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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.