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UCLA Health Inpatient Staff Pharmacist - Infectious Diseases in Los Angeles, California

Responsibilities

Under the general supervision

of the Director, Pharmaceutical Services, the Infectious Diseases Pharmacist

shall provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care services, with an emphasis on

pharmacological treatment of infectious diseases. Specific responsibilities of the Infectious

Disease Pharmacist shall be to initiate, develop, and implement utilization

management programs related to use of anti-infectives; actively participate in

patient care decisions regarding drug therapy for the treatment of infections;

participate in the teaching and research programs of the Medical Center by

providing physician, nurse, and pharmacist education regarding the principles

of appropriate use of antimicrobials; actively participate in departmental and

interdisciplinary committees; and act as a liaison with other departments to

expedite and enforce policies and procedures related to use of antimicrobials.

Qualifications

Pharm D. Required. CA Pharmacist License Required.

  1. ASHP-Accredited Residency; advanced residency or fellowship

in infectious disease highly desirable; minimum 5 years of clinical experience

in academic medical center, with at least regional, (preferable national),

recognition.

  1. Skill in establishing and maintaining alpha/numeric data

files.

  1. Proven ability in comprehension and interpretation of

technical and scientific literature.

  1. Skill in writing articles, which are suitable for

publication in professional journals and departmental newsletters.

  1. Ability to speak on a one-on-one basis using appropriate

professional vocabulary and grammar to obtain information, explain policies and

procedures, and to persuade others to accept or adopt a specific opinion or

action.

  1. Ability to speak in front of audiences to provide

educational material and present research findings in a cogent, concise, and

effective manner.

  1. Skill in performing accurate mathematical and statistical

computations.

  1. Skill in making appropriate job-related decisions following

standard departmental and Medical Center policies.

  1. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working

relationships with coworkers and other [professional staff of the UCLA Medical

Center.

  1. Skill in performing job requirements with frequent

interruptions and/or distractions.

  1. Ability to set priorities which accurately reflect the

relative importance of job responsibilities.

  1. Skill in working independently and following through on

assignments with minimal supervision.

  1. Knowledge of policies and procedures governing use and

administration of medications of the UCLA

Medical Center,

Human Subjects Protection Committee, and of the Department of Pharmaceutical

Services.

  1. Demonstrated skill in writing routine correspondence,

memoranda, procedures, and reports in grammatically correct English.

  1. Skill in utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, graphical

and communication software, as well as, computer databases and other relevant

software, to enter, maintain, and retrieve information.

  1. Ability to assess appropriateness of antimicrobial

medication orders using knowledge of medication doses, concentrations,

frequency of administration, and clinical status of patients.

  1. Ability to identify, retrieve, and compile selected

information from patient's medical record for purposes of evaluation of

effectiveness/toxicity of drug therapy, drug utilization review and patient

monitoring.

  1. Skills in research methodology and techniques in the areas

of pharmacokinectics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacoeconomics.

  1. Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures and

applicable state and federal regulations.

  1. Knowledge and ability to perform age specific pharmacokinetic

calculations.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

UCLA Health welcomes all individuals, without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or disabilities, and we proudly look to each person’s unique achievements and experiences to further set us apart.

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