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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 14, 2013

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Steve Scarlata
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Board of Pharmacy Specialties seeks Board Certified Pharmacists to serve on its Specialty Councils

Washington, DC — The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) today issues a Call for Nominations for Board Certified Pharmacists to serve on each of its six Specialty Councils. The term of appointment for BPS Specialty Council members for this call is January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016. BPS must receive nomination materials by Monday, May 6, 2013 (Deadline Extended). The Councils will review nominations during their business meetings from May through July, and the BPS Board of Directors will confirm appointments in October 2013.

Specialty Councils exist for 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

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.

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy - 2 positions open for BCACP

Practice Expertise:
Administrative / Practice Management
Biostatistics and Research Methodology
Infectious Disease / HIV Specialty Practice
Public Health

Practice Setting:
Community Chain / Independent Pharmacy
Government: Armed Services, FQHC, NIH, Public Health Service, CMS

Interested candidates with desired characteristics should review and submit the nomination packet for Ambulatory Care Pharmacy.

Nuclear Pharmacy - 2 positions open for BCNP

Practice Expertise:
Academia
Legal and Quality
Nuclear pharmacist - commercial nuclear pharmacy (PET)
Nuclear pharmacist - commercial nuclear pharmacy (single photon radiopharmaceuticals)
Nuclear pharmacist - hospital nuclear pharmacy (PET)
Pharmaceutical Company/ Contract Research Organization
Radiation Safety

Practice Setting:
Commercial Independent Nuclear Pharmacy
Consulting Company
Contract Research Organization
Pharmaceutical Company
Government: Armed Services/Public Health Service / NIH / VA

Interested candidates with desired characteristics should review and submit the nomination packet for Nuclear Pharmacy.

Nutrition Support Pharmacy - 2 positions open for BCNSP

Practice Expertise:
Biostatistics and Research Methodology

Practice Setting:
Government: NIH / Public Health Service
Hospital / Health-system based Setting - General Community
Long-term Care

Interested candidates with desired characteristics should review and submit the nomination packet for Nutrition Support Pharmacy.

Oncology Pharmacy - 2 positions open for BCOP

Practice Expertise:
Administration / Practice Management
Ambulatory
Hematology / Hematologic Malignancy
Stem Cell Transplantation

Practice Setting:
Cancer Hospital
Community Clinic
Outpatient Cancer Center
Government: Armed Services / NIH / Public Health Service / VA

Interested candidates with desired characteristics should review and submit the nomination packet for Oncology Pharmacy.

Pharmacotherapy - 2 positions open for BCPS

Practice Expertise:
Ambulatory Care
Adult Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Geriatrics
Infectious Disease
Nephrology
Pain / Palliative Care (inpatient)

Practice Setting:
Acute Care
Ambulatory Care
Family Medicine / Primary Care / Private Office
Government: Armed Services / FQHC / NIH / Public Health Service / VA
Hospital / Health-system based Setting
Institutional Administration

Interested candidates with desired characteristics should review and submit the nomination packet for Pharmacotherapy.

Psychiatric Pharmacy - 2 positions open for BCPP

Practice Expertise:
Administration / management
Neurology

Interested candidates with desired characteristics should review and submit the nomination packet for Psychiatric Pharmacy.

Deadline Date

BPS must receive all of the following items NO LATER THAN May 6, 2013 (Deadline Extended):

  1. Completed and signed Nomination Form
  2. Current resumé or curriculum vitae
  3. Completed and signed Disclosure Statement and Antitrust Statement

The Nomination package should be submitted electronically to BPSnominations@aphanet.org, or sent via U.S. Mail/FedEx to:

    BPS Specialty Council Nominations
    2215 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20037-2985

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. Through the rigorous standards mandated by BPS board certification and recertification, the BPS board certified pharmacist stands outas the most qualified to take on today's expanding professional expectations.