MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.
MedStar Georgetown’s centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown’s healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership.
General Summary of Position:
Conducts the clinical activities of the Pharmacy, participates with the clinical team, provides supervision and educational guidance to staff pharmacists, and assists the Director in setting departmental goals, delivering and advancing the clinical and distributive pharmacy services. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
Perform daily antibiotic review on all patients in the inpatient setting in concert with or without infectious disease physician input and make recommendation to the medical teams consistent with antibiotic stewardship practices and strategy. Reviews medication orders, patient profiles, and patient's clinical data with physicians or independently utilizing technology available such as Therodc, Cerner, etc. Makes recommendations to medical staff for alternate drug therapy with focus on antibiotics therapy based on clinical evaluations to promote cost effective and improve patient outcomes.
Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy, Pharm. D degree with specialty residency in Infectious Disease or Experience as a Clinical Pharmacist with focus on Antibiotic Stewardship.
Current D.C. license as a Pharmacist or eligible to obtain.
PGY2 specialty residency in Infectious Diseases.
At least 3 years of hospital pharmacy experience preferred.
Extensive knowledge of the theory and practice of a pharmacy service, good written and verbal communication skills.
Must demonstrate and maintain current knowledge and skills in providing appropriate care for patients in the following age groups: geriatric, adult, adolescent, pediatric, and neonate.
Must demonstrate knowledge in: a basic understanding of changes in physiology in various age groups, the relationship of drug pharmacokinetics in various age groups, the relationship of age and the proper selection of drugs with regard to diseases, complication of disease processes, and common causative organisms, the toxicities of drugs unique to different age groups.
Annual performance appraisals will measure the level of knowledge and skills maintained through the use of criteria based job standards.
Employees must maintain a satisfactory level of knowledge and skills to continue employment.
About MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is one of the largest healthcare delivery networks in the Washington, DC, area. With a 609-licensed-bed hospital and The Georgetown Physician Group we have 4,500 associates, developing their careers while supporting the care of our patients. Some of our centers of excellence include cancer, neurosciences, gastroenterology, transplant and vascular diseases.
Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis, caring for the whole person, MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.
Our patients, their families, our guests, andour fellow associates come first at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Our Mission, Vision and SPIRIT values guide our daily behaviors. Our Common Purpose, a simple yet powerful tool, guides our decision making for consistent delivery of high quality and safe patient care.