commitment to providing a safe workplace, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption. 

    Travel 25-50% of the time will be required. A valid driver's license in good standing will be required. 

    The incumbent(s) hired into this position must live within commuting distance to the official work location. The incumbent(s) who relocate to New York State (NYS) for this position will be required to obtain a NYS driver’s license. NYS requires new residents to obtain a license within 30 days of becoming a resident. 

    Preferred Qualifications

    Bachelor's or graduate degree in infection control, biology, statistics, public health, epidemiology, nursing, or a related field. Certification in Infection Control (CIC), experience using the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), knowledge of infection control policies and practices related to nMDROs, experience in outbreak investigation or control. Demonstrated experience writing reports or similar written communication and providing presentations. At least three years’ work experience in infection prevention and control in healthcare settings, quality improvement in healthcare settings, public health surveillance, healthcare-associated infection surveillance, and/or related public health activities. Experience with health-related data sets or disease registries and working with confidential data. Experience with information technology and systems used for electronic public health reporting.


    The Public Health Representative IV will work as part of NYSDOH’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AR) Surveillance and Response Program to address novel and targeted multidrug resistant organisms (nMDROs), including but not limited to carbapenemase-producing organisms and Candida auris. The incumbent will conduct case investigations and assessment of/and education on infection prevention and control activities to reduce the burden of nMDROs in the Capital, Central and Western Regions. Activities will include conducting on-site visits to facilities, gathering relevant clinical and epidemiological information, reviewing policies and practices, coordination of data, and preparing reports. The Public Health Representative IV will provide guidance to hospital, long-term acute care hospital, and nursing home infection prevention staff by utilizing state and federal guidelines to address potential outbreaks and ensure Infection Prevention and Control practices are in place to address potential outbreaks and prevent further spread. The Public Health Representative IV will provide education, training and guidance to acute and long-term facilities on infection prevention and control practices for MDROs and will also work to improve inter-facility communication to ensure that it includes relevant infection control information, such as MDRO status. The incumbent will ensure that health equity indicators are incorporated into all aspects of the work. 

    Travel 25-50% of the time will be required.

    Employee Benefits

    Health Research, Inc. (HRI) offers a robust, comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees, including:

    • Health, dental and vision insurance - Several comprehensive health insurance plans to choose from;
    • Flexible benefit accounts - Medical, dependent care, adoption assistance, parking and transit;
    • Generous paid time off - Paid federal and state holidays, paid sick, vacation and personal leave;
    • Tuition support - Assistance is available for individuals pursuing educational or training opportunities;
    • Retirement Benefits - HRI is a participating employer in the New York State and Local Retirement System and offers optional enrollment in the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan. HRI provides a postretirement Health Benefits Plan for qualified retirees to use towards health insurance premiums and eligible medical expenses;
    • Employee Assistance Program - Provides educational and wellness programs, training, and 24/7 confidential services to assist employees, both personally and professionally;
    • And so much more!

    Conditions of Employment

    Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required. 

    This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access. 

    Health Research, Inc.’s (HRI) mission is building a healthier future for New York State and beyond through the delivery of funding and program support to further public health and research programs. In support of our mission and our commitment to providing a safe workplace, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption. 

    Travel 25-50% of the time will be required. A valid driver's license in good standing will be required. 

    The incumbent(s) hired into this position must live within commuting distance to the official work location. The incumbent(s) who relocate to New York State (NYS) for this position will be required to obtain a NYS driver’s license. NYS requires new residents to obtain a license within 30 days of becoming a resident. 

    Valid and unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 

    HRI participates in the E-Verify Program.   

    HRI has a long-standing dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce. HRI is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in all phases of its employment procedures and practices. 

    Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans 




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  • 13 Feb 2023 9:23 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Internal Medicine/Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Pharmacist Specialist

    Located in Franklin, Tennessee, Williamson Health is one of the South’s most exceptional health care systems with a 203 bed hospital (Williamson Medical Center), over 40 providers at our Williamson Health Medical Group locations, the Bone & Joint Institute and the Monroe Carell Junior Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center. Williamson Health offers comprehensive in-patient and out-patient services. We have more than 825 providers representing over 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties.

