|National Competency Standards Update Released
The pharmacy profession’s updated competency standards, the National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia 2010, has been released today following a comprehensive review through a profession-wide consultative forum.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA), as the custodian of the document on behalf of the pharmacy profession, led the review which involved:
˙Association of Hospital Pharmacists;
˙Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia;
˙Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy;
˙Australian College of Pharmacy;
˙Australian Pharmacy Council;
˙Council of Pharmacy Schools: Australia and New Zealand Inc.;
˙Pharmaceutical Society of Australia;
˙Pharmacy Board of Australia;
˙Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia; and
˙The Pharmacy Guild of Australia.
Features of the new document include:
˙consolidation of eight Domains (previously Functional Areas) and 33 Standards to represent the total competency framework for the profession;
˙strengthening the Standards, in particular those relating to: leadership and management; extemporaneous preparation; researchers and educators; collaboration; primary and preventive health care;
˙clear articulation of performance criteria expected at initial registration (entry-level);
˙highlighting the importance and relevance of the competency standards to all stages of a pharmacist’s professional life; and
˙introducing the concept of advanced practice to the profession.
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