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Pediatric Antimicrobial Support Network Clinical Pharmacist Atrium Health Charlotte FT

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 66929
Job Family: Pharmacy Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Detailed Shift and Schedule: To Be Determined
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 51011028343812-Antimicrobial Support Network

Overview

Job Summary

Full Time/Weekdays and Weekends. Based at Carolinas Medical Center/Levine Children’s Hospital but may involve travel to other facilities as needed.

The Pediatric Antimicrobial Support Network Clinical Pharmacist will lead and coordinates pediatric antimicrobial stewardship services from a pharmacy perspective for ASN. The ASN is a comprehensive antimicrobial stewardship program focusing on enhancing the antimicrobial use throughout the Charlotte Region Atrium Health facilities. The ASN provides antimicrobial stewardship and infectious disease pharmacy clinical services for adults and pediatrics across 16 acute care facilities. The Pediatric Antimicrobial Support Network Clinical Pharmacist will join an existing team consisting of a Pediatric Infectious Disease Medication Director and two part-time pediatric ASN pharmacists, as the team works very closely together on all pediatric infectious disease and stewardship initiatives and provides pharmaceutical care clinical services for pediatric patients.  

 

The ASN clinical pharmacist provides pharmaceutical care through patient review, clinical rounds, and clinical projects/initiatives. Activities include review of orders for medication therapy and monitoring this therapy for drug choice, dosage, duration, drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, and formulary adherence. The ASN Clinical Pharmacist also serves as a drug information resource to nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare teammates. Individuals best suited for this role are ambitious with a comprehensive social skill set including a positive and inclusive attitude. Applicants should enjoy the prospect of continual learning and working with multiple facets of interprofessional care team in pediatric areas.



Essential Functions

 

  • Participates in provision of pharmaceutical care through patient review, clinical tasks, and weekend ASN staffing 
  • Provides direct patient care clinical activities for ASN/ID in conjunction with ASN Clinical Manager, ASN Clinical Pharmacists, and other interprofessional teammates 
  • Metrics and outcomes assessment, collaboration with ASN leadership to determine target areas of focus and goal setting.
  • Serves as a liaison to the other health care providers and teammates within the care center 
  • Assists with ASN initiatives and delivers ASN/ID specific education for teammates and healthcare professionals  
  • Uses creative approach to identify areas for improvement in outcomes and in medication management 
  • Leads and collaborates on clinical initiatives, research, and medication use evaluations as needed 
  • Collects relevant information to design, recommend, and implement medication therapy regimens and documents ASN and pharmacy clinical interventions per defined process 
  • Retrieves and evaluates relevant literature and provides concise/timely responses to drug information requests 
  • Contributes expertise across the enterprise and the continuum of care 
  • Uses effective patient education techniques to provide counseling to patients and caregivers 

Additional Functions  

  • Prospective Audit and Feedback 
  • Metric Review and Assessment 
  • Project and Initiatives 
  • Interprofessional Collaboration and Committee Work
  • Education 
Physical Requirements
Works primarily in the pharmacy. Delivers medications to nursing units. Requires considerable walking, standing, pushing mobile cart of 50 pounds maximum and lifting 25 pounds of material. May be required to frequently stretch, bend, squat, or kneel to perform job. Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize exposure to hazardous agents. Takes necessary precautions to avoid inadvertent needle sticks, minor cuts or bruises. Exposed to various conditions throughout the workday such as walking on hard surfaces, climbing stairs and changes in temperature and humidity. Must be able to perform manipulative skills such as writing, typing, and data entry into the computer and automated dispensing machines. Must have use of both hands, be able to see clearly and read small type such as that on unit-dose medication packages and syringes. Must be able to speak and be understood by others to communicate effectively. Must be able to hear normal sounds with moderate background noises. Involves rotating shifts.



Education, Experience and Certifications

Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy or a Pharm D. from an accredited school of pharmacy required. Licensed in the state of North Carolina or eligible for reciprocity required. Previous pediatric hospital pharmacy experience is preferred. Highly effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills with patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members to establish working relationships that foster optimal quality of patient care required. Completion of a PGY1 and/or PGY2 residency or equivalent experience is desired; Completion of a PGY-2 in Infectious Disease or Pediatric residency training is preferred; 3 years of previous infectious disease pharmacy or antimicrobial stewardship is preferred. Board certification in pharmacotherapy (BCPS) or infectious disease (BCIDP) preferred.