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Clinical Supervision

The importance of clinical supervision is core and common to the 23 allied health professions within NSW Health. Clinical supervisors are a vital frontline resource and play a critical role in developing confident and capable allied health clinicians, promoting excellence in clinical practice, and ensuring patient safety and quality of care.

The Superguide

The Superguide is a user friendly handbook designed to assist allied health professionals who are responsible for supervising other staff. It gives tips and suggestions based on published evidence of what makes good supervision and the knowledge of many experienced allied health supervisors in NSW.

These templates may be useful in supporting your clinical supervision sessions:

Supervision contract example
Clinical supervision agreement example
Notes on supervision session example
Supervision log example
Supervision feedback form example
SMART goal template example
Reflective practice template example

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Clinical Supervision Training for Allied Health Professionals

The Clinical Supervision for Allied Health Professionals face to face Training Program and the Allied Health Virtual Clinical Supervision Training Program deliver agile education to allied health supervisors across NSW Health.

Who is the training for?

Aimed at new and emerging allied health clinical supervisors or those who would like to refresh and update their skills, both of these training programs adopt a reflective practice model to enhance skills and knowledge in a virtual learning environment.

The Program consists of:

  • Selected readings from The Superguide and The Learning Guide
  • Access to a suite of resources and training videos on the HETI Website
  • Clinical Supervision eLearning modules (available on HETI My Health Learning)
    • Allied Health Clinical Supervision – 60 mins (Course Code: 41316829)
    • Growing as an Allied Health Supervisor – 45 mins (Course Code: 396460713)
  • Virtual or face-to-face foundation level training workshops delivered locally by LHD/SHN allied health educators.

Attending each workshop will equate to 4 CPD hours depending on professional requirements.

Contact your local Allied Health Educator and/or Clinical Supervisor Champion regarding training availability within your LHD/SHN.

Clinical Supervision Training Videos

Key elements of clinical supervision are explored in the following training videos.

Clinical Supervision in Rural and Remote settings

A series of interviews were conducted with allied health professionals in rural and remote settings about the challenges they face and the strategies they use in clinical supervision.