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Clinical Pharmacist Specialist Job

Job Number: RIH16132

Job Title: Clinical Pharmacist Specialist - ID/Antimicrobial Stewardship

Department: Pharmacy - 1013091

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

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

The Department of Pharmacy is seeking a pharmacist specialist whose primary role will be providing infectious disease (ID) focused pharmacotherapy services to hospitalized patients.
Position activities include:
Provides direct pharmaceutical care services by promoting the safe and effective use of anti-infectives
Coordinates and maintains the antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) program in collaboration with the AMS physician. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Conduct daily AMS activities including prospective patient review and feedback
-Generate and analyze process and measures for antimicrobial stewardship related patient outcomes
-Report on applicable AMS metrics, including antimicrobial utilization and identify opportunities to optimize antimicrobial use and patient care
-Participate in anti-infective/AMS quality improvement projects in collaboration with pharmacy, infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, infection prevention, and quality
-Assist in developing and maintaining the anti-infective formulary, anti-infective guidelines and use evaluations, infectious disease related clinical pathways, and order sets
-Serves as an active member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Committee and Infection Prevention Committee
Education-related activities include:
-Serves as a preceptor to pharmacy residents and students
-Provide didactic lectures to pharmacy, nursing, and physician assistant students
-Provide in-services to pharmacists, providers, nurses, and other healthcare staff
Serves as a liaison between the Department of Pharmacy and Division of Infectious Diseases
Maintain competency in the pharmacy dispensing system through participation in practice coverage in the inpatient pharmacy. Weekend rotation is typically every 4th weekend.
Demonstrates ongoing professional development including meeting continuing education requirements, keeping abreast of current literature as it relates to clinical, financial and safety outcomes in the area of infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship
Contributes to pharmacy practice and medical community through research project presentations at state/national meetings and/or publication in reviewed journals. Specialist may serve as a mentor on resident research projects.
The infectious diseases clinical pharmacist reports to the Director of Pharmacy and collaborates closely with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Director. Other key collaborators include antimicrobial stewardship pharmacists, senior clinical pharmacist, pharmacists, infectious disease physicians, microbiology and infection control departments. This individual will also interact with other various departments including but not limited to information technology, administration, physician groups, and nurses.