1 4th Annual Developing the Role of the Nurse Practitioner A conference for organisations and managers looking to better understand, utilise and grow the role of the nurse practitioner in their health service March 2014 Novotel on Collins, Melbourne Speaker Faculty Includes: Dr Frances Hughes, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Nursing and Midwifery Office, Queensland Prof Andrew Cashin, Professor of Nursing, Southern Cross University Petrina Halloran, Senior Policy Officer, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, (AHPRA) Lesley Pearson, Regional Manager, Silver Chain Group, Primary Health Country WA Rebecca Johnson, Director of Nursing Mental Health Program and Associate Program Director, Adult Acute Inpatient Services, Eastern Health Brenda Close, Director of Nursing & Midwifery, Weipa Integrated Health Service and Napranum Primary Health Care Centre Josh Stafford, Director or Nursing & Midwifery, Aurukun and Mapoon Primary Health Care Centres Dan Schiftan, Policy Advisor Nurse Practitioner, Nursing and Midwifery Workforce, Department of Health, Victoria Topics To Be Addressed: Developing Sustainable Nurse Practitioner Models of Care for the Future Supporting Implementation and Professional Growth of the NP Role The New Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Nurse Practitioner Standards Attracting Medicare Benefits to Support NP Roles in Public and Private Healthcare Settings Innovative Models of Care Across Primary & Secondary Healthcare Addressing Work Force Issues and Succession Planning for the Future Supporting the Business Case for the NP Role Through the use of Evidence Based Improved Health Outcomes Recruitment, Selection and Retention Techniques Developing the Required Business Tools to Enhance Productivity Conference Programme Includes 2 Practical Workshops: WORKSHOP A How to Successfully Attract Medicare Benefits for your Organisation DAY 1, Monday 17th March 2014 Peter Larter, Director, Larter Consulting WORKSHOP B Strategies to Address Workforce Issues and Succession Planning Day 2, Tuesday 18th March 2014 Claire Austin, Consulting Principal, Sapere Research Group Endorsed by: This conference is endorsed by APEC No as authorised by Royal College of Nursing, Australia (RCNA) according to approved criteria. Attendance attracts 12.5 RCNA CNE points as part of RCNA s Life Long Learning Program (3LP) TO REGISTER: VISIT: T: E: Australia s leading healthcare conference provider
2 Australia s leading healthcare conference provider Dear Healthcare Professional, It is my pleasure to introduce the 4 th Annual Developing the Role of the Nurse Practitioner Conference. The 2014 Conference will act as an interactive meeting place for Hospital Executives, Nursing Management, Project Officers, Policy Makers and the Nurse Practitioners themselves; across Primary and Secondary Healthcare. The purpose of the conference series since its beginnings in 2011 has been to provide Health Service Management with a better understanding of how to best utilise the NP Role, and how to manage the considerable challenges of implementing the role. The 4th Annual Conference will facilitate information sharing, stimulate open discussion and offer excellent networking opportunities; allowing full evaluation of the Nurse Practitioner role within the current health environment, and a glimpse into the future of the role from a management perspective. The event will provide a well-rounded update on new standards & changes to the endorsement process and will allow for full evaluation of models of care specific to unique healthcare environments. It will offer strategies to help combat work force issues around succession planning and recruitment and will provide insight on how to attract Medicare Benefits specific to your organisation, and more importantly will deliver evidence based data in order to better support the business case for the NP role going forward. Together I hope we can address current challenges, promote understanding of the role and champion successes within the profession. I look forward to meeting you at the event, Best Wishes. Melanie Healy Conference Manager, 4 th Annual Developing the Role of the Nurse Practitioner IIR Conferences: Level 6, 120 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia PO Box Q1439, Sydney QVB, NSW 1230 T: F: E: ABN: Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting? Sponsor or Exhibit at the 4th Annual Developing the Role of the Nurse Practitioner Conference and place your organisation ahead of the competition. The conference will bring your organisation directly to senior area health service executives, Directors and Managers of nursing, senior Managers from both a public and private health care setting, and indeed the nursing workforce themselves. Whether your goal is to network and make new contacts, introduce products and services, or establish and maintain your prominence in the industry, we will work with you to develop a solution that meets your objectives. For more information, please contact Damian Dulanovic on (+61) or
