Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship (Infectious Disease) - Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 26, 2019
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Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship (Infectious Disease)
Intermountain Medical Group

Intermountain Medical Center & LDS Hospital

Salt Lake City, UT


The Division of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Epidemiology at Intermountain Medical Center and LDS Hospital seeks an Infectious Diseases Physician to serve as Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at Intermountain Medical Center with a clinical focus on immunocompromised patients and transplant Infectious Diseases. Intermountain Healthcare is an integrated healthcare system with 23 hospitals throughout Utah and Southern Idaho. The Infectious Diseases Division is a diverse and growing team engaged in providing inpatient consultation at two Intermountain hospitals in Salt Lake City and remote services to 17 community hospitals through our tele-ID program. We are seeking an Infectious Diseases physician (MD or DO) to provide inpatient and outpatient consultation, in both teaching and on-teaching capacity. Additionally, the incumbent will be expected to participate in Antimicrobial Stewardship activities at Intermountain Medical Center along with coordinating Infectious Diseases support to the transplant services (primarily solid organ transplant with backup support to the bone marrow transplant program). Opportunities exist to participate in research, teaching and Tele-Infectious diseases. Academic rank to be determined based on experience.

Physician Responsibilities

  • Serve as antimicrobial stewardship medical director at Intermountain Medical Center (0.25 FTE). Duties include supervision of two antimicrobial stewardship pharmacists at Intermountain Medical Center in collaboration with the system-wide antimicrobial stewardship program. Stewardship activities include daily handshake stewardship rounds, prospective audit with intervention and feedback, and review of patients requiring outpatient IV antibiotics.
  • Support to solid organ transplant program (0.25 FTE). This includes direct infectious diseases related care of patients pre- and post-transplant; availability for curbside consults; organ acceptance and other indirect transplant patient care; development of protocol and best practice guideline development in collaboration with current transplant ID physician partner and transplant teams, attend transplant organ selection and group conferences. Serve as the primary resource and ID subject matter expert to the transplant programs and the medical staff. Provide direct inpatient and outpatient clinical care as part of physician coverage pool to maintain coverage at Salt Lake City hospitals.
  • Teach University of Utah ID Fellows, housestaff and medical students during inpatient consultation services
  • Help shape development of an immunocompromised service
  • Perform quality improvement projects and research activities focused on infectious diseases in transplant recipients and antimicrobial stewardship
  • Candidate will have the opportunity to seek academic appointment at the University of Utah

Physician Skills and Background

  • Infectious diseases board certified/eligible
  • Experience and demonstrated scholarly interest in infectious diseases
  • Excellent communication skills and good teaching ability
  • Ability and desire to support the quality improvement, teaching and research activities of the division and Intermountain Healthcare
  • Experience or additional training in transplant infectious diseases

Intermountain Healthcare

What does it mean to be a part of Intermountain Healthcare? It means that the quest for clinical excellence is not just a goal, but a given. It means building an environment where physicians and employees can deliver the best in healthcare. And it's realizing each employee or volunteer is vital to the healing process, because we can only achieve the extraordinary together . Being a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining with a world-class team of over 36,000 employees and embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible®. Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver.

For the sixth consecutive year, Intermountain Healthcare was named as one of the "Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare" in 2018 by Becker's Hospital Review .

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, a broad range of clinics and services, about 1,400 employed primary and secondary care physicians at more than 185 clinics in the Intermountain Medical Group, and health insurance plans from SelectHealth. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Community Information

The Salt Lake Valley is the heart of the state of Utah, which is one of the fastest growing states in the country. The Salt Lake City/Ogden area was ranked as the best place to live in North America by Places Rated Almanac. Salt Lake is located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains and is within an hour's drive of nine world-renowned ski resorts and within a day's drive of five national parks. Along with these recreational attractions, there are many cultural and sporting events. There are performances by the Utah Symphony, Ballet West and Pioneer Theater Company as well as a renovated theater that offers Broadway plays. The Sundance Film Festival and the Park City Art Festival are nationally recognized events held in nearby communities. The NBA's Jazz, ECHL Utah Grizzlies hockey, the Salt Lake Bees, a triple-A baseball team, and Real Salt Lake City, a major league soccer team, all represent Salt Lake City. The University of Utah is also in Salt Lake City.

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