Nihal Dey

Candidate: Nihal Dey

Rural Health Club: TROHPIQ

Discipline: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Please provide summary of why you are interested in the position, your ability to fulfill the position and your previous experience related to the position. (Word limit: 300 words)

Although I have an extensive set of experiences – I am passionate about helping people and ensuring they receive the best care (like all health professionals). I have consistently maintained strong rapport and established strong network in all of my job and volunteering roles. This passion is where I am currently part of multiple students associations and companies. Such organisations are the QPSA (Queensland Pharmacy Student Association) and TROHPIQ committee for many years. I genuinely plan to bring that passion to the forefront of the allied health experience. I have committed thoroughly to multiple positions during my time so far. I gained a vast array of leadership attributes, where I drastically improved my decisiveness and problem-solving qualities. Complications occur thoroughly in all my positions, especially during COVID-19 lingering this year. It isn’t easy to pinpoint my skills in specific roles, as I found all my roles have provided a strong foundation and unique perspective in my learning as a future health professional. My current roles have made me more dependable to others to take on a task that is needed.  To pinpoint why I want to do the Social Media Officer role, throughout my experience so far as the communication officer for TROHPIQ (which is directly entailing exactly the role), I have demonstrated already the neccessary skills and ability to showcase my promotional skills to multiple university (UQ, QUT, ACU, USQ, CQU).  I am fascinated by the wealth of opportunities rural healthcare has to offer. By the stakeholders to promote their scholarships, webinars and events, it feel great to showcase to a audience who may not be aware of those opportunities and takes advantage of it. I have made sure a lot of the TROHPIQ posts were engaging as possible to see how members reflect on my posts. And my work is only demonstrated by looking at facebook, Instagram and websites.  I have plenty of room to improve on the creative side (especially when it comes to writing then designing), nevertheless, I’m still working on improving it and show it to a wider audience that NRHSN can provide.   I firmly believe that my motivation, commitment, skills and past experiences have allowed me to fit into this role and plan to expand upon it in the future

Please provide a response to the Key Selection Criteria. (Word limit: 1000 words)

Hi there,    My name is Nihal Dey, and I am a 3rd Year Pharmacy Student studying at the University of Queensland (UQ). I am delighted to submit this application for the role of Allied Health Officer for the NRHSN. Having read and reviewed the Key Selection Criteria (KSC), I am confident that my pre-existing skills and experience can bolster my potential for the Allied Health Officer.

The following set of my experience indicates the matching required qualifications, skills and experiences as a Pharmacy Student:  KSC 1,  am in contact moderation of my emails, my current role for TROHPIQ for communications officer entails to constantly monitor and chat with TROHPIQ executives and commitees about any newsletters and social media posts required to be posted. All the social media feeds you see in TROHPIQ this year, were all organised by me.

KSC 2: I am a willing to travel to any desination as I done so far this year. I have travel to conferneces and events where possible (due to COVID) and recently travelled to Bungaberg by car for a rural high school visit to showcase my knowledge and input to high school students about pharmacy.

KCS 3: Outside my involvement with TROHPIQ, I have attended all the 3 of the NRHSN Council Meeting and the Indigenous Health Webinar Series this year. I found them, amazing to hear everyone stories and ways to seek strong engagement within there RHC group. Numerous key highlights, one particularly

KCS 11, 12, 13, 14: I demonstrate resilience through my ability to handle higher workloads in my delivery of services to deadlines. In all my experiences balancing multiple roles – I have developed skills to consistently and efficiently complete the task I need to do. I can manage and perform fast to keep up with the demands, especially in mangaging multiple committee roles and jobs at once. I am very fortunate in the experiences I have in done, commicatiing and working closely with the teams I been with, to ensure the task of my duties are completed. This is highlight by deadlines and task to meet in my Locumate experience as a app development company     I am a highly motivated person who thrives on innovation—recently awarded The Sirianni Scholarship for Future Pharmacist Leaders, where I envision potential business opportunities in pharmacy –both community and hospital. I plan to learn different experiences slightly outside the norm, like entrepreneurship, where I can improve the excellent level of care in our industry.

KSC 5: I am managed a sector in TROHPIQ during my time as a Allied Health co-chair and demonstrating numerous quality like management meetings every month with a team.

KSC 6: I have done numerous podcast episodes and attended numerous conferences to expand my knowledge outside my degree. I attended the APP2021 (Pharmacy Guild of Australia), NAPSA Congress, MM2021 (SHPA), PSA21 and more this year.

KSC 10: I am part of numerous student representative bodies outside of TROHPIQ. I am a committee member of QPSA (Queensland Pharmacy Student Association), I participated roles there to encourage the roles of pharmacy student can take, particular me encouraging students to seek rural opportunities. Although I have an extensive set of experiences – I am passionate about helping people and ensuring they receive the best care. I have consistently maintained strong rapport and established patient-centred care with every patient I have helped in my pharmacy student roles. This passion is where I am currently part of multiple students associations and companies. Such organisations are the QPSA (Queensland Pharmacy Student Association) and TROHPIQ (Towards Rural Outback Health Professionals in Queensland) committee. I genuinely plan to bring that passion to the forefront of the pharmacy student experience. I have strong time management skills – on average, working 30+ hours a week whilst a full-time student. I have committed thoroughly to multiple positions during my time so far. I gained a vast array of leadership attributes, where I drastically improved my decisiveness and problem-solving qualities. Complications occur thoroughly in all my positions, especially during COVID-19 lingering this year. It isn’t easy to pinpoint my skills in specific roles, as I found all my roles have provided a strong foundation and unique perspective in my learning as a future health professional. My current roles have made me more dependable to others to take on a task that is needed.      I firmly believe that my motivation, commitment, skills and past experiences have allowed me to fit into your work environment at the NRHSN and immediately start supporting the needs of the work required.

