ACI: Graduate Certificate (Clinical Redesign)
The ACI partners with the University of Tasmania to deliver the Graduate Certificate (Clinical Redesign) for healthcare teams to deliver priority projects and learn in-depth skills in project and change management and service redesign.
Any HNELHD staff member(s) intending to submit an application are required to follow the Internal HNELHD Process below.
- Create increased capability within the Health System to undertake redesign and service improvement activities
- Promote a systems view of service delivery and models of care with the patient at the centre
- Create a learning culture to support program activities, professional development and networking opportunities
Participation in the course will require nominated staff members to:
- Enrol in the Graduate Certificate (Clinical Redesign)
- Undertake a project which aligns with a strategic priority
- Attend a total of 6 face to face days*
- Complete My Health Learning eLearning requirements
- Meet regularly with Redesign Leaders for workplace coaching in the application of the Redesign Methodology
- Be provided with the right level of sponsorship to progress the project acknowledging that Sponsors play a vital role in the project, and will be actively involved throughout the program
- Be committed and afforded protected time to undertake the requisite project activities and implementation tasks appropriate to the scope of the project, to ensure organisational benefits are realised (we recommend at least 2-3 days per week dedicated project time)
The Redesign Methodology integrates various tools and techniques to develop robust improvement projects. It focuses on developing solutions addressing the right root causes and provides participants with implementation skills to achieve sustained outcomes.
Who should apply:
The program provides an excellent professional development opportunity for clinical and non-clinical staff leading priority projects in patient care improvement or innovation.
Previous participants have included:
- Senior Clinicians – from medical, nursing and allied health teams
- Senior Managers of facilities, or clinical teams and
-Business administration staff
Internal HNELHD Process:
Any HNELHD staff member(s) intending to submit an application for the ACI Graduate Certificate (Clinical Redesign) program are required to follow the Internal HNELHD Process, Submission and Key Dates below.
If you have any trouble accessing these documents, please contact HNELHD-ResearchOffice@health.nsw.gov.au
Notification of Intent:
Any HNELHD staff member intending to submit an application are required to notify the HNE Research Office (being the Redesign Leaders) of their intention to do so by completing the attached ‘Notification of Intent’ (NOI) form. The information requested in this NOI has been taken directly from the ACI Centre for Healthcare Redesign Graduate Certificate requirements.
Applications may not be considered for submission to ACI by HNELHD unless a NOI has been submitted by a HNE Staff member to the HNE Research Office by COB Thursday 30 March 2023.
The NOI will be reviewed by the Redesign Lead with feedback provided back to the applicant within one week.
The number of applicants in each round are limited and as such HNELHD will identify a priority list of optimal projects and participants to attend the program based on an assessment of all completed submissions.
The HNE Redesign Leaders are required to submit the priority applications to ACI online. Applicants are to email a fully completed/endorsed HNELHD Application Form to the HNE Research Office by 5pm 24 May 2023.
|Notification of Intent (NOI) DUE to HNE Research Office||30 March 2023|
|Feedback of NOI provided back to applicant||5 April 2023|
|Applicant to activate HNE Additional Endorsement Process (as per section 4 of Application Form)||17 May 2023|
|Applicant to follow up HNE Endorsement||22 May 2023|
|Endorsed HNE Applicant Form DUE to HNE Research Office||24 May 2023|
|HNE RO to make online submission on behalf of Applicants||26 May 2023|
|Notification of Successful Applicants||6 June 2023|
|Program Commences||18 July 2023|
Further details on the program can be located via the ACI Graduate Certificate (Clinical Redesign) website or enquiries can be directed to the HNE Research Office:
Phone: (02) 4921 4140
Research Development Manager: Dr Kathryn Reilly
2023 Successful Applicants
School 1: Clinical redesign of Hospital in the Home, Greater Newcastle Sector – Community and Aged Care Services, Greater Newcastle Sector
Team: Robyn Lloyd, Richard Woods, Amanda Robinson & Sarah Scharfe
School 2: Key enablers to support optimal patient flow and access in Acute Inpatient Services – Maitland Hospital
Team: Vanessa Fellows, Michelle Jordan, Megan Brown & Sommer Harrison
2022 Successful Applicants
Baaliba Barray-ga Birthing (Birthing on Our Country) - Birra li Aboriginal Maternal & Child Health Service
Team: Janaya Lewis, Tian Blacklock & Heidi Bell
Improving capacity and creating efficiencies within Calvary Mater Hospital oncology outpatient services – Cancer Institute NSW and HNELHD
Team: Nicola Daye, Melissa Minnett and Marissa Ledlin
2021 Successful Applicants
Multicultural Health Service - Interpreting Service Redesign
Team: Therese Morris (HNE Interpreting Service, Manager), Eleanor Benge (HNE Multicultural Health Liason Officer), Vince Wang (HNE Multicultural Health Service, Professional Development and Quality Coordinator)
Lower Hunter Community Health - Hospital in the Home Redesign
Team: Natasha Parkin (HNE Lower Hunter Community Health, NUM), Allese Tansley (HNE Lower Hunter Community Health Nurse Manager), Tim Mackney (Lower Hunter Community Health, OT)
2020 Successful Applicants
Birra Li Aboriginal Maternal & Child Health – Universal Health Home Visit Redesign
Team: Kelly Drury (HNE Birra Li AMIHS Manager), Alison Kidston (HNE CYPFHS Child and Family Health Nurse), Michelle Foster (HNE CYPFHS Nurse Unit Manager)