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Pharmacist, Clinical Specialist - Infectious Diseases ($25K Sign-ON Bonus)

Carilion Clinic

Location: Roanoke, VA, US, 24014
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: March 28, 2024
How You’ll Help Transform Healthcare:
$25,000 Sign-On Bonus
Carilion Clinic is a six-hospital health system located in Southwest Virginia. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases will integrate into a long standing and progressive system-wide Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP), including a robust ID Pharmacist team, ID PGY2 pharmacy residents and a collaborative ID Medical Division.  The position is primarily based out of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH), which is a 763-bed academic medical center affiliated with the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.  As an academic facility with a Level 1 trauma center, this tertiary care institution has numerous post-graduate training programs, including multiple medical and surgical residencies and fellowships.  The ASP also supports a network of Carilion Clinic community hospitals, including Carilion New River Valley Medical Center (CNRV) and four non-24-hour smaller community hospitals.  Both CRMH and CNRV have pharmacy residency programs.
This specialist will primarily focus on inpatient ID responsibilities, joining a team of colleagues that rotate coverage of CRMH stewardship, community hospital stewardship, and ID consult team services.  The position involves direct patient care responsibilities including: prospective audit/feedback utilizing decision support software, penicillin allergy de-labeling/skin testing, and rapid diagnostic blood culture review. Administrative responsibilities will include leading system initiatives, infectious diseases guideline development, staff education, relevant committee representation, and precepting pharmacy students as well as PGY1 pharmacy residents (CRMH and CNRV locations) and PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacy residents (CRMH location).  Collaboration is expected with the ID division at weekly case conference, as well as weekly team meetings with the system ASP team. CDC Core Priority Measures, NHSN antimicrobial usage data tracking, and key performance metric tracking are completed at the system level and would be supported by this role.
Qualified candidates must be a graduate of a College of Pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and must possess a current Virginia pharmacist license or be eligible for licensure. An ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is required and specialized PGY2 residency training in Infectious Diseases is preferred. Applicants must possess excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills, as well as demonstrate advanced skills in critical thinking and analysis. Must be able to effectively budget time, work efficiently and accurately, and follow procedures with minimum supervision.
What We Require:
Education: Must be a graduate of a College of Pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
Experience: ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency required for all new hires or transfers as of August 1, 2011. Specialized residency training in respective patient care area is preferred.
Licensure, certification, and/or registration: License to practice Pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Virginia required within 90 days of hire. During the first 90 days of employment and the licensure application process, pharmacists without a valid license to practice pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Virginia may not perform duties restricted to a licensed pharmacist until the license is obtained. If the license is not obtained within 90 days of employment, the employee may be subject to separation from Carilion Clinic.
Other Minimum Qualifications: Must possess good leadership, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills. Must be able to effectively budget time, work efficiently and accurately, and follow procedures with minimum supervision. Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills. Work requires knowledge of general office equipment and procedures including computer and keyboarding skills. All pharmacists must complete an Orientation Competency
About Carilion
This is Carilion Clinic ...
An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.
Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.
Requisition Number: 145689
Employment Status: Full time
Location: CRMH - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Day shift Mon-Fri, every 5th weekend, 1 major/1 minor holiday
Recruiter: DAVID L NIVEN
Recruiter Phone: 540-983-4057
Recruiter Email:
For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.
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Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.