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1 InstructionsThis presentation will help Physiotherapy students and other interested parties by giving them an introduction to the Physiotherapy Department of Wodonga Regional Health Service (WRHS) before their clinical placement.There are a number of hyperlinks within the presentation that will take you to specific areas. All slides however can be viewed by going through one after the other.Students should note the expectations that WRHS Physiotherapy Department has of them in terms of professional behaviour.We hope you enjoy your placement at WRHS. We look forward to meeting you.
2 Welcome Wodonga Regional Health Service Allied Health Undergraduate Physiotherapy Student Placement Information
3 Welcome to Wodonga Regional Health Service Allied Health TeamsPhysiotherapy TeamClinical EducationProfessional Behaviour
4 Aim: To provide quality, cost effective hospital and community based health care services to meet the health needs of those communities in North Eastern Victoria and South Western New South Wales with relationship to the City of Wodonga and the City of Albury.WRHS is proud of the culture it has maintained since its origins in the 1950’s. As a Health Service that has grown from the community it has retained a strong sense of community service.WRHS fosters an environment with a strong sense of teamwork, integrity, accountability and respect.
5 Allied Health Teams Acute Team Community Rehabilitation Team Community Health and Health Promotion TeamInpatient RehabilitationRural and Allied Health TeamPain Management ProgramHospital Admission at Risk Program (HARP)Post Acute Care
6 Acute TeamAcute Unit22 beds, including a 5 bed high dependency unit. Provides more intensive Nursing following medical or surgical procedures.General Unit32 beds, general medical or surgical patients often elective admissions.Obstetric UnitOne of the largest units in Rural Victoria catering for an estimated 1600 births each year.
7 Inpatient Rehabilitation Inpatient rehabilitation program servicing a 10 bed wardAims to assist clients to achieveoptimum independence and quality of lifeOffers an integrated care program including Allied Health, Medical and Nursing care
8 Community Rehabilitation Team Multidisciplinary team which aims to enable clients who are disabled, frail, chronically ill or recovering from traumatic injury to achieve and retain optimal functional independence.General rehabilitationFalls PreventionCardiac rehabilitationPulmonary rehabilitationUpper limb/hand therapy clinic
9 Community Health/Health promotion Team Multidisciplinary team providing outpatient services to enable Victorian residents suffering from a range of conditions to achieve and maintain optimal functional independence.Involved in the delivery of a variety of health promotion activities including Diabetes Education, New parents Group, Chronic diseases self management and Aquatic physiotherapy.
10 Rural and Allied Health Team Provides a range of professional services to people of all ages having difficulty staying at home independentlyComprehensive service which supports and liaises with clients, carers and community service providersServices are usually provided in the clients home and aim to restore maximum independence.RAHT operates in Wodonga, the shires of Towong and Indigo, and the Kiewa Valley.
11 Pain Management Program Provides timely and efficient intervention to individuals, which meets best practice and uses a multi disciplinary and consumer focused approach.Three week residential cognitive behavioral modification and physical reactivation program based on the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain and conducted by an interdisciplinary team.
12 Physiotherapy Team Sue (Director of Allied Health) John Liesa Sally JanaAnnaLyn (AHA)SimoneIsabelLucasCarolynBrettPam (AHA)AnneSarahJeff (AHA)MelanieJamie
13 Sue B.App.Sc.(Phys) Director of Allied Health Over 20 years experience Experience in both metropolitan and rural settingsAreas of special interest include rehabilitation, gerontology and chronic disease management
14 John Grad Dip Phys Pain Management Program Trained in England and has worked extensively overseas including England and CanadaAccredited McKenzie therapistHas special interest in sport physiotherapyPhysiotherapist to local soccer team
15 Liesa Grad Dip Phys Works in Rehabilitation Trained in England and has extensive experience in England and CanadaTrained in Bobath techniques for neurological deficitsSpecial interest areas include lymphodema and neurology
16 Sally B.App.Sc.(Phys) Rural Allied Health Team Physiotherapist Graduated from The University of Sydney in 2001Experience in Continence and Women’s Health, Falls and Balance, Intensive Care, Cardiothoracic surgery/rehabilitation, Rural/Remote PhysiotherapySpecial interest in Continence and Women’s Health and Rural/Remote Health
17 Jana B.App.Sc.(Phys) Inpatient rehabilitation and obstetric wards Has been employed at WRHS for many years and has worked on all available rotationsOn several WRHS committeesSpecial interest area is obstetricsCompleted Certificate IV in workplace assessment in training and involved in staff training for multiple areas.
