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Beth Israel Lahey Health Director, System Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Westwood, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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The Director, System Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs will use vision, initiative and leadership to make a decisive impact on antimicrobial care across BILH. This role is responsible for leading BILH’s enterprise-wide antimicrobial stewardship initiatives to move BILH toward actualization of our patient care vision. This individual will collaborate with site leaders and oversee the implementation and integration of antimicrobial stewardship and clinical programs and services across the enterprise. The Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship programs will lead initiatives that promote patient-centric, evidence-based practice that improves patient outcomes and that are financially sustainable. This individual will ensure compliance and best practices in antimicrobial management. The Director, System Antimicrobial Stewardship, will be a highly visible leader who is trusted to ensure appropriate stewardship of resources and medication use related to the use of antimicrobials across the network.

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee antimicrobial stewardship activities across BILH.

  2. Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) in antimicrobial stewardship and related activities/interventions.

  3. Manage the antimicrobial formulary across acute care sites at BILH.

  4. Harmonize documentation and reporting of antimicrobial stewardship activities across the network.

  5. Integrate antimicrobial practice, including restricted antimicrobials and audit/feedback across acute care institutions.

  6. Create and maintain system-level antimicrobial use dashboard.

  7. Oversee collaborative drug therapy management programs related to the use of antimicrobials.

  8. Develop and track standard productivity metrics for antimicrobial stewardship across BILH.

  9. Co-Chair system antibiotic subcommittee to develop and implement antimicrobial-related policies and procedures in the ambulatory and acute care settings.

  10. Measure and report outcomes-based metrics associated with antimicrobials.

  11. Provide support on monitoring quality trends and identifying gaps to drive quality improvement activities.

  12. Ensure effective and timely staff recruitment, orientation, training, education, mentoring, career development, performance review, and retention as appropriate for system-related antimicrobial stewardship roles.

  13. Serve as a preceptor in Pharmacy Residency training programs.

  14. Create/implement systems/guidelines to ensure optimal antimicrobial management in transitions of care.

  15. Effectively communicate system level stewardship activities to stakeholders.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Pharm.D. or B.S. in Pharmacy

  2. Licensure, Certification & Registration: MA Pharmacist License.

  3. 5 to 8 years related work experience in pharmacy

  4. 3 years' experience as a clinical coordinator or manager in large, complex facility or health system

Ability to work cross-functionally at the system and local hospital level.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  1. Strong analytic skills and strong communication, interpersonal, presentation, customer service, and computer skills required.

  2. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment required.

  3. Ability to effectively supervise and mentor pharmacy team members.

  4. Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and responsibilities.

  5. Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills required.

  6. Ability to develop and lead work teams required.

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  1. Advanced certification (e.g. BCPS or BCIDP)

  2. Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY 1 and PGY 2 Residency, or equivalent experience

  3. Experience working on enterprise level intiatives

  4. Experience as a pharmacy residency preceptor preferred

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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