Maintain dispensary stock

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SIRCDIS006, 'Maintain dispensary stock'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Order dispensary stock.

1.1.Follow organisational procedures for stock maintenance activities.

1.2.Identify dispensary stock maintenance requirements.

1.3.Refer to and interpret preferred supplier arrangements and confirm stock availability, cost and delivery times.

1.4.Seek direction or clarifications from pharmacist and obtain pharmacist approval for stock orders.

1.5.Place clear, unambiguous documented orders for dispensary items within required timelines.

1.6.Complete and keep accurate purchase and costing records.

2. Take delivery of dispensary stock.

2.1.Check incoming dispensary stock against orders and delivery documentation, and identify, record and report discrepancies.

2.2.Inspect items for damage, quality and use by dates and record and report findings.

2.3.Check cold chain items have been maintained at optimum temperature and report unacceptable quality to pharmacist.

2.4.Record details of incoming stock.

2.5.Alert pharmacist to delivery of controlled drugs.

3. Store dispensary stock.

3.1.Use safe manual handling techniques when moving and storing stock to avoid injury.

3.2.Identify dispensary product layout and store stock promptly in appropriate storage location.

3.3.Choose and maintain appropriate environmental conditions for storage of perishable items.

3.4.Ensure special dispensary items are stored according to security requirements.

4. Maintain dispensary stock.

4.1.Check and adjust environmental conditions of storage regularly to maintain perishable dispensary stock at optimum quality.

4.2.Check quality of other stock regularly and make adjustments to ensure stock protection.

4.3.Rotate stock for maximum use and minimum wastage.

4.4.Assist pharmacist to manage-out stock of branded medicines when introducing generic equivalents.

4.5.Monitor, calculate and maintain working stock levels in consultation with pharmacist and with consideration of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) price disclosure system.

4.6.Organise and participate in stocktakes at appropriate intervals.

4.7.Produce accurate stocktake reports within designated timelines and maintain accurate stock control records.

4.8.Investigate, resolve and report stock losses and discrepancies.

4.9.Use stock control system to maintain stock control records.

5. Dispose of dispensary stock waste.

5.1.Sort waste and obtain pharmacist approval to reject out-of-date, damaged and excess dispensary stock.

5.2.Dispose of waste under pharmacist supervision, according to environmental and special waste disposal requirements.

5.3.Update dispensary stock records following disposal.