Centre for Education and Workforce Development
The Centre for Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) is the education and training service for Sydney Local Health District (SLHD). The centre offers over 300 courses per year to staff in SLHD and have a comprehensive range of both clinical and non-clinical courses and programs. We use technology to improve access to professional development and to provide high fidelity learning environments. E-learning has been utilised to improve timely access to education and to ensure that our face-to-face education focuses on practical skill development.
We were one of the first Local Health Districts to launch an Education and Training Strategic Plan, this plan provides the blueprint for CEWD services. The CEWD is also a delivery site of the NSW Health RTO which means that we can offer our staff Nationally Recognised qualifications.
Medical education and training programs at Canterbury Hospital aim to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to promote safe and effective management of patients in accordance with the mission and values of Sydney Local Health District.
Our Director of Pre-Vocational Training provides learning opportunities for junior doctors to help encourage active participation as both learners and teachers.
The hospital provides on-the-job learning with high quality supervision and mentoring. This is combined with formal education initiatives, such as lectures, workshops and online learning, to produce an optimal learning experience for our junior doctors.
There is a regular programme for pre-vocational trainees. The range of topics is aimed to augment the bedside teaching which the JMOs receive during their various rotations. There is a mix of presentations ranging from didactic teaching to case presentations and discussions.
Canterbury Hospital is accredited to provide specialist training in general medicine, paediatrics, anaesthetics, general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, emergency medicine and medical administration. The training programmes are accredited by HETI and relevant Colleges.
The nursing team at Canterbury Hospital strives to provide a safe, happy and supportive environment for our staff and the best possible care for our patients. Our vision is to deliver innovative healthcare, which inspires pride and confidence throughout our organization and staff.
We employ over 400 nurses and midwives in a variety of clinical settings, and offer the full range of professional nurses roles including Clinical Nurse Consultants, Clinical Nurse Educators, Emergency Nurse Practitioners, Midwife Practitioners, Registered Nurses and midwives, Endorsed Enrolled and Enrolled Nurses, and Assistants in Nursing. These roles all contribute to support our vision to provide best clinical practice and professional development opportunities for all nursing staff.
Undergraduate nurses are also employed through our Casual Nursing Pool, which is an excellent way to supplement undergraduate training and harness interest for all graduating nurses in our Transitional Nurse Program.
Leadership and support of the Nursing and Midwifery Division is provided by our team of Nursing and Midwifery Unit Managers, Operational Nurse Managers in conjunction with Clinical Managers for the clinical specialty streams. Each of our clinical settings provide opportunity for staff development and ongoing education programs.
Allied Health at Canterbury Hospital includes the following departments - Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Social Work and Speech Pathology.
All Departments are involved in a range of educational programs. Undergraduate or masters fieldwork education is provided to students from a range of universities at all levels of study. Continuing education of staff is supported by attendance at internal and external educational events relating to the individual and organisational objectives such as courses, workshops, cross-site best practice groups, conferences and self-directed learning.