Vaccination, aged care, general practice? We want to know which professional pharmacist roles you would be interested in pursuing
At PSA19 in Sydney over the weekend, Emeritus Professor Charlie Benrimoj gave a presentation on the opportunities available for community pharmacists within a health hub pharmacy model.
This includes pharmacists branching out into specialisations.
E/Prof Benrimoj shared the top 10 emerging professional roles within community pharmacy.
- General Service Pharmacist: For Community Pharmacy Agreement service providers, covering clinical interventions; general, diabetes and pain MedsCheck; Home Medicines Reviews; and additional new programs.
- Adherence Pharmacist: Programs for new and continuing medications.
- Point of Care Pharmacist: Prevention, wellness programs and detection (point of care testing).
- Self-Care Pharmacist: Triage to general practice and emergency departments; minor ailments; pharmacy only products.
- Vaccination and Immunisation Pharmacist: Influenza and travel vaccine administration.
- Paediatric Pharmacist: Infant care, baby care and mother care.
- Aged Care Pharmacist: Ambulatory elderly patients; sessional basis to care centres; and domiciliary visits.
- Disease State Management Pharmacist: Diabetes; cardiovascular disease; asthma; mental health; single or co-pathologies.
- GP Pharmacist within Community Pharmacy: Sessional basis to GP surgeries.
- Medication Safety Pharmacist: Pharmacoepidemiology; data analysis of health records and dispensing data
“Essentially what we’re doing is promoting roles that would have increased health outcomes in people,” E/Prof Benrimoj told AJP.
“The way of picking these roles, what I did was look at where the market would be and more importantly where the trends in primary healthcare are.”