Table 3

Importance rankings (rank adjusted) for competency elements

Domain

Competency Element

F

C

I

Rank


Advocate

Promote the health of individual patients

4.63

3.80

3.40%

16

Promote the health of patients and patient groups within their communities

2.17

2.99

0.88%

30

Support the role of pharmacists in the primary health care system

2.92

3.24

1.45%

27

Health care Provider

Develop and maintain professional, collaborative relationships required for patient care

5.52

4.03

4.69%

6

Elicit and complete an assessment of required information to determine the patient's medication-related and relevant health needs

5.24

4.46

5.70%

1

Assess if a patient's medication-related needs are being met

5.20

4.39

5.44%

2

Determine if a patient has health needs that require management

4.06

4.72

5.09%

4

Refer patients for management of priority health and wellness needs that fall beyond the scope of practice of pharmacists

3.55

3.91

2.79%

18

Develop a shared plan of care that addresses a patient's medication-therapy problems and priority health needs

5.11

3.79

3.37%

13

Implement the care plan

4.79

3.68

3.25%

17

Elicit clinical and/or lab evidence of patient outcomes

4.71

4.49

5.21%

3

Assess and manage patients' new medication-related needs

4.70

4.10

4.16%

9

Document their patient care activities

5.08

4.22

4.82%

5

Collaborator

Function as members of teams

4.53

3.16

2.81%

23

Work collaboratively with the patient and his/her health care professionals to provide care and services that facilitate management of the patient's health needs

4.32

4.01

3.41%

14

Communicator

Communicate non-verbally and verbally with others

5.66

3.68

4.10%

12

Communicate in writing

5.28

3.16

3.28%

21

Present information

2.16

2.68

1.14%

31

Use communication technology

3.68

2.97

2.15%

26

Communicate effectively in special high-risk situations and address challenging communication issues

3.88

4.39

3.35%

10

Manager

Manage their personal practice

4.74

3.47

3.23%

19

Support the sustainability of their practice

2.70

2.99

1.58%

28

Participate in the development of policies and procedures supportive of the safe and effective use of medications and the provision of quality primary health care

3.33

3.21

2.10%

24

Recognize the occurrence of errors and unsafe practices and respond effectively to mitigate harm to the patient, ensure disclosure, and prevent recurrence

2.11

4.55

1.88%

22

Participate in quality assurance and improvement programs

2.20

3.24

1.40%

29

Professional

Demonstrate professionalism throughout patient encounters

5.78

3.68

4.18%

11

Practice in an ethical manner which assures primary accountability to the patient

5.18

3.98

4.05%

8

Practice in a manner demonstrating professional accountability

5.67

3.95

4.40%

7

Ensure their personal competence to fulfil the evolving primary health care pharmacist's role

2.83

3.40

1.90%

25

Support the profession and its evolving role in the primary health care system

1.89

2.83

1.05%

32

Scholar

Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the fundamental knowledge required of pharmacists by applying this knowledge in daily practice

4.49

3.92

3.45%

15

Provide drug information and recommendations regarding medications and appropriate medication use for uptake and implementation into practice

4.12

3.52

2.85%

20

Formally educate diverse audiences regarding medications and appropriate medication use, health promotion or self-management

1.54

2.78

0.52%

34

Participate in practice research

1.54

2.81

0.54%

33


Adjusted percentage weights and ranks assigned to competency elements using I = CF where C and F contributed equally to Importance (weight)

Kennie-Kaulbach et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:27   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-27

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