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Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist Specialist

CHI Health Bismarck, North Dakota
Requisition ID 2022-246943 Employment Type Full Time Department Pharmacy Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00 Remote No Category Pharmacy

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Specialist pharmacist will oversee the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program across the facilities located in North Dakota and Minnesota who are part of the Midwest Division of CommonSpirit Health. The position located in Bismarck, North Dakota will be primarily stationed at St Alexius Health Bismarck Medical Center but will have remote monitoring responsibilities for other facilities.  Relationship building with remote facility hospital leadership, providers, and caregivers will be essential and travel to sites will be necessary.  It is anticipated that travel would be ~10% of time or less.  

  1. The clinical specialist will provide pharmaceutical care services by promoting the safe and effective use of antimicrobial agents. 
  2. Responsible for monitoring the appropriate use of targeted antimicrobials in inpatients
  3. Works independently and in collaboration with the Division of Infectious Diseases, when needed, to design and implement patient-specific drug regimens that optimize appropriate antibiotic coverage in prophylaxis, empiric use, and documented infections. 
  4. Responsible for recommending improved antimicrobial regimens in patients who require them through the use of written and oral communication. 
  5. Provides drug information services to the physicians of the hospitals on the use of antimicrobials, serves as a liaison between the Department of Pharmacy Services and the Division of Infectious Diseases. 
  6. Serves as clinical reference through the provision of educational in-services, drug utilization reviews, guideline development, and informal consults. 
  7. Enforces institutional policies and procedures related to medication ordering, dispensing, storage and administration.
  8. Develops protocols together with Antimicrobial Stewardship subcommittee that promote the prudent use of antimicrobial agents, and will assist in formulary development by providing clinical expertise in the selection of antimicrobials.
  9. Assists with leading the division Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) and the division Antimicrobial Stewardship subcommittee, together with the Antimicrobial Stewardship physician, and the Division Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services. 
  10. Responsible, together with Antimicrobial Stewardship physician and ASP, for improving and maintaining outcomes of the ASP at all CSH facilities across North Dakota and Minnesota.  Desired outcomes include but are not limited to antimicrobial cost savings, reducing inappropriate antimicrobial days of therapy for hospitalized patients, reducing hospital acquired infections (including C. difficile), and other outcomes/goals of the ASP program.  


Required: Pharmacist License in State of Practice

PREFERRED: Antimicrobial stewardship or infectious disease experience, preferably with a PGY1 residency and PGY2 in Infectious Disease or Antimicrobial Stewardship.


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