The pharmacy employer toolkit for successful service provision & implementation
Accreditation No: G2019069B4
This activity has been accredited for 0.75 Group 1 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 1.5 Group 2 CPD credits upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.
Providing more services is a current hot topic, particularly with PBS price disclosure cuts. But what makes it difficult for your employees to provide services? Could employee pharmacists experience different kinds of stress, compared to owners? Is it possible to reconcile community needs and pharmacist service roles with what proprietors can actually pay? This session will help you rethink how and why pharmacists work in particular ways, and the challenges in workforce, innovation and quality service provision.
Faith is a doctoral candidate at University Technology Sydney, under the supervision of Professor Kylie Williams, and Dr Victoria Garcia-Cardenas, and counts Emeritus Professor Charlie Benrimoj as one of her mentors. Faith has worked as a community pharmacist for more than six years in metropolitan and outer suburbs of Melbourne, and more recently, Sydney. She obtained her Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice and Bachelor in Pharmacy (Honours) at Monash University Parkville, has twelve years of experience in the community pharmacy sector and is an accredited consultant pharmacist who tutors in pharmacy practice at University of Technology Sydney. She is also a freelance graphic designer who dabbles in music and video production. Faith’s research focuses on the role of community pharmacists, which includes the empowerment and pragmatic support of pharmacists in healthcare provision, and the importance of practitioner health and workforce retention. Using insights from research in Australia and internationally, she brings fresh perspective to the current discourse around services, role specialisation and the full scope of practice for pharmacists, and what that may mean for pharmacist owners.