National Career Framework
The NZHPA National Career Framework was developed following a consultation with hospital pharmacy staff and other key stakeholders which identified the need for a consistent and transparent career structure to support the development of all hospital pharmacy staff. The framework sets out a clear career structure which guides and advances practice to enable the transparent understanding of practice at each level for pharmacists and other health care professionals working with them. The focus of this toolkit is to guide the organisational level implementation of the framework
The framework consists of an overview of the career pathway for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants with profiles to describe expectations of practice at the different levels of practice. The overview also describes associated tools to assess competence, the recommended contribution of postgraduate study and the links with advanced practice.
This toolkit is designed to be a ‘how to guide for implementing the National Career Framework’ for hospitals, hospital pharmacy managers, their pharmacy services and staff. The toolkit supports and guides on the processes that pharmacy services should consider undertaking in order to ensure a consistent and seamless introduction of the National Career Framework.