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The Allied Health Education and Training Governance Guidelines for Individuals

Patient driven element

What does this include?

Possible examples

The health care needs of the client group impacts the clinician’s education and training choices

  • Justifies professional development requests based on patient/client and service delivery needs

Involvement in patient/client related quality improvement activities occurs

  • Actively identifies opportunities for service improvement and drives change through initiatives such as quality improvement activities, review of processes and implementation of clinical guidelines

Completion of Aboriginal cultural awareness training

  • Completion of ‘Respecting the Difference’ on My Health Learning
  • Completion of ‘Respecting the Difference’ face-to-face training

Clinician focussed element

What does this include?

Possible examples

Responsibility for own education and training is taken

  • Actively seeks out opportunities to engage in education and training of both a formal and informal nature
  • An accurate record of education and training is maintained
  • Seeks information about engaging in and facilitating workplace learning
  • Actively engages in seeking out opportunities in the workplace to work with and learns from colleagues
  • Actively participates in departmental/team/service education activities.
  • New learning is implemented into practice

A learning and development plan has been completed and reflects identified gaps in knowledge and skills required

  • Reflects on current areas of clinical practice and identifies skill and knowledge gap areas for improvement to incorporate into the learning and development plan

The learning and development plan is in line with position description and requirements

  • Reviews position description in preparation for key activities e.g. formulating a learning and development plan and participating in the annual performance appraisal review

Allocated time (with a goal of 20-40 hours per year) is prioritised for education and training activities within core clinical and non-clinical responsibilities

  • Complies with standards as required by Australian Health Professionals Registration Association (AHPRA) and/or professional association

Education and training is evaluated to determine effectiveness and impact

  • Data is collected and analysed

Leadership element

What does this include?

Possible examples

Collaboration occurs with key internal and external stakeholders and networks to support workplace education and training development

  • Engages in committees, networks, research appropriate to their   speciality or role
  • Seeks out learning opportunities for multidisciplinary interactions with colleagues and special interest groups
  • Foster relationships with key staff from universities, other higher education providers and NSW Health organisations

Education and training issues are recognised and raised to appropriate operational management and/or professional leadership

  • Issues are escalated that require the attention of management

Opportunities to participate in education and training committees and other related activities are explored

  • Active membership of education committees within the organisation e.g. quality and safety committee, working groups, professional   development or education and training committees

Organisational factors element

What does this include?

Possible examples

Education and training activities are informed and underpinned by evidence-based practice and practice-based experience

  • Actively reviews current literature
  • Engages in journal club activities and implementation of clinical practice guidelines
  • Participates in in-services, multidisciplinary teamwork/education sessions
  • Attends grand rounds

Best practice clinical supervision is prioritised within core clinical responsibilities

  • Takes responsibility for developing and maintaining positive supervisory relationships.
  • Makes/maintains supervision appointments
  • A supervision contract is in place outlining accountabilities and responsibilities of supervisor/supervisee

Relevant mandatory training is completed

  • All mandatory training is completed on My Health Learning

Resources element

What does this include?

Possible examples

Relevant education and training resources are shared

  • Provides feedback to colleagues from conferences and workshops
  • Maintains contact with colleagues through communities of practice and special interest groups and openly facilitates sharing of information
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