Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) is currently seeking an Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacist Specialist to join a growing Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Stewardship Team. The Antimicrobial Stewardship Team provides service for inpatient and outpatient facilities at EMMC and collaborates closely with the 8 other hospitals in the health system. The team currently includes pharmacist and physician staff with dedicated time and is adding an additional position to facilitate expansion of services. Appointees to the position will have the opportunity to develop and implement new or innovative practice models and ASP initiatives. We are seeking highly motivated applicants with effective communication, problem solving, and organizational skills to join our growing program. Position responsibilities include:
Provides direct pharmaceutical care services by promoting the safe and effective use of antimicrobials
Collaborates with clinical pharmacist specialists and generalists, physicians, nurses, and other health care staff, to carry out position responsibilities
Supports the antimicrobial stewardship (ASP) program in collaboration with the Lead ASP physician and pharmacist. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Conduct daily AMS activities including prospective patient review and feedback and alert review
Develop, implement and review processes and measures for antimicrobial stewardship related patient outcomes
Identify opportunities to optimize antimicrobial use and patient care
Evaluate medication error reduction strategies related to antimicrobials
Monitor, evaluate, and report antimicrobial utilization
Participate in antimicrobial quality improvement projects in collaboration with pharmacy, infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, infection prevention, and quality
Perform formulary evaluations for antimicrobials
Assist in developing and maintaining infectious disease related clinical pathways, local guidelines, and antimicrobial use policy
Serves as an active member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Committee
Education-related activities include:
Serves as a preceptor to PGY1 pharmacy residents and APPE students
Provides in-services to pharmacists, providers, nurses, and other healthcare staff
Present at local and national meetings
Serves as a liaison between the Department of Pharmacy and Division of Infectious Diseases, Infection Prevention, and Clinical Microbiology
Functions independently and collaboratively within a team setting.
State of Maine Pharmacist License.
B.S. Pharmacy or Pharm.D. required
PGY1 Pharmacy residency; PGY2 Infectious Disease residency or fellowship in Infectious Diseases, or equivalent experience required; hospital pharmacy experience in antimicrobial stewardship preferred.
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