3 To view the most up-to-date agenda, please visit 4th Annual Developing the Role of the Nurse Practitioner 8:30 Registration and coffee 9:00 Opening remarks from the Chair Prof Andrew Cashin, Professor of Nursing, Southern Cross University NEW STANDARDS IN PROVIDING IMPROVED CLARITY FOR THE NP ROLE OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS 9:10 Saying What We Mean and Doing What We Say: The Evolving Case of Clarity In Australian Advanced Practice In Nursing We are Approaching an Era Of Rational Workforce Planning Based On Scenario Modelling in Australia, There is a Need to Match the Work to be Done with Those Able to Do it, as Opposed to Planning Based on Tradition Alone. Addressing the need for nursing to be utilised to its full potential: Those outside of the profession need to be able to understand what work is within the scope of the role associated with nursing position titles The new Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Nurse Practitioner Standards are considered in terms of their contribution to clarity Prof Andrew Cashin, Professor of Nursing, Southern Cross University 9:40 A Practical Insight into Gaining Nurse Practitioner Endorsement An Insight into Current endorsement processes Review of the NP registration standard and guideline Hints for portfolio development Petrina Halloran, Senior Policy Officer, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, (AHPRA) 10:10 The New Competency Standards in Practice: What Are The Changes And How The NP Can Meet The Criteria? Comparison of the new standards against the previous competencies A brief look at areas that need to be addressed in models developed for Nurse Practitioner Candidates as they near endorsement A more in depth look at a couple of the statements and how the NP can meet the criteria Discussion around what clinical leadership, best practice and research Amanda Collings, Project Officer, Bendigo Health 10:40 Morning tea Day One: Monday 17 th March INNOVATIVE MODELS OF CARE ACROSS PRIMARY & SECONDARY HEALTHCARE 11:10 True GRIT: Six Deliverables in the Development of Nurse Practitioners to WA Country An Insight into the Development of the True GRIT 6 Service Delivery Model. The Journey of 2 Innovative Pilot Programs in Rural & Remote Nurse Practitioner Services Across 3 Regions in WA. Challenges around building relationships and what collaboration experiences are discovered between public private and NGO sector Determining evidence based data and the involvement of research internal and external to Silver Chain Group Sustainability into the future in non-recurrent programs by defining the unit cost and developing the Product Development of business tools to enhance productivity Marketing and lobbying the role of the Nurse Practitioner and Primary Health Lesley Pearson, Regional Manager, Silver Chain Group, Primary Health Country WA PANEL PRESENTATION: PRACTICAL EVALUATION OF SPECIFIC MODELS OF CARE ACROSS PRIMARY & SECONDARY HEALTHCARE 11:40 Evaluation of Models of Care across Inter-State Role Overview & Implementation of Different Models of Care: Patient Groups Seen By The NP Volume Of Referrals Impacts To The Organisation, How The NP Role Has Made A Difference? What is working Vs. Issues with Role Nursing Leadership Examples of Improvements In Quality Of Care Collaborative Practice and Consumer Satisfaction What is needed to support the NP role going forward? Peter Jenkin, Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care, Resthaven Carol Jones, Nurse Practitioner General Practice, Murray Medical Centre Daniel O Neil, Nurse Practitioner Emergency, Port Macquarie Hospital Catherine Smith, Nurse Practitioner Perioperative, Healthy Weight Clinic Laura Black, Nurse Practitioner Primary Health, Southern Inland Health Initiative, Eastern Wheatbelt Panel Facilitator: Kathleen Tori, Course Coordinator for Master of Nursing, La Trobe University 1:00 Lunch 2:00 Developing NP Pathways within Remote & Indigenous Communities in Far North Qld Brenda Close, Director of Nursing & Midwifery, Weipa Integrated Health Service and Napranum Primary Health Care Centre Josh Stafford, Director or Nursing & Midwifery, Aurukun and Mapoon Primary Health Care Centres RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS OF NP S WITHIN THE MEDICARE BENEFITS SCHEDULE (MBS) 2:30 Nurse Practitioners and the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Nurse practitioners and their access to the MBS Current issues and Future directions Shane Porter, Principal Adviser Medical Benefits Division, Commonwealth Department of Health
