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|Reconciliation Action Plan 2012-2015|
The Health Directorate’s vision for Reconciliation is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in the ACT and surrounding region to enjoy a quality of life, life expectancy and health status equal to all Canberrans.
|Reconciliation Action Plan 2012-2015 (PDF File 840k)|
|Recruitment Advertising Policy|
ACT Health is committed to the merit selection process and the widest coverage for advertising of vacancies. In order to maximise the return for investment in advertising vacant positions, ACT Health has determined to introduce arrangements to control and standardise the advertising of vacancies outside of the Gazette and website, and to promote ACT Health’s corporate image as a single entity organisation through the use of standardised templates.
|Recruitment Advertising Policy (PDF File 92k)|
|Reducing Falls And Falls Injury In Older Adults Across The Act|
This policy document provides ACT Health with a framework for reducing falls and falls injury rates in older adults (i.e. aged 65 years or over, or 55 years or over for ATSI people). It relates to services provided in Acute Care, Residential Aged Care and the Community. Operational procedures and outcomes are included for the development and implementation of division based procedures, capacity building/training, evaluation and resource allocation.
|Reducing Falls And Falls Injury In Older Adults Across The Act (Word Doc 79k)|
|Renal Health Services Plan 2010-2015|
The purpose of this plan is to provide a strategic direction for renal services development to meet increasing demand for the period 2010 to 2015 with a longer term ten year vision. This demand is arising from the increasing number of people who are at risk of developing chronic kidney disease.
|Renal Health Services Plan 2010-15 (PDF File 732k)|
|Request For Legal Advice - Standard Operating Procedure (sop)|
This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) outlines the procedures to be followed when seeking legal assistance from the ACT Government Solicitor (ACTGS) or from external sources within the private sector with the exception of matters pertaining to ACT Insurance Authority business. It also aims to streamline the management of legal services provided to ACT Health through a centralised and consistent approach to the management of requests for legal advice coordinated through the Insurance and Legal Liaison Unit (ILLU).
| Request For Legal Advice - Sop (PDF File 172k)|
Request For Legal Advice - Form (Word Doc 111k)
|Research Practice Policy|
This document provides a governance structure for research conducted within ACT Health. It covers research definitions, researcher and participant responsibilities, intellectual property and the management of research misconduct.
|Research Practice Policy (PDF File 349k)|
|Restraint Of Patients|
This policy and SOPs provide clear information to staff on the Health Directorate's commitment to, at all times, seeking to prevent the need for restraint of patients and the use of restraint only as a last resort.
| Restraint Of Patients Policy (PDF File 117k)|
Restraint Of Patients Sop (Microsoft Word XML Document 728k)
Code Black And Physical Restraint Of Patients Process At The Canberra Hospital (Microsoft Word XML Document 681k)
|Safety And Quality Framework 2010-2015 - Act Health|
The ACT Health Safety and Quality Framework describes a vision and direction to improve safety and quality in ACT Health and sets out the key activities that will be happening throughout the organisaiton to improve the safety and quality of the service provided to consumers. It includes a summary of safety and quality systems, an outline of the safety and quality governance structure, the education plan to support safety and quality and the Plan outlining specific areas that ACT Health will focus on to improve safety and quality as we move towards 2015.
|Safety And Quality Framework 2010-2015 (PDF File 152k)|
|Senior Medical And Dental Practitioners – Appointment And Credentialing Policy|
The ACT Government Health Directorate (HD) is committed to the delivery of safe, appropriate and high quality medical and dental services. This is achieved through best practice recruitment and appointment procedures, robust credentialing and defining of scope of clinical practice, regular performance review and routine re-credentialing. A senior medical or dental practitioner (SMDP) may not provide specialist medical or dental services without a valid appointment and without credentialing and a defined scope of clinical practice.
|Senior Medical And Dental Practitioners Appointment And Credentialing Policy (PDF File 177k)|
|Shared Care Guidelines With General Practice Sop|
The Standard Operating Procedure for the Development or Review of Shared Care Guidelines with General Practice is a guide for clinical areas of ACT Health developing or reviewing Shared Care Guidelines with general practice. It aims to ensure that all Shared Care Guidelines are developed and reviewed in a systematic, consistent and collaborative manner.
|Shared Care Guidelines With General Practice - Sop (PDF File 170k)|
|Significant Incident Reporting Policy|
The Significant Incident Reporting Policy defines the criteria that constitutes a Signinificant Incident. It has now been updated to align with changes to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare definitions for Sentinel Events. Significant Incidents includes all Catastrophic, Sentinel and Major Incidents under the following categories of People; Clinical; Property & Services; Financial; Information; Business Process and Systems; Reputation; and Environment. It defines the time frames for reporting and the governance arrangements for reporting using the Significant Incidents reporting system on RiskMan. Significant Incident reporting is more commonly known as a SIB which stands for Significant Incident Brief.
|Significant Incident Reporting Policy (PDF File 73k)|
|Smoke-Free Workplace Policy|
This document outlines ACT Health's policy for a smokefree workplace. ACT Health has an obligation to provide a smokefree workplace. The Policy outines where smoking is not permitted, the obligations of staff and visitors and the assistance provided to employees. The Policy has been revised to take account of identified operational issues.
|Smoke-Free Workplace - Revised April (PDF File 35k)|