The dream of representing their state in a national award which recognises and celebrates outstanding pharmacy assistants has become a reality for Cody Marshall from United Chemists Wodonga.
Cody has been chosen to represent Victoria at the National Finals of the 2020 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/ Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY).
PATY, which is in its 14th year and is the premier award for pharmacy assistants in Australia, is being contested entirely online in 2020 due to COVID-19.
Cody was selected as the VIC State Winner for her demonstration of pharmacy knowledge and skills in customer service and in leadership.
By participating in the National Finals, Cody will be in the running to take home over $10,000 in prizes including cash, a training package, educational opportunities and other great rewards.
Pharmacy Guild of Australia National President, George Tambassis congratulated Cody for her valuable contribution to community pharmacy in Australia.
“This award recognises pharmacy assistants who go the extra mile to help our customers – which is critical to the future success of the pharmacy industry as our range of services to the public continues to grow,” Mr Tambassis said.
“The calibre of PATY nominees is always extremely high, and each PATY nominee candidate displays a strong commitment to their work and this industry”.
Calvin MacKenzie, General Manager of AFT Pharmaceuticals, the award’s major sponsor, was delighted that Cody was selected to represent the state at the national awards.
“AFT Pharmaceuticals is very honoured to support PATY and to ensure that the industry is recognising excellence in the frontline of pharmacy.”
“I congratulate Cody for standing out as Victoria’s top pharmacy assistant and look forward to seeing her at the National Finals on 30 October,” Mr MacKenzie said.
In addition to the main award, PATY features the Glucojel Super Star Award, which recognises outstanding customer service amongst the PATY state finalists. Congratulations to Susan Gainey from TeryWhite Chemmart Mentone for taking out this year’s Glucojel Super Star Award for Victoria.