Five Minutes with... Nick, Operations Manager at Community Care Chemist

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What have you done previously in your career?
I have been a Pharmacist since 2005, after completing training at The Geelong Hospital (now University Hospital, Barwon Health). After, I spent a year or so in Japan teaching English, before returning to purchase partnership in three community pharmacies. In 2016, I sold the partnership and moved the family to beautiful Apollo Bay and have since managed the pharmacy department at Epworth Hospital Geelong, before returning to CCC in September 2018 to take up the role as Operations Manager.

How long have you been working in pharmacy?
I started my career in Pharmacy as an intern in 2004 - with breaks in between for travel.

What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
Travel! In particular, living and working (and learning!) abroad. It helps to develop confidence and resilience, whilst encouraging you to appreciate small wins- e.g. buying a loaf of ‘sliced’ bread!

What brought you to Community Care Chemist?
As a former owner/partner in other pharmacies – looking for other opportunities beyond pharmacy ownership. CCC is a not-for-profit pharmacy with strong links to the community, and the resources to explore innovative approaches to primary health care delivery.

What are you most passionate about in your job?
Creating a fun, effective and engaged workplace, which is often reflected positively in the outcomes for our patients.

What do you like to do outside of work?
Footy, footy, footy - big Hawthorn fan. I also love the snow! It’s magic! It’s great teaching & watching my kid’s abilities (or lack thereof) develop on the slopes.

Find your nearest
Community Care Chemist

Apollo Bay

123 Great Ocean Road,
Apollo Bay
 

Ph: 03 5237 6312

Email Apollo Bay

Trading Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5.30pm

Sat: 9am - 2pm

Sun: Seasonal

Belmont

157 High Street,
Belmont
 

Ph: 03 5241 1755

Email Belmont

Trading Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 6:30pm

Sat: 9am - 5pm

Sun: 10am - 2pm

Geelong West

1/184 Pakington Street,
Geelong West
 

Ph: 03 5246 5850

Email Geelong West

Trading Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm

Sat: 9am - 5pm

Sun: 10am - 2pm

Grovedale

122 Burdoo Dr,
Grovedale
 

Ph: 03 5241 4333

Email Grovedale

Trading Hours

Mon - Fri: 8am - 6pm

Sat: 8am - 1pm

Sun: Closed

North Geelong

75 Separation Street,
North Geelong
 

Ph: 03 5278 4300

Email North Geelong

Trading Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5.30pm

Sat: 9am - 12.30pm

Sun: Closed

Support Centre

28 Church Street
North Geelong
 

Ph: 03 5246 5800

Email Support Centre

Business Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Community Care Chemist Friendly Society Ltd, PO Box 26, Geelong 322003 5246 5800, enquiries@communitycarechemist.com.au, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday