Clinical Pharmacist Specialist - Infectious Disease
- Job ID 1905006450
- Date posted 03/04/2019
- Facility DMC Receiving Hospital
The ID/ASP specialist at DMC facilitates the day-to-day antimicrobial stewardship activities at their site, per the standard operating procedure created by the system Antimicrobial Subcommittee (ASC). This includes prospective review of both targeted antimicrobials and positive sterile site cultures. The ID/ASP specialist also serves as a member of the systems ASC, a subcommittee of P&T, as a representative of their site, championing the review of the safe and effective use of antimicrobials, guideline review/synthesis, as well as conducts quality-focused reporting. Educational opportunities, such as those targeting pharmacy staff, residents, and medical house staff are available, with additional opportunities for existing within the division of infectious diseases at Wayne State University.
Under limited direction, and according to established policies and procedures, provides clinical pharmacy services including primary and consultative services to patients and health care providers to ensure optimal drug utilization in assigned specialty area. Participates in clinical research, oversees and/or participates in the preparation and dispensing of medications. Provides education and training to medical and pharmacy students and residents. 1. Provides primary care and consultative services to patients and health care providers in assigned specialty area(s).* 2. Reviews medication orders to ensure accurate, rational, and cost effective drug therapy. This includes choice of appropriate drug, indication, route and rate of administration.* 3. Assesses patient's drug therapy; performs pharmacokinetic analysis with appropriate adjustments in dosing, and identifies monitoring parameters and therapeutic outcomes in consultation with the patients.* 4. Participates in patient care rounds and consults with health care providers to ensure optimal drug therapy; makes recommendations regarding selection, dosing and administration of medications.* 5. Oversees and coordinates the activities of technical staff/pharmacists/interns assigned to specialty area. Assists in the orientation and training of other departmental personnel.* 6. Precepts residents, graduate and undergraduate students from accredited Colleges of Pharmacy in clinical clerkship experiences.* 7. Obtains medication histories, maintains and monitors medication profiles, and provides medication consultation for patients in the ambulatory clinics when appropriate.* 8. Plans, provides and evaluates educational classes for patients and/or health care professionals, as appropriate.* 9. Participates in the development and production of in-service lectures, clinical case conferences, newsletter articles and other staff development programs for pharmacy or other health care providers.* 10. Participates in on-going clinical research projects and other scholarly activities as appropriate; prepares reports or materials for publication.* 11. Participates in MUE and ADR activities, and in the planning, implementation and evaluation of other programs designated by the Medication Use Committee and the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.* 12. Participates in appropriate committees.* 13. Adheres to system, hospital and departmental policies, procedures, and objectives; maintains a professional appearance and a clean, safe environment.* 14. Performs other duties as assigned.* * The essential functions of this job include but are not limited to those marked with an asterisk.
1. Doctor of Pharmacy degree (with residency or fellowship preferred) or equivalent combination of education with one to two years of clinical pharmacy practice experience in a health care setting.
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