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Issuing absence from work certificates

Speciality Classification
Pharmacists
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
45 minutes
Provider
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Educate and inform pharmacists on absence from work certificates and how to issue them.

Issuing absence from work certificates explained

Australian Pharmacist - April 2020

Pharmacists may issue absence from work certificates to someone for either personal or carer’s leave, provided this is within their scope of practice. A pharmacist’s scope of practice includes dealing with minor ailments.

As frontline primary healthcare professionals, pharmacists play a valuable role in supporting individuals seeking assistance for minor ailments, and referring people on to other healthcare professionals when required.

It is vital that pharmacists refer to guidelines and use supporting to assist them in effectively delivering a service issuing absence from work certificates.

Learning Objectives

After reading this article, the pharmacist should be able to:

  • Explain absence from work certificates
  • Identify when absence from work certificates can and cannot be issued
  • Discuss legal requirements around issuing absence from work certificates.

CPD Credits

Accreditation Code:  CAP2104SYPNW1

Group 1:  0.75

Group 2:  1.50

This activity has been accredited for 0.75 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 0.75 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted to 0.75 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Delivery
Title
Issuing absence from work certificates
Speciality Classification
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
45 minutes
CPD Points
Group 1 CPD (or 0.75 CPD credits), Group 2 CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits)
Price
Free
Price Details
Exclusive to Members
Location
Online
Price:
Free
Exclusive to Members
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