    Williamson Health is a system where your talents will be valued and your skillset expanded. We are rooted in our promise to world-class, compassionate care for the residents of Williamson County and surrounding communities, taking exceptional pride in serving our community. We’re committed to empowering our employees to work in innovative ways and reserve time and space for curiosity, laughter and creativity. We value and support the diversity and cultural differences among one another and are committed to upholding an inclusive environment that appreciates the uniqueness of all individuals. Our values are at the heart of everything we do: respect for every individual, the health and total well-being of all people, human compassion and integrity. These shape who we are as an organization and are essential for delivering the highest level of culturally competent care and treatment of every patient, family member, visitor, physician and employee.

    Williamson Health is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits program, that offers you choice and flexibility, so you can take charge of your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

    • Medical, Dental, Vision
    • PTO
    • Retirement Matching
    • Tuition reimbursement o Discount programs
    • FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts) o Identity Theft Protection o Legal Aid

    Williamson Health is an equal-opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.


    The Internal Medicine/Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Pharmacist Specialist provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care to all patients through integrated drug distribution, clinical services, and education.


    Formal Education / Training:

    Earned a Pharmacy diploma or degree from an ACPE accredited college or university. Completed an ASHP accredited PGY-2 Internal Medicine or Infectious disease residency or PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency with three years relevant clinical experience or five years relevant clinical experience. Must have a current license from the State of Tennessee. Board certification in Infectious Disease within one year of hire. ACLS within six months of hire.

    Workplace Experience:

    Hospital or related experience required.

    Equipment and Skills Training:

    Meditech Pharmacy Module computer system, Automated Dispensing Cabinet Workstation, calculators, personal computers and printers, laminar flow hood, PDAs.

    Physical Environment:

    Work in an air-conditioned room and/or clean room or office. View and accurately type on a computer terminal for at least a two hour period. Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule.

    Physical Effort:

    View and accurately type on a computer terminal for at least a two hour period. Competently work in a seated position for a two hour period. Efficiently communicate both orally and in writing. Safely and efficiently stand, stoop, bend, reach and lift in order to maintain the department equipment and supplies. Excellent communication; teaching skills; ability to communicate effectively with people and other health care professionals. The ability to prioritize and manage both individuals and

    projects/programs. The ability to communicate effectively with people with varying degrees and types of disabilities. The ability to adjust anticoagulation therapy.

    Occupational Hazards:

    Potential for exposure to hazardous and toxic substances (including chemotherapeutic, cytotoxic drugs and cleaning solutions), sticks or cuts by needles and other sharp items. Potential for musculoskeletal injuries if proper lifting and carrying techniques are not used.

    Customer Service:

    Must practice WMC’s Standards of Performance Service Guidelines and Standards. Must be sensitive to the needs of patients, families, visitors, co-workers and staff. Must possess an extremely pleasant, courteous and helpful attitude; excellent communication skills and the ability to work closely and cooperatively with others is required. Ability to set priorities and solve problems. Fosters a team environment by providing orientation and training to new team members. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written). Ability to meet the pharmaceutical care needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric, obstetric, and oncology,


    1. Provide operational support on the floors/wards and Central Pharmacy as determined by departmental need; Review medication orders for accuracy and appropriateness; Order entry for assigned areas; Resolves drug distribution related issues; Resolves automated dispensing cabinet related issues; Covers assigned shifts as determined by departmental need, including evenings, weekends and holidays

    2. Discuss medication order clarifications with the prescriber, document any changes in patient and pharmacy records, and inform others of medication order changes

    3. Monitor drug therapy to evaluate appropriateness of use, dose, dosage form, regimen, route, therapeutic duplication, and drug interactions

    4. Prevent, detect, monitor, document, and report adverse drug reactions and medications errors. Participate in the drug therapy management in emergencies situations. Identify and conduct patient safety and process improvement initiative as need arises.