4 To view the most up-to-date agenda, please visit March 2014 Novotel on Collins, Melbourne WORKSHOP A: HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY ATTRACT MEDICARE BENEFITS FOR YOUR ORGANISATION 3:00 Attracting Medicare Benefits to Support Nurse Practitioner Roles in Public and Private Healthcare Settings Understanding nurse practitioner MBS item numbers and requirements An outline of possible conditions under which Medicare can be billed by salaried practitioners in public settings Showcasing mixed public/private business models that attract Medicare benefits Case study: salaried practitioner attracting Medicare benefits Links to nurse practitioner business modelling Peter Larter, Director, Larter Consulting 4:15 Afternoon tea PROMOTING COLLABORATION FOR THE FUTURE 4:30 Practical Comparison of the Clinical Nurse Consultant Role & the Nurse Practitioner Role, and an Overview of Medicare Item Numbers Relevant To NP Consultations in a Private Hospital Setting Collaboration between advanced practice roles in delivering patient care Aspects of patient care, Non Prescribing Vs. Prescribing Reducing Length of Hospital Stay Providing a continuum of patient care Business case perspective Patient and medical perspectives Delivery of cost efficient holistic patient care Current work in progress with Medicare Item Numbers Jill Kelly, Nurse Practitioner Acute Pain Service, St John of God Subiaco Hospital CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION 5:00 To what extent can the NP role continue to evolve to allow for greater future sustainability and add to Nursing as a whole? How do we promote the role and engage staff working with the NP? The advantages of enabling the full scope of practice? How do we allow for a viable financial model for the future? What are the advantages of incorporating ehealth and electronic medical records? What is the Future for the NP Role where do we go from here? Invited Panellists: Amanda Adrian, CEO, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) Belinda Donkin-Evers, Nurse Practitioner, Private Practice Prof Rhian Parker, Associate Professor, CeRAPH, Faculty of Health Fiona Stoker, Clinical Professor, Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, Director of Education and Training, DHHS, Tasmania Samantha Gibson, NEC representative for Western Australia, CNSA Dr Justine Douthwaite, Senior CMO Emergency Medicine, NSW Health Panel Facilitator: Prof Andrew Cashin, Professor of Nursing, Southern Cross University 5:40 Closing remarks from the Chair 5:45 IIR Invites all speakers and delegates to an informal networking drinks reception 8:30 Registration and coffee Day TWO: Tuesday 18 th March 9:00 Opening remarks: Morning Session Chair Karen Glaetzer, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Southern Adelaide Palliative Services ESSENTIAL FACTORS REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH SUSTAINABLE NP MODELS FOR THE FUTURE OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS 9:10 Opening Keynote: Optimising the Nurse Practitioner Role in Queensland The current role of the Nurse Practitioner in Queensland Opportunities for future development and growth Optimising the NP role for better patient care moving forward Dr Frances Hughes, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Nursing and Midwifery Office, Queensland 9:30 Nurse Practitioners Can They Plug Any Gap? Exploration of the factors which are essential for the sustainability of NP positions: Using 6 years of experience managing NP roles. Case studies of roles which have been implemented successfully and those which have been vacated or have not been filled The extended use of these roles in publicly funded Primary Health Care with the advent of Medicare Locals in proposing a number of potential roles proposed for NP s The importance of planning, organisational and clinical supervision The role of the line manager in supporting the role Catherine Turner, Medicare Local after Hours Program Manager, Hunter Medicare Local NSW 10:00 Establishing a Sustainable and Comprehensive Nurse Practitioner Model Development of the REACH (Roaming Education and Community Health) Clinic: An informative overview of the strategy behind building a financially sustainable Nurse Practitioner model. Needs analysis undertaken resulting in provision of care to marginalised and vulnerable population groups including homeless, homeless youth, migrant and refugee children, aged care and mental health Making use of whole workforce and clinicians working to the full scope of their practice Developing a research agenda and linking with industry Work readiness on completion of training Generalist Nurse Practitioner Vs. Specialist Nurse Practitioner Kylie Mayo, Clinical Director, Roaming Education and Community Health Clinic
