Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Infectious Disease

    Job Title
    Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Infectious Disease
    Job ID
    Washington,  DC
    Other Location
    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire an Infectious Disease Pharmacist Specialist for the Pharmacy Department who will embrace our rich and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.
    Purpose of Job:

    The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist manages and develops clinical services of the department to support a high level of patient care and appropriate utilization of drug therapy through direct patient care activities, clinical services administration and staff education.

    This position is Full Time Monday-Friday 40 hours per week (9am-530pm)

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Reviews pharmacy and organizational policies and procedures in regard to drug use and departmental readiness for regulatory audits.
    • Serves as a clinical specialist resource for pharmacists, nurses and physicians.
    • Provides clinical staff development services and instruction within area of expertise to pharmacy staff. Assists with evaluation of staff clinical activities and interventions.
    • Documents clinical activities that include, but are not limited to, disease-state management, general pharmacotherapeutic monitoring, pharmacokinetic monitoring, ADEs, education, and other patient care activities related to infectious diseases.
    • Promotes the use of the formulary, when possible, but coordinates procurement of non-formulary drugs when necessary.
    • Works closely with Pharmacy director and participates in quality assurance programs and clinical pathway development to enhance pharmaceutical care.
    • Participates in the development of medication use management programs within Howard University Hospital including clinical guidelines, critical pathways, disease management, and drug use programs.
    •  Assists in the preparation and presentation of other information needed by various committees such as Adverse Drug Reactions, Medication Use Indicators, Medication Errors and special topic of concern as needed.
    • Works with Pharmacy director to develop advanced clinical services including pharmacy-managed protocols and programs
    • Actively serves as mentor and preceptor for clinical staff pharmacists, pharmacy students, and pharmacy residents through example, training, and education.
    • Assists with the coordination of the organization’s drug utilization program, and develops department-wide initiatives to ensure that pharmacists monitor the use of medication in relation to patient’s age, height, weight, sex and disease state to assure appropriate utilization, and interacts with the staff to suggest therapeutic alternatives that are safe, cost effective, and evidence-based.
    • Acts as an educational resource by developing and presenting programs to the pharmacy and hospital staff that promote the safe, effective, appropriate and cost-efficient medication therapy to patients in the area of Infectious Disease.  
    • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.  The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
    Qualified candidates will possess:
    • Doctor of Pharmacy from an accredited School of Pharmacy.
    • Completion of a PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in a specialized clinical area from an accredited program.
    • Registration as a pharmacist in the District of Columbia or eligibility for registry through reciprocity.  BPS certification preferred.

    At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

    • Work-life balance
    • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, and sick leave and 403B retirement plan)
    • 100% free tuition to attend Howard University for you and/or your dependent children

    COVID-19 Vaccination 

    Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment.  External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location.

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    Required Skills

    Doctor of Pharmacy from an accredited School of Pharmacy.
    Completion of a PGY-2 Pharmacy Practice Residency or equivalent experience is required. Board certification is preferred.
    Registration as a pharmacist in the District of Columbia or eligibility for registry through reciprocity. BPS certification preferred.

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