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ACCP Report - May 2019

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Director, Clinical Practice Advancement
American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Position Responsibilities

The director of clinical practice advancement is responsible for leading the work of the College in developing and promoting the professional resources, guidelines, and standards of practice for clinical pharmacists which advance the type of team-based, patient-centered care delivery that improves patient outcomes.

This full-time position reports to the Executive Director and is based in ACCP’s Washington, D.C., office.

Principal activities will include:

  • Identification, development, and promotion of effective programs, products, and services that support the patient care and practice/business operational needs of clinical pharmacists in practice.
  • Communication, analysis, and tracking of the status and developments of clinical pharmacist practice regulation, innovation, credentialing, and privileging at the national and state levels. Collaboration and communication with medical, pharmacy, other health professional organizations, and patient advocacy groups to promote improved medication use quality and safety by clinical pharmacists as accountable and responsible members of health care teams. Communication and collaboration with the ACCP Foundation.
  • Preparation of appropriate reports, issue briefs, and related informational documents that inform and support the analysis and decision-making activities of the ACCP senior staff and Board of Regents related to practice advancement and professional affairs.
  • Supervision and mentoring of the ACCP/ASHP/VCU health policy fellow jointly with other ACCP professional affairs and government affairs staff.
  • Preparation of regular updates, reports, and other pieces for the ACCP Report, ACCP website, and other communications media.
  • Performance of other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


The successful candidate will have an earned Pharm.D. degree, will have completed residency training (PGY1 required, PGY2 preferred), and will be certified by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) in a recognized pharmacy practice specialty (or eligible for certification in a specialty currently in development by BPS). A minimum of 5 years’ experience in direct patient care (beyond postgraduate training) as a member of interprofessional health care teams in either ambulatory or inpatient settings is expected.

Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of achievement in clinical practice innovation and implementation. A fundamental working knowledge of credentialing, privileging, major health care reform issues, practice design, payment policy, health care coding and billing, and postgraduate health professional education and training is desirable.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. A competitive benefits package is provided, including relocation expenses, employee health and life insurance, a 401(k) retirement program, flexible annual leave policies, and support for professional development. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

Brent Akright
Senior Director of Operations
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
13000 W. 87th St. Parkway
Lenexa, KS 66215
Telephone: (913) 492-3311