Sanjee De Silva, Epworth Group - Epworth HealthCare Preceptor Training Program

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Sanjee De Silva, Undergraduate Coordinator, Epworth Group delivered this presentation at the 2012 Clinical Training & Workforce Planning Summit.

The 2012 Clinical Training & Workforce Planning Summit discussed the future of Australia's nursing workforce, exploring ways to ensure the capacity and experience to provide high quality care for our nation's increasing healthcare needs.

For more information, please visit http://www.informa.com.au/clinicaltraining12

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Sanjee De Silva, Epworth Group - Epworth HealthCare Preceptor Training Program

  1. 1. Epworth HealthCare Preceptor Training Program
  2. 2. Synopsis 2 • Epworth HealthCare • Introduction to Preceptorship Model & Why • Funding and FTEs • Method – including an online training module • Program evaluation • Future of preceptor training
  3. 3. Epworth HealthCare •Epworth Richmond •Epworth Richmond Rehab •Epworth Freemasons •Epworth Eastern •Epworth Brighton Rehab •Epworth Camberwell •Epworth Cliveden •Epworth Geelong 3
  4. 4. Goals • Develop Undergraduate preceptorship model • Increase volume of clinical placements • Meet Government grant criteria • Increase trained preceptors 4
  5. 5. Reasons for the Preceptor training program • Grow the number of trained preceptors • Strengthen the quality and skill consistency of preceptors • Staff development • Exposure to education • Improve the quality of patient care • Increase undergraduate clinical placements capacity 5
  6. 6. Reasons for the Preceptor training program Cont...... • Ensure students are workforce ready • Improve undergraduate student’s experience • Expect to attract and retain top staff talent • Increase support of ward educators and managers • Move towards becoming a major teaching hospital • Available funds 6
  7. 7. Utilisation of funds Commonwealth funding of $1.4m in 2010 • Develop a preceptor training program to ensure that Epworth staff are adequately prepared to act as a preceptor • Implement an online learning Management System (LMS) and to create 2 elearning courses to improve the theory and an introduction to preceptorship at Epworth • Recruit 2FTE to the positions of Preceptorship Coordinators 7
  8. 8. Utilisation of funds cont.... • The development and implementation of the preceptors’ training program • Convert space at Epworth Richmond into an educational training laboratory (multifunctional) • Provide additional learning resources and equipment to support the program • Undertake an evaluation of the program in late 2011 • Time frame 8
  9. 9. Selection Criteria • Mercury Website • SEEK • Notice Boards • Email • Interview process 9 Preceptor Coordinator
  10. 10. Selection Criteria Preceptor training participants • Call out to managers for appropriate staff to nominate for the program • Staff also able to self nominate for clinical supervision I(CSI) • Clinical supervision II – comprehensive application process to ensure appropriate participants 10
  11. 11. Knowledge “Knowing that a tomato is a fruit” 11
  12. 12. Skills “Making a fruit salad that does not contain tomatoes” 12
  13. 13. Attitude “Can do attitude” 13
  14. 14. Program launch May 2011 • Preceptor Support Coordinators (2.0 FTE) Group wide • LMS – EpLearn • Clinical Supervision (CS-1) and (CS- II) • Pre-learning packages • Face to face teaching sessions • Follow up process 14
  15. 15. Who is a preceptor @ Epworth 15 •Experienced and competent staff •Formal training •Role model •Coach •Mentor
  16. 16. Preceptor tool kit •Role of the preceptor •Expectations of preceptor/ preceptee •Qualities of good preceptors •Step by step preceptoring •Resources •Contact details 16
  17. 17. Course structure 1. Enrol in the course (logging onto EpLearn and selecting the Clinical Supervision Course) 2. Complete the readings (read each article related to the module) 3. Complete the online module (complete the module straight afterwards) 4. Attend the face to face session(hands on practical exercises such as role plays and activities, 6 hours) 17
  18. 18. What is EpLearn 18
  19. 19. EpLearn content • Clinical supervision I (CSI) – Introduction to preceptorship – Facilitating learning – Developing independence – Building rapport – Assessment • Face to face (skills will be enhanced and tested via a range of activities and role plays) 19 Online
  20. 20. EpLearn Content • Clinical supervision II (CS II) - preparation of staff for facilitating and debriefing small groups - assessment skills (staff competency) - introduction to the clinical facilitator role • Face to face (skills will be enhanced and tested via a range of activities and role plays) 20 Online
  21. 21. Reward and recognition upon completion • Ceremony • Certificate • Preceptor badge • Recognition • Rewards 21
  22. 22. Group-wide course evaluation No of participants CSI Total Course Participants (May 2011 to May 2012) ER 101 ERR 14 EE 62 EF 36 CSII Total Course Participants (May 2011 to May 2012) ER 13 ERR 0 EE 2 EF 17 Total (N) 245 22
  23. 23. Evaluation (snapshot of ER) How do you think this program might impact on your practice?” 23
  24. 24. Evaluation Which parts of the program did you find most valuable and why?” 24
  25. 25. Evaluation which parts of the course the participants found the least valuable 25
  26. 26. Evaluation Overall satisfaction 5/5 26
  27. 27. Future Development • Preceptorship program continues • Refine and include additional Eplearn modules • Cert IV TAA • Clinical facilitator Eplearn module • SIM lab component • Intra and multidisciplinary activities • Funding requests • Quarterly Preceptor forum 27
  28. 28. Summary • Growth of Epworth HealthCare • Increased number of Preceptors • Increased number of clinical placements • Utilised the Government Funding • Enjoyable experience • Increased support • Eplearn • Promoting a positive learning culture 28
  29. 29. Acknowledgment • Anna Gundry – Prceptorship coordinator/ Clinical facilitator • Nikki Wynne – Elearning Consultant, Epworth Group • Melita Reis – Preceptorship coordinator/ Clinical facilitator 29

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