Workforce Development

Shani Jackman1 1Queensland Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane, Australia Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH) provides paediatric tertiary health services for children and young people across Queensland, Northern NSW and Northern Territory by close to 4,000 staff. The introduction of the National Disability...
  • May 26, 2021
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Mrs Simone Munro1, Andrea Bramley1,2, Debra Mitchell1,3 1Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia, 2Latrobe University, Bundoora, Australia, 3Monash University, Clayton, Australia Background Quality improvement (QI) is essential for safe, effective, equitable healthcare. Embedding quality improvement theory into allied health practice is crucial...
  • May 26, 2021
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Ms Rachel Yates1 1Universities Australia, Deakin, Australia Background and Aim Quality clinical placements in pre-registration years are essential to developing a skilled health workforce. They influence how and where clinicians work – with direct implications on health workforce skills and...
  • May 25, 2021
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Ms Katherine Maka1, Mr Stephen Harvey1, Mr Johnson Choi1 1Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia Background Continuous quality improvement (QI) in a healthcare setting supports the review of current clinical and non-clinical practice to improve and enhance service provision and design. Finding...
  • May 24, 2021
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Dr Belinda Dridan1 1NeuroRehab Allied Health Network, Deer Park, Australia There are a number of systematic reviews into cognitive rehabilitation techniques for clients with acquired brain injury, but the literature is nebulous and it is difficult to decipher which technique...
  • May 21, 2021
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Dr Kwang Meng Cham1, Ms Tania Celeste1, Ms Lisa Kruesi1, Ms Mary-Louise Edwards1, Dr Trent Hennessey1 1The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia Introduction/background: We previously explored students’ digital capabilities. To enhance understanding of the digital intersection between students, academics and...
  • May 18, 2021
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Ms Kassie Shardlow1, Ms Vikki Schweitzer1 1Queensland Health | Metro South Health, Logan Hospital, Australia Background: The transition from student to new graduate is challenging.   Currently within the Queensland Public Health Service (QPHS) there is variation in how physiotherapy new graduates...
  • May 17, 2021
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Ms Dragana Ceprnja1, Dr Danielle  Muscat1,2, Ms Kim Hobbs1, Ms Jodi-Anne Gibson1, Dr Caron Blumenthal1,2, Ms Rula Milad1, Ms Chris Burns1, Ms Timothea Lau1,2, Professor Vicki Flood1,2 1Western Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, Australia, 2University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Aims:...
  • May 17, 2021
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Mr Marcus Gardner1,2, Ass Prof Carol McKinstry1, Dr  Byron Perrin1 1La Trobe Rural Health School , Bendigo , Australia, 2Bendigo Health, Bendigo, Australia Introduction: Clinical supervision (CS) enhances professional support and quality of care for allied health.  However, there are challenges...
  • May 17, 2021
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Dr Robyn Adams2, Ms Ilsa Nielsen1, Ms Sarah Venn2 1Queensland Health, Cairns, Australia, 2Health Workforce Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Background: Health services in remote areas experience challenges with recruitment, particularly for experienced practitioners, and retention of allied health professionals. Developing an “own...
  • May 17, 2021
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