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A Total of 34 Pharmacist Specialist and Non-Specialist Member Positions Available

 

Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) issues a call for nominations for pharmacists to serve on 12 of the 14 BPS Specialty Councils. Each specialty council comprises of nine members. Seven of the members of each specialty council are specialist members, who are defined as pharmacists holding BPS Board Certification in that pharmacy specialty. Two members of each specialty council are non-specialist members, who are defined as pharmacists who do not hold board certification in the specialty area that the council is responsible for.

 

The BPS Specialty Councils are responsible for:

    • Developing standards and eligibility requirements for board certification in the specialty area for approval by the BPS Board of Directors;
    • Developing examinations and setting the passing standard for initial and continuing certification of pharmacist specialists; and
    • Reviewing and approving professional development programs for the recertification of pharmacist specialists.

 

Nomination Deadline and Details

BPS must receive all the following items NO LATER THAN Monday, April 11, 2022 by 5:00 pm EST.

  1. Completed and signed Nomination Form:
  1. Completed Statement of Interest (300 words or less) in response to the question: “Why are you interested in serving as a member of the BPS Specialty Council?”
  2. Current resumé or curriculum vitae
  3. Completed and signed Conflict of Interest, Disclosure, Antitrust Statement Documents
  4. Completed and signed Commitment to Serve Form
  5. Up to two letters of recommendation (optional)

 

Desired Qualifications

BPS carefully considers individual nominee’s expertise, experience, and setting to maintain an appropriate representation for the specialty area when making appointments based on the needs of the specialty council. As such, the needs of each specialty council are different and will vary from appointment cycle to appointment cycle.

 

Prior to submitting a nomination, pharmacists should carefully review and consider the qualifications, position duties, responsibilities, and required time commitments outlined in the Call for Nominations Information Booklets for Specialist Member or Non-Specialist Member, the BPS Conflict of Interest policy, and the Commitment to Serve. BPS seeks nominees with any or all of the following desired qualifications provided below.

 

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialist Member (a total of three BCACP positions open, one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

    • Practice Expertise: Administration and Management, Genomics, Neurology, Psychiatry or Behavioral health, Managed care, COPD/asthma, Patient safety
    • Population Focus: Pediatrics, Women’s health, Geriatrics
    • Practice Setting: Managed Care, Mail order, Telehealth, Home health
    • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Cardiology Pharmacy Specialist Member (a total of two BCCP positions open, two incumbents are eligible for reappointment)

    • Practice Expertise: Administration and Management, Biostatistics and Research Methods, Genomics, Critical Care, Electrophysiology, Public Health
    • Population Focus: Adult, Pediatrics, Geriatrics
    • Practice Setting: Community hospital (for-profit), Community hospital (not-for-profit), Community teaching hospital, Government hospital
    • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy Specialist Member (a total of three BCSCP positions open, two incumbents are eligible for reappointment)

    • Practice Expertise: Administration and Management, Academia, Biostatistics and Research Methods, Patient Safety, Commercial Compounding Pharmacy, Hospital Compounding Pharmacy, Community Compounding Pharmacy, Oncology
    • Population Focus: Adult, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Women’s health
    • Practice Setting: Administration and Practice Management, Academia-affiliated or University-based Hospital, Community teaching hospital, Managed care, Pharmaceutical industry or research, Private hospital, Specialty pharmacy, University hospital
    • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

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

    • Practice Expertise: Cardiology, Drug information, Emergency Medicine, Gastrointestinal, Hematology/Oncology supportive care, Surgery, Public health, Genomics
    • Population Focus: Pediatrics, Women’s health, Geriatrics
    • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Geriatric Pharmacy Specialist Member (a total of two BCGP positions open, one incumbent is eligible for reappointment)

    • Practice Expertise: Biostatistics and Research Methods, Complementary medicine, Deprescribing, Dermatologic, Genomics, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Hematologic, Managed Care, Medication reconciliation, Nutrition/hydration, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Pain management, Palliative care, Psychiatric/psychosocial issues, Respiratory, Transitions of care
    • Population Focus: Geriatric, Women’s health, LGBTQ+
    • Practice Setting: Academia-affiliated or University-based Hospital, Community hospital (for-profit), Community hospital (not-for-profit), Community pharmacy (chain), Community pharmacy (independent), Community teaching hospital, Government hospital, pharmaceutical industry, Private hospital, University-affiliated hospital, University hospital, Specialty pharmacy, independent consulting, Private practice (e.g., internal medicine), Medicolegal expertise
    • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

