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Orientation Programs for clinical Staff Development roles

Re: Orientation Programs for clinical Staff Development roles

by Karen White -
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Dear Gill and Anne,

We offer a one day Clinical Teaching Workshop which provides insight into how to approach teaching in the clinical setting for staff with no formal teaching experience or qualifications.

Not restricted to Clinical Educators, rather aimed at all experienced staff who can and should expect to be involved in clinical teaching/mentoring of less experienced staff.

If we have a new Education Facilitator appointed we also encourage them to complete a Cert IV or Diploma in Training and Assessment through TAFE, +/- Clinical Teaching courses offered through the tertiary sector.

Clinically-based educators are expected to develop a plan outlining education/ professional development priorities and delivery for their unit, in consultation with senior nurse leaders and the wider educator group as appropriate. 

Karen White

Nursing Director, Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research, Flinders Medical Centre, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.