DUTIES: The Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will be responsible for providing safe, effective, and appropriate medication therapy to patients in the area of Infectious Diseases. He or she will provide advanced pharmacotherapy consultation in this area. The infectious disease specialist will serve as a content expert for the health system in developing specific drug therapy monitoring guidelines, providing recommendations on cost effective and safe therapy, developing policies and procedures, and creating and optimizing clinical orders sets as needed for the electronic health record.
The infectious disease specialist will also coordinate and maintain the antimicrobial stewardship program. Responsibilities related to this will include, but not be limited to; daily prospective patient rounding and review, development and maintenance of the antimicrobial formulary, compiling data and metrics on antimicrobial utilization, and leading in partnership with the infectious disease physicians, the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee.
The infectious disease specialist will also serve as the primary resource on infectious diseases for pharmacy, and will develop education, competencies, and monitor for performance improvement for pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals in the appropriate use of antibiotics. He or she will also precept PGY1 pharmacy residents and pharmacy students on Infectious Disease rotations.
EDUCATION: A minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Must be eligible to receive a pharmacist license in the State of Texas by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.
EXPERIENCE: A Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY 1) is highly preferred. A pharmacy practice residency in infectious diseases (PGY 2), or a fellowship is preferred.
SKILLS: Basic data entry skills, excellent English language verbal/written communication skills.