Are you ready to take the next step? SHPA is currently developing its Advanced Training Residency (ATR) Program, the next stage in structured and accredited national training programs for hospital pharmacists. A core framework is under development and will be available for consultation very soon.
What does the Program offer Residents?
Ideal for practitioners with 3–7 years of foundation hospital experience, this two-year Program will give Residents the opportunity to:
- develop their skills in accordance with Advancing – Stage II (Consolidation Level) of the National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia 2016.
- advance their practice in generalist or specialist practice areas
- enhance their sphere of influence.
How will the Program be structured?
SHPA is currently developing a core framework which will support development across all practice areas. It will be made available to SHPA members and external stakeholders for consultation in September 2019.
The core framework will include:
- an outline of the core features pharmacy departments require in order to deliver the ATR pathway
- activities and workplace-based assessments to support and demonstrate the Resident’s attainment of the required knowledge, skills, experience and behaviours to practice at a level equivalent to Advancing – Stage II
- tools and templates to support the Program.
Practice Area Pathways
The ATR Program will launch with an initial four model Practice Area Pathways:
- Oncology and Haematology
- Geriatric Medicine
- Medicines Information
- Critical Care
Further pathways will be developed in 2020, however hospitals may deliver their own training ATR program in practice areas outside these pathways by adapting SHPA’s core framework.
Advanced Training Residencies will launch in November 2019.