    5. Promote the use of the formulary by converting non-formulary orders to formulary when possible, but coordinates procurement of non-formulary drugs when necessary. Conduct drug formulary reviews and present to appropriate committees.

    6. Promote and demonstrate rational, cost-effective drug therapy. Identify and implement drug therapy where positive pharmacoeconomic impact could be achieved. The ultimate goal is to develop and assure cost effective clinical pathways.

    7. Leads Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Team and serves as pharmacy chair. Responsible for regulatory reporting of antibiotic use through NHSN; responsible for prospective review of patients on antibiotics and blood culture results; facilitates the activities of the pharmacists with regards to antibiotic stewardship. Works with hospital epidemiologist/infectious disease specialist on appropriate use of hospital antibiogram and antimicrobial agents.

    8. Develop and conduct target drug programs and drug usage evaluations as needed and report results to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Participate as an active member of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

    9. Document clinical interventions and cost avoidance as part of the departmental documentation program. Monitor the use of expensive medications to assure there is use consistent with approved criteria.

    10. Anticipate changes in drug therapy and report the potential impact it will represent to the overall hospital and drug budget.

    11. Take a leadership role in the teaching programs of the Department of Pharmacy Services and Colleges of Pharmacy as they are relate to Internal Medicine and Antimicrobial Stewardship, precept students and residents. Contribute and assist in editing the monthly pharmacy newsletter.

    12. Provide staff development support to nurses and physicians.

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  • 09 Feb 2023 11:07 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Clinical Pharmacy Manager – Infectious Diseases / Antimicrobial Stewardship

    Location: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – New York, NY

    Thrive as a leader among a tight-knit team within a challenging yet rewarding environment that inspires excellence each and every day. One position is available at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center campus, which will join an already successful team of seven additional clinical pharmacy managers in infectious diseases across the healthcare system. Candidates will be expected to design, implement, and monitor pharmacotherapy of general and immunocompromised adult ID patients through multi-disciplinary rounds or daily antimicrobial stewardship activities, and provide education to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other members of the health care teams. Other responsibilities include: developing, implementing and reporting results for quality improvement projects, maintenance and review of institutional ID guidelines and policies, as well as participating in pharmacy student, PGY1 and PGY2 residency training. Many opportunities will be available to use problem-solving and decision-making skills, and to conduct ongoing research that helps advance the practice.


    • Completion of an entry-level or post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy program or its equivalent
    • Completion of a PGY2 residency in infectious diseases
    • Eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of New York. New York State Pharmacist license must be obtained.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to direct work, develop talent and drive engagement

    About NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

    NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic health care delivery systems, dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care and service to patients in the New York metropolitan area, nationally, and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, groundbreaking research, and innovative, patient-centered clinical care.


    Interested applicants can contact Christine Kubin, PharmD, BCIDP at with any questions or to start the application process (ideally before February 28, 2023).

  • 08 Feb 2023 9:58 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Specialty Practice Pharmacist – Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

    Amanda Hafford, PharmD, MS –

    Scope of Position

    In cooperation with physicians, advanced practice providers, nursing and other health care providers, acts as a resource and provides answers to drug information questions pertaining to OPAT and complex oral antimicrobial therapy. Participates in the ambulatory management of patients receiving OPAT and/or complex oral antimicrobial therapy for patients of the Infectious Diseases Care in McCampbell Outpatient Care clinic. Participates in appropriate hospital and/or departmental committees relevant to practice area, specifically antimicrobials.

