ECP invited to join PSA national board

The PSA is offering the opportunity for an early-career pharmacist to become a national board director to help shape the future of the profession.

Following a historic resolution passed at PSA’s national board meeting in March, the recruitment and appointment of an early-career pharmacist (ECP) PSA director is now underway.

The PSA board says it has made a strategic decision for the future needs of the profession, which include having a stronger focus on ECPs in Australia.

National PSA President Joe Demarte says that having an ECP on the board is an important commitment for the organisation.

“The majority of the profession and PSA’s membership are ECPs, so it makes sense to have at least one director who fits this profile to help shape the future strategic direction of PSA,” he said.

Mr Demarte says the term of the ECP PSA director will be 12 months, and once an ECP director is appointed, the person will also be appointed chair of the national ECP working group.

“This is an excellent opportunity to make a commitment to your profession and we strongly encourage all eligible PSA members to apply for the position of ECP PSA director,” Mr Demarte said.

To be eligible for this director’s position, pharmacists must be a PSA member and:

  • Be a registered pharmacist with no more than 10 years of pharmacy practice experience post registration.
  • Have experience and knowledge of relevant issues facing ECPs.

Candidates are required to submit their applications to the PSA Returning Officer, PSA CEO Dr Lance Emerson, by 5pm on May 29, 2016.