Under minimal supervision, responsible for enhancing the management of patients with varying infectious diseases through direct patient care and programs to support appropriate antimicrobial usage across the Denver Health system (inpatient and outpatient settings). Assesses patient response to antimicrobial regimens through direct patient interviews, participation in daily patient care rounds, review of pertinent lab data, monitoring for adverse reactions and allergies to medications, and drug-drug interactions. Provides dosing recommendations and adjust medication regimens per protocol for patients. Documents all patient care activities and recommendations in the medical record. Counsels patients as necessary regarding the use of medications and provides follow up monitoring. Leads and operates the Antimicrobial Stewardship program in conjunction with Infectious Disease physician. Provide education to pharmacist, medical, nursing, and allied health care professionals. Develops policies and procedures, clinical guidelines, or other documents as required to operate the service.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy required, PharmD preferred.
Experience: At least one year of experience in infectious disease clinical pharmacy services.
Completion of a PGY 1 Pharmacy Practice residency or equivalent experience in infectious diseases
is preferred. Completion of a PGY 2 Specialty residency in infectious disease is preferred. Board
certification in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) or specialty area is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: In depth knowledge of infectious diseases, which includes current
treatment guidelines, literature, and pharmacokinetics/pharmacothearpy for antimicrobials. Strong
communication and active listening skills. Ability to provide vision and oversight to the Antimicrobial
Stewardship program in the inpatient setting.
Certificate/License/Registration: Registered Pharmacist in the State of Colorado. All certifications
and licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 500-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, eight family health centers, 13 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, an off-site 100 bed non-medical detoxification unit and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $4 billion in care for the uninsured since 1991. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving thirty percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 160,000 individuals and 40% of Denver’s children.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
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