HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Division Infectious Disease Pharmacist in Las Vegas, Nevada
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GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES- The Division Infectious Disease Pharmacist is responsible for oversight and management of an antimicrobial stewardship program at all HCA facilities within the division.
SUPERVISOR– Division Director of Pharmacy
DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Oversees antimicrobial stewardship program for all facilities
Develops core strategies for Antimicrobial Stewardship program
Assists in development of facility antimicrobial stewardship teams and participate in committee meetings as needed
Provides supporting documentation, “white papers” or other information needed to facilitate P&T Committee preparation as needed
Ensures provision of education and support at HCA facilities with regard to clinical protocol justification, execution and implementation. Provides education through HPG and HCA support via webinar, tele-conference, live or other communication.
Develops Key Performance Indicators and Dashboards related to Antimicrobial Utilization and Stewardship
Prepares Antimicrobial portion of monthly Pharmacy Key Performance Indicator report
Ensures appropriate and safe use of pharmacy technology related to antimicrobials including Automated Dispensing Technology, IV Pumps and Maximizing Order Entry System
Develops and implement division antibiograms to improve antibiotic utilization and selection
Maintains effective communication with facility directors and leadership teams on Antimicrobial Stewardship opportunities
Assists in development of “best practice” recommendations for all areas of antimicrobial management
Provides expertise and input to facilities on streamlining or de-escalation of drug therapy, dose optimization, IV to PO conversion, PD and PK dosing, appropriate utilization protocols and drug restrictions
Assists in preparation and implementation of facility and COE policy and procedures as needed
Serves as liaison with local pharmacy schools to develop student rotations and/or residencies in infectious disease
Develops and maintain antimicrobial stewardship section of division website
Assists in preparation and implementation of pharmacy staff competencies related to Antimicrobial Management
Facilitates creation of a Division education program along with Division Clinical Director for pharmacists to promote improved patient care.
Performs other duties as assigned by DDOP
Participates in Division Meetings as requested
Participates in HCA Corporate Clinical Advisory Board and other committees as requested
Practice and adhere to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge – Has thorough knowledge of medications and clinical pharmacy activities. Able to interpret literature to provide formulary guidance and pharmacoeconomic data.
Organization – proactively prioritized needs and effectively manages resources
Communication – Able to communicate (verbal and written) clearly and effectively to other health care providers including pharmacists, physicians and nurses. Fosters team environment by providing clinical education, support, training to staff members.
Leadership – guides individuals and groups toward desired outcomes, setting high performance standards and delivering quality services
Customer orientation – establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations. Able to work with diverse work force.
Policies and Procedures – articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems
PC Skills – proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications and other required operating systems such as CPCS, Order Scanning Systems, Automated Dispensing Units, Packaging Equipment, Physician Order Entry, and Clinical Integration to systems
Financial management – applies tools and processes to successfully manage drug cost budget. Able to direct cost effective drug therapy via clinical protocols.
Project management – Able to assess work activities and allocate resources appropriately. Able to work independently and handle stress appropriately.
Residency Training with ID emphasis or Board Certification preferred
3-5 years experience as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting
Minimum 12 months experience in infectious disease setting
CERTIFICATE/LICENSE- Licensed pharmacist
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS- Work will be performed in an office environment. Minimal time in pharmacy environment. Must be able to stoop, kneel, and reach. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a telephone, keyboard, calculator, other office equipment, packaging equipment and IV equipment if needed. Work is often performed under stressful situations. Must have ability to verbally communicate. Some travel required. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Staff must remain flexible and available to provide staffing assistance for any/all disaster or emergency situations.
Title: Division Infectious Disease Pharmacist
Location: Nevada-Las Vegas-Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
Requisition ID: 08754-11093