The perfect fit
Doing the pharmacy degree was an awesome experience. The support was amazing and by the time the internship started, I felt ready to take on my career. I moved back to Mackay for my intern year at a pharmacy I’d worked at during Uni. From there, my career took me to the Sunshine Coast, Townsville, out west, and back to Mackay.
I moved into management positions and went back to JCU to do my Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health, which has been a great experience. I now also sit on the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Queensland branch committee, which is a great opportunity to advocate for the profession. I was one of the first pharmacists to be trained as an immuniser, which was a very cool clinical skill and extended my scope of practice from the get-go.
I’ve loved where my career has taken me. Twelve months ago I started at the Icon Cancer Centre in Mackay as the pharmacy team leader. It was always a personal and professional goal for me to one day work not only in a hospital setting but to specialise in oncology. It’s amazing to be here. I’m now stepping into the oncology pharmacist role. It’s been a steep learning curve, but I was ready for that.