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BPS Seeks Three BCTXPs to Serve on 2023 Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Specialty Council

 

Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) opens applications for board-certified transplant pharmacists (BCTXP) to serve on the BPS Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Specialty Council. The application window closes Monday, August 22, 2022. Applications can be submitted here.

 

As a new specialty area, the BPS Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Specialty Council will undergo a transition period during which pharmacists who do not hold the BPS Board-Certified Transplant Pharmacist (BCTXP) credential will rotate off the council and newly certified BCTXPs will replace them. 

 

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 examination material 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.

 

Each BPS Specialty Council is comprised of nine members. Seven members of each council are pharmacists holding BPS Board Certification in the respective pharmacy specialty. Two members of each council are pharmacists who do not hold board certification in the specialty area for which the council is responsible.

 

Application Deadline and Details

BPS must receive all the following items NO LATER THAN Monday, August 22, 2022:

  • Completed and signed application form
  • Completed Statement of Interest (300 words or less) responding to the prompt: “Why are you interested in serving as a member of the BPS Specialty Council?”
  • Current resumé or curriculum vitae

 

Desired Qualifications

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

 

Prior to submitting an application, pharmacists should carefully review and consider the qualifications, position duties, responsibilities, and required time commitments outlined in the Call for Applications Information Booklet for Specialist Members, the BPS Conflict of Interest policy, and the Commitment to Serve. All BPS policies can be found on this webpage. BPS seeks applicants with any or all the of the following desired qualifications provided below.

 

Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Specialist Member (a total of three BCTXP positions open)

Practice focus: Administration/Practice Management, Biostatistics/Research Methodology, Patient Safety

Population focus: pediatrics, heart transplant, thoracic transplant, cardiothoracic transplant

Practice setting: Government (Armed Services / FQHC / NIH / Public Health Service / VA), acute care/critical care, ambulatory care, health-system based hospital, managed care or mail order

International perspective for consideration: education, training, association membership or leadership activities, and practice outside of the U.S. will be considered.

  

Questions can be directed to 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 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 has currently issued more than 55,350 certifications held by pharmacists across 14 specialties.

 

BPS Media Contact
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