Specialist, Pharmacist Infectious Diseases

Pomona Valley Hospital Pomona , CA 91766

Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary:# The Infectious Disease Pharmacist Specialist will oversee antimicrobial therapy for inpatient care areas and serve as a liaison between the department of pharmacy and medical and nursing services.

The Infectious Disease Pharmacist Specialist will provide pharmaceutical services related to the use of antimicrobials and related medications and will assist in ensuring compliance with the Joint Commission#s National Patient Safety Goals, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Regulations, California State Board of Pharmacy laws and California#s Medication Error Reduction Plan as they relate to antimicrobial therapy management.

The Infectious Disease Pharmacist Specialist will actively participate in tasks including clinical intervention, staff education, drug utilization review, student teaching and precepting, and documentation. The Infectious Disease Pharmacist Specialist will perform all accountabilities within Pharmacist scope of practice, with a focus on therapeutic assessment and intervention as needed for optimal patient care in the area of antimicrobial stewardship.

Consultative services are provided to medical, nursing, respiratory, physical therapy, and other staff as requested.

Education regarding medication use issues is provided to patients, families, and other caregivers when appropriate. May perform other duties as assigned. Job Specifications: [Required] BLS, Valid License as a Registered Pharmacist issued by the State of California.

Graduate of an accredited school of Pharmacy.

On-going employment will be contingent upon the pharmacist earning at least 15 C.E.U. every 2 years of continuing pharmacy education in the areas of antimicrobial stewardship or infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and diagnosis. CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:

Successful completion of a certification program in antimicrobial stewardship (Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists program preferred) within 12 months of hire OR satisfactory completion of a pharmacy residency program with an emphasis in infectious diseasepharmacotherapy.#Minimum of 1 year acute care in-patient hospital experience. Project planning and management, data management, and report creation. Compliant with the Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications for the position.

Position Summary:
The Infectious Disease Pharmacist Specialist will oversee antimicrobial therapy for inpatient care areas and serve as a liaison between the department of pharmacy and medical and nursing services.

The Infectious Disease Pharmacist Specialist will provide pharmaceutical services related to the use of antimicrobials and related medications and will assist in ensuring compliance with the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Regulations, California State Board of Pharmacy laws and California's Medication Error Reduction Plan as they relate to antimicrobial therapy management.

The Infectious Disease Pharmacist Specialist will actively participate in tasks including clinical intervention, staff education, drug utilization review, student teaching and precepting, and documentation. The Infectious Disease Pharmacist Specialist will perform all accountabilities within Pharmacist scope of practice, with a focus on therapeutic assessment and intervention as needed for optimal patient care in the area of antimicrobial stewardship.

Consultative services are provided to medical, nursing, respiratory, physical therapy, and other staff as requested.

Education regarding medication use issues is provided to patients, families, and other caregivers when appropriate. May perform other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications: [Required] BLS, Valid License as a Registered Pharmacist issued by the State of California.

Graduate of an accredited school of Pharmacy.

On-going employment will be contingent upon the pharmacist earning at least 15 C.E.U. every 2 years of continuing pharmacy education in the areas of antimicrobial stewardship or infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and diagnosis. CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:

Successful completion of a certification program in antimicrobial stewardship (Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists program preferred) within 12 months of hire OR satisfactory completion of a pharmacy residency program with an emphasis in infectious diseasepharmacotherapy.

Minimum of 1 year acute care in-patient hospital experience. Project planning and management, data management, and report creation. Compliant with the Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications for the position.



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Specialist, Pharmacist Infectious Diseases

Pomona Valley Hospital