Call for Volunteer Committee Members 2021

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2021

The College of Pharmacists of British Columbia is inviting volunteers to serve on its committees!

The College’s committees are composed of members of the public, as well as registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Committees and subcommittees assist the College in meeting its legislated mandate to protect the public by ensuring practitioners have the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide safe and effective pharmacy care.

We encourage members of the public and registrants interested in contributing to BC's health system to learn more about the College's committees through their Terms of Reference linked to below.

Committees
Application Committee
Discipline Committee
Drug Administration Committee
Ethics Advisory Committee
Inquiry Committee
Jurisprudence Examination Subcommittee
Pharmacy Advisory Committee
Practice Review Committee
Quality Assurance Committee
Registration Committee

VOLUNTEER APPOINTMENTS

PUBLIC MEMBERS

In addition to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, the College requires public representation on almost all of its committees.

Public committee members provide transparency and diverse perspectives, as well as a wide range of knowledge and skills that help to enhance the effectiveness of each committee.

In order to apply as a public member, please provide the following to volunteers@bcpharmacists.org:

PHARMACISTS AND PHARMACY TECHNICIANS

The College’s committees are composed primarily of registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from a variety of different practice backgrounds.

To be considered for appointment, you must:

  • Be a full pharmacist or pharmacy technician
  • Be in good standing
  • Have been registered with the College for a minimum of 1 year

In order to apply as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, please provide the following to volunteers@bcpharmacists.org:

EXISTING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Committee members are not required to submit a new application to retain any appointments they currently hold.

Current committee members are however eligible to apply to join additional committees.

In order to apply for additional committee appointments, existing members must submit an up-to-date resume and the appropriate application form as outlined above.

TIME COMMITMENT

All committee members are appointed for terms of up to 3 years and for a maximum of 6 consecutive years.

Committees meet as needed, with sessions ranging from half to full day or evening meetings. Committees may meet up to 3 to 4 times per year, however some may meet more frequently in panels up of 3 to 5 members.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

In line with our COVID-19 Safety Plan to reduce spread of the virus, committee meetings will be conducted virtually, via video conference or teleconference.

Note: Should there be an exceptional circumstance requiring a Discipline Committee panel to be held in-person, appropriate COVID-19 safety protocols would be in place and the College would ensure all panelists were comfortable with the safety plan. 

HOW APPOINTMENTS ARE MADE

All appointments are made by the Board of the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.

Applications are reviewed by the College’s Governance Committee, who then provide recommendations for committee appointments to the College Board.

Appointments to College committees will be made by the Board at its April 2021 meeting.

Every person who is appointed will be notified as soon as possible.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

The College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and encourages women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (2SLGBTQ+), and others to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Please submit your completed application form and up-to-date resume in PDF format to the College before Friday, February 26, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

Submit forms via email to volunteers@bcpharmacists.org.

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - we are inviting volunteers to serve on our committees. We encourage all members of the public and...

Posted by College of Pharmacists of BC on Friday, January 29, 2021

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 

The College acknowledges with respect that the College of Pharmacists of BC is located on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh úxwumixw (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

As the regulator for pharmacy practice in what is now known as British Columbia, we recognize all the traditional territories of First Nations peoples and the Indigenous peoples living across BC. The College encourages all registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to reflect on the traditional territory where they live and practise pharmacy.

Learn more about the College's commitment to cultural safety and humility.

Jan 29, 2021