Chapter Leadership Manual

NYSCHP Leadership Development Manual August 2011

I.    Introduction
II.   Vision and Mission Statement
III.  Organizational Chart - coming soon!
IV.  Strategic Plan - coming soon!
V.   Local Chapters             
VI.  State Board of Directors
VII. Memo and Report Guidelines and Formats
VIII. House of Delegates
IX.  Committees and Teamwork
X.   Constitution & Bylaws

I.  Introduction

The New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists (NYSCHP) represents New York State pharmacists who practice in hospitals, long-term care facilities and other health facilities.  There are approximately 2,000 members of NYSCHP, along with a well-established network of leaders serving on the state board of directors, committees, and as chapter officers at the local level.  Ten regional chapters provide programming to pharmacists practicing in health care facilities throughout New York State.

NYSCHP is active in the community involving itself in outreach programs, including school and public programs, medical centers, teaching hospitals, and others.  For example, NYSCHP members provide talks with senior citizen groups, stressing the importance of avoiding adverse drug interactions, adherence to prescribed drug therapies, and awareness of drug expirations.

Approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing education, the New York State Council on Health-system Pharmacists offers a full spectrum of continuing education programs including a number of practice based certificate programs.  Presented to members and non-members alike, either free or at a minimal cost, these programs are offered throughout the year - at the Annual Assembly, at the Midyear Clinical Meeting, Jan Keltz Memorial Winter CE Program, Certificate Programs, and by its chapters at varying times in between.

II.  Vision and Mission Statement

We are a powerful, dynamic organization committed to excellence and caring.
We are proud of the leadership we provide to our profession.
We inspire the highest level of practice.
We value friendship and teamwork.
We shape the future of Pharmacy.

    The mission of the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists is to represent its members and advance pharmacy as an essential component of health care.
    The Council provides leadership and resources to promote quality pharmaceutical services directed at appropriate medication therapy and positive patient outcomes.

LEGISLATION:  To advocate progressive legislation and regulation that supports public health.
EDUCATION:  To provide education and training to elevate the level of pharmacy practice.
COMMUNICATION:  To facilitate exchange of information among our members, health care professions and the public.
PATIENT CARE:  To promote quality patient care by fostering the optimal responsible use of drugs.
RESEARCH:  To stimulate research in pharmaceutical practice and sciences.

III. Organizational Chart

IV.  Strategic Plan

V.   Local Chapters


VI. State Board of Directors

Immediate Past-President
Vice-President Public Policy
Executive Director
Guidelines for Committees and Directors

VII. Memo and Report Guidelines and Formats

      A. Glossary of Terms
      B. Documents and Correspondence Recommended Format with corresponding samples
      C. Minutes Guidelines and Sample Format with corresponding samples
      D. Records and Report Retention
      E. Recognition Guidelines

VIII. House of Delegates

       A. Chair of the House of Delegates
       B. Local Chapter Election of Delegates
       C. Sample Report to the House of Delegates
       D. Proceedings of the House of Delegates/Regulations of the House of Delegates

IX.  Committees and Teamwork

X.   Constitution & Bylaws