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The Allied Health Education and Training Governance Guidelines - Organisation self assessment checklist

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There are 5 elements in this self assessment. This is made up of a series of questions from each of these elements. Examples can be found under the ‘I’ icon.

After rating yourself, you will have the opportunity   to complete the following questions:

  • What action do you need to take?
  • What will the time-frame be?
  • Who will be responsible for this action?

This colour key provides a quick reference to the action level required based upon your selections.
Good, continue || Good, but can be improved || Needs attention || Needs to be addressed as a priority

1 - Organisational structures element

Question 1
  • Education needs identified and analysed
  • Annual allied health education and training plan

Question 2

Education and training evaluated in short medium and long term

Question 3
  • Allied health staff are involved in education and training activities
  • Processes are in place to ensure service continuity when allied health professionals are attending education and training

Question 4

Allied health professionals receive appropriate education and training relevant to service delivery requirements

Question 5

Reporting of activity occurs through data management systems

Question 6

Critical incident reviews include recommendations regarding education and training of staff and allocation of funding necessary to support implementation

Question 7

Allied Health educator positions are in place

Question 8

The implementation of these guidelines is progressed through consultation with all health professional groups and is aligned with state and national strategies

Question 9
  • The clinical supervision policy is developed and reviewed through consultation with key groups and communicated to all staff
  • Supervision is embedded in core business of the organisation

Question 10

Agenda items of concern to allied health professionals are tabled for discussion through relevant allied health representatives

2 - Leadership element

Question 11

A minimum of 30 minutes per week is dedicated to CPD (excluding essential training)

Question 12
  • Partnerships are developed between LHDs/SHNs, Vocational Education and Training sector, tertiary institutions, research institutes, pillars Ministry of Health
  • Policy and procedures relating to education reflect involvement of external stakeholders

Question 13
  • Committees are comprised of clinicians, managers and executives from a cross section of professional groups including allied health, medicine and nursing
  • Composition of committees is reflected within terms of reference

Question 14

Allied health collaborates with medical and nursing colleagues to plan and promote interdisciplinary learning activities

3 - Resource allocation element

Question 15
  • An Allied Health Education and Training Plan is in place
  • The guidelines and measures are incorporated as core business.
  • Education is provided that is relevant and corresponds to learning needs of staff

Question 16
  • Allied health professionals are supported financially and/or through time to attend education and training (outside essential training) which is relevant to their clinical specialty and/or service delivery requirements
  • All staff have access to the internet and library services
  • Video/teleconferencing and webinars are accessible to enable participation in learning activities

Question 17
  • Resources allocated to identified needs analysis priority areas
  • Systems are in place for collecting data that informs education and training needs (e.g. MHL, incident reporting systems, patient admission data)

Question 18

Allied Health educator positions are in place

Question 19

Resources actively allocated to professional development in rural and remote areas

4 - Patient driven element

Question 20

Information is gathered from patient/client groups and used to inform education activities, including demographics, case mix, disease profiles and satisfaction with care delivery

Question 21

Infrastructure is in place to support use of data management systems including access to computer hardware, IT support and training of allied health professionals

Question 22

Development of Aboriginal related training within the LHD/SHN or external provider

5 - Clinician focussed element

Question 23
  • Policies and procedures are in place to support education and training of staff
  • Education is provided that is relevant, evidence based and corresponds to learning needs of staff and the services they provide

Ensure all parts are completed prior to proceeding