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HSP Orientation Manual 2011
HSP Orientation Manual 2011
HSP Orientation Manual 2011
HSP Orientation Manual 2011
HSP Orientation Manual 2011
HSP Orientation Manual 2011
HSP Orientation Manual 2011
HSP Orientation Manual 2011
HSP Orientation Manual 2011
HSP Orientation Manual 2011
HSP Orientation Manual 2011
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HSP Orientation Manual 2011

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“The Hospital Skills Program (HSP) provides a life-long pathway for self-directed medical education across three levels of agreed expertise, utilising a variety of traditional and non-traditional …

“The Hospital Skills Program (HSP) provides a life-long pathway for self-directed medical education across three levels of agreed expertise, utilising a variety of traditional and non-traditional resources and methods appropriate to the working environment of the participant, resulting in the acquisition of a skills portfolio useful to an employer, and appropriate to the local patient community.

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  • 1. Hospital Skills Program (HSP) Orientation Manual 2011
  • 2. Clinical Education and Training Institute: Hospital Skills Program 2011Table of ContentsHospital Skills Program …… from a Hospitalist’s Perspective ................................................................ 3HSP Team contact details ....................................................................................................................... 4Background to the HSP ........................................................................................................................... 5HSP Curricula........................................................................................................................................... 6Enrolment Form ...................................................................................................................................... 7HSP Timeframe ....................................................................................................................................... 8Study Leave ............................................................................................................................................. 8Rural Procedural Training Grants .......................................................................................................... 10HSP Governance Committee................................................................................................................. 11HSP LHD Education Sub-Committees.................................................................................................... 11National Registration Standards - The Medical Board of Australia ...................................................... 12 2|Page
  • 3. Clinical Education and Training Institute: Hospital Skills Program 2011Hospital Skills Program …… from a Hospitalist’sPerspective“The Hospital Skills Program (HSP) provides a life-long pathway for self-directed medical educationacross three levels of agreed expertise, utilising a variety of traditional and non-traditional resourcesand methods appropriate to the working environment of the participant, resulting in the acquisitionof a skills portfolio useful to an employer, and appropriate to the local patient community.The HSP recognises the heterogeneous nature of the skills and circumstances of Career MedicalOfficer-equivalent medical practitioners, their continuing value in the delivery of health services tothe population of NSW, and their right to meaningful educational opportunities in a modeappropriate to their working lives and geographic locations.HSP recognises that self-directed education is the realm and property of the adult learner, and thataccountability for learning remains with the individual. Therefore HSP exists firstly to identify,coordinate and facilitate the delivery of learning opportunities, and to assist the individual toevaluate their progress across the three levels of HSP and to plan for their own future needs.Furthermore, the HSP provides a mechanism to align clinical learning activities with the goals of thehealth system and to deliver priority education to hospital generalist doctors when this need isidentified by expert groups such as NSW Health and the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission”. Dr Mary Webber Hospitalist Ryde Hospital, NSW 3|Page
  • 4. Clinical Education and Training Institute: Hospital Skills Program 2011HSP Team contact details 4|Page
  • 5. Clinical Education and Training Institute: Hospital Skills Program 2011Background to the HSP In the NSW public health sector there are approximately 1200 CMOs, MMOs, GP VMOs and SRMOs working in both hospital and community settings. Although the largest group work inemergency departments, this group of doctors work in other clinicalareas including mental health, alcohol and other drugs, sexualhealth, aged care, child and adolescent health, justice health,women’s health and hospital medicine.The overarching principle of the Hospital Skills Program (HSP) is toimprove patient care and safety by enhancing the professionaldevelopment, knowledge and skills of non-specialist doctors workingin NSW public hospitals who before the HSP had no formalprofessional development framework. 5|Page
  • 6. Clinical Education and Training Institute: Hospital Skills Program 2011HSP CurriculaAt this stage, curricula have been developed for the following Coreand Specialty areas: Emergency Department Mental Health Aged Care Core SkillsFurther curriculum development is underway in the areas ofChildren’s Health, Women’s Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs,Hospital Medicine, Indigenous Health, Sexual Health and RuralMedicine. 6|Page
