Lisa Point has been with the Guild for the past twelve years, bringing invaluable experience across multiple avenues within the pharmacy industry, retail pharmacy and training. We spoke with Lisa to discover more about her extensive career at the Guild.
Have you been working as Trainer and Assessor during your twelve years at the Guild?
No, I started off as a Trainer and Assessor, then moved into the Quality Care team to become a Pharmacy Practice Officer. I had the opportunity to move into Mystery Shopping at the Guild, which was a great opportunity. After taking some time away to raise my beautiful little girl, I returned to a role in training. I’ve certainly moved around and experienced many aspects of the Guild within my twelve years here.
How did you get started in pharmacy?
I started my career in retail pharmacy and then undertook a Fundamentals course facilitated through the Guild. I returned to the pharmacy industry for six years, and now I am back to the Guild!
Do you have a favourite area of the pharmacy?
I mostly enjoy being behind the counter, in the scheduled area but I also enjoy dealing with all medications. I generally found myself floating around between different areas.
What qualifications have you gained?
I have a Certificate IV in Project Management and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, both of which have been extremely helpful in accelerating my career. I also have a Certificate III in Community Pharmacy.
What is your biggest achievement from your time at the Guild?
Looking after mystery shopping in Queensland was very rewarding and it aligned with my experience in Quality Care.
What made you decide to become a Trainer and Assessor/how did you get started?
I was looking for the next opportunity in my pharmacy career and saw a position for a Trainer and Assessor. Being as passionate as I am about the industry I knew the role was the next stop for me.
What do you enjoy most about your job as a Trainer and Assessor?
I enjoy helping students achieve their qualifications and pursue their Certificate training which assists them to continue to grow in their pharmacy careers. As someone who has travelled that path, I see the importance of mentoring and training.
What do you do in your spare time?
I switch off and give myself some me time, which means a lot of relaxing.
What inspires you?
People who are successful and maintain a positive outlook on life inspire me.
What would you choose as your super power?
I think to have the power to heal people who are sick. That would be amazing.