𝐏𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐭𝐲. In addition to dispensing medicines, pharmacists provide vaccination services and health checks, yet their wages and conditions do not reflect this.
New data confirms that pharmacy graduates are the lowest-paid graduates in Australia, prompting a warning to the pharmacy sector!
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡, 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐤. Therefore, it’s important we make pharmacy an attractive industry for the next generation of candidates so we can continue to provide the community with the important services they rely on.
In this episode, Pharmahack speaks with Bianca Piljic accredited pharmacist, National Committee member for Professional Pharmacist Australia Queensland and Vice President of Professionals Australia where she works to improve the conditions of employee pharmacists in Australia. They dive into Bianca’s Career Hack role as vice president of Professionals Australia and discuss the current state of pharmacy, remuneration and working conditions.
Listen to the podcast here