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Clinical Pharmacy Spec IL

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1775 Dempster St
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases performs a variety of clinical and administrative support services to optimize antimicrobial use and antimicrobial use outcomes for Advocate Aurora Health (AAH) patients.  Serving as liaison between the infectious diseases physician service line and the pharmacy department the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases provides antimicrobial use oversight though routine culture-based and medication-based surveillance.  In this role the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases is expected to provide clinical infectious diseases pharmacotherapy expertise and support to both the medical and pharmacy staff across AAH.  

Based at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases performs routine surveillance for patients at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and other AAH sites in Illinois while regularly precepting pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.  Additionally, the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases will serve as the residency program director for the ASHP accredited PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at Advocate Lutheran General (n=1 resident).  As a core member of the AAH Antimicrobial Stewardship Team the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases works with other AAH infectious diseases pharmacists and a multidisciplinary group of physicians and non-physician team members to develop and enforce antimicrobial use policy for the entire health-system.

The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases would be joining a large team of infectious diseases pharmacists across AAH.  While hours would be approximately 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, the position is salaried and the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases is expected to provide infectious diseases pharmacotherapy support to pharmacists and providers after-hours and on weekends as needed. 

Licenses & Certifications

Pharmacist license issued by the state of Illinois. 


Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy.

Required Functional Experience

Typically requires 3-5 years of experience in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship.

Specialty certification in infectious diseases (BCPS, AQ-ID or BCIDP)

ASHP accredited PGY2 residency in infection diseases strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrated decision making, team building, customer service, and conflict resolution. Maintains advanced skills in an areas of practice, demonstrating a commitment to continuing professional growth and advancement of the pharmacy profession Strong computer skills Excellent communication and organizational skills Demonstrated presentation, facilitation, and training development skills.

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