Antibiotic Stewardship Pharmacist

Oklahoma State Department of Health
November 10, 2023
Oklahoma County, OK
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Antibiotic Stewardship Pharmacist


Supervisory Organization
340 Infectious Disease Prevention and Response

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Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

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Full time

Job Type

The annual salary is up to $147,000 based on Education and Experience.

Job Description

Location : 123 Robert S Kerr Ave. Oklahoma City

Salary: $ $147,000 based on education and experience.

Full Time /Part Time: Full Time

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday

Primary Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Why you'll love it here!

RESPECT. COLLABORATION. SERVICE. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. Check out why were are passionate about public health and believe it is the career for you!!! What is Public Health?

Oh yeah, did we mention perks? We know that benefits matter and that is why we offer a competitive benefits package for all eligible employees.

  • Generous state paid benefit allowance to help cover insurance premiums.
  • A wide choice of insurance plans with no pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care expenses and/or dependent care.
  • Retirement Savings Plan with a generous match.
  • 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave the first year for full time employees.
  • 11 paid holidays a year.
  • Student Loan repayment options & tuition reimbursement.
  • Employee discounts with a variety of companies and venders.
  • Longevity Bonus for years of service

Position Description:. This position will serve as the subject matter expert in a full-time pharmacist role that supports the Infectious Disease Prevention and Response service area mission while performing the Healthcare Associated Infections/Antibiotic Resistance (HAI/AR) Prevention Program activities. This position will primarily coordinate antibiotic stewardship activities. Additional duties will include conducting reviews of antibiotic resistance tracking within the HAI/AR program while also providing guidance and education to public health partners, healthcare facility pharmacists, infection preventionists, and frontline clinicians. This will include, but is not limited to, development of a stewardship toolkit, facilitation of the Antibiotic Use Module subcommittee within the HAI Advisory group, and oversite for the analysis of antibiotic use data.


  • Promote and support antimicrobial stewardship efforts in all healthcare settings and targeting provider groups in dialysis and emergency departments.
  • Collaborate with facilities to report antibiotic prescribing data within the National Healthcare Safety Network Antibiotic Use Module.
  • Develop and update content for a stewardship toolkit, maintain updated guidelines for appropriate antibiotic use in both adult and pediatric populations.
  • Implement activities to promote the judicious use of antibiotics and guide antibiotic stewardship programs at a variety of healthcare facility types.
  • Provide pharmacy expertise to the HAI/AR Prevention Program staff and assist with identification and development of activities that assist hospitals and various other healthcare facilities with the implementation of antibiotic stewardship programs.
  • Support and maintain a minimum of five Critical Access Hospitals to develop an Antibiotic Stewardship program with coordination of assessments and implementation of Core Elements.
  • Support growth of antibiotic stewardship programs in skilled and long-term nursing care facilities through education.
  • Participate in the analysis and interpretation of data on outpatient antimicrobial use (including Claims Databases data, publicly available CMS outpatient antibiotic use data, and available NHSN antibiotic use data) to better understand the prioritization of interventions (e.g., certain providers, provider groups, and geographic locations) within Oklahoma.
  • Serve as facilitator on the Antimicrobial Stewardship subcommittee of the multidisciplinary HAI advisory workgroup.
  • Meet with pharmacists and providers throughout the state to promote discuss and validate stewardship activities in person or via video teleconferences.
  • Participate in data collection, entry, cleaning, analysis, and interpretation for antimicrobial stewardship projects.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations on antimicrobial stewardship to local, state, and national partners
  • Participate in quality improvement collaborative programs with community partners (i.e., QIN/QIO and Oklahoma Hospital Association)
  • Serve as backup to OSDH Pharmacist to verify/certify DOT/DOPT prescription regimens and verify repackaged unit dose and unit-of-issue medications for the county health departments.
  • Serve as a resource to Infectious Disease areas for consultations regarding other resistant organisms, including but not limited to Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB), drug resistant gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis.
  • Other Duties
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and supports the OSDH mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
  • Works effectively independently and in a team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requirements consist of possession of a valid license as a Pharmacist in the State of Oklahoma, graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor of science (BS) in Pharmaceutical Science or Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, and experience equivalent to two years of full-time responsible work as a pharmacist.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: This position is primarily in an office environment. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position. Frequent in-state travel is required to provide education and resources to local and county health departments, infection preventionists and frontline caregivers in a variety of healthcare facility types in Oklahoma, as well as conducting infection control assessments and investigations.

Telework: This position is eligible for partial Telework and is subject to OSDH policy and supervisor's discretion.

Application Requirements:

  • If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of application.
  • All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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