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Clinical Pharmacist Specialist - Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee
Closing date
Sep 25, 2021

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Other, Pharmacology
Work Setting
College / University, Health System
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Clinical Pharmacist Specialist - Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship


The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist ensures the provision of optimal, cost-effective antimicrobial pharmacotherapy for individuals and populations in collaboration with a growing antimicrobial stewardship program. Provides leadership and support of antimicrobial drug-related quality improvements and research and provides experiential education for present and future healthcare practitioners.


Licensed Pharmacist Required


Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 3 years relevant experience or PharmD plus three (3) years relevant experience or PharmD plus completion of ASHP - Accredited PGY1 residency training program.


Responsibilities include:


Creates national visibility by presenting clinical information/programs such as poster presentations, oral abstract presentations, or publishing in nationally recognized journals


Tracks antimicrobial usage and identifies processes to maximize patient safety while minimizing medication cost


Actively participates in statewide antimicrobial stewardship initiatives and activities


Collaborates with experts in ID, microbiology, quality/safety/risk prevention, pharmacy and others to direct reporting requirements for antimicrobial utilization and resistance.


Provides routine monitoring of antimicrobial stewardship dashboards in collaboration with pharmacy and ID physician leadership.


Leads antimicrobial stewardship compliance efforts for TJC and other regulatory and quality standards and best practices for antimicrobial stewardship.


Rounds with ID consult service and evaluates patient pharmacotherapy for appropriateness of drug selection, dosage, dosage form, route, and duration, considering individual patient characteristics and clinical status.


Triages non-formulary requests for antimicrobial therapies and manage the antimicrobial drug formulary.


Reports ADEs in VUMC’s confidential occupational occurrence reporting system and collaborates with departmental and medication safety leadership to ensure continuous improvements in antimicrobial medication safety.


Leads and participates in collaborative research projects.


Provides educational programs to pharmacy, nursing, medical staff and other related disciplines on antimicrobial stewardship practices and clinical initiatives.


Precepts Pharmacy residents and students.


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