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Pharmacist - Infectious Disease

Company: Olathe Health
Location: Olathe
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary: We welcome you to join the Pharmacy Team as a Pharmacist-Infectious Disease at our Olathe Medical Center. Under the general supervision of the Director, and according to law and standard procedures provides pharmacist patient care services to the patients of Olathe Medical Center with particular focus on the pharmaceutical management of infectious disease processes. Responsible for day to day function and leading the efforts of the hospital's antibiotic stewardship program. The infectious disease specialist provides appropriate staff (pharmacy, medical, nursing) with educational tools to assist in the organization's efforts related to antibiotic stewardship. Represents pharmacy in the infection control committee and provides reports concerning efforts of the antibiotic stewardship team through the appropriate committee. Supervises pharmacy students on rotation and clinical interns as assigned. Is able to function in the role of staff pharmacist as needed. Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduate Degree Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Minimum
  • Other: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited residency or equivalent experience Minimum
  • Other: Specialty residency training in infectious disease. Preferred
  • 1 - 3 Years Minimum
  • Pharmacist Licensure in the state of Kansas Or candidates must be eligible for licensure Minimum 30 Days
  • American Heart Association CPR BLS Minimum Upon Hire Key Responsibilities:
    • Educates physicians, nurses, and pharmacists as required regarding antibiotic stewardship and evolving practice guidelines in infectious disease therapy. - Provides education to pharmacy students on rotation concerning antimicrobial therapies. - Educates staff on formulary and protocol modifications in the area of infectious diseases.
    • Provides effective leadership by promoting the safe and effective use of antimicrobial therapy, by providing appropriate expertise in the infection control committee and antimicrobial formulary decisions in the Pharmacy, Therapeutics and Dietary Committee, and by demonstrating vision in the management and ongoing development of the antimicrobial stewardship program.
    • Coordinates and provides ongoing development of the antimicrobial stewardship program. Works constructively with other disciplines in the development of therapeutic guidelines, policies, order sets, and protocols for infectious diseases. - Works with the clinical coordinator and other clinical pharmacists in the ongoing development of the pharmacists clinical practice model.
    • Demonstrates expertise as pharmacist infectious disease specialist by:
      • - Sound management of the organization's antibiotic stewardship program.
      • - Gains the confidence of co-workers, physicians, and patients in regards to therapeutic decisions and recommendations related to antimicrobial management.
      • - Demonstrates expertise in infectious disease pharmacotherapy in divergent patient populations including all range of ages and infectious disease processes common to OHSI. Benefit Highlights:
        • Medical/Vision/Dental
        • 403b Retirement Plan with 3% company match
        • 5 days of Paid Parental/Adoption Leave
        • $5k in Adoption Assistance per child
        • Paid Sick Leave
        • Accrued PTO
        • Life Insurance
        • Employee Assistance Program
        • Voluntary Benefits, including: Life, Accidental Death or Dismemberment, Critical Illness, Long-term Disability, Short-term Disability, Hospital Indemnity, Pet, Identity Theft and Legal Insurance
        • Collaborative professional work environment
        • Reduced cafeteria rates (OMC location only)
        • Tuition Reimbursement so you can achieve your educational goals (up to $5,250/year) Disclosure: Benefits eligibility may vary based on position. Why Top Talent Join Olathe Health? Our mission is to help people through healing, health and happiness. Top performers want to be a part of something special---something with a purpose. - We want the best and brightest health care professionals who are focused on providing compassionate, personalized care. - And we are committed to continue to give our associates growth and developmental opportunities while providing a safe, inclusive and welcoming work environment to do their best work. We all strive to help each other as a team to deliver the best patient care possible. At Olathe Health, we believe that if we take care of our people, they will take care of everything else. From our modest beginnings with a 30-bed hospital in 1953 to a dynamic, regional health system with more than 2,400 associates today, Olathe Health continues to grow to meet the needs of our patients and the community. The system consists of Olathe Medical Center, Inc. (OMCI), Miami County Medical Center, Inc. (MCMC), and Olathe Health Physicians, Inc. (OHPI), a large physician corporation with 38 locations. The system offers a wide range of services and specialties for individuals in all stages of life, from primary care, pediatrics and maternity care to specialties, including oncology, surgery, orthopedics, spine, cardiology, home health and hospice. - Several of our most recent honors as a system include:
          • Fortune/IBM Watson Health named OMC one of the 2021 Top 100 Hospitals.
          • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded OMC and MCMC - - - - - - - four-star ratings in 2021.
          • One of Ingram Magazine's "2020 Best Companies to Work for" (large employer category) and one of the "Best Hospitals in Kansas for Nurses" (according to nurse.org). Great things are happening at Olathe Health and we would love for YOU to join our team today!

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