SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY - Job Summary (general statement of purpose or objective of position)
The pharmacist will be responsible for a system-wide Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP). The pharmacist will evaluate, recommend, design, implement, monitor, and/or modify system-wide ASP initiatives and patient-specific Infectious Disease (ID) pharmacotherapies. The pharmacist will lead, assist and/or advise the ASP Physician, Clinical Coordinators, Supervisors, and Directors of Pharmacy in system-wide ASP initiatives and antimicrobial formulary management tasks.
Graduate of an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy with a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency. Completion of a PGY2 ID pharmacy residency (preferred). Active post-licensure Pharmacotherapy certification by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties in Infectious Disease within one year of obtaining position. Active Antimicrobial Stewardship Certification through the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. Twenty-four months experience as a full-time clinical pharmacist within an inpatient health-care setting. Active license in good standing to practice Pharmacy from the Arkansas Board of Pharmacy. Demonstrated and documented expertise and experience in system-wide direct & indirect patient care initiatives. Eligible and experienced in precepting APPE students from ACPE accredited Colleges of Pharmacy. Eligible to precept pharmacy residents within an ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program.
Internal Number: 84047
About Baptist Health
Today, Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive healthcare organization with more than 200 points of access that include 11 hospitals, urgent care centers, a senior living community, and over 100 primary and specialty care clinics in Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. Our two metropolitan facilities have three infectious diseases consultative physician groups. Of the three, one is a Baptist Health employeed group and the other are private practice. Our North Little Rock campus has recently started a graduate medical education (GME) program, in which all of the internal medicine residents complete an infectious disease rotation.
Our antimicrobial stewardship team is a Baptist Health System department and reports directly to a pharmacist. The team consists of two Infectious Disease trained pharmacists and two Infectious Disease trained physicians.
Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock is the largest facility in the Baptist Health system. With the average census is 450-500, we provide comprehensive acute care services and surgery to variety of patient population. We are the only adult heart transplant center in Arkansas and provide care for complex cardiac patients in...cluding LVAD, pulmonary hypertension, and end-stage heart failure. We are stroke center of excellence and level II trauma center with over 60,000 ED visits. We have 4 adult ICUs with 90-ICU beds in total and a level 3B NICU. We have an established PGY-1 residency program with 2 active positions.