We’re seeking pharmacists and interns to participate in our consultative workshops and pilot testing of new assessments tools for pharmacist interns.

We will hold face-to-face consultative workshops to provide comment on the draft tools:

  • Melbourne 22 May 2021, the Savoy Hotel
  • Canberra 29 May 2021, the QT Hotel

We will then pilot test the tools in a few pharmacies and hospitals across the ACT, Victoria and South Australia. Pilot testing will occur between August and October 2021.

Numbers are limited for workshops and pilot testing. We also want to ensure appropriate representation from different settings. While we may not be able to accept all expressions of interest, we will contact you and let you know the outcome as soon as possible.

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Requirements

Pharmacists

You must:

  • be a preceptor or a supervising pharmacist
  • have supervised an intern(s) for one year
  • hold pharmacist registration with no conditions with the Pharmacy Board of Australia
  • be willing to sign and commit to complying with the APC’s confidentiality, security and code of conduct
  • be willing to participate on the basis of APC honorarium.

Interns

You must:

  • hold intern pharmacist registration with no conditions with the Pharmacy Board of Australia
    (Interns who have graduated from overseas pharmacy programs are welcome to participate)
  • be willing to sign and commit to complying with the APC’s confidentiality, security and code of conduct policies
  • be willing to participate on the basis of APC honorarium.

Background

Over the last three years we have been working with the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PharmBA) to improve the supervised practice period, also known as the pharmacist internship year. Our shared vision is to improve preceptor and intern experiences by providing a range of tools that can be used for assessment and feedback.

Preceptors and supervising pharmacists are expected to ‘assess and provide feedback on the knowledge, skills and performance of the intern so that experiences can be built upon and difficulties identified andremediated’ (PharmBA 2021).

Early this year, we published a revised Intern Year Assessment Blueprint. The blueprint suggests a number of methods that can be used depending on the purpose and context of assessment. We have now developed an initial suite of tools to assist preceptors and supervising pharmacists.

Consultative workshops

You can attend a face-to-face consultative workshop to provide comment on the draft tools.

  • Melbourne: 22 May 2021
    Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, 630 Little Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
    9am - 3pm
     
  • Canberra: 29 May 2021
    QT Hotel 1 London Circuit, Canberra City Australian Capital Territory 2601
    9am - 3pm

We will provide tea and a light lunch. Participants will also receive an honorarium in recognition of their contribution.

Pilot Testing

You can participate in pilot testing of the draft tools.

We will pilot test the tools in a few pharmacies and hospitals in the ACT, Victoria and South Australia. Pilottesting will occur between August and October 2021.

To be eligible, both preceptor and intern(s) must be working at the same pharmacy and be willing to participate. We will provide training before commencement of the pilot. We will also ask that you attend a virtual workshop at the end of the pilot to provide feedback on your experience.

We will offer an honorarium for attendance at the training and feedback workshops.

Expression of Interest

To indicate your interest, please complete the Expression of Interest form (PDF 4 pages). Additional information will follow after we receive your expression of interest.

Due to limited funding, we are unable to extend consultative workshops and pilot testing to all states and territories. However, we will publish a consultation paper on our website to provide opportunity for greater feedback.

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