Nhill Phar­macy Vic’s PATY

Pharmacy Daily - - NEWS -

Phar­macy as­sis­tant Stephanie Meik­le­john (pic­tured) from Nhill Phar­macy in Vic­to­ria’s cen­tral West has been cho­sen to rep­re­sent Vic­to­ria at the Na­tional Fi­nals of the 2017 Phar­macy Guild of Aus­tralia/ Max­i­gesic Phar­macy As­sis­tant of the Year Award (PATY).

Guild train­ing man­ager and na­tional PATY Judge Deb­o­rah Scholz said the Award was the pre­mier op­por­tu­nity to recog­nise and re­ward out­stand­ing phar­macy as­sis­tants through­out Aus­tralia.

Judges picked Stephanie from 15 other state fi­nal­ists at the Vic­to­ria work­shop on Thurs­day where each par­tic­i­pant demon­strated their phar­macy knowl­edge and show­cased their skills in cus­tomer ser­vice and leadership.

“Each can­di­date dis­played a strong com­mit­ment to their work and the in­dus­try, which was a plea­sure to see ʹ it was a hard task to pick just one, but Stephanie re­ally shone,” Scholz said. “I would also like to ac­knowl­edge Kather­ine Sal­loum who was awarded the Vic­to­ria win­ner of the Glu­co­jel Su­per Star Award for out­stand­ing cus­tomer ser­vice skills in com­mu­nity phar­macy,” Scholz said.

Na­tional fi­nals are to be held at the 2017 Phar­macy As­sis­tant Na­tional Con­fer­ence on 26 Oct with the Na­tional win­ner tak­ing home over $10,000 in cash and re­wards.

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