Assessment of Clinical Competence: Designing a Competence Grid for Junior Pharmacists
Keywords:assessment, clinical competence
Aim. This paper describes the development of a competency framework for clinical practice undertaken by junior pharmacists.
Method. A peer group consisting of clinical practitioners and academics developed competency clusters. Competencies were assigned to each cluster and the associated behaviours described. The resulting “grids” were circulated to clinical practitioners, senior pharmacy managers and junior pharmacists for comment. A four point scale was developed to evaluate performance of the junior pharmacist for each behaviour.
Outputs. The competency grids comprise three clusters: personal, problem solving and clinical. These are currently under investigation to determine their measurement properties.
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