Jo Mapes & Karen Bakker, Eastern Health - Implementing the Health Assistant in Nursing – the experience at Eastern Health
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Jo Mapes & Karen Bakker, Eastern Health delivered the presentation at the 2014 Assistants in Nursing Conference. ...

Jo Mapes & Karen Bakker, Eastern Health delivered the presentation at the 2014 Assistants in Nursing Conference.

The 2014 Assistants in Nursing Conference focused on strategic nursing workforce planning and development of a suitable model of care for the AIN role, looking at a variety of implementation approaches from pilot sites and services who have established the role; addressing challenges around appropriate training, mentorship, scope of practice and role evaluation.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://bit.ly/asstnursing14

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Jo Mapes & Karen Bakker, Eastern Health - Implementing the Health Assistant in Nursing – the experience at Eastern Health Jo Mapes & Karen Bakker, Eastern Health - Implementing the Health Assistant in Nursing – the experience at Eastern Health Presentation Transcript

  •      Angliss            Box  Hill              Healesville  &                    Maroondah      Peter    James            Wan9rna        Yarra  Ranges        Yarra  Valley              Turning        Spectrum          Hospital        Hospital            District  Hospital        Hospital                    Centre                                Health                  Health                              Community  Health          Point     Implementing the Health Assistant in Nursing Jo  Mapes,  Karen  Bakker   Eastern  Health  
  • Overview Introduction and background Implementation Governance Recruitment, Induction and Training Education and facilitation Communication strategy and preparation Early outcomes Meet one of our staff
  • About Us •  We deliver clinical services to more than 700,000 people •  Our services are located across 2,800 kms •  We employ over 8,000 staff, 67% of whom live within our local communities •  We deliver more than 800,000 episodes of patient care each year
  • Nursing Profile •  4,000 headcount (2,500 eft) •  EN cohort <6% Acute •  >23% RACF + Subacute •  30% Mental Health •  Extensive Grad program •  5 streams, 120 places •  Midwifery program
  • Background •  Dept of Health funded pilot project •  Commenced June 2013 •  Project Officer •  Project plan •  Steering committee •  Consultation and data analysis •  Internal communications •  Pilot ward selection
  • Implementation Who? What? Why? Where? How?
  • Initiative •  Strategy – challenges •  Comprehensive marketing •  Tailored recruitment, matched applicants to teams •  Building competence and confidence •  Planning, scoping, modelling, education •  Executive champions
  • Governance •  Nursing & Midwifery Executive •  EDON sponsor •  Steering committee •  Ward working groups •  CSN, facilitators, buddies •  HAN peer group •  TAFE, Apprenticeships Australia
  • Recruitment and selection •  Open evenings/Saturday morning - compulsory •  Comprehensive information •  Application pack or opt out •  Hand written applications only •  Screening and short listing •  Interviews, inc Lit / Num testing •  References and police checks •  Offers, then welcome event
  • Induction & Training • Welcome event, TAFE enrollment • 2 week EH/TAFE induction • SIM, wards, classroom • EH pre-placement • Marketing & communication • Study leave • Debriefing
  • Ward education & preparation • Identification of buddies, supervisors • Education – role, scope of practice • Development of PD • CSN time in wards, preparation • Ward working groups • NUM leadership • ANUM education • Allied Health education • Educators
  • Clinical facilitation & support •  Dedicated CSN, 0.8 eft •  TAFE facilitator •  Educators •  Project Manager •  NUMs •  Communications advisor •  DON champions
  • Communications and Media
  • Successes and challenges • Well received, embedded, appreciated, respected • Candidate selection • Positive early outcomes • pre-placement success • Thorough learning process • High level theory • 2 sites, travel and distance • Negative reporting • Organisation wide communications • TAFE facilitator & weekly study off site
  • Outcomes •  Evaluation – interim findings •  HANs evaluation •  Staff feedback and anecdotal reporting •  Patient satisfaction •  Educators •  NUMs, DONs •  Recruitment enquiries
  • Meet Karen…..
  • Next steps…. •  Evaluation •  Executive briefing •  Increased HAN cohort ? •  Marketing •  Recruitment ? •  Improved outcomes, skills, confidence, retention
  • Thank you Questions? For further information, contact Joanne.Mapes@easternhealth.org.au