Professional Committee Appointees (Non-Council Committee Members)

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 then visit the OCP Recruitment Website and download and complete the application and submit it along with a copy of their CV by September 25, 2020.

Please note that all committee and panel meetings are currently being conducted virtually and it is anticipated that most meetings will continue to be held virtually for the upcoming Board year. Committee members 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. 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)
  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained. This applies to all information obtained in the course of OCP duties, unless an exception applies. Discretion is critical especially in the area of complaints as, in some cases, allegations are unsubstantiated. Maintaining confidentiality prevents tainting of processes and facilitates the exploration of all options to avoid misinterpretation.

Infomation about the Committees can be found here.

Candidates will be advised after the December 7th, 2020 Board meeting if they have been appointed to serve on a committee.