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

    • Practice Expertise: Acute Care and/or Inpatient, Administration and Management, Biostatistics and Research Methods, Genomics, Managed Care, Patient Safety, Public Health
    • Population Focus: Geriatric, Pediatric, Women’s Health, LGBTQ+
    • Practice Setting: Academia-affiliated or University-based Hospital, Community hospital (for-profit), Community hospital (not-for-profit), Community pharmacy (chain), Community pharmacy (independent), Community teaching hospital, Government hospital, Pharmaceutical industry or research, Private hospital, Private practice (e.g., internal medicine), Independent consulting, Specialty pharmacy, University-affiliated hospital, University hospital
    • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Specialist Member (a total of three BCIDP positions open, three incumbents are eligible for reappointment)

    • Practice Expertise: Ambulatory care, Administration and Management, Critical care, Medication safety/QA, Patient Safety, Practice accreditation systems, Travel medicine, Transplant
    • Population Focus: Adult
    • Practice Setting: Community hospital (not-for-profit), Community teaching hospital, Home care, Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy
    • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Nuclear Pharmacy Specialist Member (a total of three BCNP positions open, no incumbents are eligible for reappointment).

    • Practice Expertise: Academia, Hospital-based practice, Biostatistics and Research Methods, Pharmaceutical company/contract research organization
    • Practice Setting: Adult, Women’s health
    • Practice Setting: Academic Institution, Academia-affiliated or University-based Hospital, Community hospital (for profit), Community hospital (not-for-profit), Government hospital, University-affiliated hospital, University hospital, Independent consulting, Pharmaceutical industry
    • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

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

    • Practice Expertise: Pharmaceutics/sterile compounding, Parenteral nutrition, Enteral nutrition
    • Population Focus: Pediatrics, Long-term nutrition support
    • Practice Setting: Government: Home infusion/Home care, Government hospital
    • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Oncology Pharmacy Specialist Member (a total of three BCOP positions open, two incumbents are eligible for reappointment)

    • Practice Expertise: Biostatistics and Research Methods, Public Health, Palliative care, Ambulatory care, Solid tumors
    • Population Focus: Geriatrics, Pediatrics
    • Practice Settings: Government hospital, Specialty pharmacy
    • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist Member (a total of three BCPPS positions open, no incumbents are eligible for reappointment)

    • Practice Expertise: Administration and management, Neonates, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Biostatistics and Research Methods, Genomics, Cardiology, Emergency medicine, Gastrointestinal, Hematology/oncology supportive care, Infectious diseases, Public Health, Nutrition support, Surgery, Practice accreditation systems, Medication safety/QA
    • Population Focus: Pediatrics, Women’s health
    • Practice Setting: Administration / Practice Management, Ambulatory care, Independent consulting, Pharmaceutical industry or research, Specialty pharmacy, Community hospital (for profit), Community hospital (not-for-profit), Community teaching hospital, Government hospital, Private hospital
    • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Pharmacotherapy Specialist Member (a total of three BCPS positions open, two incumbents are eligible for reappointment)

    • Practice Expertise: Administration and Management, Ambulatory care, Medication safety/QA, Managed care, Patient safety, Drug information, Genomics, Internal medicine, Nuclear, Practice accreditation systems, Sterile compounding, Transplant, Travel medicine, Public health
    • Population Focus: Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Women’s health, Marginalized populations
    • Practice Setting: Private Practice (e.g., internal medicine, family medicine), Administration / Practice Management, Drug information/Clinical decision support, Independent consulting, Community hospital (for profit)
    • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Psychiatric Pharmacy Specialist Member (a total of three BCPP positions open, two incumbents are eligible for reappointment)

    • Practice Expertise: Genomics, Acute Care and/or Inpatient, Developmental disabilities, Public Health, Administration and Management, Biostatistics and Research Methods, Non-pharmaceutical treatments, Neurologic disorders
    • Population Focus: Pediatrics, Women’s health, Geriatrics
    • Practice Setting: Private hospital, Administration / Practice Management, Community hospital (not-for-profit), Government hospital or Federal pharmacy, Specialty pharmacy
    • International perspective for consideration: Education, training, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

 

Questions can be directed to BPS Director of Professional Affairs, Ellie LaNou at elanou@aphanet.org.

 

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 interprofessional 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 54,400 active pharmacist certifications across 14 specialties. 

 

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