SSM Health - Pharmacist Regional Coordinator, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Employer
SSM Health
Location
SSM Health DePaul Hospital (Primary Location), visits to two additional hospitals are required
Salary
Up to $130,000 per year + benefits
Closing date
Jan 6, 2023

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Infectious Diseases
Work Setting
Health System
Hours
Full-time
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Job Description Summary

Responsible for the provision of safe, effective, appropriate and cost-effective antimicrobial therapy to patients in the area of Infectious Diseases within multiple hospitals. This is a regional coordinator position which comes with requirements outside of an AMS/ID  clinical pharmacy specialist role such as  program work with formulary, policy, education and regulatory) 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Performs job responsibilities in accordance with organizational and departmental policies and procedures, performance improvement objectives and environmental/infection control standards.
  • Develops and implements processes to comply with the Joint Commission and regulatory requirements.
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvements, develops and implements policy and procedures for prompt, safe and efficient patient care.
  • Coordinates Antimicrobial Stewardship program efforts across assigned hospital(s) in collaboration with the Medical Directors.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of antimicrobial treatment algorithms and order sets based on best practices, Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) guidelines, and other evidence-based information to aid prescribers in selecting the appropriate antimicrobial agents, doses, routes of administration and durations.
  • Participates in the development and maintenance of system and regional guidelines, policies, protocols and other monitoring and intervention strategies for antimicrobial use to streamline prophylactic, empiric, and definitive antimicrobial therapy.
  • Coordinates, facilitates, and promotes education, training, and performance improvement of other healthcare professionals on the appropriate use of antimicrobials.
  • Serves as an Antimicrobial Stewardship resource to clinical staff; assists clinical staff pharmacists with therapeutic monitoring, patient assessments, interpretation of lab values, and pharmacokinetic calculations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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