Overview Reviewing Education, Training And CapabilityDevelopment For AIN’s Creating a relationship between the training ...
Reviewing Education, Training And CapabilityDevelopment For AIN’sQualification:OLDHLT32507 - Certificate III in Health Ser...
Planning for Course Delivery Determine industry and client needs Selection of units of competency NSW Health AIN implem...
Training Model Class room based with a component of flexible delivery– including online learning packages. Simulated cla...
Skills and Knowledge Training Basic anatomy and physiology/Medical Terminology WHS and Infection Control Compliance Obs...
Delivery and Assessment ModesOn an average day the delivery will include theuse of :- Presentations Practical activities...
Training also Incorporates and assessesemployability skills Communication skills that contribute to productive andharmoni...
Employability skills continued. Planning and organising skills that contribute to long-term and short-term strategic plan...
Current Challenges Modes of delivery and ways of engaging learners areshifting Need for flexible, innovative learning pr...
Advantages of VET sector AIN Training Supports the development of student confidence byproviding an entry level towards a...
Teacher Qualifications Teacher Qualifications-All North Coast TAFE staffteaching on the AIN program are Registered Nurses...
Supportive learning Environment andPromotion of Competence Demonstration “Have a go!” Identify issues Problem solving...
Importance of Keeping Training Local“Based on the knowledge that over 60precent of people from regional areas, iftrained l...
 RTO’s partner with Local Health Services to identifyworkforce shortages and training needs. Partner with Schools to pro...
Contextualisation Training contextualised to local Health facility needs Local resources and documentation Incorporatin...
Employability Need to ensure adequate Job Opportunities Collaborate with Health Care Facilities onemployment processes....
Creating a relationship between thetraining provider and the healthservice/facility Mutual Respect Appreciate and unders...
Private HospitalSt Vincent’s Hospital Lismore Collaborate and communicate regularly onpolicies/procedures TAFE Staff on ...
NSW Health Facilities –North CoastLocal Health District Hospitals Lismore Base Ballina Hospital The Tweed Hospital Mur...
Clinical Placement Processes Public Health System- ClinConnect Need for advanced planning Compliance Criminal Record C...
Clinical PlacementSt Vincent’s Private Hospital - Lismore All students undertake an orientation session led bythe clinica...
LHD AIN “ Specialling Training” 2 Day Course for Assistant’s in Nursing seekingemployment at Lismore or The Tweed Hospita...
North Coast TAFE HSA Completions
What are the current mentoringsystems? Differ between Private and Public hospitals NCTAFE provided Mentoring workshops t...
Mentoring Program content Roles of the Mentor/Preceptor-Educator, Role Modeland Socialiser Qualities and Skills of an ef...
The benefits to an organisation inwhich mentoring relationships areencouraged and supported Retention and development of ...
“A mentor is someone who changes ourlives, who imparts knowledge, showsempathy and nurtures a belief inyourself.A good men...
Supporting students in the workplace Students buddied with a mentor Clinical facilitator on site Ensuring ward staff ar...
Building Capability Ensure guidance and support to continue their professionaldevelopment within the context of life long...
Student Feedback Course Prepared them well Training reflective of the Workplace Would have liked more acute care work p...
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Gabrielle Rodda, Health, Nursing And Aged Care Head Teacher, North Coast TAFE NSW delivered this presentation as part of the 2012 Assistants in Nursing Conference – A conference for organisations and managers looking to better understand and utilise the assistant in nursing role. For more information about the event, please visit the conference website: http://goo.gl/fvWjc

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Facilitating Appropriate Training Programs: Further Developing Assitants in Nursing: Training Through Consultation And Collaboration

