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|Elective Surgery Access Policy 2011|
The ACT 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.
|Act Elective Surgery Access Policy 2011 (PDF File 368k)|
|Electrical Safety Policy|
This Policy provides guidance to all staff in ACT Health workplace sites, other related entities performing construction work onsite and any other visitors to workplaces, about compliance responsibilities with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements to reduce the risk of electric shock occurring to staff and patients.This includes: •Business units’ compliance with the Safety Management System (SMS) and related Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) regarding electrical safety; Making sure all electrical equipment is safe, in good working use and has a current tag attached; •Provision of SOP’s regarding use and activities likely to involve the use of electricity and any disruption to services as a result of programmed works; •Provision of arrangements for the safety of all people and property likely to be affected while electrical work is carried out.
|Electrical Safety Policy (PDF File 170k)|
|Employee Assistance Program Policy |
ACT Health, through Enterprise Agreements (EA), supports employees and their immediate family by providing access to an independent, confidential and professional counselling service at no cost to the employee.
|Employee Assistance Program Policy (PDF File 148k)|
|Employment Of Overseas Qualified Nurses Policy|
The ACT Government Health Directorate will provide an Overseas Qualified Nurse Program (OQNP) for internationally Registered Nurses who are not eligible for Australian registration under the national registration standards. This policy and SOP provides guidence regarding eligiblty, application processes and successful completion of the Overseas Qualifed Nurse Program offered to nurses who are not eligible for Australian registration.
|Employment Of Overseas Qualified Nurses Policy (PDF File 126k)|
|Endorsed (authorised) Enrolled Nurse Medication Administration Policy|
Medication management is an important part of nursing and midwifery practice that relies on professional and clinical judgement which is underpinned by the appropriate skills, knowledge and competencies, applied in the context of individual, organisational, social, cultural and religious considerations. This policy sits within a professional framework, that facilitates a consistent, safe and effective approach for medication administration by authorised (medication endorsed) enrolled nurses in the ACT. Administration of medications by EENs aligns with relevant legislation, workplace policies, guidelines and procedures.
|Endorsed Authorised Enrolled Nurse Medication Administration Policy - Sop (PDF File 205k)|
|Food And Nutrition Strategic Framework 2012 - 2018|
There is a close relationship between nutrition and health. Optimal nutrition is necessary for healthy growth and development in infants, children and adolescents. Consumption of a varied and nutritious diet is essential for maintaining good physical and mental health throughout the whole of life (WHO 2003). In addition, sharing and enjoying food in a social setting can contribute to social connectedness, mental health and wellbeing.
|Food And Nutrition Strategic Framework 2012 - 2018 (PDF File 1541k)|
|Forfeiture Of Office Policy|
Forfeiture of Office policy was reviewed under the HRMB policy review timeframe and updated into the new format.
|Forfeiture Of Office Policy (PDF File 74k)|
|Fraud Management Framework, Control Plan And Policy|
ACT Health has implemented this Fraud Control Plan and Policy to enhance integrity and to reduce the risk of fraud, as well as assist staff to make decisions in the reporting of fraud, corruption and other criminal offences affecting ACT Health. It is designed to protect public money and property, protect the integrity, security and reputation of ACT Health while maintaining a high level of services to the community consistent with the good government of the ACT.
|Fraud Management Framework, Control Plan And Policy (PDF File 317k)|
|Fundraising By Act Health Staff Guidelines|
In the ACT there is legislation to protect both donors and staff around fundraising activities. This includes the Charitable Collections Act and Lotteries Act 1964. There are also certain taxation implications regarding donation and fundraising monies. These guidelines have been put in place to inform staff of compliance issues and fundraising for ACT Health.
|Fundraising By Act Health Staff Guidelines (PDF File 30k)|
|General Practitioner Reimbursement Policy|
The Executive Council considered the revised General Practitioner Reimbursement Policy, and endorsed the policy with a rate of $150 per hour plus GST, increased from the 2009 rate of $130 per hour plus GST. The Policy provides for the remuneration of General Practitioners for their time when participating in ACT Health non-clinical activities where direct GP input is sought. The Policy will be due for further review in 2015.
|Gp Reimbursement Policy (PDF File 141k)|
This standard operating procedure will provide ACT Health staff will procedural information relating to Hand Hygiene best practice techniques, related products and skin care. The information provided will ensure that staff can comply with best practice in hand hygiene when caring for patients in order to support the reduction of healthcare associated infections (HAI) caused by the transmission of harmful pathogens.
|Hand Hygiene (PDF File 299k)|
|Healthy Food And Drink Choices Policy|
Healthy food and drink choices must be provided and promoted to staff, volunteers and visitors at: • ACT Health facilities • ACT Health activities including meetings, functions, events, education sessions and fundraising activities. Nutrition Standards have been developed by ACT Health to specify the types of food and drinks to be provided and promoted in the following food and drink supply situations: • food outlets including cafeterias, cafes, shops • vending machines • catering, fundraising, rewards, incentives, gifts, prizes and give-aways • advertising, promotion and placement • alcohol • water provision • sponsorships. The Director-General ACT Health or delegate is able to authorise an exemption for occasional social events or fundraising benefits.
|Healthy Food And Drink Choices Policy (PDF File 232k)|