Crozer Keystone Health System Pharmacist Antimicrobial Stewardship in Chester, Pennsylvania
The Infectious Disease Pharmacist (ID Pharmacist) is responsible for oversight, strategic planning, and optimization of antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) throughout the Crozer Health system with a primary focus on CCMC. The Infectious Disease pharmacist will perform daily monitoring of antibiotics to improve patient outcomes by promoting appropriate usage and minimizing adverse drug events, antimicrobial resistance and costs. The ID pharmacist will serve as the expert clinical resource for the pharmacy staff and the health care professionals within the organization. ID pharmacist will be responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based guidelines and protocols. ID pharmacist will perform antimicrobial formulary review, medication use evaluations and quarterly antimicrobial stewardship reports for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program committee and P&T committee.
Education and Training Required:
Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Completion of a generalized residency in Pharmacy Practice (PGY-1) is required.
Completion of PGY-2 training in Infectious Diseases is required. Minimum of 2 years work experience in a hospital setting is desired.
Two years in hospital environment desirable.
Registration, Licensure and/or Certification:
Pennsylvania license required or eligible within 90 days of hire
Physical Demands and Sensory Requirements:
Moderate physical effort: lift/carry up to 30 lbs.
Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking
Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
Hearing sensitivity bilaterally within normal limits (0-24. db HL) aided/non-aided and/or speech discrimination within functional limits for telephone and personal communication.
Visual acuity of 20/60 in at least one eye (with/without correction)
Ability to communicate verbally
May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases
May be exposed to biohazardous, radioactive substances
Handles emergency or crisis situations
Subject to long, irregular hours
Requires judgment/action which could result in death of patient
Extensive use of computer equipment
Blood Borne Pathogen Risk:
Category II. Tasks involve no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissues but employment may require performing unplanned Category I tasks.
Lab Coat or Apron
Screen Anti-Glare Devices