There are a number of obligations the pharmacist needs to meet as a preceptor.
During the time they will:
- Work on monthly goals and training plans together
- Teach the intern skills so that the intern can work at the level of competence expected of a pharmacist
- Provide timely feedback to the intern in regards to their progress towards the Competence Standards
- Carry out and review assessments and assignments
- Review the interns evidence portfolio and the monthly goals
- Providing opportunities for the intern to become competent in all the Competence Standards
- Supervising the intern for a minimum of three full days per week.
- Provide a minimum of 2 hours per week, or 8 hours per month, one on one time with the intern.
- Maintaining contact with EVOLVE especially if the preceptor has any concerns regarding the intern's progress towards completing the programme.
If the preceptor is going to be absent from the pharmacy for more than four weeks, they must let EVOLVE know and make arrangements to ensure the intern’s training can continue unaffected.
A first-time preceptor may supervise a maximum of one intern in their first year as a preceptor. An approved experienced preceptor may supervise a maximum of two interns or one intern and one trainee pharmacy technician at one time.