A quality oriented approach to maximising capacity
Sourcing sufficient numbers of quality clinical placements continues to be a pressing challenge for the higher education sector. Given a lack of structured interface the establishment of positive, sustainable partnerships between healthcare and educational institutions is the key to producing qualified, work-ready health professional graduates.
Combined with vast projected shortages and maldistribution of the Australian future health workforce, there is a pressing need to take a coordinated approach to address this issue now.
The Clinical Placements 2017 conference will explore the systemic and underlying factors limiting capacity and quality and also look at practical examples of how organisations are tackling these issues right now.
This conference will address how to:
- Leverage resources to maximise opportunities for clinical placements
- Understand what makes a quality clinical placement
- Monitor and measure placement quality
- Develop and nurture collaborative partnerships
- Streamline processes to minimise wastage
- Draw upon best practice from different disciplines
> Higher Education professionals:
- Deans & Heads of Health Schools / Departments
- Clinical Placement Managers / Coordinators / Directors
- Work Integrated Learning Managers
> Health Care professionals:
- Clinical Education & Training Managers
- Directors of Nursing & Nurse Unit Managers
- Clinical Placement Managers / Supervisors
> Federal & State Government Departments of Health representatives
> Accreditation Bodies & Industry Associations
Attend to learn:
- Implement strategies for maximising capacity
- Define and deliver quality clinical placements
- Develop and nurture effective partnerships
- Improve communications and systems efficiency
- KEYNOTE: Understanding the systemic issues across sectors
- KEYNOTE: Maximising placement capacity in the health system: issues & opportunities
- INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: How St George Hospital transitioned toward an education oriented healthcare culture
- Developing a transformational education culture within healthcare
International Society for Quality in Health Care
Professor Cliff Hughes is President of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. He is Professor of Patient Safety and Clinical Quality at Macquarie University. Formerly a cardiothoracic surgeon he was the Chief Executive of the Clinical Excellence Commission in NSW, Australia. He has served on numerous state and federal committees associated with quality, safety and research in clinical practice for health care services.
A Fellow, Senior Examiner, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Councillor of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, he was awarded its highest honour, the Sir Hugh Devine Medal, in October 2015. He has a particular passion for patient based care, better incident management, quality improvement programmes and the development of clinical leaders
Karen is Pro Vice-Chancellor and the Dean of the College of Health and Biomedicine, Victoria University. Karen’s first degree was in physiotherapy and she is still a registered Physiotherapist. Her clinical expertise is primarily in the area of Paediatric physiotherapy, particularly community based therapy. She has held a number of senior academic leadership and management positions. The development, implementation and evaluation of innovative models of clinical education for health science students and the development of partnerships between Higher Education and Health and Human Service providers has been a focus of her work for the past 10 years.
Rachel is currently Policy Director, Health and Workforce, at Universities Australia, the peak body for Australian Universities. Rachel has a long history in health care policy, research and service delivery and has previously held executive management roles in a range of health organisations – from Primary Health Director in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service to national policy manager for the Australian Medicare Local Alliance. Rachel is committed to health in all it facets and sees the relationship between health professional education, health services and other parts of the health sector as a crucial part of delivering an effective health system. Rachel holds qualifications in management, psychology and medical laboratory science.
St George Hospital
Vicki Manning is the current Director of Nursing & Midwifery services at St George Hospital Kogarah in Sydney, NSW and has been in the role since 2008. Responsible for overseeing the 1700 Nurses and Midwives that work within the organisation. A busy A1 tertiary, trauma referral facility. Since completing her general nursing certificate at Lewisham hospital Vicki has had extensive exposure and experience to a vast number of areas within the health service. From her work relating to case mix and special projects she is broadly published and has presented internationally.
Vicki has led innovative and instrumental changes within the Nursing workforce at St George. And is recognised as being a pioneering and transformational leader. External to the facility, Vicki’s recent commitments also include the co-chair of the NSW Acute Care Taskforce Vicki Manning is the current Director of Nursing & Midwifery services at St George Hospital Kogarah in Sydney, NSW and has been in the role since 2008. Responsible for overseeing the 1700 Nurses and Midwives that work within the organisation. A busy A1 tertiary, trauma referral facility. Since completing her general nursing certificate at Lewisham hospital Vicki has had extensive exposure and experience to a vast number of areas within the health service.
From her work relating to case mix and special projects she is broadly published and has presented internationally. Vicki has led innovative and instrumental changes within the Nursing workforce at St George. And is recognised as being a pioneering and transformational leader. External to the facility, Vicki’s recent commitments also include the co-chair of the NSW Acute Care Taskforce
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