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Technician survey results

February 27, 2015

In 2014, ACP commissioned focus groups and a survey to gather feedback from provisional and regulated pharmacy technicians. ACP's goals were to:

  1. Assess pharmacy technicians’ awareness, expectations, and understanding of self-regulation, ACP’s mandate, and ACP’s current business and priorities;
  2. Learn about pharmacy...

ACP employment opportunities

February 24, 2015
The college has openings for a pharmacy practice consultant, a pharmacy practice research assistant (summer student position), a programmer/analyst, and a part-time registration administrator. For more information and application details, please see the career...

PEBC assessors needed

February 24, 2015

PEBC invites interested pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to apply as assessors. Exams will be held in both Calgary and Edmonton on the following dates:

  • OSPE (pharmacy technician exam) – Saturday, March 28
  • OSCE (pharmacist exam) – Sunday, May 24

Please refer to the ...

Last call for council election nominations

February 24, 2015

ACP will hold council elections for three positions this spring:

District 1 (northern Alberta)
District 5 (Calgary)
District A (pharmacy technician - northern Alberta) 

Nominations must be received by the registrar by 4:30 p.m. on February 28, 2015.

Who can be a...

ACP Tweet-a-Thon recap

February 24, 2015

ACP hosted its first Tweet-a-Thon on Thursday, February 19. Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students were invited to take part and discuss the future of pharmacy practice in Alberta. For a recap of the action, check out our Twitter feed and search for the ...

ACP employment opportunity: programmer/analyst

February 18, 2015

Reporting to the Information Technology Manager (IT Manager) the Programmer/Analyst complements the IT department with skills in program design and development. Part systems analyst, part programmer, this individual will have the skills to maintain, design, and develop applications that...

ACP employment opportunities

February 10, 2015

The college has openings for a pharmacy practice consultant, a pharmacy practice research assistant (summer student position), a communications director, and a part-time registration administrator. For more information and application details, please see the career postings.

PEBC assessors needed

February 10, 2015

PEBC invites interested pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to apply as assessors. Exams will be held in both Calgary and Edmonton on the following dates:

  • OSPE (pharmacy technician exam) – Saturday, March 28
  • OSCE (pharmacist exam) – Sunday, May 24

Please refer to the ...

Council meeting: Feb. 25-26, 2015

February 10, 2015

Feb. 25, afternoon
Feb. 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sutton Place, Edmonton 

The afternoon meeting on February 25 will be open to observers; however, the meeting on February 26 will be closed while council engages in a strategic planning workshop. To reserve a seat for the afternoon of the 25th, please call Leslie...

Caution: dose volumes for pediatric patients

February 10, 2015

ACP has received reports of pharmacies dispensing the 0.5 mg/5 mL commercially available dexamethasone elixir for their pediatric patients, in place of a more concentrated compounded suspension. The use of the commercially available elixir has resulted in dose volumes greater than 100 mL per dose,...

Join us for a Tweet-a-Thon!

February 10, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015
7:00-8:30 p.m. 

Join the Alberta College of Pharmacists in a Tweet-a-Thon to discuss the future of pharmacy practice in Alberta. Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students around Alberta are asked to take part in a one and a half hour Tweet-a-thon that will discuss where the practice of pharmacy is...

Your 2015 APEX Award winners are...

February 10, 2015

Congratulations to this year’s APEX Award recipients. They are advancing practice and offering excellent patient care. We applaud their efforts and are proud to celebrate them.

 

M.J. Huston Pharmacist of Distinction
Roberta Stasyk
Manager, Pharmacy Services at the Royal Alexandra Hospital,...

ACP employment opportunity: Pharmacy Practice Consultant

February 2, 2015
Reporting to the Professional Practice Director, the Pharmacy Practice Consultant will:
  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 250 practice settings and conduct territory planning according to performance segmentation.
  • Perform practice and...