  • 7. Clinical Education and Training Institute: Hospital Skills Program 2011Enrolment FormEnrolment FormNSW HOSPITAL SKILLS PROGRAMThe information collected in this form is for use by the Local Health District for the management of the participants’progression through the Hospital Skills program. The information will be collected and stored in accordance with thePrivacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.Submit this form directly to your HSP Education Support Officer by any of the following methods:Fax: (insert local)Email: (insert local)PART 1: PERSONAL INFORMATIONSURNAME FIRST NAME MIDDLE INITIALCONTACTADDRESSSUBURB STATE POSTCODEEMAILTELEPHONE MOBILECURRENT EMPLOYMENTCURRENT POSITION MMO FULL TIME EQUIVALENTCURRENT PRIMARY HOSPITAL OR HOURSINSTITUTION OF EMPLOYMENTDEPARTMENTAWARD DESIGNATION AND LEVELOTHER HOSPITALS OF EMPLOYMENT(OTHER THAN FOR LOCUM WORK)DO YOU ALSO DO LOCUM WORK?DO YOU SPECIALISE IN ONEDISCIPLINE (E.G. EMERGENCY ORMENTAL HEALTH)? PLEASE SPECIFY. 7|Page
  • 8. Clinical Education and Training Institute: Hospital Skills Program 2011HSP TimeframeThe HSP has no timeframes. The program is self-paced and there areno restrictions for completing modules.There is no set order by which moduleshave to be completed. You maycommence study at any point within acurriculum. There are no prerequisites orco-requisite subjects that you mustcomplete prior to commencement of amodule.The mode of delivery will vary for HSP. While the majority of thesessions will comprise face-to-face learning at workshops andclinical skills forums, there will also be opportunities for on-linelearning and forums, attendance at conferences and participationthrough video conferencing.The HSP is currently collaborating with specialist colleges for accessto a variety of certificate, diploma and advanced diplomaqualifications.Study LeaveWhile no formal study leave has been granted to HSP participants asyet, the Area Governance Committee will work with hospitaladministration to ensure award provisions are being honoured.Participants working as CMOs are employed under the PublicHospital Career Medical Officers (State) Award. After 12 monthsemployment, a CMO is entitled to 7 days of paid leave per year for 8|Page
  • 9. Clinical Education and Training Institute: Hospital Skills Program 2011the purposes of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and professional development, relevant to the position held by the CMO. This entitlement can accrue to a maximum of 21 days. Approval by the hosptial is needed for this leave. All expenses associated with this leave should be reimbursed by the employer, provided that no expenses or allowances shall be payable in respect of travel or accommodation outside Australia, except inrespect of courses run under the auspices of a recognisedAustralasian Specialist College in New Zealand. These expensesshould be reimbursed where the approved Continuing MedicalEducation or professional development activity falls on days that youwould not otherwise work.Please contact your Education Support Officer for your Official TravelPack.I 9|Page
  • 10. Clinical Education and Training Institute: Hospital Skills Program 2011Rural Procedural Training GrantsThe Rural Procedural GrantsProgram (RPGP) provides fundingto assist GP proceduralists in ruraland remote areas maintain andupgrade their skills. The program provides grants of upto $2000 per day (for courses of sixhours duration or more) for GPs approved in the areas ofanaesthetics, obstetrics and gynaecology, surgery or emergencymedicine to undertake skills maintenance. 10 | P a g e
  • 11. Clinical Education and Training Institute: Hospital Skills Program 2011HSP Governance CommitteeThe HSP LHD Governance Committees (LHDGC) meet quarterly andthe purpose of this Committee is to ensure safe, high quality trainingfor hospital medical officers through good governance andmanagement of the Hospital Skills Program within the Local HealthDistricts.The LHDGC also provides opportunities for relevant groups andindividuals to discuss ideas and strategies for improving training,including resolution of any issues at a local level and the fostering ofrelationships with key stakeholders within the LHDGCs who cancontribute to training delivery as well as assessment and support ofthe HSP.Your participation in LHDGCs Meetings is welcomed andencouraged.HSP LHD Education Sub-CommitteesThe HSP LHD Education Sub-Committees (LHDESC) meets on an “asrequired” basis and the purpose of the LHDESC is to ensure safe, highquality training for hospital medical officers by developing soundeducational strategies across clinical disciplines of the Hospital SkillsProgram.The LHDESC will inform the LHD Governance Committee and provideexpert advice and guidance to the Area Director of Hospital Trainingon issues relating to development and implementation of educationstrategies across disciplines. The LHDESC will also provide regularfeedback to CETI - Medical Division on strategies used for assessmentof skills and competencies. 11 | P a g e
  • 12. Clinical Education and Training Institute: Hospital Skills Program 2011National Registration Standards - The MedicalBoard of AustraliaMedical practitioners who are engaged in any form of medicalpractice are required to participate regularly in continuingprofessional development (CPD) that is relevant to their scope ofpractice in order to maintain, develop, update and enhance theirknowledge, skills and performance to ensure that they deliverappropriate and safe care.CPD must include a range of activities to meet individual learningneeds including practice-based reflective elements, such as clinicalaudit, peer-review or performance appraisal, as well as participationin activities to enhance knowledge such as courses, conferencesand online learning. CPD programs of medical colleges accredited bythe Australian Medical Council (AMC) meet these requirements.Practicing non-specialist medical officers are required to complete50 hours of CPD per year.For more information about the National Registration Standards(including CPD requirements) go to the following link:http://www.medicalboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx 12 | P a g e

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