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Unit of competency details

SIRCDIS008 - Coordinate service to residential care facilities (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes SIRCDIS408 - Coordinate service to patients in residential care settingsNot equivalent. Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages. • Title simplified. • Additional Performance Criteria to respond to medicine information queries. o Changed knowledge requirements in relation to: o PSA Professional Practice Standards o role of dispensary assistants and pharmacists o medication provision in residential care facilities o patient medication charts, medication-related incident reports and registers. 30/Mar/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 31/Mar/2016


Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 060501 Pharmacy  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 060501 Pharmacy  09/Aug/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Not applicable.

Application

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain relationships with residential care facilities to provide quality service and coordinate the ongoing supply of medications and other pharmacy products to their residents. It requires the ability to administer trading terms and contracts and to assist pharmacists with patient medication reviews, administrative records and reports.

This unit applies to senior dispensary assistants working in community pharmacies. When coordinating care facility services, they work under the direct supervision of a pharmacist and their role is limited to those functions that do not require them to exercise professional pharmaceutical judgement or discretion.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

SIRCDIS003 Assist in dispensing prescriptions

Competency Field

Dispensary

Unit Sector

Community Pharmacy

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Maintain contact with residential care facilities.

1.1.Confirm relevant contact personnel for residential care facilities.

1.2.Act as contact person to coordinate overall pharmacy service to residential care customers.

1.3.Initiate regular contact to improve service efficiency.

2. Identify and respond to service requirements.

2.1.Consult with care facility and establish ordering needs.

2.2.Clearly explain and confirm trading terms for care facility.

2.3.Clearly explain pricing policy and procedures.

2.4.Monitor currency of contract between pharmacy and facility and take action in the case of non-current contracts according to organisational procedures.

3. Maintain services to residential care facilities.

3.1.Receive and process pharmacy notifications of resident admissions or re-admissions.

3.2.Negotiate and coordinate arrangements for receiving and filling regular care facility orders.

3.3.Supply stock medicines to care facility and maintain stock control system according to organisational procedures.

3.4.Coordinate delivery schedule, emergency deliveries and persons authorised to receive.

3.5.Negotiate a system to notify pharmacy of all changes to individual patient medication regimens.

3.6.Liaise with care facility director of nursing or other nominated person to identify information and education needs.

3.7.Respond to medicine information queries promptly.

4. Administer records.

4.1.Maintain accurate and complete record of medicines supplied for each resident.

4.2.Assist pharmacist to regularly review patient medicines and amend patient medication charts, according to organisational procedures.

4.3.Assist pharmacist to monitor Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR), Adverse Drug Events (ADE) and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM).

4.4.Maintain and follow pharmacy system for recording and reporting medication-related incidents.

4.5.Input data, raise and forward invoices

4.6.Analyse and reconcile payments in pharmacy systems according to organisational procedures.

4.7.Identify and respond to discrepancies in records within scope of own role.

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance in this unit, but not explicit in the performance criteria are listed here, along with a brief context statement.

Reading skills to:

  • interpret a range of complex documents including organisational procedures for servicing residential care facilities, contracts, orders for bulk stock and multiple individual medications.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ca051b1b-5101-4ec2-ac1c-49699303188d

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Not applicable.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and:

  • complete the following activities to supply medications and other pharmacy products to residential care facilities:
  • coordinate supply services to at least one residential care facility over two supply periods to include:
  • receiving and processing orders for bulk stock and multiple individual medications for patients
  • scheduling all regular deliveries
  • scheduling emergency deliveries
  • maintaining patient supply records
  • issuing invoices and reconciling payments
  • assist pharmacist to review patient medications across two care facilities and amend medical charts for three patients
  • assist in generating each of these types of reports:
  • Adverse Drug Reactions reports
  • Adverse Drug Events reports.

Knowledge Evidence

Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

  • primary components of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Professional Practice Standards – provisions relevant to services to residential care facilities
  • role boundaries and responsibilities of dispensary assistants and pharmacists for providing services to residential care facilities
  • basic aspects of medication provision in residential care facilities
  • full details of contractual arrangements with residential care facilities:
  • services provided:
  • education and information
  • stock control
  • storage
  • roles and responsibilities of care facility and pharmacy
  • pricing schedule
  • trading terms
  • formats, content and use of:
  • patient medication charts
  • medication-related incident reports and registers
  • pharmacy systems and organisational procedures for:
  • notifying pharmacy of changes to individual patient medication regimens
  • receiving and processing orders for bulk stock and multiple individual medications for patients
  • providing information and education on medications
  • scheduling regular and emergency medicine deliveries
  • maintaining patient supply records and medication charts
  • reviewing patient medications
  • recording and reporting medication-related incidents
  • pricing and invoicing for residential care facilities.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in a pharmacy with a designated operational dispensary and administration area. This must be in an industry workplace, which meets Pharmacy Board of Australia and relevant industry standards for dispensary operations.

Assessment must ensure use of:

  • information technology hardware and software
  • dispensary and invoicing software currently used by the community pharmacy industry
  • template contracts with residential care facilities
  • orders for bulk stock and multiple individual medications for patients
  • template:
  • delivery schedules
  • patient supply records and medication charts
  • medication-related incident reports and registers
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Professional Practice Standards – provisions relevant to services to residential care facilities
  • organisational procedures for supplying medications and products to residential care facilities
  • residential care facility customers with whom the individual can interact
  • pharmacists with whom the individual can interact
  • assessment activities that allow the individual to work with commercial speed, timing and productivity to complete care facility enquiries and orders within nominated service deadlines.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisation’s requirements for assessors, and:

  • have worked in the pharmacy sector for at least two years.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ca051b1b-5101-4ec2-ac1c-49699303188d