UCLA Health Inpatient Staff Pharmacist - Infectious Diseases in Los Angeles, California
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.
Pharm D. Required. CA Pharmacist License Required.
- 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),
- Skill in establishing and maintaining alpha/numeric data
- Proven ability in comprehension and interpretation of
technical and scientific literature.
- Skill in writing articles, which are suitable for
publication in professional journals and departmental newsletters.
- 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
- Ability to speak in front of audiences to provide
educational material and present research findings in a cogent, concise, and
- Skill in performing accurate mathematical and statistical
- Skill in making appropriate job-related decisions following
standard departmental and Medical Center policies.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with coworkers and other [professional staff of the UCLA Medical
- Skill in performing job requirements with frequent
interruptions and/or distractions.
- Ability to set priorities which accurately reflect the
relative importance of job responsibilities.
- Skill in working independently and following through on
assignments with minimal supervision.
- Knowledge of policies and procedures governing use and
administration of medications of the UCLA
Human Subjects Protection Committee, and of the Department of Pharmaceutical
- Demonstrated skill in writing routine correspondence,
memoranda, procedures, and reports in grammatically correct English.
- 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.
- Ability to assess appropriateness of antimicrobial
medication orders using knowledge of medication doses, concentrations,
frequency of administration, and clinical status of patients.
- 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
- Skills in research methodology and techniques in the areas
of pharmacokinectics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacoeconomics.
- Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures and
applicable state and federal regulations.
- Knowledge and ability to perform age specific pharmacokinetic
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