Four Positions Available


Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) issues an accelerated Call for Nominations for Specialist Members to serve on its Cardiology and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Specialty Councils.



The term of appointment for BPS Specialty Council members for this call is January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022. BPS must receive nomination materials by Wednesday, August 21, 2019. The Specialty Councils will review nominations in September 2019. The BPS Board of Directors will consider recommendations for appointments. BPS anticipates the appointment of new Specialty Council Members to be made before Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Selected Council Members must attend the initial Specialty Council Orientation in February 2020 in the Washington, DC-metro area.


Specialist Positions: Board-Certified Cardiology Pharmacists (BCCP) and Board-Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (BCIDP) are eligible to apply. Prospective Specialty Council members should have at least five years of experience in the specialty practice area. Specialty Councils should be comprised of pharmacists with extensive practice expertise across different practice settings. Participation on other licensure or certification boards, or experience with BPS activities (e.g., as an item writer, role delineation study panelist) are preferred, but not required.


BPS has outlined ideal expertise, practice setting, and experience of prospective Board-Certified Pharmacists based on the needs of each Specialty Council for this appointment cycle. Please note that the needs of each Specialty Council are different and vary by appointment cycle. A description of desired characteristics and a link to nomination materials are provided below.


Nomination Deadline and Details

BPS must receive all the following items NO LATER THAN Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
1. *Completed and signed Nomination Form:
2. *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?”
3. *Current resumé or curriculum vitae
4. *Completed and signed Disclosure and Confidentiality Statement Documents
5. *Maximum of two Letters(s) of Recommendation (optional)


Desired Characteristics

Interested candidates should carefully review and consider the qualifications, position duties, responsibilities, and required time commitment for a Specialist Member. Based on the practice expertise, focus, and setting of current Specialty Council members, BPS seeks nominees with any or all of the following desired practice characteristics.


Cardiology Pharmacy
Cardiology Pharmacy Specialist (two BCCP specialist positions open)
• Desired Practice Expertise: Academia, Biostatistics / Research Methodology, Administration/Practice Management, Critical Care, Genomics, Medication Safety, Quality Assurance/Improvement, and Practice Accreditation Systems
• Specialty Practice Focus: Medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Cardiac ICU
• Desired Practice Setting: Academia-Affiliated / University-based Hospital, Community Hospital, Community Teaching Hospital and Government Hospital
• International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.


Infectious Diseases Pharmacy
Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Specialist (two BCIDP positions open)
• Desired Practice Expertise: Medication Safety, Quality Assurance/Improvement, Practice Accreditation Systems
• Specialty Practice Focus: HIV and Travel Medicine
• Desired Practice Setting: Community Hospital, Government Hospital and University Hospital
• International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.


Questions – Contact Brian Lawson, Senior Director, Professional Affairs and International Engagement at 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 BPS is to improve patient care by positioning BPS Board-Certified Pharmacist Specialists as integral members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams, through recognition and promotion of specialized training, knowledge, and skills for pharmacists in the United States and internationally. Board certification is a recognized credential for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels given the rigorous standards mandated by BPS board certification and recertification. BPS currently recognizes more than 42,000 pharmacist certifications across 11 specialties.