A total of 30 Board Certified 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 eleven of fourteen Specialty Councils.

 

TERM OF APPOINTMENT

The term of appointment for BPS Specialty Council members for this call is January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023. BPS must receive nomination materials by Monday, April 13, 2020. 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 September 2020.

 

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

 

BPS has outlined ideal expertise, practice setting, and experience of prospective Board-Certified Pharmacist 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 and Details

BPS must receive all the following items NO LATER THAN Monday, April 13, 2020.

  1. Completed and signed Nomination Form:
    1. Specialist: https://fs24.formsite.com/BPSforms/sy3g1moui4/index.html
    2. Non-Specialist: https://fs24.formsite.com/BPSforms/gy07rok4y0/index.html
  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 and Non-Specialist of the Specialty Council as well as the following desired characteristics.

 

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialist Members (a total of two BCACP specialist positions open, no incumbents are eligible for reappointment)

  • Practice Focus: Administration / Practice Management, Biostatistics and Research Methodology, Public Health, COPD/asthma, Medication Therapy Management, Patient Centered Care Plans, Comprehensive Medication Management in Practice and Reimbursement
  • Population Focus: Geriatrics, Women’s Health, Pediatrics
  • Practice Setting: Community Chain/Independent Pharmacy, Government (Armed Services/FQHC/NIH/Public Health Service/VA, Public Health Services), Home Health/Home-based Primary Care, CQI, Quality Measurement
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Non-Specialist Member (a total of one non-specialist position open, one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

  • International Perspective or consideration: education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Cardiology Pharmacy Specialist Members (a total of two BCCP positions open, no incumbents are eligible for reappointment)

  • Practice Expertise: Academia, Acute Care Cardiology, Administration/Practice Management, Ambulatory Cardiac Risk Reduction, Anticoagulation, Biostatistics / Research Methodology, Cardiac Critical Care, Critical Care, Electrophysiology, Ischemic Heart Disease, Medication safety/quality assurance/improvement, Patient Safety, Pharmacoeconomics, Public Health
  • Practice Setting: Academia-affiliated, Ambulatory Care Clinic, Community/University Hospital, Federally qualified health center, Home Health / Infusion, Managed Care, Veterans Affairs
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Cardiology Pharmacy Non-Specialist Member (a total of one non-specialist position open, no incumbent is eligibility for reappointment)

  • Practice Expertise: Administration / Practice Management, Genomics, Patient Safety, Primary Care, Public Health
  • Population Focus: Geriatrics, Women’s Health
  • Practice Setting: Academia-affiliated or University-based Setting, Ambulatory Care, Acute Care / Critical Care, Government (Armed Services / FQHC / NIH / Public Health Service / VA) Health-system based Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Managed Care
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist Members (a total of two BCCCP positions open, two incumbents are eligible for reappointment)

  • Practice Focus: Administration/Management, Biostatistics and Research Methodology, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Gastrointestinal, Hematology/Oncology Supportive Care, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Drug Information, Practice Accreditation Systems
  • Population Focus: Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Women’s Health
  • Practice Setting: Government (Armed Services / FQHC / NIH / Public Health Service / VA)
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Geriatric Pharmacy Specialist Members (a total of two BCGP positions open, no incumbents are eligible for reappointment)

  • Practice Expertise: Administration/Practice Management, Biostatistics and research methodology, Complementary medicine, Dermatologic, Genomics, Hematologic, Hospice/Palliative Care, Infectious Diseases, Oncology, Cardiovascular, Deprescribing, Men’s Health, Ophthalmology, Transitions of Care, Urologic disorders, Women’s health
  • Practice Setting: Ambulatory Care Clinic, Community/Chain Pharmacy, Hospice, Community/University Hospital, Veterans Affairs, Home Health/Infusion, Independent Consultant/Clinical Pharmacist, Long-Term Care Pharmacy/LTC facility, Managed Care
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Specialist Member (a total of one BCIDP position open, no incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

  • Practice Expertise: Academia, Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Administration/Practice Management, Biostatistics / Research Methodology|, Critical Care, Genomics, Hematology/Oncology, Hepatology, HIV, Infectious Diseases, Practice Accreditation Systems, Travel Medicine
  • Population Focus: Geriatrics
  • Practice Setting: Academia-affiliated or University-based Health System, Home Care, Managed Care, Private Teaching Hospital, University Hospital
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Non-Specialist Member (a total of one non-specialist position open, no incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

  • Practice Expertise: Academia, Administration / Practice Management, Biostatistics / Research Methodology, Genomics, Patient Safety, Public Health
  • Population Focus: Geriatrics
  • Practice Setting: Ambulatory Care, Cancer Center or Hospital, Academia-affiliated or University-based Setting, Government (Armed Services / FQHC / NIH / Public Health Service / VA) Health-system based Hospital, Managed Care
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Nuclear Pharmacy Specialist Members (a total of two BCNP positions open, one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

