The following video provides more information about using the flowchart when creating lists. For more information, visit the Rostering Best Practice website, where you can also find the NSW Health Rostering Resource Manual, which includes principles, rostering guidelines and tools to facilitate the creation and communication of best practice in New South Wales. The NSW Health Rostering Resource Manual (the Manual) is designed to inform, guide and train staff with responsibilities in planning, developing, maintaining and operating lists that meet the needs of patients, staff and the organisation. The Registration Best Practices team can be contacted by email at MOH-Rostering@health.nsw.gov.au. RBPT also promotes the following resources that are important for developing and improving list capacity in NSW Health Authorities: There are a variety of resources and links to support best practice planning in NSW Health. Are you a list manager who wants to effectively apply the principles of the list to the list? Here are some tips to get you started. The PDF version can be found under Key Principles and Concepts in the List. Remind employees of the key principles on the list and their responsibility to ensure that you can apply these principles to the list. The manual contains principles and guidelines on the list that outline binding obligations (if any) regarding the establishment of the list, as well as tools to facilitate planning and reporting on best practices across the state.
A lists portal has been developed to facilitate the consolidation of staff list information in NSW Health. It contains key list documents prepared by the Ministry of Health and relevant links to resources and information created by other health authorities involved in the development of the list, including eHealth and HealthShare. The list is seen as a crucial element in ensuring an environment that provides high-quality and safe care. There are six factors to consider when creating the best practices on the list and six general principles to consider. The Staffing Information Application (AIS) is an analytical tool developed by the List Best Practice Team (RBPT) for executives and other key stakeholders in New South Wales health organisations to identify workforce trends and patterns related to workforce planning. The work schedule is seen as an essential element in ensuring an environment that provides high-quality and safe patient care and ensures that employee health and well-being is monitored through increased visibility of safe hours of work. The following general principles have been developed to guide the development of appropriate and effective files: The files must comply with the relevant regulatory framework, including anti-discrimination, health and safety laws, industry awards and guidelines published by the New South Wales Department of Health and LHD/SHN. The Best Practices in Lists (RBPT) team is responsible for leading the work programme which reviews, supports and directs task planning improvement initiatives across all NSW Health staff groups.
List practices in NSW Health are based on collaboration between list managers and staff to promote equity in list planning and provide patients with appropriate care. „We finally have a written process and a written resource that we can access for task scheduling. I don`t think we`ve ever had that in my 35 years in nursing. We`ve been dealing with this for a very long time and I could never say what to do – so I think it`s great! The NSW Health Rostering Resource Manual was developed as a practical guide to help managers plan tasks. and informing and training all groups of staff on best practices in planning, developing and maintaining rosters and ensuring that the health and well-being of staff are integrated into roster practice. All LHDs/NHDs have their own localized policies and list resources. Duty rosters must ensure that a sufficient and appropriately qualified number of staff are available for work to ensure adequate patient care and to meet anticipated service needs. The provision of services to patients is always the first consideration when developing a list. Roster processes should ensure equitable distribution of staff while providing sufficient flexibility to meet the staffing needs of units. In consultation with the New South Wales Health Agencies, relevant trade unions and associations, the RBPT is currently conducting a comprehensive review of the New South Wales Health List Resource Manual. The document is currently in the final stages of review.
Version 2.2 of the Rostering Resource Manual is still valid in the meantime. The establishment of best practices takes into account factors such as: „The workshop was a great refresh. The most beneficial aspect was the group discussions and the exchange of tips and tricks. Hopefully we will have these meetings every year“ A checklist of the list process has been developed to outline the steps required to develop an appropriate roster. In addition, the lists portal contains additional links and resources. The files shall make reasonable arrangements for appropriate supervision, training and clinical transfer of personnel. A typical engagement with the List Best Practices Team (RBPT) lasts 6-9 months, depending on the needs of the district or network and the agreed scope of work. The RBPT is simultaneously carrying out several commitments across the state. The organization must have appropriate governance structures in place to oversee the planning, creation, approval, monitoring and reporting of rosters.