    Position Summary

    This position functions to coordinate all aspects of patients' pharmaceutical needs related to OPAT and complex oral antimicrobial therapy. Duties include but are not limited to: proactively participating in patient clinic visits in the OPAT/infectious diseases outpatient clinic; assurance of appropriate dose, route, frequency and duration of therapy; patient medication profile review for drug-drug interactions, duplication of therapy, drug allergy interactions and appropriate regimens; ordering and monitoring appropriate labs;  pharmacokinetic monitoring; participates in transition of care rounds; provides antimicrobial therapy pharmacotherapeutic consults; assists in ensuring patient access to medications; and interactions with specialty pharmacies and home infusion pharmacies as applicable. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.  Must be able to demonstrate medication dosing and identify pharmaceutical needs relative to the disease process and age.  This position is also responsible for supervising pharmacy students, pharmacy residents, and providing educational programs for patients and hospital staff (providers, nurses, medical students, graduate medical education, and pharmacy staff) as applicable. PGY1 and PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency training are preferred.

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  • 07 Feb 2023 10:46 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 and receive support from UPMC Health System’s Antimicrobial Stewardship leadership to leverage system resources and facilitate stewardship best practices locally. Other activities include: 

    · Utilize ILUM Insight CDSS as part of daily workflow 

    ·  Work collaboratively with local 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 both local and health system antimicrobial subcommittees

    · Participate in UPMC’s systemwide Antimicrobial Stewardship pharmacist clinical leads council

    · Provide education to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other members of the local health care teams 

    · 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. Regional remote work is an option with ability to travel on-site regularly (preferred to reside within 1-2 hours travel of Altoona, PA)


    · 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 

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  • 26 Jan 2023 8:27 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)


    Boston, Massachusetts

    As the Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for this progressive health system, you will be responsible for the day to day activities for all Clinical Pharmacy programs related to the Infectious Disease Pharmacy program and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Appointees to the position will work closely with the Infectious Disease Physicians and you will have the opportunity to develop and implement new or innovative practice models and ASP initiatives.

    Position responsibilities include:

    • Provides direct pharmaceutical care services by promoting the safe and effective use of antimicrobials
    • Collaborates with clinical pharmacist specialists and generalists, physicians, nurses, and other health care staff, to carry out position responsibilities
    • Supports the antimicrobial stewardship (ASP) program in collaboration with the physician and pharmacist co-directors.
    • Develop, implement and review processes and measures for antimicrobial stewardship related patient outcomes
    • Identify opportunities to optimize antimicrobial use and patient care
    • Evaluate medication error reduction strategies related to antimicrobials

    Contact in Confidence:
    Bob Costa
    Sierra Staffing

  • 24 Jan 2023 9:01 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Clinical Pharmacist - Atrium Health Charlotte Antimicrobial Support Network 

    Job ID: 69637
    Job Family: Pharmacy Services
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: Day
    Detailed Shift and Schedule: Determined as needed per needs of department
    Job Type: Regular
    Department Name: 51011028343812-Antimicrobial Support Network
    Charlotte, NC, United States


    Job Summary

    Oversees the provision of safe and effective medication therapies through collaboration with the patient’s care team. Reviews physician orders for drug therapy and monitors this therapy for drug choice, dosage, drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, and formulary adherence. Serves as a drug information resource to nurses, physicians, and other healthcare workers.

    Essential Functions

    • Retrieves and evaluates relevant biomedical literature, formulates an appropriate response, and provides concise and timely response to drug information requests.
    • Uses effective patient education techniques to provide counseling to patients and caregivers, including information on medication therapy, adverse effects, compliance, appropriate use, handling, and medication administration.
    • Provides accurate shift to shift communication regarding unresolved situations requiring future action.
    • Collects information needed to design medication therapy regimens and determine the presence of medication related problems with current therapies.
    • Designs, recommends, monitors, and evaluates patient specific pharmacotherapeutic regimens. Implements recommendations effectively and utilizes the existing clinical intervention policies and procedures and documents in the medical record using the appropriate format.
    • Participates in the management of medical emergencies.
    • Precepts pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.
    • Prepares and dispenses medications in accordance with best practice, policies and state and federal regulations. Manages medication therapies using clinical guidelines.
    • Checks the accuracy of the work of pharmacy support team members or others in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures. li>
    Physical Requirements
    Works primarily in the pharmacy. Delivers medications to nursing units. Requires considerable walking, standing, pushing mobile cart of 50 pounds maximum and lifting 25 pounds of material. May be required to frequently stretch, bend, squat, or kneel to perform job. Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize exposure to hazardous agents. Takes necessary precautions to avoid inadvertent needle sticks, minor cuts or bruises. Exposed to various conditions throughout the workday such as walking on hard surfaces, climbing stairs and changes in temperature and humidity. Must be able to perform manipulative skills such as writing, typing, and data entry into the computer and automated dispensing machines. Must have use of both hands, be able to see clearly and read small type such as that on unit-dose medication packages and syringes. Must be able to speak and be understood by others to communicate effectively. Must be able to hear normal sounds with moderate background noises. Involves rotating shifts.

