Pharmacist – Infectious Disease in Culver City at Southern California Hospitals

Date Posted: 2/13/2020

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Pharmacist – Infectious Disease

We are hospitals and affiliated medical groups, working closely together for the benefit of every person who comes to us for care. We build comprehensive networks of quality healthcare services that are designed to offer our patients highly coordinated, personalized care and help them live healthier lives. Through collaboration, we strive to provide all of our patients and medical group members with the quality, affordable healthcare they need and deserve.

The Infectious Disease Pharmacist(ID Pharmacist) is responsible for oversight, strategic planning, and optimization of antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) throughout the Southern California Hospital system. The Infectious Disease pharmacist will perform daily monitoring of antibiotics to improve patient outcomes by promoting appropriate usage and minimizing adverse drug events, antimicrobial resistance and costs. The ID pharmacist will serve as the expert clinical resource for the pharmacy staff and the health care professionals within the organization. ID pharmacist will be responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based guidelines and protocols. ID pharmacist will perform antimicrobial formulary review, medication use evaluations and quarterly antimicrobial stewardship reports for ASP committee and P&T committee. The ID pharmacist collaborate with the system Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases in developing system initiatives.



Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Monitors antimicrobial therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, adverse drug reactions, and appropriateness of drug and dose. Identifies and intervenes when problems involving drug therapy arise (i.e. inappropriate selection of antimicrobials, allergies, drug interactions, therapeutic duplication, and adverse drug reactions).
  • Documents clinical interventions in a timely and professional manner.
  • Collect and analyze antimicrobial stewardship data to generate comprehensive reports for the ASP and P&T committees.
  • Serves as a pharmacy representative of the ASP committee.
  • Works with the ASP physician and system ID pharmacist to design  and implement protocols,  policies/Procedures and order sets to improve the ASP program.
  • Monitors new processes and policies over time to ensure compliance.
  • Assist in adding to and maintaining the antimicrobial formulary, monitoring compliance over time and refining processes / policies to ensure effectiveness.
  • Facilitate, coordinate, and/ or conduct ASP education for physicians, prescribers, Infection Prevention, microbiology, nursing, residents, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.
  • Precepts pharmacy students for Antimicrobial Stewardship Program


Qualifications

Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Pharmacy recognized by the California State Board of Pharmacy required. Doctor of Pharmacy degree required. Completion of a generalized residency in Pharmacy Practice (PGY-1) is required. Completion of PGY-2 training in Infectious Diseases required.

Minimum Experience: One (1) year of related work experience required. Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English. Strong time management skills and ability to effectively prioritize tasks. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the organization.

Req. Certification/Licensure: Basic Life Support certification & Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification; required. Licensed by the CA State Board of Pharmacy required. Board Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist® (BCIDP), SIDP Antimicrobial Stewardship Certification, or similar Infectious Disease or Antimicrobial Stewardship certification preferred.



Employee Value Proposition

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., is guided by a diverse and highly experienced leadership core. This group maintains the vision that has made Prospect a needed difference-maker in the lives of so many patients today, and many executives contribute to our continued efforts. As a member of our highly effective team of professionals, benefit eligible positions will receive:

  • Company 401K
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid time-off
  • Life insurance


How to Apply

To apply for this role, or search our other openings, please visit http://pmh.com/careers/ and click on a location to begin your journey to a new career with us!

We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.

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Keywords: Pharmacy, Pharmacist. Pharmaceutical, Allied, Ancillary, Infectious Disease, ID, Acute Care Hospital



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