Competency-based advancement program for pharmacists.

P. J. Schneider, R. P. Fudge, P. E. Hafner, R. M. McNulty, M. M. Tschampel, C. J. Latiolais

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A competency-based advancement program for practicing pharmacists is presented. The criteria for selecting this method of providing incentives for pharmacists are outlined. Procedures for developing and implementing this competency-based program are described. Five competency levels for pharmacists were developed based on the pharmacist's educational background, training, and experience. Differentiated position titles and competency expectations for each level are summarized. Criteria for pharmacist placement and promotion from one completely level to another are outlined. The administration of the program is described, including budget considerations and methods for evaluating its effectiveness. This system recognizes and rewards accomplishments of staff pharmacists without removing them from patient care roles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1331-1334
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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