WSPA 2014 Salary Survey

From our colleagues at WSPA:

Greetings!

I am reaching out to you today to invite you to complete the 2014 Salary Survey.  This survey helps employers calibrate salaries as well as aids pharmacy professionals during salary discussions. Everyone who completes the survey has the opportunity to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

All pharmacy employees are welcome to complete the survey. You do not need to be a pharmacist, a technician or a WSPA member.

Access the survey by visiting: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1278975-penTjCnEML

The survey asks about income, hours, practice settings and more. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous. Names and email addresses for the gift card drawing will be collected separately, and will not be linked to responses.

Please complete the survey by December 8th to have your results included.

We encourage you to share this email with co-workers, friends, staff, etc!  The more responses, the better the results. Watch the WSPA website for the survey results in January.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you in advance for participating!

Jenny Arnold, Pharm.D., BCPS
Director of Pharmacy Practice Development
425-207-3642 Office
206-948-1531 Mobile
jenny@wsparx.org

Great American Smoke Out is November 20th

The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smoke Out is the third Thursday in November every year, coming up this Thursday!

This page is stocked with information from the American Cancer Society as a destination resource for your patients who are trying to quit cigarettes:

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/greatamericansmokeout/index

And this is a great resource for providers in all areas, and is the gateway to a top-tier tobacco cessation training series:

http://rxforchange.ucsf.edu/

Best of luck to you and your patients!

Annual Award Banquet Tickets

All of the Spokane pharmacy community is invited to Spokane Pharmacy Association’s gala annual event, the Annual Awards Banquet at the Davenport Hotel, Tuesday, November 11th, 2014.

Featuring:

  • Hors d’oeuvres, dinner and no-host bar
  • Exhibitors
  • Silent raffle
  • Speaker: Jenny Arnold of the WSPA: The Evolving Role of the Pharmacist (1hr of CE)
  • Annual awards ceremony for the Spokane pharmacy community
  • Open to members and non-members / guests.

Please find more details and registration at: https://spokanepharmacy.org/banquet-and-award-ceremony/

A Provider Status Milestone

Please follow this link to a statement from Paul Abramowitz, CEO of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Things are moving rapidly toward greater access to pharmacist care, through massive efforts like these to promote “provider status;” a recognition that pharmacists are powerful and important members of the health care team.

http://connect.ashp.org/blogs/paul-abramowitz/2014/09/11/a-new-provider-status-milestone-103-co-sponsors

Also take a look at our provider status page, highlighting efforts at WSU and at the Washington state level. They have put together many tools to help people get involved. https://spokanepharmacy.org/provider-status/

October Continuing Education

Influenza, MERS, and Ebola Update

Colleen Terriff, PharmD, MPH, AAHIVP

Clinical Associate Professor

WSU College of Pharmacy
Deaconess Hospital and Rockwood Health Systems

Dinner – Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
Room 205 – Nursing Building, WSU Spokane
Sign in 6:30 pm, Dinner 6:45 pm
Presentation 7:00 pm

AND

Breakfast – Thursday, Oct 16th
Perkins Restaurant, 12 E Olive, Spokane, WA
Sign in and breakfast 6:45 am
Presentation – 7:00-8:00 am

1 hour of CE credit will be provided

SPA members – No charge
Non-members – Dinner or Breakfast $25

–> Register Here <–

Technician Day CE

When: Saturday October 18th 2014

Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Where: Spokane Community College

Total CE’s : 7 hours

–> Register Here <–

We will have a list of everyone who paid at the door, no tickets necessary. You do not need a PayPal account to use these buttons; just use you credit card and decline to start an account when PayPal asks.

Hi everyone. This is going to be an exciting year for the Technicians. I am very excited about our Topics for Technician Day CE’s. Everyone has almost had to report their CE’s to the State for their licensing. There was a lot of confusion as to reporting the CE’s from last year’s Technician Day. The CE’s from last year were just State Certified, so they were not reported to your NABP or CPE monitor. But this year we are having the CE’s ACPE Certified. So you will answer a questionnaire online and then be able to get your credits. But with the new ACPE requirement comes a fee. ACPE CE’s cost. Not only do they cost to get them certified, but they cost each person per CE hour. Last year on Tech Day I let everyone know that there would be a cost for the 2014 Tech Day.

The fee is $65 for current WSPA and SPA members and $110 for nonmembers. I have had good feedback from the Tech’s that I have spoken with in regards to these fees. That is only about $11 per CE, Which is good compared to some of them online cost that $25 per CE. You can join Spokane Pharmacy Association for $25 now so that when you register you will get the members price.

There is a Pharmacy Technician page on Facebook for Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area techs. Like our page and get updates on Tech Day. As well as it is a good forum to ask Techs questions and discuss any issues that we as techs may have. I will post on Facebook Pharmacy Technician how to register. Watch your email for registration information.

For new Technicians, every tech will need to get an NABP e-Profile ID #. My suggestion is to go online and register now. You MAY need the NABP e-profile # to register. The NABP e-profile ID number is free. You will need the NABP profile ID # to register for the CE, the State of WA made it mandatory to have the NABP profile # to access the CE credits through CPE monitor. To get your NABP e-profile ID # go to nabp.net  Once you get your NABP e-profile # you will go to the CPE Monitor to get your CE’s. You will access the CPE Monitor to get your CE’s. They link up together to access the CE credits. This is how CPE Monitor works.

There will be a limit on the # of Techs that can register for Tech Day, as there is a 70 seat capacity in the room at S.C.C. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask me.

Thanks,

I look forward to seeing all you at Tech Day.

Cheri Lewis, CPhT,

Technician Representative, Spokane Pharmacy Association

chericpht@hotmail.com