  1. 1. Overview Reviewing Education, Training And CapabilityDevelopment For AIN’s Creating a relationship between the training providerand the health service/facility Assessing clinical placement processes What are the current mentoring systems?
  2. 2. Reviewing Education, Training And CapabilityDevelopment For AIN’sQualification:OLDHLT32507 - Certificate III in Health Services AssistanceNEWHLT32512 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  3. 3. Planning for Course Delivery Determine industry and client needs Selection of units of competency NSW Health AIN implementation Guide Determine training delivery methods and schedule
  4. 4. Training Model Class room based with a component of flexible delivery– including online learning packages. Simulated classroom, workplace visits Mix of Practical and Theory based learning Standards promoted by…. Always simulating work environment witheach of the units of competency to prepare studentsfor their practical placement experience Work placement under supervision within the sector
  5. 5. Skills and Knowledge Training Basic anatomy and physiology/Medical Terminology WHS and Infection Control Compliance Observation and monitoring of patients Providing patient care in a team (under the direction of a registered nurse) Transporting and Mobility assistance Communicating and working effectivelywith patients and colleagues.
  6. 6. Delivery and Assessment ModesOn an average day the delivery will include theuse of :- Presentations Practical activities Scenarios Debates Research Role play Documentation
  7. 7. Training also Incorporates and assessesemployability skills Communication skills that contribute to productive andharmonious relations between employees andcustomers; Teamwork skills that contribute to productive workingrelationships and outcomes; Problem-solving skills that contribute to productiveoutcomes; Initiative and enterprise skills that contribute toinnovative outcomes;
  8. 8. Employability skills continued. Planning and organising skills that contribute to long-term and short-term strategic planning; Self-management skills that contribute to employeesatisfaction and growth; Learning skills that contribute to ongoingimprovement and expansion in employee andcompany operations and outcomes; and Technology skills that contribute to effectiveexecution of tasks.
  9. 9. Current Challenges Modes of delivery and ways of engaging learners areshifting Need for flexible, innovative learning products, drivenby industry’s skill needs Ongoing review and reform of training packagesSource- Skills Australia-Skills for Prosperity 2011
  10. 10. Advantages of VET sector AIN Training Supports the development of student confidence byproviding an entry level towards a nursing career pathwaythat is flexible and less arduous, helping to meet variedlifestyle responsibilities Provides a career pathway into further study and careeradvancement Allow students to determine the viability of a nursingcareer for themselves without the initial time/ costassociated with University studies.
  11. 11. Teacher Qualifications Teacher Qualifications-All North Coast TAFE staffteaching on the AIN program are Registered Nurses,many with post grad qualifications, they also have aminimum Cert IV TAA or TAE , however many also havehigher e.g. Master of Education. All maintain Clinical Currency within the Acute Caresector Each unit of competency is linked to the teachers clinicalbackground and area of expertise.
  12. 12. Supportive learning Environment andPromotion of Competence Demonstration “Have a go!” Identify issues Problem solving Try, try again! Confidence leads to competence
  13. 13. Importance of Keeping Training Local“Based on the knowledge that over 60precent of people from regional areas, iftrained locally, will go on to work inregional Australia”.Source-Health Workforce Australia
  14. 14.  RTO’s partner with Local Health Services to identifyworkforce shortages and training needs. Partner with Schools to provide and promote ‘health’ as acareer option and provide educational pathways from year11/12 to VET and/or University studies. Partner with Universities to provide educational pathwaysfor health workers to progress from VET to Universitystudies AND from University to VET.How does a ‘grow your own’ strategywork?
  15. 15. Contextualisation Training contextualised to local Health facility needs Local resources and documentation Incorporating NSW Health / local Hospital Policies andprocedures e.g. Between the flags program andSAGO charts Use of online Training programs e.g. Hand HygieneAustralia
  16. 16. Employability Need to ensure adequate Job Opportunities Collaborate with Health Care Facilities onemployment processes. Provide a link between students and facility forrecruitment processes. Ongoing Professional and personal developmentopportunities
  17. 17. Creating a relationship between thetraining provider and the healthservice/facility Mutual Respect Appreciate and understanding each others role Regular Consultation and feedback Collaborative approach
  18. 18. Private HospitalSt Vincent’s Hospital Lismore Collaborate and communicate regularly onpolicies/procedures TAFE Staff on Patient Care Committee Yearly planning meetings and regular consultation toforward plan times/dates required for studentplanning Appreciate the importance of supporting localtraining facilities
  19. 19. NSW Health Facilities –North CoastLocal Health District Hospitals Lismore Base Ballina Hospital The Tweed Hospital Murwillumbah Hospital
  20. 20. Clinical Placement Processes Public Health System- ClinConnect Need for advanced planning Compliance Criminal Record Check Occupational Screening and Vaccination Code of Conduct/Confidentiality
  21. 21. Clinical PlacementSt Vincent’s Private Hospital - Lismore All students undertake an orientation session led bythe clinical facilitators prior to placement Orientation session includes CRC and OSV compliancechecking Orientation to facility/ward areas Expectation of students Confidentiality and student conduct policies
  22. 22. LHD AIN “ Specialling Training” 2 Day Course for Assistant’s in Nursing seekingemployment at Lismore or The Tweed Hospital Applicant’s must have either Cert III in Health ServicesAssistance or 1st year/ 2nd year undergraduate inBachelor of Nursing. Training days include topics such as differentiatingbetween Dementia, Delirium and Depression, SagoCharts, Specialling in the Acute Care Setting,Documentation and the Importance of Care Planningand falls Prevention.
  23. 23. North Coast TAFE HSA Completions
  24. 24. What are the current mentoringsystems? Differ between Private and Public hospitals NCTAFE provided Mentoring workshops to healthcare facilities St Vincent’s Private- Mentoring program Mentoring in service to Staff to clarify scope ofpractise for NCTAFE students Clinical Facilitators available whilst students onplacement to assist mentors
  25. 25. Mentoring Program content Roles of the Mentor/Preceptor-Educator, Role Modeland Socialiser Qualities and Skills of an effective Mentor/ Preceptor Stages of Clinical Competence Benefits to Mentor/Mentee and Organisation Emphasis the importance of the mentor understandingthe scope of practise
  26. 26. The benefits to an organisation inwhich mentoring relationships areencouraged and supported Retention and development of talented staff Cost effective way of developing employees skills Utilisation and advancement of staff within theorganisation Increased productivity from staff who feel motivatedand supported Enhanced relations amongst staff
  27. 27. “A mentor is someone who changes ourlives, who imparts knowledge, showsempathy and nurtures a belief inyourself.A good mentor remains in our memory”Mentor - Braemar’s Definition
  28. 28. Supporting students in the workplace Students buddied with a mentor Clinical facilitator on site Ensuring ward staff are familiar with AIN scope ofpractise Ensuring students are knowledgeable of their ownscope of practise Supernumerary to ward staff
  29. 29. Building Capability Ensure guidance and support to continue their professionaldevelopment within the context of life long learning. Assist health organisations in the development ofappropriate and relevant strategies for professionaldevelopment of AIN’s. Provide direction and supporting structures to enable theplanning and implementation of staff professionaldevelopment opportunities for career enhancement
  30. 30. Student Feedback Course Prepared them well Training reflective of the Workplace Would have liked more acute care work placement hours Inconsistencies between the Local Health DistrictHospitals in regard to the AIN job role Some reported that they felt under utilised at times Gave them a greater understanding of the differentNursing roles and inspired Lack of knowledge of some of the supervising RegisteredNurses regarding the scope of practise of AIN’s

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