Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases-Bethlehem, Pennsylvania St

Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases-Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
St. Luke's University Health Network is seeking a Clinical
Pharmacist for Infectious
Disease position
Nationally Recognized for Excellent Quality Care St. Luke's
University Health Network is a multi-hospital system affiliated with
more than 1,200 doctors serving the greater Lehigh Valley area of
eastern PA and Warren County in New Jersey. Our doctors, facilities
and technology are consistently recognized as among the best in the
nation. The commitment and involvement of our 7,000+ employees
determine our future success. To achieve our Vision, we are guided by
the following values: Pride, Caring, Respect, Accountability,
The Clinical Pharmacist – Infectious Disease will provide collaborative pharmaceutical care to
patients receiving antimicrobial and antiviral therapy. Additionally, the pharmacist will work in
collaboration with pharmacy leadership, the Infectious Disease providers, and Infection Control
department to monitor anti-infective utilization, susceptibility, and infectious trends.
Responsibilities Include, but not limited to:
~Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and
development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
~Develop service line clinical pathways as necessary.
~Monitors effectiveness and staff compliance with clinical programs in coordination with the
Clinical Coordinator for Network Pharmacy Services.
~Collaborates with the Clinical Coordinator in developing and implementing clinical activities
for pharmacy staff.
~Educates medical residents/interns, pharmacy residents, case managers, nurses, physicians,
pharmacists, and students.
~Assists in developing pharmacy policies and procedures related to anti-infective medications,
antimicrobial stewardship, and drug utilization.
~Mentors pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and students.
~Interacts with health care professionals; participates in medical rounds as needed.
~Participates in order entry and related monitoring activities, including:
Allergy and allergy history clarifications
Medication history
Drug selection
Drug appropriateness for condition
Interactions including drug/drug, drug/food, and drug/lab
Renal and hepatic function
Culture and sensitivity
INR/PTT/PT and other related lab values
TPN formulation
IV to PO streamlining
Pain management
~Implements and coordinates investigational protocols as required and in cooperation with the
investigational drug service.
~Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and
development and communication appropriate to age of the patient treated.
Ideal Candidate will possess the following:
~Must be a licensed pharmacist in PA or eligible for licensure
~PharmD or equivalent
~ASHP accredited PGY-2 residency in Infectious Disease or equivalent required.
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