Clinical Competency Assessment Tool is a competency framework that supports Australian pharmacists training and development, recruitment and performance reviews, while benefiting individual pharmacists, pharmacy departments, consumers and the profession by:
- raising the standards and consistency of pharmacy practice
- providing quality assurance for pharmacy practice
- identifying inadequacies in systems and processes
- identifying professional development needs of pharmacists, and more.
The ClinCAT assessment tool includes activities defined by national standards of clinical pharmacy practice that may be expected of a pharmacist practising at the general level. ClinCAT seminars train pharmacists as evaluators and equip them to perform ClinCAT assessments.
ClinCAT is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council as a Group 2 CPD activity for individuals, as a Group 1 CPD activity for trainee evaluators, and as a Group 3 CPD activity for trained evaluators.
Want to improve your clinical pharmacy skills?
“Sometimes we forget what services we are expected to provide and end up developing our own very individual ways of practising clinical pharmacy. The shpaclinCAT tool simply reminded me of all the little things that I hadn’t been doing consistently. It is definitely a memory refresher...”, Mazdak Zamani
Want to become a ClinCAT trained evaluator?
SHPA convenes ClinCAT seminars to train pharmacists as ClinCAT evaluators. As an evaluator you are equipped to perform ClinCAT assessments.
“Using the shpaclinCAT has been the highlight of my role as a pharmacy educator. It is a practical and meaningful way of teaching on the job, using a tried and true method. It also provides the opportunity to set some learning goals for each individual pharmacist: an educator’s dream come true!”, Evette Buono (Senior Pharmacist - Education & Training, Sydney and South Western Sydney Local Health District)