Case Studies and Profiles
Immersive leadership program stretches participants to face new challenges
“The real highlight for me was the immersive experiences. This was the first time that I’d participated in a program that incorporates you going out and undertaking real life experiences...the learnings from that have been phenomenal for me and I’ve been able to bring back [what I learnt] and apply it to my own team here in Western NSW.”
When Brendon Cutmore commenced the inaugural NSW Health Senior Executive Development Program delivered by HETI, he couldn’t see himself applying for a senior executive role with NSW Health. He felt he lacked the confidence required to take on a senior role.
Brendon has now stepped up to take on a new position as the Executive Director of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing at Western NSW Local Health District. He credits his involvement in the intensive program as key in giving him the confidence to apply, and the strategic leadership skills to successfully land the position.
New learning program sees guardianship matters fast tracked
“In the 6-month pilot of the guardianship education program, the number of days between lodging an application [with the tribunal] to date of discharge [for a patient] dropped from an average of 83 to just 27. The education program has helped people understand the new guardianship guidelines and get the process right."
Formal training developed by HETI is up-skilling health staff in new guardianship application guidelines, resulting in significant benefits to facilities and patients. Sue Steele-Smith, HETI Senior Program Officer from Allied Health, explains how the new blended learning package is helping to improve internal processes within hospitals and reduce hospital stays for patients.
Bringing scenario-based training to the bush
“The Rural Simulation Training Centre is a safe learning environment where everyone is comfortable and able to learn. In fact, it’s where you want to make and learn from your mistakes.”
Since 2012, our award-winning Rural Simulation Training Centre has travelled throughout rural and remote NSW educating NSW Health staff through simulated training exercises. The Centre is designed to prepare teams to handle real-life medical situations safely, with competence and confidence.
Steve Trood, Paramedic Educator for NSW Ambulance, is based in Wagga Wagga and has been both a participant and trainer in the Rural Simulation Training Centre. He knows first-hand how effective simulated clinical training is for rural-based health staff at all levels.
A training pathway benefiting junior doctors and rural communities
“To try to negotiate your way through Rural Generalist Training can be difficult. Having a professional body that will help you do that – and give you support along the way – is extremely useful. It also helps to ensure services are available for rural and remote communities.”
Dr Luke Manestar-Forde, NSW Rural Generalist Medical Training Program graduate, realised early on in his medical training that he wanted to pursue a career as a Rural Generalist with specialist advanced skills that could support a regional community.
How HETI makes a difference
eLearning resources in My Health Learning
Reduction in hospital bed days through Guardianship Training
Record Medical graduate training positions available in 2019
Our Rural Simulation Centre was in Braidwood 10-11 May providing experiential, interprofessional Rural Maternity Care training. Find out more at heti.nsw.gov.au/Programs/Simulation/
Elizabeth Koff, Secretary NSW Health, launching HETI’s Health Education in Practice Online Journal at our recent Health Education in Practice Symposium. Sign up to our blog http://blog.heti.nsw.gov.au/
CBA’s social robot, Chip Candroid, a VIP guest at HETI’s March Leadership Quarter 'Leading Disruption: Health System Leadership in the Digital Age'. Check upcoming events https://goo.gl/Dy3QPT