Board Certified Pharmacist and Non-Specialist Positions Available

 

WASHINGTON, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) today issues a Call for Nominations for Specialists (Board Certified Pharmacists) and Non-Specialist Pharmacists to serve on eight of eleven Specialty Councils.

 

Term

The term of appointment for BPS Specialty Council members for this call is January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021. BPS must receive nomination materials by Monday, April 16, 2018. The Councils will review nominations during their summer business meetings. The BPS Board of Directors will consider recommendations for appointments. BPS anticipates the decision of new Specialty Council Members to be made before November 2018.

 

Purpose

Specialty Councils serve 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.

 

ELIGIBILITY

 

Specialist Position (Board Certified Pharmacist): Pharmacists holding current BPS Board Certification in the pharmacy specialty area under the responsibility of the Council are eligible to apply.

 

Non-Specialist Position (non-Board Certified Pharmacist in that Specialty): Pharmacists who do not hold Board certification in the pharmacy specialty area under the responsibility of the Council are eligible to apply. Non-specialists should have practice expertise that is complementary to but distinct from the specialty area. A Non-specialist member must not be Board-eligible in the specialty area for consideration, but may hold board certification in other specialty areas.

 

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, and experience with BPS activities (i.e., as an item writer, RDS participant) are preferred, but not required.

 

BPS has outlined ideal expertise, practice setting, and experience of prospective Board Certified Pharmacist and non-specialist nominees based on the needs of each Specialty Council for this appointment cycle. Please note that the Specialty Councils strive to maintain a mix of practice expertise and practice setting. As such the needs of each Specialty Council are different and will vary from appointment cycle to appointment cycle. A description of desired characteristics and a link to nomination materials are provided below.

 

Nomination Deadline

BPS must receive all of the following items NO LATER THAN Monday, April 16, 2018.

*Completed and signed Nomination Form

*Completed 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?”

*Current resumé or curriculum vitae

*Completed and signed Disclosure and Confidentiality Statement Documents

*Maximum of two Letters(s) of Recommendation (optional)*More information including instructions for each element can be found within each of the Nomination Submission Links below.

 

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS AND NOMINATION SUBMISSION LINKS FOR EACH POSITION

 

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Interested candidates should carefully review and consider the qualifications, position duties, responsibilities, and time commitment for Specialist Member and Non-Specialist Member of the Specialty Council as well as the following desired characteristics.

  • Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialist (Nomination Submission Link)
    • Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialist (two BCACP positions open; one BCACP incumbent is eligible for reappointment)
    • Desired Practice Expertise: Biostatistics and Research Methodology, Public Health
    • Population focus: Geriatrics, Pediatrics
    • Specialty practice focus: Endocrinology, Cholesterol, COPD/Asthma, Heart Failure, HTN
    • Desired Practice Setting: Academia-affiliated / University-based Clinics, Community Chain / Independent Pharmacy, Home Health / Home-based Primary Care, Home Managed Care
  • Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Non-Specialist (Nomination Submission Link)
    • Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Non-Specialist (one non-specialist position open; one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)
    • Desired Practice Expertise: Administration / Practice Management, Genomics, Patient Safety, Public Health
    • Population practice focus: Geriatrics, Pediatrics
    • Desired Practice Setting: Children’s Hospital, Federal Government (Armed Services, FQHC, NIH, PHS, VA), Hospital or Health System-based Clinic, Hospital or Health System, Managed Care, Psychiatric Hospital/Center

 

Critical Care PharmacyInterested candidates should carefully review and consider the qualifications, position duties, responsibilities, and time commitment for a Non-Specialist Member of the Specialty Council as well as the following desired characteristics.

  • Critical Care Pharmacy Non-Specialist (Nomination Submission Link)
    • Critical Care Pharmacy Non-Specialist (two non-specialist positions open)
    • Desired Practice Expertise: Administration / Practice Management, Biostatistics / Research Methodology, Pharmacy regulations / policy / procedure, Public Health
    • Specialty practice focus: Cardiology, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Nutrition
    • Population practice focus: Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Women’s Health
    • Desired Practice Setting: Academia-affiliated / University-based Setting, Cancer Center / Hospital Children’s Hospital, Community Hospital Setting, Government (Armed Services / FQHC / NIH / Public Health Service / VA)

 

Nuclear PharmacyInterested candidates should carefully review and consider the qualifications, position duties, responsibilities, and time commitment for Specialist Member and Non-Specialist Member of the Specialty Council as well as the following desired characteristics.

Nuclear Pharmacy Specialists (two BCNP positions open; one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

  • Nuclear Pharmacy Specialist (Nomination Submission Link)
    • Desired Practice Expertise: Academia, Commercial Nuclear Pharmacy, Hospital Nuclear Pharmacy, Legal and Quality, PET Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Company/ Contract Research Organization, Radiation Safety
    • Desired Practice Setting: Administrative / Corporate / Corporate Support, Commercial Independent Nuclear Pharmacy, Consulting Company, Contract Research Organization, PET Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Company
  • Nuclear Pharmacy Non-Specialist (Nomination Submission Link)
    • Nuclear Pharmacy Non-Specialist (one non-specialist position open)
    • Desired Practice Expertise: Academia, Biostatistics / Research Methodology, Genomics, Patient Safety, Public Health, Sterile Product Compounding
    • Desired Practice Setting: , Administrative / Corporate / Corporate Support, Compounding Pharmacy, Consulting Company, Contract Research Organization, Pharmaceutical Company, Public Health Service/NIH/Government/VA/Armed Services

 

Nutrition Support Pharmacy – Interested candidates should carefully review and consider the qualifications, position duties, responsibilities, and time commitment for Specialist Member and Non-Specialist Member of the Specialty Council as well as the following desired characteristics.

