Top 20 pharmacy assistants in each state announced


The top 20 pharmacy assistants in each state and territory of Australia have been named, as part of the 2016 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/GuildSuper Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY).

The calibre and number of self and third nominees was incredible, according to Pharmacy Guild of Australia pharmacy practice state manager, and PATY National Judge, Kathy Knack.

“[More than] 580 pharmacy assistants were nominated for the award, and it was extremely hard to choose just 20 finalists for each state and territory.

“As a part of the application process, nominees are asked to answer a series of questions, relating to current trends and opportunities in pharmacy. The answers we received we just phenomenal – it is wonderful to see so many dedicated, creative and professional pharmacy assistants contributing to our industry,” Knack says.

The Guild’s president George Tambassis says the award is now in its 10th year (under the auspices of the Guild) and is the largest national award to recognise and reward pharmacy assistants.

“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.

Finalists are invited to a Workshop Training Day in their capital city. From there, a winner will be chosen to represent their state or territory at the National Finals held at the Pharmacy Assistant National Conference on the Gold Coast in October.

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.

The finalist are (and huge congratulations!):

STATE

Last name

Pharmacy where employed

ACT

Mikayla deSmet

Capital Chemist Southlands

 

Moliel O’Brien

Kambah Discount Pharmacy

 

Sonya Kristiansen

Cooleman Court Pharmacy

 

Rebecca Davis

Discount Pharmacy Group

 

Tarnee Lamb

Discount Pharmacy Macquarie

 

Penelope Porgazian

Chisholm Capital Chemist

 

Joanne Cooper

Capital Chemist Dickson

 

Naomi Murray

Mitchell Discount Pharmacy

 

Fiona Dunn

Capital Chemist Southlands

NSW

Alexandra O’Brien

Grant’s Pharmacy

 

Nardi Fuller

Priceline Pharmacy Maitland

 

Robyn Burke

Blooms The Chemist Albion Park

 

Judy Currie

Goonellabah Pharmacy

 

Fiona Martin

Miller’s Pharmacy Yass

 

Amanda Johnson

Mediadvice Pharmacy Terrigal

 

Jodie Hinds

Lake Albert Pharmacy

 

Ashleigh Hoitink

The Bush Chemist

 

Tanya Holt

Terry White Chemists Coffs Harbour

 

Maria Masud

Chemist Outlet Baulkham Hills

 

Leah Thelander

Woolgoolga Amcal pharmacy

 

Suzanne Tyrrell

Peter Needs Chemmart Pharmacy

 

Rebecca Robinson

Quirindi Pharmacy and emporium

 

Karen Fulton

Warnervale Chemmart

 

Courtney Boyall

Morisset Main Street Pharmacy

 

Rita Mcgregor

Mc Beath Pharmacy Westmead Public Hospital

 

Narelle Percy

Hogans Pharmacy

 

Abbie Ford

Telarah Pharmacy

 

Bonnie Flitcroft

Austral Pharmacist Advice and Penrith High Street Chemmart Pharmacy

 

Laura Tickle

Shortis & Timmins Pharmacy

NT

Allana Drake

Palmerston Super Clinic Pharmacy

 

Cathy Martin

Stuart Park Amcal Pharmacy

 

Tammee Birrer

Alice Springs Pharmacy

 

Simone May

Northpharm Pharmacy

 

Denise Brady

Bardens Pharmacy

 

Lorinda Belmonte

Berry Springs Country Wellness Pharmacy

 

Melanie Osborne

United Chemist’s Palmerston

 

Shalome Baun

Palmerston Amcal Pharmacy

 

Barbara Harvey

Amcal Max Pharmacy Nightcliff

QLD

Amelia Evans

Mt Coolum Pharmacy

 

Cara Keehn

Jandowae Pharmacy

 

Emma Tewes

Kingaroy Good Price Pharmacy

 

Therese Duff

Coomera Village Amcal Chempro Chemist

 

Julianne Gigney

Cotton Tree Discount Drug Store

 

Kimberley Lampett

Priceline Pharmacy Sandgate

 

Luane Botha

Optimal Pharmacy Plus Kin Kora

 

Tracy-ann Jarman

Redland Bay Discount Drugstore

 

Alisha Gibson

Pease St Discount Drug Store

 

Rebeka Stevenson

Mooloolah Valley Pharmacy

 

Sharnagh Young

Malouf Pharmacy Forest Lake

 

Tyas Suradi

Malouf Pharmacies Kenmore

 

