BPS News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 3, 2013

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Steve Scarlata
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Board of Pharmacy Specialties seeks Pharmacists to serve on its new Specialty Councils for Critical Care Pharmacy and Pediatric Pharmacy

Washington, DC — The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) today issues a Call for Nominations for pharmacists and Board Certified Pharmacist to serve on the Critical Care Pharmacy and Pediatric Pharmacy Specialty Councils. The term of appointment for BPS Specialty Council members for this call is November 3, 2013 2013 to December 31, 2016. BPS must receive nomination materials by Friday, August 2, 2013. The BPS Board of Directors will review and confirm appointments in the Fall of 2013.

Specialty Councils exist for the following purposes:

  • To recommend to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties standards and other requirements for certification and recertification of pharmacists in the specialty.
  • To develop and administer examinations as required for certification and recertification of pharmacists in the specialty.
  • To evaluate the qualifications of individual pharmacists and to submit to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties the names of those pharmacists recommended for certification or recertification in the specialty

Prospective Specialty Council members must have at least five (5) years of dedicated experience in the specialty practice area. Specialty Councils should be comprised of pharmacists with extensive practice expertise and a variety of practice settings. Participation on other licensure or certification boards, experience as an item writer, and service as a PGY2 pharmacy residency program director are preferred, but not required. Candidates who are appointed as Specialty Council members will not be eligible to sit for their specialty exam until 2018.

Interested candidates with desired characteristics should review and submit the Critical Care Pharmacy Nomination Form and the Pediatric Pharmacy Nomination Form.

Please note, new Council members must attend the initial Specialty Council Meeting on November 4-5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Deadline
BPS must receive all of the following items NO LATER THAN August 2, 2013:

  1. Completed and submitted electronic Nomination Form
    1. Critical Care Pharmacy Nomination Form
    2. Pediatric Pharmacy Nomination Form
  2. Current resumé or curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of Interest (300 words or less) — Response to the question: "Why are you interested in serving as a member of the BPS Specialty Council?"
  4. Completed and signed Disclosure Statement and Antitrust Statement (found in the hyperlinks above in 1.a. and 1.b.)
  5. Up to two (2) Letters of Recommendation (optional)

Please note, electronic submission of all materials is strongly encouraged, and can be facilitated using upload options found in the hyperlinks above in 1.a. and 1.b.

About the Board of Pharmacy Specialties
The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) was established in 1976 as an autonomous division of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The mission of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties is to improve patient care and increase awareness of the need for BPS Board Certified Pharmacists as integral members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams through recognition and promotion of specialized training, knowledge, and skills in pharmacy and specialty board certification and recertification of pharmacists throughout the world.

Board Certification through BPS has become recognized as the gold standard for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels. Through the rigorous standards mandated by BPS board certification and recertification, the BPS board certified pharmacist stands out as the most qualified to take on today's expanding professional expectations.

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