Workforce Management

Ms Annette Zucco1, Professor David Greenfield2, Ms Wendy Geddes1, Mr Ken Hampson1 1South Western Sydney Local Health District, Bankstown, Australia, 2University of Tasmania, Rozelle, Australia Background: Allied health professionals, at South Western Sydney Local Health District, work in dispersed teams...
  • April 4, 2019
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Alana Jacob1, Uyen Phan1, Katherine  Hodgson1, Dr. Catherine Granger1,2 1Allied Health, Physiotherapy, Melbourne Health, Melbourne, Australia, 2Physiotherapy Department, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Background: Physiotherapy services face multiple competing demands including increasing patient numbers and complexity, with finite staffing...
  • April 4, 2019
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Professor Susan Nancarrow1, Dr Alison Roots1, Ms Gretchen Young2, Ms Katy O’Callaghan3, Dr Annie Banbury1, Dr Anna Moran4 1Southern Cross University, Coolangatta, Australia, 2Young Futures, Brisbane, Australia, 3Outpost Consulting, Brisbane, Australia, 4University of Melbourne, Albury / Wodonga, Australia The Victorian...
  • April 4, 2019
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Ms Tanya Trevena1 1Ballarat Health Services, Ballarat, Australia Background: The Allied Health Activity Dashboard evolved rapidly due to several concurrent expectations and concerns being placed on the service. These included our service purchasers not knowing if they were getting ‘what...
  • April 4, 2019
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Mrs Bryanna  Lawrie1, Ms Heidi  Wong1, Miss Sarah  Fuller2 1Children’s Health Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2Clinical Excellence Queensland, Brisbane , Australia Background: Previous literature had captured doctors’ and nurses’  views and perceptions on eMMS but none focused specifically on pharmacy staff...
  • April 4, 2019
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Miss Lucy Lyons1, Mrs Jackie  Moon1 1Mater Health, Brisbane, Australia A key focus for Mater Speech Pathology team has been to grow our capacity to deliver complex, high acuity outpatient services in the hospital setting. This is in response to...
  • April 3, 2019
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Ms Belinda Steer1, Ms Carmen  Puskas1, Ms Melanie Fairweather1, Ms Jacqueline Black1, Ms Jenelle Loeliger1 1Peter Maccallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia The Peter Mac Nutrition Department implemented a nutrition-focused Allied Health Assistant (AHA) role in 2010 primarily to improve inpatient...
  • April 3, 2019
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Ms Julie Hulcombe1, Professor Sandra Capra1, Professor Gillian Whitehouse1 1University Of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia Background The majority (79%) of Allied Health Professionals (AHP) employed in Queensland Health are female. The implementation of entitlements to accommodate childcare responsibilities through maternity...
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Raymond Kopeshke1 1Mater Hospital Brisbane, South Brisbane , Australia Background AHA assistants are increasingly being utilised to manage service demands and increasing pressures on resources. Such pressures lead to a review of the relevancy and comprehensiveness of the OTA competencies....
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Ms Kath Feely1, Mr Robert Mehan1, Ms Georgina Jones1, Ms  Belinda Cary1, Ms Jessica Knight1 1St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Fitzroy, Australia Aim: To develop a standardised tool that enables provision of equitable physiotherapy services that respond to daily fluctuations in...
  • April 3, 2019
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