  • Practice Expertise: Administration/Practice Management, Academia, Legal and Quality, Pharmaceutical Company/Contract Research Organization, Commercial Nuclear Pharmacist, Hospital Nuclear Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical Company/ Contract Research Organization
  • Practice Setting: Administrative/Corporate/Corporate Support, Consulting Company, Commercial Chain Nuclear Pharmacy, Contract Research Organization, Pharmaceutical Company, Hospital/Clinic/Uutpatient Center
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Nuclear Pharmacy Non-Specialist Member (a total of one non-specialist position open, one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

  • Practice Expertise: Administration / Practice Management, Sterile Compounding, Genomics, Public Health
  • Population Focus: Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Women’s Health
  • Practice Setting: Academia-affiliated / University-based Clinic, Administrative / Corporate / Corporate Support, Contract Research Organization, Consulting Company, Government (Public Health Service/NIH/VA/Armed Services), Hospital / Clinic / Outpatient Center, Pharmaceutical Company
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Nutrition Support Pharmacy Specialist Members (a total of three BCNSP positions open, one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

  • Practice Expertise: Academia, Biostatistics / Research Methodology, Biostatistics/Research Methodology, Genomics, Public Health, Pharmaceutics/Sterile Compounding, Critical Care
  • Population Focus: Pediatrics
  • Practice Setting: Government (NIH/Public Health Service, VA Hospital), Health-system based Setting – Pediatric, Home Health Care, Home Infusion, Long-term Care
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Nutrition Support Pharmacy Non-Specialist Member (a total of one non-specialist position open, one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

  • Practice Expertise: Biostatistics / Research Methodology, Genomics, Public Health Patient Safety
  • Practice Setting: Hospital / Health-system based Setting – General Community, Government (NIH / Public Health Service), Home Health Care, Long-term Care
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Oncology Pharmacy Specialist Members (a total of two BCOP positions open, one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

  • Practice Expertise: Administration/Practice Management, Ambulatory/Community Clinic, Biostatistics/Research Methodology, Genomics, Hematology / Hematologic Malignancy, Phase I/II Research, Public Health, Solid tumors
  • Population Focus: Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Women’s Health
  • Practice Settings: Academia-affiliated / University-based Setting, Ambulatory Care, Government (Armed Services/NIH/Public Health Service/VA), Managed Care, Outpatient Cancer Center
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Oncology Pharmacy Non-Specialist Member (a total of one non-specialist member position open, one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist Members (a total of two BCPPS positions open, two incumbents are eligible for reappointment)

  • Practice Expertise: Biostatistics and Research Methodology
  • Practice Focus: Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Gastrointestinal, Hematology/Oncology Supportive Care, Infectious Diseases, Medication Safety/Quality Assurance, Practice Accreditation Systems, Surgery
  • Practice Setting: Ambulatory Care, Family Medicine, Primary Care, Private Office, Government (Armed Services/FQHC/NIH/Public Health Service/VA), Managed Care, Private Office
  • Population Focus: Adolescents, Infants
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Pharmacotherapy Specialist Members (a total of two BCPS positions open, one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

  • Practice Expertise: Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Nuclear, Practice Accreditation Systems, Public Health, Sterile Compounding, Travel Medicine
  • Population Focus: Geriatrics, Women’s health, Pediatrics
  • Practice Setting: Ambulatory Care, Family Medicine, Primary Care, Private Office, Government (Armed Services / FQHC / NIH / Public Health Service / VA), Managed Care, Private Office
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Pharmacotherapy Pharmacy Non-Specialist (a total of one non-specialist position open, one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

  • Practice Expertise: Ambulatory Care, Infectious Diseases, Public Health
  • Population Focus: Geriatrics, Women’s Health, Pediatrics
  • Practice Setting: Ambulatory Care, Cancer Center / Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Government (Armed Services / FQHC / NIH / Public Health Service / VA), Managed Care, Psychiatric Center / Hospital
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Psychiatric Pharmacy Specialist Members (a total of two BCPP positions open, one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

  • Practice Expertise: Biostatistics/Research Methodology, Genomics, Patient Safety
  • Population Focus: Geriatrics, Women’s health
  • Practice Setting: Inpatient
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Psychiatric Pharmacy Non-Specialist Member (a total of one non-specialist position open, one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

  • Practice Expertise: Biostatistics / Research Methodology, Genomics, Patient Safety
  • Population Focus: Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Women’s Health
  • Practice Setting: Acute / Critical Care, Cancer Center / Hospital, Government (Armed Services / FQHC / NIH / Public Health Service / VA), Hospital / Health-system based setting, Managed Care, Pediatric Hospital
  • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Questions? – Contact Brian Lawson, BPS Senior Director, Professional Affairs and International Engagement 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 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 46,000 pharmacist certifications across 13 specialties.