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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 2/17/2017

Norton Healthcare Louisville, KY

Louisville, KY
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



For 130 years, Norton Healthcare's faith heritage has guided its mission to provide quality health care to all those it serves. Today, Norton Healthcare is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. The hospital and health care system is the Louisville area's third largest private employer, providing care at more than 210 locations throughout Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana. The Louisville-based not-for-profit system includes five Louisville hospitals with 1,837 licensed beds; seven outpatient centers; 13 Norton Immediate Care Centers; more than 13,000 employees; more than 750 employed medical providers; and approximately 2,000 total physicians on its medical staff. In 2015 Norton Healthcare was named by Healthiest Employers as the 11th healthiest place to work in the country. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at


The Clinical Pharmacist Specialist- Infectious Diseases role is to provide evidence-based collaborative patient-centered care to Norton Healthcare patients. This clinical pharmacist specialist optimizes antimicrobial medication therapy by championing and developing system-wide strategies that lead to desired clinical outcomes while reducing/minimizing unintended adverse drug events and cost. In particular this pharmacist will: Work collaboratively with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to develop programs/guidelines that improve antimicrobial stewardship practice and patient outcomes. Provide efficient cost-effective antimicrobial stewardship and patient-centered care. Provide verbal and written consultations concerning antimicrobial medication therapy on a daily basis. Serve as the Pharmacy PGY-2 Infectious Diseases residency program director. Participates in implementation and maintenance of guidelines and order sets. Participate in the educational experience pharmacy students. Provide education to physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team. Provide presentations, publications and other informative activities related to specialty practice. Detect, monitor and report adverse drug events. Represent the pharmacy department on applicable committees and teams. Provides input and guidance for management of medication formulary. Provide operational support to the pharmacy, including dispensing and compounding. This position requires a high level of interaction with physicians, nurses, patients, other health care providers, as well as pharmacy management in problem solving and project interaction. The employee is responsible for: supporting and facilitating the QI process through on-going development and monitoring of performance improvement indicators; growth and facilitation of Pharmacy work teams to meet quality, clinical standards of care; assisting the Director to provide effective and efficient use of all resources and for ensuring budget and value proposition targets are met. Work involves non-standardized tasks requiring professional judgment. Errors could lead to cost and quality problems for the Pharmacy Department.



Three years Pharmacy or completion of Post Graduate Year-2 (PGY-2) residency in Infectious Diseases

Bachelor Degree Pharmacy




Doctorate Degree Pharmacy

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist


NORTON HEALTHCARE offers a competitive benefit package including:

* Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

* Paid Vacation, Sick Days and Holidays

* Short and Long Term Disability

* 403b/401k Plan

* Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

* College Savings Plan

* Fitness Center

* Free Parking

* Life Insurance

* Comprehensive Wellness Program

For more information please visit: Benefits at a Glance

Norton Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity