Volunteer

Why volunteer?

Are you ready to expand your impact beyond the pharmacy workplace? APhA offers a variety of opportunities for you, as an APhA member, to make a difference in your profession, expand your professional network, strengthen your leadership skills, and build your résumé. Our volunteer positions range from short-term project commitments to long-term committee work or serving on the APhA Board of Trustees. Read more about our ongoing volunteer positions below, then complete the volunteer application for the positions of interest to you. Help us to advance the profession while advancing your career!


Student Pharmacists Volunteer at 3rd Annual Capitol Hill Health Fair 

Volunteer Positions

Professional Development Pathway Creation: Experts Needed in 5 Focus Areas

APhA is seeking experienced pharmacists to serve on a series of expert panels focused on defining professional development pathways in 5 key focus areas:

  • Immunization services

  • Opioid-related services

  • Medication therapy management (MTM) services

  • Diabetes management services

  • Pharmacist in charge/pharmacy managers

Selected focus area experts will assist APhA in defining the milestones, education programs, and resources needed for community-based pharmacists to achieve progressive levels of proficiency in the focus area. Interested pharmacists must meet the following experience requirements to apply:

  • 5+ years of working in the focus area (e.g. developing/providing services) on a routine basis in a community-based setting (e.g. chain, independent, ambulatory care);
  • Broad familiarity with existing continuing pharmacy education programs and other resources available to prepare pharmacists for their role in the focus area.

Applications are due January 30, 2019. Questions can be directed to Lindsay Kunkle at lkunkle@aphanet.org

Apply today!

Professional Development Pathway Reviewers: Community-based Pharmacists Needed

APhA is seeking a group of community-based pharmacists who are working on the frontlines of chain or independent community-based pharmacy practice. This group will serve as reviewers for professional development pathways that include milestones, education programs, and resources to help community-based pharmacists achieve progressive levels of proficiency in 5 focus areas. Interested pharmacists must meet the following experience requirements to apply:

  • 5+ years of working in a chain or independent community-based pharmacy setting.

  • Experience providing patient care services (e.g. immunizations, MTM) as part of community-based pharmacy workflow.

 Applications are due January 30, 2019. Questions can be directed to Lindsay Kunkle at lkunkle@aphanet.org. ​​​​​​​

Apply today!

MTM Experts Needed! Medication Management SIG's MTM Content Development Projects

The APhA-APPM Medication Management SIG is accepting applications from APhA members who have experience providing or managing MTM services. Volunteers will be selected to work on a series of projects that will help APhA members develop and deliver MTM services. Resources created through this initiative will be hosted on the MTM page on pharmacist.com. There are currently 9 opportunities to get involved in this project (click each title for detailed information about timelines, project descriptions, and expectations):

  • MTM Content Project Manager (1 volunteer): This individual would work closely with the SIG Coordinator and Coordinator-elect to recruit and oversee project volunteer groups and help ensure individual projects are moving forward in a timely manner. The volunteer will also be working with the APhA SIG Staff Liaison as needed.
  • Project 1 -  Who, What, Why of MTM (2 volunteers): Selected volunteers will write content for the MTM section of pharmacist.com that answers the following questions: Why is MTM needed and why is it important? Where is MTM provided? Who benefits from MTM services? How does MTM benefit pharmacies, patients and health outcomes?
  • Project 2 - Billing through an MTM Vendor (2 volunteers): Selected volunteers will develop a 2-3 page PDF guide for pharmacists and technicians on how pharmacies can bill for MTM services through an MTM vendor.
  • Project 3 - Marketing MTM Services (2 volunteers): Selected volunteers will develop a 2-4 page PDF guide for pharmacy teams on how they can successfully market their MTM programs.
  • Project 4 - Sample MTM Marketing Flyers (3 volunteers): Selected volunteers will develop sample marketing flyers that pharmacy teams across all practice settings can utilize to promote their MTM programs to various audiences including patients, providers, and payers.
  • Project 5 - Toolkit for Establishing an MTM Program (6-8 volunteers): Selected volunteers will develop a PDF toolkit to help pharmacy teams with establishing an MTM program in various practice settings, including staffing, supplies, finances, technology, partnerships, and workflow integration.
  • Project 6 - Gaining Staff Buy-In for MTM Programs (2 volunteers): Selected volunteers will develop a PDF guide that can be used across various practice settings to help pharmacy teams learn how to gain buy-in from pharmacists and support staff (e.g. technicians, clerks, students) when implementing an MTM program.
  • Project 7 - Importance of Documenting MTM Services (2 volunteers): Selected volunteers will develop content focusing on the importance of documentation when providing MTM services to patients. Volunteers will also develop a list of MTM support systems/solutions that can assist pharmacy teams with documentation.
  • Project 8 - How to Offer Patients a CMR (4 volunteers): Selected volunteers will develop a non-CE webinar and accompanying 1-2 page PDF document for pharmacists and technicians focusing on how to make the offer for a CMR to patients to ensure success and buy-in.

All applications are due on January 21, 2019. Applicants will be notified of volunteer selection in February. Questions should be directed to APhA-APPM Medication Management SIG Coordinator-elect Marci Strauss at mstrauss08@gmail.com

Apply today!

Call for Submissions: Feature your successful PCMH or ACO practice in a new APhA resource

The APhA-APPM Medical Home/ACO SIG is seeking submissions of successful PCMH and ACO practice profiles to include in a new resource aimed at helping SIG members create and grow these innovative care models.  The resource will highlight the following topic areas for each profile:

  • How the practice was started
  • Pharmacist role(s) within the practice
  • Support staff available, key stakeholders at the practice
  • Use of collaborative practice agreements, if applicable
  • Methods used to identify patients/encourage patient referrals
  • Key technology used at the site
  • Sustainability/pharmacist justification within the practice
  • Future planned endeavors
  • Key lessons learned

Submissions will be accepted until January 7, 2019. Submissions will be peer-reviewed, and selected practices will be notified mid-late December of selection and asked to author their submission by mid-late January. Please contact Kelli Barnes at barnes.589@osu.edu for more information.

 

Submit your practice today!

Mentor360: Professional Connections

Professional Connections is where enthusiastic pharmacists who are interested in one on one mentoring are paired with experts to discuss a topic of mutual interest. It’s a great opportunity to develop trust and a deep professional connection that can benefit both the mentor and mentee in many ways. Mentor360 is an APhA member benefit and free to all pharmacist members. Student Pharmacists are not eligible for this program. 

Visit www.pharmacist.com/Mentor360 for additional information. 
 

APhA Community Health Ambassador

The APhA New Practitioner Network is proud to offer New Practitioners the opportunity to give back to their communities, enhance their communication skills, and promote pharmacist-provided patient care services.

Learn more and volunteer today!
 

Questions?

Contact Lindsay Kunkle, Senior Director, Practice Advancement & Pharmacists Engagement, at lkunkle@aphanet.org

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