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|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)|
|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)|
|Staff Screening And Immunisation Policy|
The purpose of this policy is to minimize transmission of disease between staff and patients. Transmission of disease in health care settings is uncommon. Specifically this policy aims to: • advise staff and students of their rights and OHS responsibilities as well as their duty of care to fellow staff, students and users of ACT Health services in relation to diseases outlined in this policy; and • assist ACT Health managers to meet their OHS responsibilities and their duty of care to staff, students and other users of ACT Health services in relation to diseases outlined in this policy.
|Staff Screening And Immunisation Policy (PDF File 273k)|
|Strategic Asset Management Policy For Major Equipment|
ACT Health requires assets to be effectively managed in accordance with legislation and related ACT Government policies and is responsible for all financial assets procured regardless of physical location. Asset Management is the process of guiding the acquisition, use and disposal of assets in order to manage the related risks and costs throughout the lifecycle.This policy establishes the framework to support future growth and reduce resource commitment to manage major equipment assets within the organisation
| Strategic Asset Management Policy For Major Equipment (PDF File 157k)|
Strategic Asset Management Policy For Major Equipment - Attachment (PDF File 22k)
|Student And Trainee Clinical Placement Policy|
The ACT Government Health Directorate (Health Directorate) accepts students and trainees undertaking health and health related courses for clinical placement within the Health Directorate facilities. The Health Directorate is committed to providing quality clinical placement, supervision and/or management of student and trainees’ health professions which does not compromise safe multidisciplinary patient-centred care.
|Student And Trainee Clinical Placement Policy (PDF File 154k)|
|Suicide Prevention: Managing The Risk Of Suicide In The Act 2009-14|
This strategy provides a service development framework to guide an integrated, whole of community approach to suicide prevention across the lifespan in the ACT.
| Managing The Risk Of Suicide - Fact Sheet (PDF File 99k)|
Managing The Risk Of Suicide In The Act 2009-2014 (PDF File 480k)
|Support Of People With Disabilities Requiring Hospital Treatment Guidelines And Procedures Manual |
The Guidelines and Procedures manual has been developed to assist staff with the management and support of people with disabilities requiring hospital treatment. The manual provides advice on planned admissions and emergency admissions. Staff are encouraged to refer to the manual as required.
|Support Of People With Disabilities Requiring Hospital Treatment Guidelines And Procedures Manual (PDF File 367k)|
ACT Health is committed to the principles of ecologically sustainable development by closely monitoring its use of resources, integrating economic, social and environmental considerations into decision making, and implementing measures to minimise the impact of agency activities on the environment.
|Act Health Sustainability Strategy (PDF File 239k)|