Antimicrobial Stewardship ID Pharmacist (47910)

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours: 1.0/80
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Hours in Shift: 8
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Req: 47910

Job Description

Welcome to the revolutionary new Stanford Hospital, opening in Fall 2019. Stanford Health Care (SHC) is no ordinary health system, and our new building is no ordinary hospital. You will be working in one of health care's best equipped, most innovative facilities, with the tools to deliver superb patient care. Five beautiful gardens, walking trails, a meditation room and abundant natural light make this the ideal environment for working and healing. You'll also be joining a renowned academic medical center that's part of Stanford Medicine and the Stanford University family. By combining clinical care, research and teaching, we're working together to harness the resources of one of the world's leading universities with groundbreaking programs—to create breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment. Take this opportunity to work at the peak of your profession.


* Job Description:
This position will actively participate in antimicrobial stewardship and control efforts through clinical endeavors focused on proper antimicrobial utilization and membership on multidisciplinary work groups and committees at SHC. This will be accomplished through collaboration, coordination and communication with the ASP team, ID team, Pharmacy Clinical Effectiveness Manager, staff pharmacists, medical staff and other healthcare workers. The goal of the program is to ensure clinical and microbiological effectiveness of antimicrobials; decrease the emergence of resistance; make therapeutically efficacious and cost-effective therapy recommendations; improve patient care by shortening length of stay, preventing adverse reactions and secondary infections, decreasing days of unnecessary therapy by promoting timely escalation/de-escalation of therapy; assist in maintaining the antimicrobial formulary and enforcing antimicrobial formulary restrictions. The pharmacist will also assist in the development of clinical pathways, protocols, policies and procedures and provide advanced education to students, residents, pharmacists, and other health care professionals. Essential Functions Attend Infectious Disease Rounds and provide ID expertise/recommendations to both pharmacy and other medical staff Perform daily antibiotic surveillance, IV to PO conversions, MALDI-TOF culture review and therapy escalation/de-escalation, and other quality antimicrobial stewardship initiatives and track/record metrics for reporting; make recommendations to providers based on findings Help develop and implement ASP/ID protocols, clinical pathways, policies/procedures, and order sets; develop any necessary training materials/programs to supplement and publicize these efforts In-service pharmacists and other healthcare personnel, attend and actively participate in Antibiotic Subcommittee meetings, review and facilitate approval of restricted anti-infectives

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying. Education: B.S. in Pharmacy from an accredited college/university
Experience: Two (2) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experience. One (1) year if completed a PGY1 residency. PGY-2 residency in Infectious Disease or Antimicrobial Stewardship preferred.
License/Certification: PRM-CA - Licensed as a Pharmacist by the California Board of Pharmacy; Within one (1) month of hire - BLS Basic Life Support or ACLS

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