Works with the ID physicians in the BCC by counseling patients and physicians on drug information, drug-taking instructions, side effects, the importance of adherence, and strategies for coping with complex medication regimens. This position will serve as a liaison between the BCC and the outpatient pharmacy and will oversee the BCC medication formulary. It will be a position that rotates with other clinical ID pharmacists between ambulatory BCC and inpatient ID consult teams and stewardship activities which includes proactively participating in patient care rounds/clinic visits, reviewing patient profiles, providing antimicrobial pharmacotherapeutic consults, making patient specific antimicrobial drug therapy recommendations. Identifying and engaging appropriate multidisciplinary clinical experts to enhance judicious use of antimicrobials; identifying, tracking, and measuring both process and outcome measures related to antimicrobial stewardship; and providing comprehensive antimicrobial stewardship education.
Strong clinical skills; knowledge of inpatient drug distribution and dispensing; ability to prioritize; excellent communication skills; team mentality; desire to teach; and motivation are required to excel in this position.
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