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Applications invited for appointment to a panel for future accreditation teams

August 02, 2019

The deadline for applications closed at 5pm on Friday, 30 August 2019

As part of our role to set standards for pharmacist education and training, the PSI requires people to sit on accreditation teams to evaluate and review national pharmacy degree programmes through an accreditation process. We are now seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals to participate on future accreditation teams. This process is intended to establish a panel, from which it can invite individuals to participate as accreditation team members for future accreditation visits.

About accreditation teams

Under the PSI’s (Education and Training) (Integrated Course) Rules 2014, the PSI Council appoints accreditation teams to evaluate a pharmacy programme (MPharm). The role of the accreditation teams is to evaluate an application for accreditation and continued accreditation against the PSI Accreditation Standards, and make a recommendation to the PSI on whether or not it should accredit the programme.

Accreditation team members must have an appropriate range of expertise in order that the teams can collectively perform its function to the standards required. Accreditation team members must demonstrate certain competencies, including:

  • Knowledge, expertise or experience in particular areas
  • Decision making skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork
  • Public values

How to apply [this opportunity is now closed]

If you are interested in becoming a panel member for appointment to an accreditation team, please read the information booklet containing details about the role, accreditation process, required experience, time commitment and renumeration.

If you wish to apply to be part of an accreditation team, please complete this application form and return by e-mail to: andrea.boland@psi.ie or by post to: Andrea Boland, Education Standards Officer, PSI House, 15-19 Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 TD72 no later than 5pm on Friday, 30 August.

Applicants will be assessed against the desired competencies outlined in the information booklet. Please note that appointment to the panel does not guarantee that you will be nominated to an accreditation team.

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