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AMITA Health Pharmacist – Infectious Disease , Full Time Days in Aurora, Illinois

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AMITA Health Mercy Medical Center Aurora

AMITA Health Mercy Medical Center Aurora has built a legacy of caring for the community and its residents. Founded in 1911, AMITA Health Mercy Aurora is a full-service hospital with a Level II Trauma Center, a Primary Stroke Center, and a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center with minimally invasive robotics technology. We provide comprehensive care in a wide range of medical areas, including our renowned heart and vascular care for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of heart disease.

What You Will Do

Assure the appropriate selection, dosing, administering, and dispensing of medication orders in specialized areas, such as nuclear medicine, oncology, cardiology. Serve as a subject matter expert in pharmacy discipline and provide guidance across pharmacies and to clinical leadership.

  • Ensure control and prevention of antimicrobial resistance, minimization of medication-related adverse events, and reduction of unnecessary financial costs

  • Lead the ASP team with the ID physician.

  • Member of the AMITA Health system Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee (currently under development)

  • Participates in the planning and management of the ASP;

  • Assists in the development of an annual service plan for antimicrobial stewardship, including review of progress to date and strategic goals/targets;

  • Performs drug/ drug class reviews for the System P&T Committee

  • Assists with guideline/ pathway and antimicrobial order form development and implementation;

  • Assists with antimicrobial education initiatives, in collaboration with other members of the ASP team

  • Lead the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship policies/ initiatives as recommended by the ASP.

  • Clinical role in conjunction with other members of the ASP team.

  • Participates in the planning and management of the ASP;

  • Assists in the development of an annual service plan for antimicrobial stewardship, including review of progress to date and strategic goals/targets;

  • Promoting cost-effective pharmaceutical care to patients receiving select/targeted antimicrobial therapy.

  • Integration of antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control.

  • Identification of patients for stewardship interventions.

  • Initiation of streamlining or sequential therapy;

  • Dose adjustments due to renal function, hepatic function, or drug-drug interactions;

  • Therapeutic drug monitoring (Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic services);

  • Approval of restricted antimicrobials, in conjunction with the local ASP ID physician;

  • Provision of expert advice on antimicrobial use, to promote the safe, effective and cost-efficient use of antimicrobials;

  • Discuss antimicrobial order changes with ID physician and/or prescriber;

  • Document changes and inform others of those changes

  • Provide education and training to supportive hospital staff on ASP initiatives and antimicrobial therapy.

  • Train other clinical pharmacy specialists and staff pharmacists on their roles/responsibilities to ensure the success of the ASP;

  • Provide in-services to pharmacy, medical, nursing staff;

  • Provide presentations and publications at the local, system, regional and national level

  • Collection and analysis of ASP strategies as well as reporting local progress of ASP goals.

What You Will Need

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Pharmacist credentialed from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy or Doctorate of Pharmacy required.

  • Pharmacy residency preferred.

Additional Preferences

Preferred

• Extensive experience in Infectious Diseases (including PGY-2 in infectious diseases, BCPID, or comparable experience)

Why Join Our Team

AMITA Health, one of the largest health systems in Illinois, is comprised of 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. With more than 900 providers in its medical groups, 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners, AMITA Health serves over 6.6 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area. We are committed to improving accessibility to healthcare in the communities we serve. We hold ourselves accountable to our patients and one another, and we work hard to treat the whole person, body, mind and spirit. Our compassionate, talented team members are the source of our strength, and we invest heavily in their well-being. We offer significant professional opportunities, career advancement potential, comprehensive training and competitive wages.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

AMITA Health will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfEEO is the Law Poster SupplementPlease note that AMITA Health will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. AMITA Health will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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