19 Dec Pharmacist & New Graduate Seminar – Nov 16
PharmaConex held their first Pharmacist & New Graduate Seminar on November 16th in The Morrison Hotel, Dublin.
The event, designed to offer New Pharmacy Graduates a chance to gain some practical insight before progressing on their career path was later extended to all Pharmacists due to expressions of interest from Locums.
The event was well attended, and the speakers well received ‘I was happy with what was covered and found it useful. We were given plenty of opportunities to ask questions which was good’. (Survey response from attendee)
Speakers & Topics
The PharmaConex team were very grateful for the generosity of the speakers who gave up their valuable time to offer insight at the event.
The first speaker was Claire Murphy from the Allcare Pharmacy Network. Claire covered Quality & Practice Guidance. Claire also discussed the Core Competency Framework and the availability of the PSI Pharmacy Practice Manual on the website.
Sinead Magner and Linda O’Brien joined the event from LIoyds and spoke about working as a Pharmacist for a large Pharmacy group. They detailed some of the differences between working for a group versus as a Locum.
Sinead Ryan, MPSI and a Locum with PharmaConex offered insight into a ‘Day in the Life of a Locum’. She also highlighted helpful websites and tools available to support all Pharmacists, including the IPU.
Catriona Bradley joined us from the IIOP to discuss CPD. Catriona encouraged audience engagement by offering the attendees the chance to find out exactly what they wanted to know about Continuing Professional Development.
Our closing speaker was Rachel Dungan, Pharmacist Coach from 4front.ie, who discussed how Locums also have an opportunity to make a real impact and influence during their shifts.
The attendees and speakers had a chance to mingle while they enjoyed a bite to eat after the event.
Following lunch the attendees were invited back to the training centre in the PharmaConex office to do some practical training. Items Covered included, Tax & Payroll – What you need to do to ensure you are set up correctly; PharmaConex Booking System – Navigating bookings through the online programme; Introduction to the Dispensing Systems – McLernons, QicScript & TouchStore.
Due to positive feedback PharmaConex plan to hold similar events in the future.