Guild-Priceline training link
THE Pharmacy Guild of Australia and Priceline Pharmacy have entered into a partnership arrangement to provide key training and education services to all Priceline Pharmacy team members.
The Guild said its experience with the vocational education sector will also mean Priceline Pharmacy stores are able to take advantage of all available government funding opportunities to assist in the delivery of qualifications or skill sets.
Richard Vincent, ceo and md of Priceline’s parent company API, welcomed the partnership saying, “Priceline Pharmacy understands that to be successful in this challenging environment we must have a pharmacy workforce that is skilled and confident when engaging with our customers.
“Developing superior skills and knowledge within our team is a crucial part of enhancing our customers’ experience.”
Guild national president George Tambassis noted, “Working with a brand like Priceline Pharmacy means that the Guild can extend its reach into community pharmacy and ensure that all pharmacy staff have access to our quality training products,” he said.
“We congratulate them for this initiative and look forward to working together to develop the skills and knowledge required by our customers and our industry.”
The joint release said the training program will take a “whole of pharmacy” approach encompassing the needs of pharmacists, dispensary assistants, front-of-store managers, pharmacy assistants, and category managers.
Priceline Pharmacy teams will have access to more than 70 individual units that make up four different qualifications and to this end, the two partners said they will work together to identify skill gaps, relevant training needs and paths to fulfilling these needs.