Clinical Pharmacist - Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship (Full-Time)

Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  235292
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  DUKE HOSPITAL
Date:  Nov 30, 2023
Duke University Hospital

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.

In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.

Work Location: Duke Unversity Hospital - Durham, NC


Working Hours:

  • Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Position Summary:   The Antimicrobial Stewardship and Evaluation Team (ASET) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of antimicrobial use throughout Duke University Hospital (DUH).  This person will join two antimicrobial stewardship pharmacists and work collaboratively with the Department of Pharmacy, medical staff, and other healthcare workers under the direction of the ASET Pharmacist Coordinator and Medical Director.


Description of Institution: DUH is a 954-bed tertiary care, academic medical center with comprehensive inpatient and ambulatory care services. The Department of Pharmacy provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care with a staff of approximately 450 pharmacists, technicians, administrative and support personnel. The Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention was designated an Infectious Diseases Society of America Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence in 2017.  Located within the Research Triangle, Duke University and the region offer an excellent quality of life.  Additional information may be viewed at


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform prospective and retrospective antimicrobial review, feedback, and (when indicated) intervention throughout DUH (adults and pediatrics)

  • Participate in the development of infectious diseases-related protocols and order sets

  • Update DUH infectious disease guidelines to improve antibiotic decision-support for DUH clinicians relating to the selection, dose, duration, and monitoring of antimicrobials

  • Collaborate with other members of the ASET interdisciplinary team to establish models and procedures to audit and provide prescriber feedback in order to optimize antimicrobial prescribing practices

  • Represent ASET to front-line prescribers and administrative leaders at DUH; actively contribute in related committees, groups or initiatives relating to antimicrobial stewardship

  • Participate in the preparation of reports intended to document the impact of the program on quality, safety, and cost of antimicrobial use

  • Assist in organizing, managing, and querying the DUH antimicrobial utilization database

  • Work to ensure optimal compliance with anti-infective related clinical pathways and guidelines

  • Analyze prescribing and utilization patterns utilizing internal and external databases to identify trends and improvement opportunities.

  • Design and implement strategies and activities for enhancing performance in antimicrobial medication utilization

  • Participate in the review of requests for restricted antibiotic use

  • Assist in developing annual quality and financial goals for anti-infective utilization

  • Participate in the conduct of didactic and experiential training of present and future pharmacists and physicians in principles of antimicrobial stewardship

  • Provide educational lectures and/or participates in research (Duke, State/Local, National)


Required or desired advanced knowledge and skills and abilities:  Advanced leadership skills, demonstrating progressive degrees of responsibility, the ability to lead projects and people, and to consistently deliver results; proficiency in knowledge translation, critical appraisal, implementing evidenced-based strategies, change management, and teaching; scholarly potential, interest, and participation in academic research; effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to establish and maintain working relationships with various members of health care teams; effective analysis of data and processes for opportunities for improvement; ability to manage numerous diverse projects simultaneously through effective priority setting, efficient use of time, organization; knowledge of accreditation standards and regulations related to health care; attention to detail and accuracy; and computer literacy



Minimum Qualifications



  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree OR BS Pharmacy Degree



  • With a BS Pharmacy degree, two years of pharmacy practice experience, or acceptable board certification, or completion of an accredited residency program and demonstrated ability to achieve positive patient outcomes in a similar environment is required.

  • With Doctor of Pharmacy degree, no experience is required.

  • Three years of clinical hospital experience and/or completion of a PGY1 residency and PGY2 residency in infectious diseases required.

  •  Candidates with experience as a member of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program are preferred.


Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

  • Licensed Pharmacist or eligible to practice pharmacy in North Carolina


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