STEPHANIE Meiklejohn from Nhill Pharmacy in Victoria (pictured) has been announced as the 2017 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/ Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year.
Meiklejohn was chosen from over 630 nominations and awarded the title at the annual Pharmacy Assistant National Conference on the Gold Coast on Friday.
As the 2017 National Pharmacy Assistant of the Year, Stephanie will be awarded with over $10,000 in cash, prizes and rewards, an opportunity to write a monthly column in Postscript as well as other educational and networking opportunities throughout Australia.
Pharmacy Guild of Australia group executive of Pharmacy Transformation Group, Colm Maguire, said the award reinforced the importance of the role of pharmacy assistants in Australia.
“The work of pharmacy assistants is integral in ensuring that community pharmacies are patient-focused health care providers and successful, community-minded small businesses,” he said.
“With over 350 million patient visits each year, pharmacy assistants are one of the biggest contributing factors to why pharmacies enjoy such high levels of public support and customer satisfaction,” Maguire added.