This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to model high standards of performance, reflect on clinical work practices and contribute to organisation processes for systemic improvement. This unit applies to enrolled nurses, registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, who work in collaboration with registered nurses, and under direct or indirect supervisory arrangements aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements. 

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - contributed to the improvement of at least 1 clinical work practice through participation in organisational processes for systemic improvement.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - links between enrolled nursing practice and organisational vision and objectives and how they are demonstrated in clinical practice; - ways of supporting colleagues as an enrolled nurse; - features of collaboration; - types of clinical work practices where the enrolled nurse may be involved in continuous improvement, and the structures and processes that support the improvement process; - sources of information that inform improvements in clinical practice and how these may be used; - types of opportunities in health organisations to contribute at systemic level, how they are structured and key stakeholders involved, and; - strategies required for effective participation in organisational forums.

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