Invited Clinical Pharmacist (ICP) Program

Conditions

The Pharmacy Committee of the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) has established guidelines and financial support for an Invited Clinical Pharmacist (ICP) Program.  In addition, the committee will be responsible for its development, administration, implementation, and continued improvement of this program.

Purpose

The purpose of the NCS ICP Program is to promote and increase neurocritical care pharmacy practice. During a 1-2 day program, the invited clinical pharmacist will be expected to interact with pharmacy practitioners, attend rounds and provide a guest lecture. Additional activities should be proposed by the inviting site.

Eligibility

Inviting Site

Any current NCS member may apply for the program on behalf of their medical center or university. They should not have received the award in the previous three years.  The inviting institution is responsible for securing any permission for the ICP faculty to participate in any activity involving patient care (e.g., HIPPA waivers, etc.).

Invited Clinical Professor

The ICP must be a current member of NCS pharmacy committee who is recognized for their outstanding clinical practice and/or teaching. To be recognized as outstanding, the ICP should have evidence of advancing the practice of critical care medicine, with a particular emphasis in neurocritical care. Below are the list of qualifications. The FNCS committee of NCS will review the applications and select the most qualified candidate based on the needs of the inviting institution. The designated ICP should not have been selected in the previous two years.

Qualifications for ICP Candidates

  • Must have Post Graduate (PGY2) training in critical care or equivalent critical care experience 
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience in neuro ICU
  • Must have leadership experience within NCS (FNCS members are preferred but not required)
  • Must have at least 3 years of experience in a teaching/academic/community-based hospital
  • Must be board certified in pharmacotherapy or critical care pharmacotherapy 
  • Must have at least 3 publications in neuro ICU topics

Alternatively, the inviting site may request a specific ICP, whose credentials will then be reviewed for eligibility by the Pharmacy Committee.

Time

The visit will be a minimum of one business day and is not expected to be greater than two days.

Application

Process for Application

All application materials must be e-mailed or post-marked by November 15, 2017.

Award Selection and Notification

The application will be reviewed by the FNC committee of Pharmacy Committee of NCS.  If accepted, the inviting site will be notified by email. 

The ICP Program award is subject to available funds. 

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Funding and Reimbursement

The ICP will be provided financial support to offset the expense of travel, lodging, and food.  The total cost reimbursed for each ICP site visit should not exceed $1,000 and is subject to adjustments.  Funding is meant to offset the expenses of the ICP and will not be provided to the applicant or their institution.  Up to two proposals may be supported during each budget cycle, based on available funds.

In regards to travel accommodations, the ICP has the option to either personally schedule his/her flight and then submit for reimbursement following the site visit or utilize the NCS travel agency.  For more information on arranging your flight through NCS, please contact NCS at info info@neurocriticalcare.org.

In order for the ICP to be reimbursed for travel, lodging, and food expenses, all original receipts must be submitted to info@neurocriticalcare.org.

Experience Obligations

Inviting Site

Pre-Experience

  • Complete and submit the ICP Program application online (link on NCS website)
  • Include an updated copy of your curriculum vitae.
  • Include a letter of support from a Pharmacy Director, Department Chair, or an ICU Director.
  • Provide a proposed itinerary for the ICP.
  • Within two weeks of the completed visit, provide a written description of your experience (maximum of one page) to Salia Farrokh, PharmD, BCCCP at sfarrok1@jhmi.edu. This may be developed into an article for Currents.

Post-Experience

  • The inviting NCS pharmacist member may be asked to present their experience at a subsequent NCS Annual Meeting during a pharmacy-related event.

Invited Clinical Pharmacist

Post-Experience

  • The ICP may be asked to present their experience at a subsequent Annual Meeting.