College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP)
Type: Full Time (Remote Only)
Preferred Education: Masters
Salary: Competitive and Negotiable
Education and Training
The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) has an exciting opportunity for a professional interested in working in the area of mental health, substance use, and pharmacy to support the organization’s work in education and the continuing advancement of the profession of psychiatric pharmacy.
The CPD Director has a tremendous opportunity to capitalize and build on the great work, strong brand equity, and institutional successes to date. The Director will be required to work toward established strategic planning goals and work closely with leadership and staff to accomplish goals established. The Director will oversee the strategic initiatives of CPNP’s continuing professional development programs for its members and nonmembers seeking quality training in psychiatric pharmacy. They will lead the design, development, delivery, and financial management of the organization’s continuing professional development programs. This leader will work in concert with the Executive Director and CPNP’s Event and Project Specialist to support and grow the professional development offerings, learning methods, and quality by efficiently and effectively utilizing CPNP’s various professional development-related council and committees.
The Director will oversee continuous evaluation and improvement of programs, and have responsibility for curriculum design, content development, delivery, evaluation and feedback systems, and education delivery mechanisms, including home-study, web-based education with the goal that programs and services provide value to members at all stages of their careers.
This position will represent CPNP to accrediting bodies and related external entities and maintain a high level of knowledge of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) standards as well as support and innovate around the systems and processes designed to maintain and advance quality.
This position will supervise staff members working in CPNP’s education enterprise.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee the creation of successful, high quality education opportunities, ensuring that content is presented in a variety of formats consistent with adult learning principles and optimal educational technologies to meet diverse market needs.
Work collaboratively with the Continuing Professional Development Committee (CPDC) and the BCPP Recertification Director to provide the Board of Directors strategic direction for the overall professional development activities of CPNP.
Work with member leaders and senior management to define education objectives, strategies, and tactics, as well as milestones and measures, in order to support those elements of CPNP’s overall strategies related to continuing professional development.
Ensure that all activities comply with ACPE and/or BPS policies, standards, guidelines, and regulations.
Complete the ACPE reaccreditation process (every 5 to 7 years).
Develop strategy for and complete the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Professional Development Provider (PDP) reapplication process (every 5 to 7 years) in conjunction with Recertification leadership.
Author and submit proposals for educational grants.
Identify and manage vendor relationships and projects as needed including contract review, negotiations and financial management.
Lead efforts to innovate needs assessment processes in a centralized fashion for the benefit of all education and information distribution related committees.
Ensure educational activities are based on gaps in knowledge or performance, supported by evidence-based data, and evaluated regarding measurable change in learners’ competence, clinical performance and/or patient outcomes.
Design and develop evaluation methodologies to assess the effectiveness of instruction and learning.
Collaborate in the development and implementation of a strategy to implement cohort based learning aiding in retention, application in practice, and professional networking.
Serve as a key contact with relevant external groups such as the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS).
Collaborate with the Executive Director and Director of Strategic Initiatives (DSI) to fulfill the organization’s strategic initiatives.
Oversee the development of clinical application tools, and other evidence-based products and services to ensure they are responsive to and supportive of CPNP’s educational initiatives and its mission to improve learner competence, learner performance, and patient outcomes.
Provide overall staffing and liaison services to assigned committees and task forces in conjunction with the chairs of these organizational groups. This will include drafting meeting agendas, coordination of meetings and conferences calls, drafting programs/strategies to be discussed on the agenda, distributing summation reports, tracking follow-ups, assisting with developing and monitoring committee budgets. Work with the chair to ensure the business of each committee is accurately communicated to the Board when appropriate. Develop and maintain knowledge of each committee’s area of expertise and work effectively and cooperatively with volunteers providing input, procedural guidance, and counsel.
Supervise department staff, promote teamwork and professional development, and manage change with a big-picture strategic orientation.
Submit a cover letter with salary range requirements included.
Minimum 5-10 years of progressively responsible experience in the area of adult/continuing education with an emphasis on experience with health care professionals and/or professional associations.
Experience planning and/or overseeing educational seminars, conferences, and e-learning activities.
Experience in authoring grants and in oversight and implementation of grant-funded programs and related reporting requirements.
Experience with medical education accreditation (ACPE, CME, ANCC, or similar health professions) preferred but not required.
Experience in fiscal planning including developing and managing budgets and managing and providing leadership to staff member(s).
Extensive knowledge and application of adult learning principles and technologies, including emerging trends in delivery of educational resources in a broad range of modalities and formats (e.g., distance and online learning).
Demonstrated success in employing effective teaching methodologies, curriculum planning, program development and evaluation.
Ability to apply scientific methodology, including qualitative and quantitative measures, in the design and implementation of surveys and evaluation forms, and outcome studies.
Ability to communicate clearly, accurately, and effectively.
Excellent project management skills.
Strong staff management skills, with experience in hiring and training high quality staff and effectively conducting performance appraisal and delivering constructive feedback.
Approximately 10 percent travel, in addition to occasional evening meetings and conference calls.
About College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP)
The United States is in the midst of a mental health crisis that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 1 in 6 adults having taken a psychiatric medication in the last year. This expansion of pharmacotherapy is overwhelming psychiatrists and other mental health providers. As part of CPNP, you would be part of the solution to improved patient care by educating and advocating for an underutilized member of the mental health treatment team.
CPNP was founded 25 years ago as a 501c6 professional membership organization of clinical pharmacists with specialization in psychiatry. CPNP has grown to a membership of approximately 3,000 with approximately 1400 being practicing psychiatric pharmacists, 200 resident trainees, and 1400 pharmacy student members.
Though a small association and a small staff of soon to be 6, CPNP works organizes and coordinates over 500 volunteers and subject matter experts annually to provide services in the areas of education, information, government affairs, professional affairs, health policy and practice information for pharmacists who work as part of interprofessional teams to provide medication management and care for those living with psy...chiatric, neurologic, and substance use disorders.
CPNP is a provider of high-quality pharmacy education and is an approved provider by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Additionally, CPNP is the sole provider of recertification continuing education for the Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) as approved by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). In 2020 CPNP served over 2000 learners delivering 23,000+ total hours of ACPE credit. CPNP produces 2 BCPP preparatory educational products, 6 recertification educational products for the BCPP, offers a 4 day hybrid Annual Meeting which is hosted annually in various US cities, and develops and offers various webinars and other continuing education offerings.
CPNP maintains a small, physical office in Lincoln, Nebraska but all employees work remotely.
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