The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on its Board of Directors. The term of appointment for BPS Board members is based on the calendar year. Each appointment is for three years with the possibility of re-appointment to a second 3-year term. The specific term for this call is January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020.
BPS must receive all of the following items NO LATER THAN Friday, September 8, 2017:
- Completed Online Nomination Form
- Candidate Statement
- Current resumé or curriculum vitae
- Completed Disclosure Statement and Antitrust Statement
- Letter of Recommendation/Support (maximum of two optional letters)
- Uploaded into Online Nomination Form or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on guidelines for appointment, responsibilities/duties, and the conflict of interest policies, and antitrust and disclosure statement forms, please refer to the BPS Board of Directors Call for Nominations Booklet.
OPEN POSITIONS FOR the 2018-2020 TERM
The Board of Pharmacy Specialties Constitution and Bylaws states the following:
The Board of Pharmacy Specialties shall be composed of eleven (11) voting members who shall be appointed by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. The membership shall be composed of:
- Three (3) public members, at least one (1) of whom shall meet the current criteria established by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for public members. Other public members may be non-pharmacist health professionals;
- Nine (9) pharmacist members, three (3) of whom are pharmacists who are not Board-certified, and six (6) of whom are pharmacists who are Board-certified in different, unique, recognized pharmacy specialties.
The Board-certified pharmacist members shall be in one of each of the five (5) specialties recognized by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, and in the event that there are greater than five (5) specialties, a rotation will be established to ensure a balance of specialty program input. The Board of Pharmacy Specialties shall seek nominations from the appropriate community of interest for each of the pharmacist slots on the Board. The Board members represent the best interests of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties and not an individual organization.
The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is currently seeking nominees for four positions on BPS Board of Directors. The open Board of Directors seats for 2018 are listed below.
At-Large Pharmacist Member (One Opening for 2018)
This pharmacist position on the BPS Board shall be filled by a pharmacist who is not Board-certified.
- Current At-Large Member and BPS Chair, Harold Godwin, Professor Emeritus from the University of Kansas is completing his second term and is not eligible for reappointment.
Board Certified Pharmacist Member (Three Openings for 2018)
Six pharmacist positions on the BPS Board shall be held by pharmacists currently certified in the different Specialties recognized by BPS. The 2018 openings on the BPS Board of Directors are for one of the following six Board Certified Pharmacists: Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) or Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Pharmacist (BCPS) or Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) or Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist (BCNSP) or Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS) or Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP).
- Current Board Member Peter G. Koval, PharmD, BCPS, CPP from Cone Health Family Medicine Residency Program is completing his first term and is eligible for reappointment
- Current Board Member Jerry R. McKee PharmD, MS, BCPP from Community Care of North Carolina is completing his first term and is eligible for reappointment
- A third seat is open because BPS recently expanded its Board to include six specialists.
Public Member (One Opening for 2018)
This pharmacist position on the BPS Board shall be filled by someone who meets the current criteria established by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for public members. NCCA defines a public member as a representative of the consumers of services provided by the certified population. The public member should bring a perspective to the decision and policy making of the organization that is different than that of the certificants and helps balance the organization’s role in protecting the public while advancing the interests of the profession.
- Current Public Member, Rebecca Miller, Senior Vice President, Applications and Data Analysis at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is completing her first term and is eligible for reappointment.
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 as a result of the rigorous standards mandated by BPS board certification and recertification. Today over 30,000 pharmacists worldwide hold BPS certification.