The Coaching Pharmacist Toolkit for PACE provides coaching pharmacists with information and resources to support a PACE development candidate.
Frequently asked questions by PACE Coaching Pharmacists and their answers are shown below.
As a PACE coaching pharmacist, you oversee the practice development of a candidate whose PACE assessment identified practice performance gaps.
Your role as a coach will be to guide the candidate’s individualized training to help them prepare for their next PACE attempt. The training could include identifying and discussing with the candidate relevant study materials (e.g., learning modules, practice tools) that will improve their knowledge, and defining or identifying suitable practice opportunities to help the candidate apply their knowledge to improve their skills and abilities.
Before agreeing to be someone’s coaching pharmacist, you should discuss with them if you and your practice site meet the characteristics candidates are advised to look for in their coaching pharmacist for PACE and practice site.
You should confirm that the candidate is currently registered as a pharmacy student or intern (see OCP’s Public Register for this information), and remind them to update their online member profile with your pharmacy as their workplace. If the candidate will be unpaid at your practice site, you may require them to obtain student accident insurance.
A coaching pharmacist provides training and feedback to the candidate to support the development of their competence and preparation for PACE reassessment.
A PACE assessor directly observes and supervises the candidate to assess their readiness to safely practise on their own as a pharmacist; no training or practice performance feedback is provided by the assessor.