Clinical Service Improvement Program

Are you a junior doctor, nurse, midwife or allied health professional looking to develop your leadership and service improvement skills? Have you ever wanted to lead a project at your hospital but haven't had the time or knowledge of how or where to start?

The Institute for Health Leadership is excited to announce the launch of a newly expanded leadership program, the Clinical Service Improvement Program.

Previously known as the Medical Service Improvement Program, this newly expanded program is now open to nursing, midwifery, allied health and resident and registrar medical staff across many metro and regional sites.

As part of WA Health’s commitment to clinical leadership, the Institute for Health Leadership is offering this opportunity for junior clinicians to undertake a service improvement project, enabling them to acquire skills and experience in leadership and change management.

What is involved?

On a 10-13 week (full time or part time equivalent), non-clinical rotation participants will focus solely on completing a clinical service improvement project. Projects can be related to a wide range of topics relating to clinical care delivery, patient flow or clinical staff duties.

For example, previous projects have focussed on various areas including:

  • efficiencies in elective and emergency surgery
  • discharge planning and communication
  • outpatient clinic waiting times
  • improving communication between clinical staff.

Your project will have an ongoing, positive impact on patient care and/or clinical workflow.

Successful applicants will learn transferrable skills in the use of service improvement methodologies and tools. They will also have access to ongoing professional/leadership development workshops throughout the course of the year.

Program structure

All participants regardless of discipline will complete their project at full or part time during RMO term dates listed below:

  • Term 2 (4 April – 12 June 2022)
  • Term 3 (13 June – 21 August 2022)
  • Term 4 (22 August – 30 October 2022)

*CAHS and SJOG Midland have different term dates and WNHS have slightly longer rotation duration.

Some sites are supporting participants to undertake rotations part time over 2 terms.

Training in the use of service improvement methodologies and tools will be provided, in addition to ongoing professional development workshops throughout the course of the year.

For more information about the program structure email leadership@health.wa.gov.au.

Who is eligible for the program?

Eligibility criteria:

  1. 12 months minimum post-graduate clinical experience in the public health system as a nurse, midwife, resident medical officer (RMO PGY2+), registrar, allied health professional or dental officer by commencement of program.
  2. Nursing and midwifery staff are required to either be working as a Clinical Nurse Level 2 with a maximum of two years experience in the role or have the intention and/or opportunity to step up to a Clinical Nurse Level 2 role within the next 6 months.
  3. Contracted to work clinically at a participating WA Health site in 2022 as a nurse, midwife, RMO, Registrar, allied health professional or other health professional at a minimum of 0.5 FTE. See below list of participating sites by clinical profession.
  4. Current professional registration to practice in your clinical field.
Participating sites by clinical profession

In 2022, rotations will be undertaken at the following hospitals.

Participating sites - Medical

Child & Adolescent Health Service North Metropolitan Health Service Women and Newborn Health Service South Metropolitan Health Service East Metropolitan Health Service WA Country Health Service Other Hospitals
Perth Children’s Hospital Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

NMHS, Public Health* 

King Edward Memorial Hospital Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals group

Rockingham General Hospital

Royal Perth Bentley Hospital Group Albany Health Camnpus

Bunbury Regional Hospital

Broome Health Campus

Geraldton Regional Hospital;

SJOG Midland*

Participating sites - Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health

Child & Adolescent Health Service North Metropolitan Health Service Women and Newborn Health Service South Metropolitan Health Service East Metropolitan Health Service WA Country Health Service
Perth Children's Hospital

Child and Adolescent Community Health Service

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

NMHS, Public Health

NMHS, Dental Services
NMHS, Mental Health Services

King Edward Memorial Hospital Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group

Rockingham General Hospital

Royal Perth Bentley Hospital Group Bunbury Regional Hospital 
  • RMOs are eligible to participate in the program at any of the above sites.
  • Registrars are eligible to participate in the program at the sites indicated with an *
How to apply

Applications open 16 August 2021 and close 20 September 2021 at 4.00mm

Medical

Apply via the MedJobs WA website (external site)

  1. Program application package (Word 731KB)
  2. Your Current CV

Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health

Email the following documents to leadership@health.wa.gov.au.

  1. Program application package (Word 732KB)
  2. Your Current CV

EMHS Allied Health staff

Please refer to your intranet site for a site specific EOI process.


More information

For more information email leadership@health.wa.gov.au.

Last reviewed: 18-08-2021
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Institute of Health Leadership