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Antimicrobial Stewardship & OPAT Pharmacy Specialist

WVU Medicine
Morgantown, West Virginia
Based on experience
Closing date
Jan 16, 2022

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Infectious Diseases
Work Setting
Health System
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The Department of Pharmaceutical Services at WVU Medicine- J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital is recruiting for a full-time clinical pharmacy specialist to enhance the Antimicrobial Stewardship and Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Programs.  Responsibilities for this role include:

a. Overseeing daily prospective audit of antimicrobials

b. Assisting in development and maintenance of an antimicrobial formulary approved by the medical staff.

c. Working with the infectious disease service to evaluate appropriate use of restricted antimicrobials

d. Developing guidelines, policies, and other monitoring and intervention strategies for antimicrobial use and streamlining prophylactic, empiric, and definitive antimicrobial therapy

e. Reporting data and findings to the Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infection Control and Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees.

f. Coordinating, facilitating and promoting education, training, competency assessment and performance improvement of pharmacists, pharmacy residents and other healthcare professionals in the appropriate use of antimicrobials

g. Assist in the monitoring of OPAT patients before, during, and after their admission to promote positive clinical outcomes.

h. Serves as a preceptor to pharmacy residents and students

This position will be scheduled to work primarily Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM and be based at the J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV, with rotating weekend on-call support for the OPAT program (every four weeks, on average).

WVU Medicine unites the clinical and research faculty of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center with the hospitals, clinics, and health professionals of the West Virginia University Health System. Together, they are a national leader in patient safety and quality, and are unified and driven by a passion to provide the most advanced healthcare possible to the people of West Virginia and beyond.

J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, the flagship hospital of WVU Medicine, is a 710-bed academic medical center located in Morgantown, WV. The site is

The Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-certified. It contains a level I Trauma Center and a Children's Hospital with a Level III Neonatal Care.

Bachelor of Science (BS) degree or Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy is required.

BPS board certification in infectious diseases (BCIDP) is preferred. PGY-2 residency in infectious disease or equivalent experience preferred.

Interested applicants seeking additional information should contact Derek Grimm via email:

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