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|Triple Bottom Line Assessment Sop|
Since 1 March 2013, policy submissions requiring a decision by Cabinet have required a Triple Bottom Line Assessment (TBL) to have been conducted, and a TBL summary attached to the relevant Cabinet Submission. A TBL assessment is used to identify and address social, environmental and economic factors into policy development; hence the term “triple bottom line”. The framework encompasses standard good policy development principles, such as identification of the problem to be addressed, the identified desired outcomes, impact assessment and analysis of risks associated with implementation of the policy proposal. Therefore ACT Health is required, where necessary, to complete a TBL Assessment when developing policy or making changes to policy for decision by Government. The standard operating procedure applies to all staff involved in the preparation of policy or legislation that goes to Cabinet in the form of a Cabinet Submission.
| Triple Bottom Line Assessment Sop (PDF File 142k)|
Triple Bottom Line Assessment Sop- Attachment A (PDF File 158k)
ACT Health is committed to ensuring that the underperformance process is managed in accordance with the relevant section from the relevant Health Directorate Enterprise Agreement. This policy aims to provide a fair, prompt and transparent framework for action to be taken where an employee continues to perform below the expected standard to: • Create an environment of high work standard; • Ensure a high level of positive public opinion towards ACT Health and the ACT Public Service as a whole; • Treat seriously, promptly and fairly all cases of underperformance with due regard to procedural fairness, natural justice, confidentiality and privacy; • Create an awareness and understanding of these objectives.
|Underperformance Policy (PDF File 151k)|
|Use Of Act Health Facilities For The Purposes Of Fundraising, Sponsorship, Promotional Or Educational Guidelines|
This policy provides guidelines for ACT Health with regard to the use of the ACT Health Facilities and in what circumstances ACT Health Facilities can be used for fundraising, sponsorship, and promotional and educational purposes.
|Use Of Act Health Facilities For The Purposes Of Fundraising, Sponsorship, Promotional Or Educational Guidelines (PDF File 37k)|
|Waiting Time And Elective Surgery Access Policy|
The Elective Surgery Access Policy 2011 has been developed to promote clinically appropriate, consistent and equitable management of elective patients and waiting lists in public hospitals in the ACT. Hospitals must actively manage in compliance with the policy.
|Act Waiting Time And Elective Surgery Access Policy (november 2013) (PDF File 1287k)|
|Waste Management Policy|
Health Directorate Divisions, Branches and Units will follow processes outlined in the Health Directorate Waste Management Plan. Compliance requirements include: • Provision of waste stream guidelines in all areas; • Provision of the appropriate containers, equipment and systems to support the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle; • Education and training of waste management staff and contractors, about regulatory responsibilities and waste and environment management principles.
|Waste Management Policy (PDF File 145k)|
Five year plan identifying factors to develop effective and responsive policies, programs and services to meet the needs of women and girls.
|Act Women's Plan 2010-15 (PDF File 484k)|
|Work Health And Safety Policy|
The approach of the Health Directorate to Work Health and Safety (WHS) is one of continuous improvement. This occurs by establishing measurable objectives, targets and consistently reviewing our processes in WHS performance with the aim to eliminate workplace injury/ illness. This is to be achieved through full consultation and by enhancing the skills, knowledge and commitment of Health Directorate workers.
|Work Health And Safety Policy (PDF File 132k)|
|Workforce Plan 2013-2018|
This Plan progresses the national health workforce agenda by using the domains identified in Health Workforce Australia's National Health Workforce Innovation and Reform Strategic Framework for Action 2011-2015 as a framework. Local linkages have been achieved through the inclusion of strategies to address local workforce issues identified by stakeholder. The Plan is divided in to five key focus areas: Health Workforce Reform Health Workforce Development Health Workforce Leadership Health Workforce Planning Health Workforce Policy Each Focus area includes targeted strategies and actions required to progress the strategies. Executives and managers need to identify and implement all strategies relevant to their service.
|Workforce Plan 2013-2018 (PDF File 1080k)|
|Young People's Plan|
Four year plan designed to provide a flexible and responsive context for government agencies, community organisations, the ACT community and young people to support improved outcomes for young people.
|Young People's Plan (PDF File 1517k)|
|Your Guide To Engaging With The Community|
The Community Engagement Manual is a valuable resource that provides a comprehensive set of tools and techniques to assist agencies when engaging with the community to reach the most desirable outcomes for everyone concerned. The manual promotes a greater sense of collaborative partnership and encourages government agencies to focus on quality and greater participation. Community Engagement
|Your Guide To Engaging With The Community (PDF File 1013k)|