Please provide your Curriculum Vitae. This can include a summary of specific previous experiences you have had related to rural health and leadership (events, courses, positions held, relevant previous or current employment). (Word limit: 500 words)

Career Objective:  Pharmacy student at the University of Queensland. Experienced in health service delivery and data management across diverse settings, including community pharmacy and medical administration. Patient-centred and passionate about health quality improvement. Ambitious, confident and articulate communicator with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Education: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) – The University of Queensland (UQ), St Lucia, Brisbane – Expected Graduation:February 2019 – November 2022 Standard Mental Health First Aid Certificate, Mental Health First Aid Australia Diploma of Health Science, Griffith College, Southport, Gold Coast I Graduated: January 2018 – February 2019

Personal Skills and Attributes Effective Patient-Centred Communication Skills Substantial Work Ethic – goal-orientated, go and beyond the tasks required Bilingual – English, Bengali – Elementary level of Mandarin Respectful, Honest & Compassionate with patients and colleagues Excellent Customer Service, Rapport and Empathy Enthusiastic and Quick Learner Robust experience in Community Pharmacy with high levels of performance output Cooperative team player

Pharmacy Lead Analyst – Locumate [Australia] (July 2021 – Present) Locumate is a platform ingregrated with the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia to create a community dedicated to Pharmacy Locums in Australia. Locumate, streamline and simplify the process of Locums find the perfect shifts, get paid on time and get access to additional educational resources to grow your career as a pharmacist My role is to Analise and showcase sections of the pharmacy industry to encourage pharmacist and  pharmacy student through the use of educational and motivation resources Locumate provides Hospital Dispensary Technician – Ramsay Health Care [Greenslopes, Brisbane] (Nov 2020 – Present)  Working at the Greenslopes Private Hospital, predominantly dispensing hospital prescriptions, to discharge patients out and in the hospital. Exclusive medications in hospitals; e.g. injections Pharmacy Assistant – Hardings 24 Hour Pharmacy [Annerley, Brisbane] (Mar 2020 – Present)  Selling pharmaceutical goods, determining customer requirements and advising customers on the selection, price, usage and application of non-prescription medicines Pharmacy Assistant – Priceline Pharmacy Springfield Orion [Springfield, Ipswich] (Feb 2020 – Present)  Busy shopping-centre community pharmacy, predominantly working front shop, High volume of prescription, dispensing prescriptions, processing sales and counselling on S2 and S3 products. Pharmacy Assistant – Brassall Pharmacy [Brassall, Ipswich] (Feb 2019 – Dec 2019)  Busy shopping-centre community pharmacy, predominantly working front shop, High volume of prescription, taking in prescriptions, processing sales and counselling on S2 and S3 products. Medical Receptionist – Goodna Family Medical Centre [Goodna, Ipswich] (Nov 2017 – Sep 2018)  Booking and scheduling patients, taking phone calls, faxing & scanning referrals and other documents.  Able to cater to a high volume of patients, managing more than eight doctors’ appointments and schedule. Medical Receptionist – Sherwood Family Medical Centre [Sherwood, Brisbane] (Nov 2017 – Sep 2018)  Booking and scheduling patients, taking phone calls, faxing & scanning referrals and other documents.

Volunteering Experiences: TROHPIQ (Towards Rural and Outback Health Professionals in Queensland)  Communications Officer (Oct 2020 – current) Represent the IT support for all TROHPIQ events. To ensure all TROHPIQ documents, emails, Google drive and more are working perfectly for other committee members.

Nursing and Allied Health Co-Chair (Nov 2019 – Feb 2021) Represent the interests of Nursing and Allied Health students for all TROHPIQ affiliated universities (UQ, QUT, CQQ, USC and ACU) promoting rural healthcare.

QPSA (Queensland Pharmacy Student Association) – UQ Pharmacy Student Club  Education Representative (Oct 2020 – current) Responsible in Organising and helping in education events bringing awareness about the pharmaceutical industry to UQ pharmacy students.

Merchandise Representative (Dec 2019 – Feb 2021) – Responsible in Organising and helping in selling QPSA merchandise from Placement shirts, AMH’s and hoodies.

The University of Queensland  Pharmacy Student Leader Peer Mentoring Program (Feb 2020 – current) an opportunity to mentor first-year pharmacy students for their first year of pharmacy.

School of Pharmacy Student Representative – Student Experience (Mar 2021 – current) Represent the interests of the School of Pharmacy in the university to assist with a variety of student engagement and recruitment activities through important meetings with the Head of School and staff.

Australian Red Cross – Emergency Services Volunteer (2019 – current) Help people across Queensland during  natural disasters.

Last updated: December 24, 2021