This guide has been developed by the Sustaining the Nursing Workforce group for South Island Workforce Development Hub (SIWDH). It aims to be a practical guide for South Island nursing managers in managing health concerns that may be impacting on practice. It is designed to complement but not replace local guidelines and advice from occupational health and human resource departments. It encompasses the management of health concerns in the workplace whether or not they are impacting on the performance of the nurse.
The South Island Guide to Handling Concerns about the health of a Nurse includes illustrative case studies form a variety of practice settings. Whilst these are based on the experience of the group that compiled the guide they are fictional and as such have been given fictional names based on local south island towns.
An effective nursing and midwifery workforce is essential to the provision of health services to the community. To support the delivery of effective care the employing organisation must support safe and healthy rostering practices for the nursing and midwifery workforce.
The South Island Rostering Guidelines for Nursing and Midwifery outlines some principles and guidelines which support safe and healthy rostering. The responsibility to achieve this lies both with the employing organisation and the individual nurse and midwife.
The latest South Island Health Workforce Data Report has been released. Click here to read the report, which includes information on the medical, nursing, midwifery, allied health and Maori workforce, broken down by region, age, specialties etc.
We have developed a Lippincott Toolkit to assist organisations who have recently joined up with Lippincott New Zealand Instance.
You can download the toolkit here.
Allied Health Assistant Training Resources
Ako Aotearoa is New Zealand's National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.
Careerforce is the Industry Training Organisation for health, mental health, aged support, disability, social services and youth work.
This provides a link to the work of the Central Regional Training Hub.
The Health Navigator NZ website provides a central place to find reliable and trustworthy health information and self-help resources. The “Centre for Clinical Excellence” section provides a variety of resources including assessment tools, clinical pathways and guidelines, training and continuing professional development, health literacy and clinical networks and discussion forums.
Health Workforce New Zealand leads and supports the training and development of the health and disability workforce.
Kia Ora Hauroa is a Maori Health Workforce development programme aimed at students and current health sector workers to promote health careers as a great career choice.
Le Va is committed to growing a qualified, flexible and sustainable Pacific health workforce, and supporting the mainstream health workforce to be more responsive to the needs of Pacific people
They have developed a Pacific cultural competency training programme - the Engaging Pasifika (EP) programme focuses primarily on the basic and essential cultural skills and knowledge required to work effectively with Pacific service users and their families. For further information about this programme click here.
Maori Health Specialists website provides inspiration and advice needed to become a Maori health specialist, including leading Maori Specialists sharing their stories.
NoRTH provides a link to the work of the Northern Regional Training Hub.
Platform is a national mental health and addiction network of community organisations and others that believe the recovery of individuals depends on an evolving and transforming mental health and addictions service system.
Safe Sleep Training Resources:
Essential Introduction: Baby Essentials On Line - Direct link to registration
In 2012 Health Workforce New Zealand and Massey University made a three-year commitment to increasing the professionalism of the Maori mental health workforce. Each year the Te Rau Puawai Workforce Programme provides bursaries and learning support for students who are seeking to commence or complete a Massey university qualification in a field of Maori mental health.