    Education, Experience and Certifications

    Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy or a Pharm D. from an accredited school of pharmacy required. Licensed in the state of North Carolina or eligible for reciprocity required. Previous hospital pharmacy experience is preferred. Highly effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills with patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members to establish working relationships that foster optimal quality of patient care required. Medical Center Rx only – Immunization Certification required

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  • 05 Jan 2023 12:27 PM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacist supporting Travis Air Force Base near Fairfield, California.

    Position Highlights:

    • Any state license accepted!
    • Emphasis on work-life balance | Monday - Friday schedule 
    • Employee status with a full complement of benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, and more
    • Generous PTO and paid federal holidays 
    • Appreciative patient population
    • Care for our Nation’s military and their families

    Position Requirements:

    • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
    • Graduate from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE)
    • Internship/Residency: 
    1. Completion of a clinical pharmacy residency or fellowship accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
    2. American College of Clinical Pharmacy 
    3. Documentation of appropriate education, training, and/or CME in the practice of clinical Pharmacy
    • A current, valid, unrestricted license to practice Pharmacy in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S Virgin Islands
    • A minimum of 3-years of experience within the last five years working as an infectious disease clinical pharmacist is required or completion of a post-graduate year two specialty pharmacy practice residency in Infectious Diseases
    • Basic Life Support certification

    FMI Contact:

    Melani B. Alper

    About Fairfield, California: 

    Fairfield is the ideal starting point for your California adventure with a highly convenient location, 45 miles from San Francisco and 15 miles from Napa Valley. Some highlights include:  

    • Kayak through the Suisun Marsh
    • Attend the annual Solano County Country Fair
    • Sample fresh produce at Erickson Ranch
    • Enjoy specialty wines at the many vineyards

    Visit today to learn more about our nationwide opportunities! 

    Company Overview:

    At Spectrum, we utilize over thirty-five years of experience providing optimal solutions for federal agencies that are both innovative and cost-effective. We hold ourselves to the highest standard to ensure successful outcomes for the facilities and healthcare professionals we serve. As a Joint Commission Certified Healthcare Resource, dependability and service are the driving forces of our mission.  

    Spectrum Healthcare Resources is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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  • 05 Jan 2023 12:04 PM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist -Infectious Diseases

    This position actively participates on the . healthcare team as a pharmacotherapy expert to provide quality patient care in area of specialty. Participates in the optimal selection of drug therapy and designs a regimen to maximize therapeutic benefit and minimize toxicity. The Acute Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is accountable for on-going evaluation and documentation of all components of pharmaceutical care delivered to patients. Conducts educational activities, applies principles of performance improvement, and participates in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee/Clinical Consensus Group activities as appropriate. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients being served. Accountable for departmental, and individual patient outcomes by assessing and evaluating data reflective of the patient’s status, interpreting the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements, and providing pharmaceutical care based on individual needs. Responsible for the delivery of pharmaceutical care to patients using the medication use process. Oversees the activities of the pharmacy technicians, coordinating workflow, and the checking of medications prior to being dispensed. Adheres to local, state, and federal laws regarding the profession of pharmacy practice.