18 Anna B.Science(Physiotherapy) Community Rehabilitation TeamGeneral rehabilitation and co-ordinates Cardiac Rehabilitation ProgramVaried experience in England and Canada including TMJ clinics8 years in private practiceSpecial interest areas include:Psychosocial aspects of physiotherapy OrthopaedicsCompliance with exercise
19 Lyn (Div II Nurse, AHA) Extensive allied health assistant experience Previous nursing backgroundAllied Health Assistant for Acute and Community Health programsHydrotherapy Leader Certificate.
20 Simone B. Physiotherapy (Hons), PhD Part time Community Rehabilitation Team co-ordinating Pulmonary Rehabilitation ProgramRuns Fit for Birth classesSpecial interest areas include rehabilitation, exercise therapy, chronic disease factors influencing adherence and self management with health interventions, antenatal and postnatal exercise.
21 Isabel B.Physiotherapy Completed degree at Charles Sturt University, AlburyExtensive experience in sports coachingInterested in sports physiotherapy, Pilates and dry needlingHobbies include sports, music and outdoor activities
22 Lucas B Physiotherapy Grade one physiotherapist Completed Physiotherapy Degree at Charles Sturt University (Albury) 2004Employed at WRHS since 2005Rotating through: acute (medical and surgical) wards, community rehab, community health and Tallangatta Health Service
23 Carolyn B. Physiotherapy Grade One Physiotherapist.Graduated from LaTrobe University Bundoora 2005Currently working in Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP) - Chronic Disease Management, Post Acute Care, Community Rehabilitation, Tallangatta Health Service outpatientsMain Areas of Interest: Community Rehabilitation; Women's Health; Good coffee
24 Brett B.Physiotherapy Community Health Physiotherapy Graduated Charles Sturt University (Albury) 2003Patient No-Lift trainerSemi Automatic Emergency Defibrillator (SAED) trainerManual Handling trainerPhysiotherapy students Contact personAreas of Interest: Rehabilitation and MusculoskeletalInvolved in Chronic Diseases Self Management
25 Pam Bartel RN / Div 2 Allied Health Assistant Extensive allied health assistant experienceComes from a nursing backgroundArea of special interest includes exercise rehabilitation for older people
26 Anne B. App Sc. Physiotherapy, B. App Sc. OT, Post grad Dip Manip Anne B. App Sc. Physiotherapy, B. App Sc. OT, Post grad Dip Manip. Therapy, Grad cert continence and Pelvic floor rehab.Sessional Physiotherapist in continence Clinic.Areas of special interest:Men's healthWomen's HealthContinenceSelf empowerment of our patients
27 Jeff RN DIV2/AHAExtensive experience in Medical and Rehabilitation nursing.Interests – walking aids and Rehabilitation equipment.Hobbies – Pushbike riding and tournament poker.
28 Melanie B. Physiotherapy Completed Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University in 2007Major undergraduate placements at St. George Hospital, Westmead Rehab Centre and John Hunter Children's HospitalAreas of interest include women's health, obstetrics and rehabilitationExperience working with a variety of local sporting teams
29 Jamie B.App.Sc.(Physio) Trained at Cumberland University (Sydney) Working in the Community Rehabilitation CentreCoordinates Falls and Balance ProgramHas an interest in aged care and rural health.
30 Clinical Education at WRHS PhilosophyStudent focused learningStudent responsibilities
31 PhilosophyThe concept of the clinical educator being a facilitator rather than an information giver is fundamental to clinical education at WRHS. Consequently the primary goal of clinical education is to facilitate student learning and engender in students a passion for lifelong learning. Clinical educators are therefore challenged to keep students in the centre of and actively engage them in the learning process.The skill of lifelong learning, which fosters competent and independent practice, is particularly vital for practitioners destined to work in rural areas. Rural practitioners are often isolated from peers, have barriers to accessing professional development and therefore rely more fully on their intrinsic reflective abilities to improve their practice.While on placement at WRHS students are encouraged to be active participants in their learning and are provided with opportunities to be involved in the structuring of their own learning activities and to take control of their own learning.Fundamental to effective learning is the learning environment; at WRHS every effort is made to create a student friendly learning environment, so that students will be comfortable and gain maximum benefit from their clinical placement.
