Remote Health

Norman & Gary

Photo: Norman from Gapuwiyak and Gary from Yirrkala travel to attend training at Gove.

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Professional Training & Development

Remote Health has a commitment to provide all staff with the opportunity to undertake professional development and training. We require a workforce that is adequately prepared for the challenges that may arise within the remote health environment. As part of the remote health workforce, as a partnership, the organisation will develop a training plan that is tailored for both the needs of the individual and the workplace. The training program that is offered to all staff in Remote Health is aimed to attain, retain, develop and attract valued employees.

A training plan has been developed that identifies what training and professional development that each person will need to work effectively in their role. The training plan also shows what additional training is required if you wish to progress in a career path. Remote Health does promote opportunities for personal extension within the workplace. This is by offering all staff to apply to act in higher duties.

As a Remote Area Nurse it is a requirement that on commencement each nurse will complete the self assessment of their clinical skills. These clinical skills have been identified as the suite of skills that a remote area nurse requires to ensure that they practice safely. This assessment is appropriate for use by all levels of nurses in remote communities from the new graduate to the nurse practitioner.

This self assessment is used to identify any areas that you will require up skilling. Opportunity to complete training in these skills will be available and will be identified in your work performance plan. The Self-Assessment tool requires you to refer to several reading materials including the CARPA, the Women’s Business Manual and Atlas. Access to these resources will all be provided to you on commencement. More information about the self assessment tool can be accessed from the Remote Health Atlas at any time.

An orientation program is available for all staff. This information will be a blend of online and face to face training.

There is mandatory training that all staff will be required to undertake and other training that is optional. Please discuss your training needs and plans with your supervisor. Your supervisor may also be able to help you apply for scholarships and training grants so that you can succeed with your professional career path.

Training Calendars & Information

Pathways Calendar

There is a wide range of training and professional development opportunities for clinicians working in remote health. All of these courses are accredited and accrue continuous professional development points that meet the National registration requirements. A training and professional development plan is developed in conjunction with your line manager as part of your work performance plan.

Available Scholarship

There are many more scholarships avalible than the ones listed below. Please conduct your own research into which scholarship best suits you.

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