The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will evaluate, recommend, design, implement, monitor, and/or modify both pharmacotherapy and pharmacotherapy-related initiatives associated with their specialty practice area. This will include patient-specific as well as other broad initiatives such as protocols, order sets, policies, and procedures.
The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will lead, assist and/or advise their practice area providers, as well as Clinical Coordinators, Supervisors, and Directors of Pharmacy in hospital-wide and/or system-wide initiatives associated with their practice area including in formulary management tasks.
About Baptist Health Arkansas & Current Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Baptist Health is a community, not-for-profit, 11-hospital system spanning across the state of Arkansas. With a total of 2,085 licensed beds and more than 200 access points throughout the state, Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive healthcare system and affords opportunities to make a positive impact on the lives of many Arkansans. The Baptist Health System Antimicrobial Stewardship Program was established in 2017, and is currently comprised of two infectious diseases physicians, two antimicrobial stewardship pharmacists, and one program coordinator. We are excited to expand this program to include a third antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist to improve the quality of patient care across our health system.
Knowledge, skills, abilities, license, registration, certification, education, and experience:
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 pharmacy residency in the associated area, or related area of practice.
Active post-licensure Pharmacotherapy certification by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties or eligible to sit for exam by start date of work, certification must be obtained within 12 months from start date of work.
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 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.
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 employed 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 headed by a pharmacy administrator. The current 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 populations. We are the only adult heart transplant center in Arkansas and provide care for complex cardiac patients includ...ing those with left ventricular assist devices, pulmonary hypertension, and end-stage heart failure. We are stroke center of excellence and level II trauma center with over 60,000 ED visits per year. We have 7 adult ICUs with 118-ICU beds in total and a level 3B NICU. We have an established PGY-1 residency program with 2 active positions.