Professional Committee Appointees

The College is currently recruiting Professional Committee Appointees to help regulate pharmacy in the public interest and advance the quality and safety of pharmacy practice in the province for the upcoming Board year.

The College’s statutory and standing committees play an important role in advancing the College’s mandate to serve and protect the public interest. These committees require the appointment of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who are not elected members of the Board of Directors and whose competencies, skills, and experience align with the College’s needs and obligations.

Registrants interested in applying must review the PCA Application Guide and visit the OCP Recruitment Website and download and complete the application and submit it along with a copy of their CV by June 25, 2021.

Please note that currently all meetings are being held virtually in compliance with pandemic social distancing guidelines. Some meetings may return to in-person requiring travel to the College in late 2021 (subject to change).

Committee Appointees are compensated and have their expenses reimbursed as per the College’s Board and Committee Remuneration Policy.

 

THE ROLE OF A PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE APPOINTEE
As a PCA, you play an important role in the College’s commitment to advance the interests, health, and wellbeing of the public. As such, you also have a fiduciary duty to assert undivided loyalty and good faith in fulfilling the mandate of the College.

Committee Appointees are expected to:

  •  Comply with the Code of Conduct, schedule B of the College By-law.
  • Demonstrate a Duty of Care which requires that appointees exercise the same care, diligence and skill that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in comparable circumstances. Duty of Care requires appointees take appropriate steps so that they can make sound, informed decisions. This duty includes:
    •  Being Diligent – being prepared for meetings, reviewing materials, arriving on time and participating in discussion.
    • Being Civil – respecting the process and fellow committee members, paying attention (e.g., no mobile devices during the meetings), genuine listening and consideration and adopting an objective approach to decision making.
    • Being Ethical – using College resources appropriately, being aware of the facts (e.g., reading the materials on a particular matter).
    • Being cognizant of and declaring Conflicts of Interest (e.g. financial, adjudicative, and organizational).
  • Demonstrate accountability to the public through decision making that is grounded in the public interest.
  • Understand and support the respective roles and responsibilities of the Board, Committees and staff.
  • Maintain constructive, collaborative and mutually respectful relations with others.
  • Conduct themselves both in person and on all social media in a manner that upholds their fiduciary duty to the College, and act as an ambassador of the OCP.
  • Acquire knowledge of policies and procedures, including relevant legislation, strategic directions and the Board values.
  • Participate in orientation, training and education offered.
  • To make decisions as a collective group and hold joint responsibility for decisions and actions taken by the Board or Committee, even in their absence.

Information about the Committees can be found here.

Candidates will be advised after the September Board meeting if they have been appointed to serve on a committee.