32 Student Focused Learning The clinical education program at WRHS aims to be student focused.Students are involved in determining the structure and content of the placement depending upon their individual learning needs.Clinical educators are aware of students’ varied learning styles and accept that teaching is a creative activity that will vary according to the learning style of the student.Ongoing constructive and timely feedback is provided to students throughout their placement.Procedures are established for gathering regular feedback from students, both formally and informally. Students experiencing difficulties should feel comfortable in the knowledge that a process exists for approaching the clinical educator with their concerns.
33 Student Responsibilities Students should be aware of their individual learning needs. Prior to commencing placement you should reflect on your strengths and weaknesses and identify those areas which would most benefit from assistance.Students are required to be aware of their preferred learning style and preferred learning strategies and be able to provide input into the structure of learning activities while on placement.Students are required to be able to accept and act upon constructive feedback provided by the clinical educator.Students are strongly encouraged to ask questions and seek reassurance as they test skills at putting theory into practice.Students are strongly encouraged to maintain a learning journal while on placement to engender reflective practice skills, identify gaps in knowledge and to track growing competence.Students are expected to be able to approach the clinical educator with any concerns while on placement. If their concern relates to the clinical educator they should approach the senior physiotherapist.
34 Professional Behaviour PunctualityDress standardsGeneral tidinessStudent rapport with patients and colleaguesRespect for patient’s dignityConsideration of legal issuesDocumentationAdd Wodonga Regional Health Service Code of conduct
35 PunctualityArrive at clinic 5 minutes prior to start time, to allow you to put your belongings in your locker and be ready to start on time.In the event that you are delayed, or unable to attend due to sickness telephone reception ( ) and inform staff of your estimated arrival time and advise of any action that is required to minimise inconvenience to your clients.
36 Dress StandardsUniversity uniform to be worn at all times and must be neat, clean and tidy, never stained or crushedClosed in shoes are an Occupational Health and Safety requirementUniversity ID card must be worn at all timesBracelets, bangles, rings with stones are not to be wornWatches may be worn but are preferably removed during patient treatment and hand washingFingernails are to be short and cleanHair shoulder length or longer must be tied backMen may have a beard or be clean shaven, no stubbleAs a consideration to our patients facial jewellery is preferably removed
37 General TidinessWherever you are working in the hospital, always leave treatment areas clean and safe.When treatment is completed pull curtains back, remove any soiled linen, tissues etc and return pillows to the head of the treatment table.Wipe the bed with antibacterial solution after each patient.Return any equipment you have used during treatment to where you found it.
38 Rapport with patients and colleagues The patient will primarily view the student as their physiotherapist.The student will demonstrate an understanding of the limitations to a patient’s lifestyle that their illness or disability will cause.The student will monitor the patient’s tolerance to treatment and respond to their reports of distress.The student will be able to liaise with other healthcare professionals to ensure the patient’s needs are met.The student will treat all other healthcare workers with courtesy and respect.
39 Patient DignityRespect patients’ personal choices eg dress, religious and / or cultural belief system.Refrain from questioning the patient about their condition in waiting or reception areas.Ensure curtains are pulled when appropriate.Only disrobe the patient as necessary.Use towels or blankets to drape the patient as necessary to preserve dignity.Respect patients choices in relation to treatment.
40 Legal IssuesAlways obtain informed consent from the patient prior to proceeding with any assessment or treatment procedure.Informed consent requires an explanation of the intervention and the possibility of any positive or negative reactions.Only discuss the patient’s case with the clinical supervisor or those directly involved in the patient’s care.Ensure all documentation is completed in a timely and accurate manner.
41 DocumentationComplete medical records legibly and accurately using black penComplete medical records in a timely manner, preferably on the day of the physiotherapy interventionAll medical record entries to be signed and dated by student and countersigned by clinical supervisorComplete discharge or referral letters with guidance as required
42 Contact Us If you have any further questions contact: Jamie Saines (Acting Senior Physiotherapist) Ph: (02)Brett McRitchie (Clinical co-ordinator) Ph: (02)