The Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for the oversight and management of the antimicrobial stewardship program at Highland Hospital. This will be accomplished collaboratively with the departments of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Microbiology. The Clinical Specialist will provide management of a comprehensive pharmacy based program to educate, monitor, and report on utilization of antimicrobial therapies for pharmacy staff, hospital providers, and hospital administration. The Clinical Specialist will lead a restrictive antimicrobial program, provide guidance and direction to pharmacy staff in the management of pharmacokinetic services and stewardship activities, provide concurrent feedback to providers through weekly stewardship rounds with the Department of Medicine, and work collaboratively with other Infectious Diseases pharmacists at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
The clinical pharmacy specialist serves as a leader for the department, organizing appropriate departmental initiatives and providing education and teaching for pharmacy colleagues, providers and trainees at all levels of practice. The clinical pharmacy specialist will also have a working knowledge of the operational aspects of the department and will contribute to the overall objectives of the department as an integrated member of the pharmacy practice team
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Highland Hospital is located in Rochester New York on the shores of Lake Ontario and in close proximity to the Finger Lakes wine region. Highland Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Rochester Medical Center, is a 260-bed community teaching hospital. Key services and programs at Highland include the Evarts Joint Center, a very busy Bariatric Surgery Center, a comprehensive Cardiology prog...ram focusing on heart failure management, a Family Maternity Center, a world reknown Geriatric Fracture program, and a certified Stroke Center. Highland is a training site for the University of Rochester Medical Center and several schools of pharmacy including the St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy and the University of Buffalo. The Highland Hospital Department of Pharmacy is the site of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency program.