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Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Boise, Idaho

St. Luke's Health System
Boise, Idaho
Closing date
Oct 30, 2024

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Infectious Disease
Full Time
Position Type

St. Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho is seeking an Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Outpatient Antimicrobial Therapy

This clinic pharmacist will be implementing a new practice as an outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) pharmacist in collaboration with our infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship teams. Ambulatory pharmacy services provided will include addressing pharmacy-related questions from clinic providers and managing infectious diseases under collaborative practice.

This pharmacist is a member of the infectious disease (ID) clinic team and works closely with physicians and APPs to ensure appropriate long-term antimicrobials and monitoring.


  • Assists with determination of OPAT candidacy and regimen selection
  • Counsels patients on OPAT regimens
  • Oversees pharmacotherapy monitoring for patients on OPAT service
  • Verifies, orders, and reviews medications and labs for OPAT
  • Manages arising symptoms or lab values and changes antimicrobials or follow up plan as needed
  • Determines if/which IV access is appropriate
  • Orders IV access removal or otherwise verifies its removal
  • Provides medication refills
  • Ensures formulary compliance
  • Supports the System Antimicrobial Stewardship Team and Antimicrobial Subcommittee
  • Collaborates with System ID pharmacist, Antimicrobial Stewardship Team, physicians, and colleagues to ensure smooth hand off for transition to outpatient pharmacy
  • Collaborates with Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Coordinator on quality improvement initiatives
  • Supports with transitions of care efforts
  • Other duties as may be assigned


  • Degree from an accredited pharmacy program required
  • No experience required
  • Valid Idaho Pharmacist License
  • Preferred qualifications
    • Clinical management of primary care based infectious diseases
    • Completion of PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency OR equivalent experience
    • Current Board Certification in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy (BCIDP)
Why St. Luke's

St. Luke’s Health System is Idaho’s largest employer and most awarded health system, with a medical staff of over 1,800 physicians and advanced practice providers. Made up of eight hospitals around central and southern Idaho, we are proud to be the only locally owned and operated, physician-led, not-for-profit health system in the state. St. Luke’s has been awarded as one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the country by Merative for nine consecutive years. We are committed to providing high quality patient care and positively impacting the lives of those in our community. St. Luke’s enjoys an outstanding reputation as both a quality employer and a superior healthcare organization.

About Boise

Known as the "City of Trees," Boise is Idaho's capital city—both a cultural center and a playground for those who love the outdoors. A vibrant downtown area affords fine dining, theatre, music, and college and semi-professional sports. Downtown Boise's main attractions include the Idaho State Capitol, the classic Egyptian Theatre, the Boise Art Museum, Julia Davis Park and Zoo Boise. The Greenbelt follows the beautiful Boise River corridor for more than 30 miles, and the Boise foothills are home to miles of hiking and biking trails.

Learn more about what the City of Trees has to offer you:

St. Luke’s Health System | Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau | Boise Parks and Recreation | Boise Museum Association | Boise Music Festival | Boise Philharmonic | Downtown Boise Restaurants | Boise Valley Economic Partnership | Hyde Park events | Treefort Music Festival | First Thursdays | Alive After Five | Capitol City Public Market | Runs and Triathlons | Shakespeare Festival | Sawtooth National Forest | Visit

*St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.

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