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Job Title:Infectious Disease Specialist
Company Name:Citrus Valley Health Partners
Employment Type:Full Time
Location:WEST COVINA, CA, United States
Department:Pharmacy - QVC/CVMC
Salary: Highly Competitive
Shift Hours/ Days:8 Hours M-F
Hours/Pay Period:80
Degree Required: None Specified
Job ID:11.83900-1-04225
Date Posted:Mar 15, 2017
Years Experience:unspecified
Campus/Location:Queen of the Valley Hospital
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Complete Description

Collaborates with infectious disease physicians, pharmacy clinical coordinators, directors, infection prevention, clinical laboratory staff and other professionals to develop an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) at designated facilities that implements the system ASP program. Develops interventional strategies to maximize appropriate antibiotic utilization and improvement in patient outcomes at designated sites and across the system, including but not limited to antibiotic guidelines, clinical pathways, restriction criteria, policy development, new laboratory methods and formulary management. Provides collaborative pharmaceutical care with staff pharmacists for patients receiving anti-infective therapy. Establishes a process for approval of restricted medications, alongside the ID physician. Establishes a means to report and monitor ongoing anti-infective utilization and identified metrics showing effectiveness of ASP program. Identifies opportunities for improvement regarding anti-infective use, culture reporting and ASP communication, including but not limited to performing medication use evaluations and conducting prospective audits. Provides ongoing education to pharmacists, physicians, and other disciplines throughout the CVHP system developing educational materials and competencies and providing in-services as needed. Works closely with the Infection Control Department and attends identified site and system meetings. Performs formulary evaluation for anti-infectives. Provides appropriate documentation of all activities. Precepts residents and students in infectious disease rotations. Evaluates medication error reduction as pertaining to anti-infectives. Serves as the pharmacy department liaison with the Infectious Disease division in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Serves on committees as directed by the Corporate Director of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Site Directors.

PharmD from an accredited school of pharmacy required. ASHP accredited PGY-1 Residency in pharmacy practice and PGY-2 Residency in infectious disease or equivalent experience preferred.

Hospital pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy practice experience in an Infectious Diseases setting is required. Formal infectious diseases training with research preferred. BCPS certification with ID qualifications preferred. Experience in use of MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint required.

*Citrus Valley Health Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment. No question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excluding any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Equal access to employment, services, and programs is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify the Human Resources Department by calling 626-858-8515.