Sanford Health

Pharmacist - Infectious Disease - Pharmacy-SMCF

Fargo, North Dakota
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Mar 01, 2018
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Possesses the knowledge and ability to dispense prescription drugs to patients. Helps patients understand doctor's instructions and monitors patients' health and progress. Manages daily prescriptions. Advises doctors on the selection, dosages, interactions and side effects of medication. Provides information about drug side effects and interactions among different drugs. Dispenses drugs and makes sure people are taking the right medications. Monitors the health and progress of patients in response to drug therapy. Reviews drug utilization and answers questions about prescription drugs. Provides information and makes recommendations about drugs. Takes inventory and handles other basic pharmacy events, such as answering incoming physician calls and logging data.


A successful candidate for this role will have experience and advanced training in the practice of infectious disease and/or antimicrobial stewardship. The completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency or specialized experience is preferred. The completion of a PGY-2 in infectious disease or Added Qualifications in Infectious Disease (AQ ID) is favorable.

Sanford Health is a teaching hospital where the pharmacist will have the opportunity for involvement with our PGY-1 residents, PGY-2 critical care resident, and pharmacy students. The pharmacist staff has a rotation through their clinical specialty as well as the central pharmacy, IV room and other decentralized medical/surgical pharmacy roles. The pharmacist position includes clinical pharmacy activities. Some examples include pharmacokinetics, TPN ordering and monitoring, anticoagulation review, renal dosing, IV to PO, and interdisciplinary rounding. Outside of the ID clinical specialty rotation week (M-F), the position will involve a rotation of day and evening shifts with an every 3rd weekend rotation schedule.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as an ID-pharmacy resource for all members of the healthcare team at Sanford-Fargo Medical Centers regarding appropriate, safe and cost-effective antimicrobial use.

  • Actively participate in daily ASP activities and patient care.

  • Support evaluation and development of system ID pharmacy programming through participation in multi-disciplinary ASP committee work.

  • Active engagement in multi-disciplinary therapeutic and performance improvement initiatives, EMR (EPIC) build review/development, and Antimicrobial Guide updates.

  • Assist with compliance with regulatory standards related to antimicrobial stewardship.

  • Oversight and support of pharmacy learners (residents and pharmacy students) by precepting rotations and collaborating on presentations and projects.


    License must be in good standing by the State Board of Pharmacy in state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by position Graduation from an accredited College of Pharmacy. Pharm D degree. Experience in a Hospital is preferred.

    About Sanford Health:

    At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing. Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve. We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

    In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth. We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases. We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

    The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities. We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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