Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

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Location:
Fort Worth, TX US
Job ID:
96597
Department:
PHARMACY
Area of Interest:
Pharmaceutical
Job Type:
Full Time
Qualifications:
Overview:
Texas Health Fort Worth

Qualifications/Duties:
Texas Health Fort Worth seeks to hire a Pharmacist Clinical Specialist to work Full-time days.

EDUCATION:
A minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or a Doctor of Pharmacy degree


EXPERIENCE:
3 years Hospital experience with similar duties

1 year residency in specialty area, management / supervisor experience is preferred.

A Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY 1) is highly preferred.

A pharmacy practice residency in infectious diseases (PGY 2), or a fellowship is preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:
PHAR- Pharmacist State of Texas required

Board Certified Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Preferred.

SKILLS:
Basic data entry skills, excellent English language verbal/written communication skills.

HOURS:
Days, with some weekends and holidays.

DUTIES:
The Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacy Specialist will be responsible for providing safe, effective, and appropriate medication therapy to patients in the area of Infectious Diseases. He or she will provide advanced pharmacotherapy consultation in this area. The infectious disease specialist will serve as a content expert for the health system in developing specific drug therapy monitoring guidelines, providing recommendations on cost effective and safe therapy, developing policies and procedures, and creating and optimizing clinical orders sets as needed for the electronic health record.  
The infectious disease specialist will also coordinate and maintain the antimicrobial stewardship program.  Responsibilities related to this will include, but not be limited to; daily prospective patient rounding and review, development and maintenance of the antimicrobial formulary, compiling data and metrics on antimicrobial utilization, and leading in partnership with the infectious disease physicians, the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee.
The infectious disease specialist will also serve as the primary resource for infectious diseases for pharmacy, and will develop education, competencies, and monitor for performance improvement for pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals in the appropriate use of antibiotics. He or she will also precept PGY1 pharmacy residents and pharmacy students in Infectious Disease rotations.


Entity Information:
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is a 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County and surroundings communities since 1930. Hospital services include cardiovascular care, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. In early 2014, Texas Health Fort Worth will be opening a new 75,000 square foot Emergency Services Center, one of the largest in the region. Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians on its medical staff. Texas Health Fort Worth recently received national recognition for its oncology program and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Tarrant County. The hospital is also a designated Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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