Workforce roles – optimising / expanding / extending scope of practice

Miss Melissa Evans1, Dr Haylee Lane1, Dr Danielle Hitch2,3, Dr Genevieve Pepin2 1IPC Health, Melbourne, Australia, 2Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, 3Western Health, Melbourne, Australia Introduction There is limited discussion of intra-disciplinary practices within occupational therapy or healthcare literature more broadly,...
  • May 26, 2021
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Mrs Kylie Keast1, Mrs Anne Coccetti1 1Metro South Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Health, Meadowbrook, Australia Background During the COVID-19 pandemic demand for deep nasal and oropharyngeal swabbing within fever clinics for COVID-19 detection was unable to be managed solely...
  • May 25, 2021
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Ms Inga Alexander1, Ms Rebekah Deighton1, Ms Lucinda Craig1 1Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Rockhampton, Australia An outbreak of covid-19 in a Nursing Centre resulted in the need to implement an innovative way to provide allied health services within...
  • May 24, 2021
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Ms Bethany Hooke1 1Children’s Health Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Children’s Health Queensland is a statewide quaternary health service, employing about 800 Allied Health Professionals across inpatient, outpatient, community and outreach services. This workforce delivers exceptional care to Queensland’s children and young...
  • May 17, 2021
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Dr Danielle Hitch1, Mr.  Christopher Weiers1, Ms.  Sally  Brinkmann1 1Western Health, Sunshine, Australia Many health professionals were redeployed into new roles during the Covid-19 pandemic, often outside their professional scope. At Western Health, the majority of redeployed staff were managed...
  • May 17, 2021
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Miss Emily Aitken1, Mr. Jonathan Hiew2, Dr. Emma Hamilton3,4,5, A/ Prof. Laurens Manning3,5,6, Mr. Jens Ritter3,7, Dr. Edward Raby6, Mr. Paul Gittings1 1Physiotherapy Department, Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospital Group, Murdoch, Australia, 2Podiatry Department, Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospital Group,...
  • May 14, 2021
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