The Pharmacy Guild has developed a suite of courses to support community pharmacy recruitment.
The challenges currently facing pharmacy mean there is a need to find ways to streamline costs while maintaining the right staff and skills base to deliver a quality pharmacy service, the Guild says.
Making Smart Recruitment Decisions is a suite of three online courses aimed at addressing how to find and keep good employees.
The courses are designed to be studied in sequence however each can be accessed individually, anytime. The Guild says it would encourage pharmacy managers to read the module they need as a refresher whenever they are preparing to recruit staff.
The first course, titled Activating the Recruitment Process, is now available on myCPD and discusses the key actions pharmacy managers should take to activate a recruitment process in their pharmacy.
By studying this course pharmacists will learn to:
- identify the direct and indirect costs of recruitment;
- develop key recruitment documents such as; a position description, and a person specification;
- consider where to source job candidates and how to advertise to attract the right candidates; and
- use the Guild’s Quality Care Pharmacy Program (QCPP) as a resource throughout the recruitment process.
Activating the Recruitment Process is accessible via the Guild’s online learning platform, myCPD. The course is free to all Guild members and their employee pharmacists. The course is available to non-members for $250, payable upon enrolment.