In 2012, the department commissioned Shaw Idea Pty Ltd to develop a good practice guide that identifies the features of best practice performance management and how it relates to the prevention of bullying. This guide:
The guide is available for down loading here.
Expressions of Interest are being sought, from Victorian rural health services that have less than 300 birth separations per annum, to receive funding for the purchasing of the Maternity eLearning (MeL) resource for 2013. A one-off grant of will be provided to eligible health services to assist with the costs associated with purchasing this online maternity training resource for one year. Funding for the project has been made available through the Victorian Government’s election commitment of $5 million over four years to build the rural midwifery workforce through clinical supervision. Mel is an online training resource that has been developed by the Maternity Services Education Program (MSEP), the Royal Women’s Hospital, Barwon Health and Medelab Research.
The aim of MeL is to enhance clinician confidence and knowledge in managing maternity emergencies and the appropriate clinical management based on best practice.
Please read the attached Guidelines to establish your organisations eligibility and the key selection criteria for this funding grant before completing the application template:
For further information about this funding round, please contact Karen Blake - Ph: (03) 90967154
Applications (using the template) should be sent electronically to: Karen.L.Blake@health.vic.gov.au no later than Friday 10 May 2013.
The guidance note, High impact interventions for occupational violence – Building better partnerships between police and health services, summarises the findings and lessons learnt from the Building better partnerships (BBP) initiative 2010-11.
The aim of the Building better partnerships initiative was to facilitate better inter-agency management of factors/issues that occur at the interface between healthcare and key agencies such as police, ambulance and correctional services, that in turn, impact on the management and prevention of occupational violence.
Clinical care, knowledge and skills are changing rapidly and you need much more than the basics of care to be able to work safely and effectively. So when you're exploring a return to practice, remember that getting back on the register is not an automatic entitlement, and that most public health services run programs and courses only when they need to recruit nurses and midwives to general or specific areas.
To help you understand what is required read our fact sheet.
We have a Frequently Asked Questions section to answer the most common inquiries received by Nurse Policy Branch.
May 8, 2013
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