Joyce is an Accredited Consultant Pharmacist who has worked for the past 10 years in aged care and for the past 15 years in community pharmacy.
Joyce has conducted Home Medicines Review (in the community) and Residential Medication Management Reviews to Nursing Homes in the Mackay, QLD region.
Originally graduating from the Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University, Melbourne, she also has extensive experience with hospital pharmacy, having previously worked at the Maroondah Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute. Joyce sits on the Townsville Mackay Medicare Locals Continuing Professional Development Committee promoting Quality Use of Medicines within the medical profession, nursing staff and amongst pharmacists and within the local community.
Joyce runs a monthly education series in Mackay specific for Nursing Homes.
Author of MedRN’s Chronic Pain DVD Series, Joyce McSwan is the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Quality Use of Medicines, Pain Management Award. Joyce was also awarded the 2012 Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (QLD) Bowl of Hygeia Award for her innovative work in the area of Pain Management within the community of Mackay.
Joyce is passionate in promoting the quality, safe and efficacious use of medicines and is particularly interested that positive patient outcomes are achieved.