Natanya Mclenaghan has been named Queensland Pharmacy Assistant of the Year.
Queensland was the first jurisdiction to be part of the awards, which are now in its 10th year under the auspices of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.
The Guild says it cannot wait to meet the other finalists.
This year the award had a record number of nominees: self and third-party nominees.
Judging workshops will continue until the finals and the winner will be announced at PA2016 in October.
According to the Pharmacy Guild president, George Tambassis, this award is crucial.
“There are more than 35,000 pharmacy assistants in Australia. This award provides a public platform to recognise pharmacy assistants as professional and valued health care professionals, to employers, the community and the industry; and in doing so, highlights the rewarding career path of a pharmacy assistant,” Tambassis says.
The National Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Winner will take home more than $10,000 in cash and prizes, including a Guild Training course of their choice so they can continue to progress their career.
AJP’s sister publication Post Script is a member of the judging panel.