    1. Critically evaluates the management of disease states and adjusts or recommends adjustments to therapy to   improve patient medication regimens. Ensures appropriate and cost-effective medication therapy. Areas of focus may include but are not limited to evaluating disease state management, medication management, and adverse drug reactions. Adheres to all clinical practices approved by Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee/Clinical Consensus Group (e.g., collaborative practice agreements). Accurately and completely documents patient assessment data and clinical interventions.

    2. Drug information expert in area of specialty and may act as a system resource. Provides detailed drug information and education to healthcare team, pharmacy, patients, and community. Provides education for pharmacy staff, students, and residents where applicable.

    3. Reviews and evaluates medication orders for appropriateness and completeness with respect to patient data including age, height, weight, diagnosis, allergy, laboratory values and other pertinent patient information. Complies with directives of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee/Clinical Consensus Group (e.g. therapeutic substitutions, formulary management).

    4. Applies the principles of continuous quality improvement consistent with job expectations. Incorporates quality improvement principles into other activities and facility/system-based projects (i.e. data collection, documentation, med error and adverse drug event trending). Participates in drug use evaluations and facility level medication safety oversight.

    5. Participates in local and system-based committees (e.g. area of specialty or other related area) and effectively communicates to stakeholders. Participates in the development of innovative drug-related patient care practices in their specialty at both institutional and system level. Serves as a resource and mentor to other pharmacists, students, residents, and other health-care providers at both the facility and system level.

    6. Meets ASHP preceptor qualifications. Participates as primary preceptor to residents where applicable. When needed, serves as the Program Director for the institution’s Pharmacy Practice Residency Program. Serves as an educator, resource expert, and mentor to other pharmacists, students, residents, and/or other healthcare providers.

    7. Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.


    A Doctorate in Pharmacy degree and at minimum completion of a PGY1 residency program. Without residency training a minimum of 3 years of health-system progressive clinical pharmacy experience (evaluating disease state & medication management e.g. thromboembolic, diabetes, oncology, pharmacokinetics, pain management & nutrition, investigational studies, etc).

    Additional minimum qualifications board certification (e.g. BCPS, BCOP) or equivalent national association/organization approved certification (e.g. ASHP, SOCRA etc.). Candidates who are not Board Certified will be given 18 months to achieve certification.

    Requires pharmacist licensure in the state of practice and a degree in Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy. If not licensed in the state of practice, must have completed the Board of Pharmacy application process within 30 days of job offer. Must be licensed within 90 days of hire unless the delay is due to the State Board of Pharmacy. May be required to possess a valid driver’s license and be eligible for coverage under the company’s auto insurance policy.

    A current and unrestricted Pharmacist license (not intern) is required at the time of hire for BSS applicants. May be required to possess a valid driver’s license and be eligible for coverage under the company’s auto insurance policy.

    Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must possess good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, Physicians, and other contacts. Must be able to use reference tools to evaluate patient care and answer questions posed by customers. Contributions to the profession and organization are expected.  

    Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.

    Employees working at Banner MD Anderson on the Banner University Medical Center Phoenix campus must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. This is a requirement of the Whole Family Counseling Program held at this specific facility.

    Must have knowledge of medication management software, particularly pharmacy system software, Microsoft applications and automated dispensing systems.


    Completion of a PGY2 residency or PGY1 residency plus a minimum of 3 years of health system experience. Board Certification in appropriate area of specialty. Expert level working knowledge of principles, practices, and operations in assigned area of responsibility.

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

    Additional Job Description

    Pharmacy careers are better at Banner Health. We are committed to developing the careers of our team members. We care about you, your career today and your future. If you’re looking to leverage your abilities – apply today. 

    Banner Health is regarded and recognized as a top health system in the country for the clinical quality consistently provided to patients in our hospitals, nonprofit Banner Health is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and operates 31 hospitals, including three academic medical centers and other related health entities and services in six states.  Banner University Medical Center Phoenix is 755-bed, major academic institution located in central Phoenix, AZ. The newly constructed medical center is recognized as a Level I Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, and Level III Perinatal Center. Banner University Medical Center Phoenix serves as the flagship hospital of Banner Health and one of the leading teaching hospitals in the state.