5 Register before the early bird rate expires and save $220 4th Annual Developing the Role of the Nurse Practitioner Jemma Weidinger, Nurse Practitioner, Roaming Education and Community Health Clinic 10:30 Beginnings to Future: Building a Sustainable Nurse Practitioner Workforce in Mental Health In 2009 an opportunity was presented by the Victorian Dept. of Health to undertake a short term project to scope the viability of NP roles within the Mental Health Sector. Nursing workforce strategy has since been articulated across the organisation, Clinical Governance is now clearly defined within the service and supervision structures are clearly articulated for Nurse Practitioners and Candidates. How does an NP scope of practice differ to a senior mental health nurse? What are the clinical leadership responsibilities of an NP? An overview of workflow improvements with respect to NEAT Establishing the case for a Nurse Practitioner Clinical Governance and stakeholder engagement Supervision and support structures Rebecca Johnson, Director of Nursing Mental Health Program and Associate Program Director, Adult Acute Inpatient Services, Eastern Health 11:00 Morning tea 11:20 Opening remarks: Afternoon Session Chair Daniel O Neil, Nurse Practitioner Emergency, Port Macquarie Hospital ADDRESSING WORKFORCE ISSUES & SUPPORTING PROFESSIONAL GROWTH 11:30 Supporting Nurse Practitioner Professional Growth Strategic alignment: aligning the NP role to organisation and service strategy NP governance: who should NPs report to? The evolution of the Monash Health NP Professional Panel NP s as mentors and the role of clinical supervision Getting your Nurse Practitioners working together Jo Begbie, Deputy Director of Nursing and Midwifery Professional Practice, Nursing and Midwifery Education & Strategy, Monash Health WORKSHOP B: STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS WORKFORCE ISSUES AND SUCESSION PLANNING 12:00 Tackling Work-Force Issues: How to Best Tackle Workforce Issues in the current health environment? Challenges around Recruitment, Selection and Retention specific to the NP role Implementation of NP into Workforce: How Management Can Best Facilitate Introduction of the Nurse Practitioner role? Creating a Consistent Approach to training and education creating a training framework Practical advice for succession planning Claire Austin, Consulting Principal, Sapere Research Group 1:15 Lunch CASE STUDIES: IMPLEMENTING A STATE-WIDE APPROACH 2:15 The Victorian Nurse Practitioner Mentoring Pilot This Pilot Brought Together 20 Candidates (Mentees) That Had Been Supported By The Victorian Nurse Practitioner Program (VNPP) & 20 Nurse Leaders From Around Victoria. Expressions of interest lead to all mentors being Directors of Nursing or Nurse Practitioner endorsed for greater than 3 years, who volunteered to participate and committed to an 18 month relationship and 3 workshops The pilot has been formally evaluated and it is hoped that the resulting report will guide the development of an ongoing Victorian NP mentorship program Dan Schiftan, Policy Advisor Nurse Practitioner, Nursing and Midwifery Workforce, Department of Health, Victoria 2:45 Adopting a State-Wide Approach to Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Development in South Australia The rationale for developing a state-wide approach NP Pathway program description Reflecting on the successes and challenges of the programme Program status: 2014 One NP candidate s experience of the program Karen Glaetzer, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Southern Adelaide Palliative Services Heather Broadbent, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Southern Adelaide Palliative Services 3:50 Closing remarks from the Chair 4:00 Close of Conference & Afternoon Tea Peter Larter WORKSHOP LEADER PROFILES: Peter Larter is a Primary Health Care Consultant with qualifications in Health Economics, Politics, and Education & Training. Peter is passionate about improving the health of local communities, and assisting health organisations and providers to access government funding for the provision of health and social services. Peter has worked in both Commonwealth and Victorian Health Departments and Medicare Locals; is Secretary of Eating Disorders Victoria and a board member of registered charity Health Australia & Tanzania. Claire Austin Claire Austin has 16 years Senior Management Health Sector experience, including extensive strategic and operational leadership as a Chief Executive in the New Zealand and Australian health sectors at National, State and Local levels of primary care. Claire specialises in Health Workforce issues, Primary and Rural Health Care Policy, Health Reform and Service Development, Health Practitioner Regulation and Health Sector Organisation Strategy & Change Management. Claire has in-depth knowledge of health workforce issues including issues of attraction, recruitment and distribution in primary and rural health care settings.