  • Nutrition Support Pharmacy Specialist (Nomination Submission Link)
    • Nutrition Support Pharmacy Specialists (two BCNSP positions open; one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)
    • Specialty practice focus: Pharmaceutics / Sterile Compounding
    • Desired Practice Setting: Government: NIH / Public Health Service, Home Health Care, Long-term Care
  • Nutrition Support Pharmacy Non-Specialist (Nomination Submission Link)
    • Nutrition Support Pharmacy Non-Specialist (one non-specialist position open, one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

 

Oncology Pharmacy – Interested candidates should carefully review and consider the qualifications, position duties, responsibilities, and time commitment for Specialist Member and Non-Specialist Member of the Specialty Council as well as the following desired characteristics.

  • Oncology Pharmacy Specialist (Nomination Submission Link)
    • Oncology Pharmacy Specialist (two BCOP positions open; one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)
    • Desired Practice Expertise: Ambulatory / community clinic, Genomics, Phase I/II Research, Public Health
    • Population practice focus: Geriatrics, Women’s Health
    • Desired Practice Setting: Ambulatory Care, Cancer Hospital, Government (Armed Services / NIH / Public Health Service / VA Other Industry), Outpatient Cancer Center
  • Oncology Pharmacy Non-Specialist (Nomination Submission Link)
    • Oncology Pharmacy Non-Specialist (one position open; one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)
    • Desired Practice Expertise: Academia, Administration / Practice Management, Biostatistics / Research Methodology, Genomics, Patient Safety, Public Health
    • Population practice focus: Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Women’s Health
    • Desired Practice Setting: Ambulatory Care, Academia-affiliated / University-based Setting, Acute / Critical Care Government (Armed Services / NIH / Public Health Service / VA), Children’s Hospital, Industry, Managed Care, Psychiatric Center / Hospital

 

Pediatric Pharmacy Interested candidates should careful review and consider the qualifications, position duties, responsibilities, and time commitment for a Non-Specialist Member of the Specialty Council as well as the following desired characteristics.

  • Pediatric Pharmacy Non-Specialist (Nomination Submission Link – Two non-specialist positions open)
  • Desired Practice Expertise: Biostatistics / Research Methodology, Public Health
  • Population practice focus: Women’s Health
  • Specialty practice focus: Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Nutrition
  • Desired Practice Setting: Ambulatory Care, Cancer Center / Hospital, Government (Armed Services / FQHC / NIH / Public Health Service / VA), Managed Care, Psychiatric Center / Hospital

 

Pharmacotherapy Interested candidates should carefully review and consider the qualifications, position duties, responsibilities, and time commitment for Specialist Member and Non-Specialist Member of the Specialty Council as well as the following desired characteristics.

  • Pharmacotherapy Specialist (Nomination Submission Link)
    • Pharmacotherapy Specialist (two BCPS positions open; one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)
    • Desired Practice Expertise: Acute Care, Administration / Management, Biostatistics and Research Methodology, Medication safety / Quality Assurance/Improvement, Practice Accreditation Systems, Public Health
    • Population practice focus: Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Women’s Health
    • Specialty practice focus: Hematology, Internal Medicine, Nuclear, Oncology, Sterile Compounding, Supportive Care, Transplant, Travel Medicine
    • Desired Practice Setting: Acute Care, Government (Armed Services / FQHC / NIH / Public Health Service / VA), Managed Care, Private Office
  • Pharmacotherapy Non-Specialist (Nomination Submission Link)
    • Pharmacotherapy Non-Specialist (one non-specialist position open; one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)
    • Desired Practice Expertise: Administration / Practice Management, Biostatistics / Research Methodology, Patient Safety, Public Health
    • Population practice focus: Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Women’s health
    • Desired Practice Setting: Acute Care / Critical Care, Cancer Center / Hospital, Government (Armed Services / FQHC / NIH / Public Health Service / VA), Hospital or Health-system based Setting, Managed Care, Children’s Hospital, Psychiatric Center / Hospital

 

Psychiatric Pharmacy Interested candidates should carefully review and consider the qualifications, position duties, responsibilities, and time commitment for Specialist Member and Non-Specialist Member of the Specialty Council as well as the following desired characteristics.

  • Psychiatric Pharmacy Specialist (Nomination Submission Link)
    • Psychiatric Pharmacy Specialist (two BCPP positions open; two incumbents are eligible for reappointment)
    • Desired Practice Expertise: Biostatistics / Research Methodology, Patient Safety,
    • Population practice focus: Women’s Health
    • Specialty practice focus: Developmental Disabilities, Non-Pharmacologic Treatments
    • Desired Practice Setting: Federal Government (Armed Services, FQHC, NIH, PHS, VA)
  • Psychiatric Pharmacy Non-Specialist (Nomination Submission Link)
    • Psychiatric Pharmacy Non-Specialist (one non-specialist position open; one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)
    • Desired Practice Expertise: Biostatistics / Research Methodology, Public Health
    • Population practice focus: Women’s Health
    • Desired Practice Setting: Family Medicine / Primary Care / Private Office, Government (Armed Services / FQHC / NIH / Public Health Service / VA), Managed Care

 

Questions Contact Brian Lawson, BPS Director of Professional Affairs at blawson@aphanet.org or 202-429-4116.

 

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.