    The Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist will:

    • Be responsible for monitoring the appropriate use of inpatient restricted antimicrobials
    • Provide clinical support to providers on the use of antimicrobials and serve as a liaison between the Department of Pharmacy Services and the Division of Infectious Diseases
    • Develop, maintain, and monitor clinical pathways, protocols, and guidelines
    • Oversee antimicrobial non-formulary requests
    • Participate in health-system and institutional Antimicrobial Stewardship committees
    • Serve as a preceptor for the PGY1 Pharmacy program
    • Identify and execute cost-savings initiatives
    • Provide formal and informal educational activities to healthcare providers including medical, nursing, pharmacy (staff, residents, students), and other allied professionals.
    • Conduct medication use evaluations and research

    Completion of an ASHP-accredited of a PGY-2 specialty residency training in Infectious Diseases or equivalent experience is preferred. 

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  • 20 Dec 2022 11:41 AM | Shelley Warnock (Administrator)

    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infectious Disease

    The Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Specialist pharmacist will oversee the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program across the facilities located in North Dakota and Minnesota who are part of the Midwest Division of CommonSpirit Health. The position located in Bismarck, North Dakota will be primarily stationed at St Alexius Health Bismarck Medical Center but will have remote monitoring responsibilities for other facilities.  Relationship building with remote facility hospital leadership, providers, and caregivers will be essential with occasional travel.  It is anticipated that travel would be ~10% of time or less.


    • The clinical specialist will provide pharmaceutical care services by promoting the safe and effective use of antimicrobial agents. 
    • Responsible for monitoring the appropriate use of targeted antimicrobials in inpatients.
    • Works independently and in collaboration with the Division of Infectious Diseases, when needed, to design and implement patient-specific drug regimens that optimize appropriate antibiotic coverage in prophylaxis, empiric use, and documented infections. 
    • Responsible for recommending improved antimicrobial regimens in patients who require them through the use of written and oral communication. 
    • Provides drug information services to the physicians of the hospitals on the use of antimicrobials, serves as a liaison between the Department of Pharmacy Services and the Division of Infectious Diseases. 
    • Serves as clinical reference through the provision of educational in-services, drug utilization reviews, guideline development, and informal consults. 
    • Enforces institutional policies and procedures related to medication ordering, dispensing, storage and administration.
    • Develops protocols together with Antimicrobial Stewardship subcommittee that promote the prudent use of antimicrobial agents, and will assist in formulary development by providing clinical expertise in the selection of antimicrobials.
    • Assists with leading the division Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) and the division Antimicrobial Stewardship subcommittee, together with the Antimicrobial Stewardship physician, and the Division Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services. 
    • Responsible, together with Antimicrobial Stewardship physician and ASP, for improving and maintaining outcomes of the ASP at all CSH facilities across North Dakota and Minnesota.  Desired outcomes include but are not limited to antimicrobial cost savings, reducing inappropriate antimicrobial days of therapy for hospitalized patients, reducing hospital acquired infections (including C. difficile), and other outcomes/goals of the ASP program. 



    Required: Pharm.D degree.


    Required: North Dakota Pharmacist License with willingness to get licensed in other states (Minnesota)

    Preferred: Antimicrobial stewardship or infectious disease experience, preferably with PGY2 in Infectious Disease or Infectious Disease Board Certification or equivalent experience.

    Additional Information

    Requisition ID:  2022-246943
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    Employee Status: Regular
    Work Week: Days (M-F)
    Work Location: Onsite with Remote Opportunities

    David Schmidt, PharmD, BCPS, DPLA
    Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services

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    Christopher J. Destache, Pharm. D., FCCP, BCIDP

    Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Infectious Diseases

    School of Pharmacy & Health Professions

    Creighton University

    Phone 402 280-4744


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