Call for BC Representative on The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
The College is searching for a registered pharmacy professional in BC to serve a three-year term as its representative on the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC)!
As the Pharmacy Examining Board’s BC representative, you will help to assess the qualifications for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on behalf of the College of Pharmacists of BC. The rigorous certification process administered by PEBC ensures the knowledge, skills and abilities of pharmacy professionals, and is a vital component in the delivery of safe and effective pharmacy care to Canadians.
You will also contribute to the development and administration of examinations, –including the national Qualifying Examination–as well as the issuance of Certificates of Qualification.
“I would highly recommend this opportunity to serve on the PEBC Board. The PEBC is an incredible organization that is very well run and highly sophisticated. It offers a fantastic opportunity to learn about Board governance and work with remarkable people from across the country”
- Omar Alasaly, Outgoing BC Representative.
Board appointees must have a PEBC registration and meet the following criteria:
- Ideally a licensed practicing pharmacist or pharmacy technician, preferably in a senior management, senior clinical practice, or other leadership position.
- Experience in assessment of pharmacist or pharmacy technician students is beneficial.
- Interest in entry-to-practice assessment of Canadian and international pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
- Experience with working on pharmacy issues at the provincial or national level is beneficial.
SUBMIT YOUR INTEREST
Registered Pharmacy Professionals who are interested in this unique opportunity are invited to submit a brief Letter of Interest outlining their qualifications and why they are suited to this role.
The deadline to submit your letter is November 30, 2019 at 5PM.
Letters will be received and evaluated by the Office of the Registrar. To apply, please send your Letter, along with your CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Time Commitment and Responsibilities
The selected appointee will be expected to serve a term will be beginning after the close of PEBC’s February 2020 Annual Board Meeting and continue until after the close of the February 2023 meeting.
Board Member responsibilities include:
- Attendance at two in-person Board meetings per year
- The Annual Board and Committee meeting is usually held in February and may require 3-4 days, depending on a representative’s committee memberships.
- The Mid-Year meeting may require 2-3 days.
- Completion of the following duties as needed:
- Control and direct the Board and its committees
- Disbursement of funds
- Determination of policies and strategic direction
- Participation in standing committees and special working groups
- These committees and groups may meet face-to-face at the time of the Annual Board Meeting, Mid-Year Meeting, or at other times via teleconference.
- Submission of a written report to the Board prior to each Annual Meeting
- This report provides a formal vehicle for Board members to bring a consensus of issues from their appointed bodies, and items of consideration to the Board table.
- Sign a Code of Conduct for Directors, Officers and Members of the Board.
Note: There is a strong possibility that the selected appointee will be expected to move into an executive officer position (i.e. president, vice-president) during their tenure on the PEBC Board. The president will be required to preside over all Board and Executive Committee meetings and may be required to represent PEBC at other national pharmacy meetings or events.
The Executive Committee holds two additional face-to-face meetings and regular teleconferences, separate from those meetings held in conjunction with the Board Meetings.
About the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) is the national certification body for the pharmacy profession in Canada. PEBC is a non-profit organization with more than 50 years of experience in assessing the qualifications and competence of candidates for licensing by pharmacy provincial regulator authorities.
Through its comprehensive certification process, PEBC ensures that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians entering the profession have the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to safely and effectively practise pharmacy.
The PEBC Certificate of Qualification for pharmacists is a licensing requirement for entry-to-practice applicants (whether trained in Canada or elsewhere) in all provinces, except Quebec. The PEBC Certificate of Qualification for pharmacy technicians is an entry-to-practice licensing requirement in all provinces that have regulated pharmacy technicians.