Your Pharmacy Career Podcast

Raven's Recruitment

The “Your Pharmacy Career” Podcast will fortnightly feature a leader from the profession, discussing their career and sharing their experiences and learnings. Hosted by Pharmacist, Allie Xu, the podcast is designed to inspire pharmacists at any stage of your career to uncover the world of opportunities that exist and help navigate your way into a career and life that you love. This is the Podcast of Raven's Recruitment, an Australian owned recruitment agency specialising in permanent and locum Pharmacist recruitment for the Pharmacy Industry since 1987 across Australia and New Zealand.
Kay Dunkley - Executive Officer of Pharmacists' Support Service | Doctor Wellbeing Consultant at AMA Victoria
Jan 6 2022
25 mins
David Paulmert - Pharmacist | Past NAPSA Executive Director & Secretary | Past GUAPS Treasurer & PresidentTrent Twomey - National President at Pharmacy Guild of Australia | Pharmacist Partner in a group of pharmacies in Tropical North QueenslandMichael Minter (feat. Paige Wilcox) - 2020 Pharmacist of the Year for TerryWhite Chemmart | Paramedic | Diabetes Educator
Michael Minter is an experienced Paramedic and Pharmacist with a demonstrated history of working in the health care industry. Michael has been recognised as the 2020 Pharmacist of the Year for TerryWhite Chemmart.Skilled in Emergency Medicine, Management and Leadership, Michael has a strong professional focus on health education with a graduate certificate in Diabetes Education.Michael's special interest is in providing specialised care to marginalised communities including the LGBTIQ+ community, as a part of everyday practice.This episode features Paige Wilcox, also known as P. K. Wilcox, Paige (she/her) is a compassionate author and Intentional Storytelling Consultant. Paige uses the Intentional Storytelling method to create compelling stories that counter unhealthy or unhelpful bias, tropes, and stereotypes in mainstream media. Her unique skillset draws on formal education in film, television, and theatre acting, business, corporate training, and communications. These are enhanced by more than 15 years of experience with host presenting, panel moderation, inclusion proofreading, creative writing, and book publishing. Paige has previously served as board member for Open Doors Youth Service, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting LGBTIQ youth. She also dedicated years to assisting LGBTIQ professionals through roles as Queensland State Director and Director of State Development with Out for Australia. Her combination of training design skills and lived experience have allowed her to help educate medical students, doctors, and other professionals. This passion was the driving force behind her science fiction novel Before We Pulled The Trigger, and is thoroughly explored in the semi-autobiographical Memoirable series detailing life before and after her gender transition.You can find Michael Minter on LinkedIn and Paige Wilcox on LinkedIn.Do you have questions about your pharmacy career? Then contact us or meet our team.
Oct 13 2021
31 mins
Rheanna Norris (feat. Debbie Capuano) - Pharmacy Student | QPSA President | outgoing NAPSA TreasurerGerald Quigley - Pharmacist, Master Herbalist and Melbourne-based media health commentator
Gerald Quigley is a Pharmacist and Master Herbalist based in Melbourne. He is a media health commentator heard each week on many radio stations across Australia.He is a regular weekly guest on Australia Overnight, heard across the Nine Radio network and syndicated stations each Thursday morning. This group includes 4CA, 4BC, 2UE, 5aa, 3AW and regional networks. He speaks on 6PR Perth on Saturday evenings. Additionally, he is co-host of a health and wellness program heard each Sunday on the Nine Radio Network live across Australia. Gerald is a regular guest on House of Wellness TV seen on the Seven Network across Australia each week.He has lectured in Drug & Integrative Pharmacology to 3rd Year students at the Southern School of Natural Therapies, part of the Torrens University Group, in Melbourne. Gerald has also published a textbook on the benefits of Olive Leaf Extract. Gerald is a Fellow of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) and Fellow of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA).Gerald consults to a number of companies within the health and wellness network within Australia, lectures at Wellness conferences and regularly speaks to a variety of Community groups and  communities about physical and emotional health. He sees patients by appointment at Botanica in Malvern Victoria.His passion is to empower each person to make sensible health decisions, and to continually maintain and improve their quality of life, especially as they age. Gerald reinforces our rediscovery of the ability to understand wellness, the role of food choices, and aging well – all of which are aspects of vitality fundamental to our future.You can find Gerald Quigley on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.Do you have questions about your pharmacy career? Then contact us or meet our team.
Jul 22 2021
41 mins
Megan Tremlett - Senior Consulting Team Pharmacist at the Pharmaceutical Society of AustraliaSam Turner - Pharmacist | Operations Manager at Scrypt Ventures | Former President of NAPSA and PPDC Committee MemberBridget Totterman - Chief Operating Officer at White Retail GroupAnthony Tassone - Victorian Branch President at Pharmacy Guild of AustraliaJoyce McSwan - Clinical Director of GCPHN Persistent Pain Program | Managing Director of PainWISE
March has been a month of celebrating the achievements of women internationally. As we approach the end of the month, let’s not forget it is not just a day or a month to celebrate and recognise women. It is an ongoing campaign to help women around the world to be heard, understood, empowered and supported. The global UN Women theme for International Women’s Day this year is “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. This is a timely reminder of how important it is to celebrate women in pharmacy leadership roles. Today, we are very fortunate to have a great female leader in pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Fellow, Joyce McSwan join our show and share with us her journey as a pharmacy leader. Joyce is a multi-award winning clinical consultant pharmacist and educator within the field of pain management. She is the Clinical Director of the Gold Coast Primary Health Network ‘Turning Pain into Gain’ program and Managing Director of PainWISE. Before we hear from Joyce, I want to wish you a safe and happy Easter holiday. Thank you so much for your support in the past 9 episodes we are going to take a break for 4 weeks before we continue our journey sharing the stories of innovators in the Australian pharmacy industry. Please take time to listen and take notes from our past episodes to receive invaluable insights from our amazing guests.You can find Joyce McSwan on LinkedIn.Do you have questions about your pharmacy career? Then contact us or meet our team.
Mar 31 2021
52 mins
Regina Cowie - National Health Services Manager at Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API)Mahek Shah - 2021 President of the Victorian Pharmacy Student Association (VPSA)Debbie Rigby - Advanced Practice Pharmacist | PSA Lifetime Achievement Award 2020 RecipientRebecca Young - Community Pharmacist | Invested Business Owner and Manager | Enthusiastic Committee Member for Healthcare | Industry LeaderJoey Calandra - former Director, Strategic Partnerships & Engagement at PSA and current Innovation leaderElise Apolloni - 2017 Telstra Australian Young Business Woman of the YearFaye McMillan - 1st Indigenous Pharmacist and 2019 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the YearShefali Parekh - 2017 NAPSA PresidentKaren Brown - 2018 TerryWhite Chemmart Pharmacist of the Year