Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award nominations are closing soon, says the Pharmacy Guild
Pharmacists who know an outstanding pharmacy assistant worthy of taking part in the premier award for Australian pharmacy assistants are encouraged to nominate them now for this year’s Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year (PATY) Award.
With a prize pool of $10,000 plus professional development opportunities, participation in the PATY Award could be lifechanging, says the Pharmacy Guild.
PATY recognises and celebrates the ‘best of the best’ in community pharmacy by identifying outstanding pharmacy assistants’ skills, knowledge, leadership and customer service.
The award is contested first at a state level, with the top ten finalists in each state invited to participate in virtual state workshops, then at a national level with face-to-face judging taking place at the Pharmacy Assistant National Conference (PA2021) in Brisbane in October.
State winners receive travel and registration to PA2021, exclusive training and development sessions, and a profile in national Guild electronic and social media platforms. The national winner receives a cash prize of $5,000, a customised training package, and travel to PA2022 and APP2022.
Pharmacists wanting to nominate an outstanding pharmacy assistant can do so at pharmacyassistants.com/paty until 2 July.