Name: Kay Morgan
Job title: Pharmacy learning and development facilitator
Place of work: NHS Grampian
Brief description of your role:
I love my job, I get to meet and chat to pharmacy technicians from all sectors. In my role I assist staff and teams to access training and development opportunities to enable NHS Grampian to achieve the standards required to deliver safe and effective pharmaceutical care to patients. This is very rewarding especially when working with a team to provide learning development solutions that encourage staff to develop and grow. I feel recent introduction of revalidation has reignited some staffs interest in their own development and has opened opportunities to discuss CPD with staff.
Spring 2018 I was privileged to lead organising the first local pharmacy conference. It provided opportunity for pharmacy staff from all sectors in Grampian to learn what was happening across the region, share best practice, network and make new contacts. As a pharmacy technician I was surprised skills I had were transferable to event planning, for example attention to detail, leadership and communication including negotiation skills. I am now events co-ordinator for APTUK Aberdeen branch, booking speakers and venues. It seems a much easier task planning one topic at each meeting for one group of staff, but just as satisfying hearing the buzz during the event.
What is your main career achievement that you would like to celebrate this #RXTechday?
2018 #Rxtechday the main achievement I would like to celebrate is being made a Fellow of APTUK.
I feel just go about my daily job and get things done like many pharmacy technicians do. It was very touching, and a bit overwhelming to be nominated and to be recognised and celebrated by colleagues and peers. I will be encouraging other pharmacy technicians to ‘toot their own horn’ more often and celebrate their achievements no matter how big or small they may be.