- About Senior Care Pharmacy
- Who We Are
|Who We Are|
WHO WE ARE
The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is the only international professional society devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older persons. Founded in 1969, ASCP is a non-profit membership organization currently based in Alexandria, VA.
ASCP represents over 9,000 pharmacy professionals, including students, serving the unique medication needs of the senior population. Our members range in the services they provide and serve seniors in a variety of settings.
Empowering pharmacists to promote healthy aging through the appropriate use of medications.
Achieving safe, effective, and appropriate use of medications by all older adults.
In their role as medication therapy experts, consultant and senior care pharmacists:
The ASCP Board of Directors has established three strategic priority areas and goals for the Society from 2016-2018:
Read the full 2016-2018 ASCP Strategic Plan (PDF).
To contact ASCP, please use this form, or call 703-739-1300.
Vice President Membership & Strategic Alliances
The ASCP Bylaws (PDF) provide for 14 members on the Board of Directors: 4 officers (president, chairman of the board, president-elect, and secretary-treasurer) and 10 additional directors (2 elected from each of ASCP’s 5 regions). In addition, the Executive Director/CEO serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board. Each officer serves a one-year term. Each officer must have been a director-member of the Board for a minimum of one 2-year term before running for an officer position. Each director serves a 2-year term and elections are staggered, such that only 5 of the 10 director positions are elected annually. Each director may be re-elected to no more than two consecutive terms as director. Directors are strongly encouraged to run for an officer position, since being a director is a prerequisite for being an officer.
The Council of Presidents consists of all past and present presidential officers of ASCP and serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors and the Society. The Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors serves as the Chair of the Council of Presidents.
Jeffrey C. Delafuente
Chapter & Membership Manager
Reports to: Director of Membership & Chapter Relations
General Responsibility: Provides support to the ASCP Membership Department and ASCP chapters. Key point of contact for membership surveys, record updates, renewal processing and invoicing, and other customer service inquiries. Supports ASCP chapters and maintains rosters of chapter officer/liaison positions. Has a working knowledge of the basic new member and existing member renewal processes as well as how to conduct mass member communications utilizing the existing association management system. Serves as backup to Director of Membership and Chapter Relations.
Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Education/Experience: College Degree required. Association and chapter experience required.
Language Skills: Must be customer service oriented, have a pleasant telephone voice, and good enunciation skills. Must effectively and efficiently handle multiple calls. Must be able to respond to complaints and inquiries in a courteous and friendly manner at all times. Ability to read and comprehend instructions required. Ability to write correspondence and memos.
Communication Skills: Ability to present information effectively to customers, members/subscribers, vendors and the general public using good oral and written communications.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure. Basic understanding of financials and accounting practices.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standard situations.
Other Skills/Abilities Ability to prioritize assignments, work on a variety of tasks simultaneously and independently, take direction from a variety of people and work as a team player. Be detail oriented. Computer knowledge with word processing, spreadsheet and database knowledge helpful. Familiarity with automated office equipment. Possess strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and some lifting. The employee frequently is required to talk or listen. The employee is occasionally required to move from one area of the office to another. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
ASCP offers a competitive salary and benefits program. Interested persons are invited to visit www.ascp.com for more information about the organization and send letter of interest, CV, and names of three references to: Susan Oswald, HR Representative, email@example.com EOE