Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is a 340-bed community hospital with the latest in advanced technology, a combination that enables us to deliver exceptional results. As part of our full range of healthcare services, we specialize in heart and stroke care, pediatrics including pediatric intensive care, oncology, diagnostic imaging, and women's health—including high-risk pregnancies, maternity and neonatal intensive care. We also have extensive adult critical care services in cardiac surgery, general medical and surgical intensive care, and Level II trauma surgery designation. We're also a national trendsetter in kidney transplants—through the Virginia Transplant Center—and we lead the state in minimally invasive procedures, having performed more da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgeries than any other facility in Virginia.
We provide a broad range of clinical services and utilize innovative technologies in drug distribution, clinical documentation, pharmacy automation, and inventory control. Specialized pharmacy services are provided in the areas of kidney transplant; adult, pediatric, and neonatal intensive care; pediatrics; internal medicine; surgical services; infectious disease/antimicrobial management; oncology; outpatient infusion, two free standing emergency centers and an ambulatory surgery center. In addition, we provide ambulatory care clinical services in our pharmacist-managed Coumadin Clinic and outpatient kidney transplant clinic. We have an ASHP-Accredited PGY1 residency and precept students from area pharmacy schools.
As with all HCA Virginia hospitals, Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Care Center and an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We are also accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center and recipient of the ACoS Outstanding Achievement Award.
Above all else, the team working together at Henrico Doctors' Hospital is committed to the care and improvement of human life. For an inspiring and challenging career where you can make a significant difference in people's lives, join our diverse community of experienced healthcare experts.
Actively participates in the provision of training and mentorship within peer group and cross campus pharmacists for all aspects of the antimicrobial management program (AMP) and all infectious disease related initiatives/programs.
Facilitates pharmacist involvement in AMP opportunities and provides cross campus education about Division and facility goals related to antimicrobial stewardship.
Works closely with multidisciplinary team in Infectious Disease management and provides backup support to service lines where appropriate and as assigned.
Participates as the Co-Chair of the AMP Committee with an Infectious Disease Physician and is responsible for scheduling meetings, agenda and document preparation, and collaborating with Microbiology and Infection Prevention on committee reporting. Participates as a member of the Infection Prevention and Pharmacy & Therapeutics committees to report AMP strategies and provide subject matter expertise.
Provides clinical expertise in Infectious Disease and antimicrobial stewardship (de-escalation, dose optimization, IV to PO, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, appropriate utilization, protocol/policy development) as well as additional clinical programs as assigned.
Routinely reviews/monitors facility Key Performance Indicators and dashboards related to antimicrobial utilization and stewardship. Compiles and analyzes the daily defined dose report and drives antimicrobial spend reduction strategies.
Conducts gap analysis of the antimicrobial stewardship program.
Updates and educates antibiogram information in coordination with Microbiology on an annual basis.
Maintains frequent communication with the Division Infectious Disease Pharmacist (DIDP), Division Director of Clinical Pharmacy (DDCP, Director of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Clinical Manager, AMP Physician Champion, Infection Prevention, and Microbiology on AMP opportunities and improvements within the facility.
Collaborates with peer Clinical Specialist for optimization of infectious disease related Core Measures in conjunction with Quality Management.
Develops and monitors in coordination with the Clinical Manager processes for adherence to formulary, including pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics dosing of antimicrobials.
Serves as primary preceptor for pharmacy students and residents in Infectious Disease and fulfills all documentation responsibilities.
Communicates effectively with healthcare professionals, patients and family members where appropriate.
Actively participates as a member of the local, state, and national pharmacy societies.
Creates national visibility by presenting clinical information/programs such as poster presentations or managed case studies or publishing in nationally recognized journals.
Monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, drug-drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies, disease state appropriateness relative to drug and dose.
Actively participates across the campus structure aiding in recommendations for appropriate, cost-effective therapeutic medication alternatives to medical staff and peers.
Provides accurate and timely medication information as needed to all healthcare professionals.
Takes a lead role in working within clinical initiatives, improving patient safety and medication use.
Leads in the medication utilization evaluation (MUE) process based on facility and division-level initiatives for AMP.
Documents all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely.
Supports and participates in the goals of the organization's quality improvement, risk management, and patient safety programs to include, but limited to, National Patient Safety Goals, Core Measures, regulatory compliance and HCAHPS medication-related initiatives
Prioritizes work and assists in implementation of clinical process changes and others as assigned.
Assists with the preparation of forms of written and electronic communication or publications related to AMP strategies and Infectious Disease services.
Performs drug class reviews and prepares drug monographs for committee submission and review.
Participates in all aspects of managing the drug formulary.
Participates in additional department functions to support the operations of the pharmacy department.
Competent to fulfill Clinical Pharmacist 1 job responsibilities when needed.
Virginia licensure by examination or reciprocity
PGY2 Infectious Disease or Antimicrobial Stewardship Certification