Clinical Pharmacist - Infectious Disease Specialist
Location:
Salem , Virginia
Posted:
September 23, 2017
Reference:
00005-17098
LewisGale Medical Center (LGMC) delivers quality care to our patients located in the beautiful mountainous region of Southwest Virginia. LGMC is a 521-bed acute care facility and is the largest hospital in the LewisGale Regional Health System (LGRHS). Through our extensive network stretching from the Alleghany Highlands and Rockbridge County to the Roanoke and New River Valleys, we have the privilege of serving more than 250,000 patients each year.

LewisGale is also ranked among the top hospitals in Virginia and the nation for benchmarked quality cancer care, patient safety and satisfaction and health outcomes. Lastly, t he Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have ranked us among the top hospitals nationwide on quality measures for our services and treatments to address heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

  1. Serve as pharmacy's champion for the Antimicrobial Management Program (AMP)
  2. Implement AMP for facility and monitor effectiveness by tracking and reporting antibiotic use regularly (i.e., DDD).
  3. Collect and report clinical intervention data related to antimicrobial use.
  4. Optimize infectious disease related CMS Core Measures in conjunction with Quality Management.
  5. Track antimicrobial usage and identify processes to maximize patient safety while minimizing medication cost.
  6. Evaluate patients to provide antimicrobial stewardship management.
  7. Review requests for restricted antibiotics.
  8. Ensure pharmacy staff is competent to evaluate patients to provide antimicrobial stewardship management.
  9. Educate healthcare professionals via written publications/newsletters on guidelines for antimicrobial stewardship.
  10. Provides a minimum of two (2) inservices per year on rational medication therapy and medication procedures effectively to health care professionals and patients.
  11. Works closely with multidisciplinary team and infectious disease physician champion to ensure appropriate guidelines are in place for facility.
  12. Active committee meeting participation with the following committees: Infection Control, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Critical Care Committee, SCIP Committee, and/or others as appropriate. Should start and chair AMP committee if not already in place at facility.
  13. Maintains knowledge with the current standard of practice for antimicrobial stewardship via medical literature and conferences.
  14. Serves as primary preceptor for pharmacy students and residents in an infectious disease rotation and fulfills all documentation responsibilities.
  15. Available via pager at all times during shift.
  16. Assist clinical manager with assigned tasks.
  17. Actively participates in the provision of training and education to pharmacists in antimicrobial selection, dosing, and monitoring of selected agents.
  18. Actively participates as a member of the local, state, and/or national pharmacy societies.
  19. Creates national visibility by presenting clinical information/programs such as poster presentations or managed case studies or publishing in nationally recognized journals.
  20. Works collaboratively with Pharmacy Clinical Manager as needed.
  21. Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Pharmacy.

Qualifications:
EDUCATION:

Required:
Graduate of a College of Pharmacy accredited by the American Council on Pharmacy Education.
BS or Pharm.D degree.

Completion of PGY2 Residency

EXPERIENCE:

Required - Graduate of an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy at a college or university.
Required - Licensure by the Virginia State Board of Pharmacy by examination or reciprocity.
Required - Completion an ASHP Accredited General Pharmacy Practice Residency
Required - Completion of an ASHP Postgraduate Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency, Critical Care Pharmacy Residency, Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency with large ICU component, Pharmacotherapy Residency, or Transplant Residency
Preferred-Board Certification Pharmacotherapy with added qualification in Infectious Disease

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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