Natanya Mclenaghan

Aspley Discount Drug Store

 

Catherine Mccourt

Amcal Kedron Pharmacy

 

Heidi Dudley

Malouf Pharmacies Rockhampton

 

Veronica Mosby

Thursday Island Pharmacy

 

Jane Reuter

Toowoomba Central Discount Drug Store

 

Caitlin Smith

Holland Park Pharmacy

 

Kiri Vickary

Atherton Discount Drug Store

 

Allison Jones

Discount Drug Store Sunnypark

SA

Lorraine Nehme

Terry White Chemists Castle Plaza

 

Katrina Pilkington

Clare Chemmart Pharmacy

 

Dione Molloy

Good Price Morphett Vale

 

Janine Johnston

Gambier City Chemmart

 

Andrew Morgan

Mclaren Vale Chemmart

 

Natalie Summers

Woodcroft Chemplus

 

Jade Harkness

Star Discount Chemist Firle

 

Ann Jenke

Priceline Pharmacy Renmark

 

Tracey Basford

Balhannah Chemplus

 

Rhiannon Russell

United Chemist Marion

TAS

Melissa Roughley

Upper Burnie Chemmart

 

Danielle Bowden

Riverside Capital Chemist

 

Mikayla Hayward

Longford Chemmart Pharmacy

 

Tenielle Odgers

Valley Road Chemmart Pharmacy

 

Jessie Hughes

Galloways Pharmacy

 

Tracy Boyd

Mersey Advantage Pharmacy

 

Cindy Riley

Tasman Pharmacy

 

Nadine Coleman

Terry White Chemist Fourways

 

Ebony Kaminski

Good Price Pharmacy, Cambridge Park

 

Karen Burns

Queenstown Medical Union Pharmacy

 

Kristy Richardson

Coventry’s Pharmacy

 

Teagan Crawford

Lauderdale Pharmacy

 

Brianna Hunt

Risdon Vale

 

Scott Newsum

Deloraine Amcal Pharmacy

VIC

Maree Pizzirusso

Discount Drug Store Ashwood Melbourne

 

Phillipa Maika

East Bentleigh Chemmart Pharmacy

 

Renee Living

Maldon Pharmacy

 

Vi (Vivianne)Tran

Footscray Plaza Pharmacy (Priceline)

 

Kerryn Hedger

Alexandra Community Pharmacy

 

Maria Parnis

Port Melbourne pharmacy

 

Xuan Vuu

Super Saver Discount Chemist

 

Michelle Cincotta

Rye Beach Chemmart

 

Jessica Ruedin

UFS Pharmacy Bendigo

 

Theresa Ness

Goonawarra

 

Abbie Leith

Jenny Milner-Marsha Watson

 

Kerrie Hillier

Beechworth Pharmacy

 

Gabby Squires

Jenny Milner – Marsha Watson Pharmacy

 

Danielle Treeby

Watsonia Pharmacy

 

(Jennifer) Kylie Smith

Ringwood Square Healthsave Pharmacy

 

Allison Alexander

Newcomb Central Pharmacy

 

Katherine Hunter

James Dean Pharmacy

 

Jordan Chase

Dandenong

 

Kyrie Panagopoulos

Value Health Pharmacy

 

Andrea McNamara

Advantage Pharmacy Drouin

WA

Tamara Heeney

Boulevard Pharmacy Newman

 

Sarah Fitzpatrick

Dongara Guardian Pharmacy

 

Tam Norton

Friendlies Wangara

 

Kiri Mathias

Eaton Community Pharmacy

 

Melanie Collard

Secret Harbour Pharmacy

 

Shelby Latham

Collie Chemmart Pharmacy

 

Jessica Couper

Friendlies Pharmacy High Wycombe

 

Darlene Mcgregor

Pharmacy 777 Langford

 

Kylie Hardstaff

Terry White Chemists Warwick

 

Sarah Stevens

Wizard Central Pharmacy

 

Cherie Fletcher

Wizard Pharmacy Kalgoorlie Central

 

Ellen Ryan

Innaloo Discount Drug Store

 

Joelene Stanley

Collie Chemmart Pharmacy

 

Kara Stalker

Amcal Chemist Carnarvon

 

Bryan Hann

Castletown Chemist

 

Jessica Murphy

Harvey Pharmacy

 

Amanda Skipper

Jurien Pharmacy

PS is a proud member of the judging panel but has no involvement in the selection process. The national winner is given the opportunity to write a monthly column in PS.

 

 

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