17 Jun Accreditation Bulletin: 17 June 2022
Friday, 17 June 2022
Our Accreditation assessment is in 8 weeks; less than 60 days away.
While we know that Accreditation is an opportunity for us to showcase the work we do for our patients, consumers and each other, preparation and planning has to happen so we can indeed shine.
Last week, Rachel Vogelsang, our Quality Manager for Standards, Audits, PROMPT joined our Employee Forum to discuss all the valuable Accreditation resources you can use to ensure we are Accreditation-ready in August.
Don’t forget to visit our employee Accreditation website for all the latest information, resources, and tools you need to be Accreditation-ready.
In this edition of the Accreditation Bulletin, we look at two key elements of our Accreditation assessment, training (mandatory and targeted) and our Give Me Five or Annual Performance discussions.
Completing your training, seeking feedback, and striving for continuous improvement is a critical part of delivering safe, timely, effective, and person-centred care every time.
We understand that time is a precious commodity, so to help you manage and prioritise, we’ve put together information, resources, and answers to frequently asked questions around training and annual performance discussions.
Complete your mandatory and targeted training
We have set a target of 90% completion for all mandatory and targeted training, to allow a buffer for employees on leave.
With two months to go until our Accreditation assessment, please ensure you have completed the training that has been allocated to you in LATTE, and be sure to check back regularly to see if there are any overdue modules or additional training requirements.
For more information about the difference between targeted and mandatory training, read our FAQs here.
Have you completed your deteriorating patient training?
For all clinicians, your Deteriorating Patient Training ensures you have the skills and confidence to accurately recognise clinical deterioration and provide an appropriate and timely response. It is a requirement for all patient-facing employees.
Until June 30 2022, completion of the online component of your deteriorating patient training (excluding neonatal courses) will be considered as full completion of the course.
Find out more information about Deteriorating Patient Training and read our FAQs here. If you have any questions about the training program, please speak to your manager or contact DeterioratingPtCoordinator@monashhealth.org.
Medication safety and administration training for nurses and midwives
Last year, we changed the way we check and administer high-risk medicines at Monash Health. This change ensured high-risk medicines continue to be managed safely, reduce variation in practice, and reduce the risk of medication administration errors.
If you are a nurse or midwife (excluding graduate nurses and midwives), you are required to complete the ‘Medication safety and administration training for nurses and midwives’ training package every year.
To see if you are up to date or to complete your training log in to Latte.
Complete your family violence manager targeted training
Calling all managers, if you haven’t already it is now easier than ever to complete your family violence manager targeted training package, available for anyone who manages or supervises employees, students, or volunteers.
You are only required to complete this training package as a one-off requirement. This training is important, as it enhances your skills to provide a supportive, non-judgmental, respectful, and confidential response to employees and colleagues who disclose family violence.
Access a recorded webinar session through Latte or join one of the live webinar sessions, ‘Family Violence Workplace Response: Supporting our Employees,’ which will be held throughout June and July. You only need to complete one session, either the live webinar or recorded session, not both.
Enrolment and webinar bookings are available through the Family Violence Education Portal on Latte.
Now is the time for a Give Me Five
Give Me Five or Annual Performance discussions are tools to help encourage conversations and offer you the opportunity to talk about your experiences, clarify expectations, set your goals and provide feedback to your manager.
Here’s what you can do
- If you have not had a recent Give Me Five or performance appraisal in the last 12 months, please book one in with your manager at a convenient time for both of you.
- Visit the Give Me Five webpage for useful resources and guides for these conversations.
- Download the Give Me Five template and complete it ahead of your conversation. Don’t worry if there are gaps, it is the conversation that is important! Please note, support services and security employees should download the Give Me Five template for support services and security.
- Once agreed with your manager, a record of a completed Give Me Five/Performance appraisal conversation can be added directly to HR 21/Employee Self Service by individual employees.
- Book in a follow-up Give Me Five or performance appraisal within the next 12 months so that you are always up to date.
Employees can check when they last had this conversation by logging into the HR 21/Employee Self Service > 1. My Details > “Performance Enhancement [APR]”.
Managers can find helpful resources for completing these conversations on the Give Me Five webpage of the COVID-19 employee website and check their team’s status via the ‘Mandatory training’ tab in the BI Portal.
Don’t forget to visit the employee Accreditation website for the latest Accreditation news, updates, preparation resources, and National Standards information.
Download them, print them out, discuss them with your teams and put them on your employee noticeboards. Directly access some of our resources below.
All managers are requested to share these updates with their teams and discuss them at meetings and handovers. Please print a copy and display it in communication books and on employee noticeboards. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
For Accreditation information and resources, please visit the Monash Health employee Accreditation website.