Orientation and Induction
What is orientation and induction?
Orientation and induction is the starting point of learning and development when commencing in a new role or workplace and is the place to launch the Transition Process or Continuing and Professional Development.
Who does it apply to?
- All new employees
- Queensland Health employees commencing in a new district or facility
What is involved?
- Orientation to the organisation, district and facility
- Orientation to the nursing/midwifery service
- Induction to the work unit
- Foundation modules
How long does it take?
Orientation and induction may take up to 6 weeks to complete.
How do I start?
Each Queensland Health facility provides a program with the core orientation and induction components. Line managers of new employees provide information about relevant programs and discuss specific learning and development requirements and oppportunities.
RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET
• Nursing and Midwifery Competencies
• Nursing and Midwifery Courses
• Professional Nursing and Midwifery Associations and Organisations
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR QUEENSLAND HEALTH EMPLOYEES
(Please note: To access these resources you need to be a Queensland Health employee and have access to QHEPS).
Additional resources and information are available for employees by conducting a simple search of the following terms on QHEPS:
Useful QHEPS sites to visit:
The Office of the Chief Nursing Officer (look under Education on the navigation bar for information about programs and learning and development resources)
Learning and Development Unit (organisational learning and development programs, resources and information)
Local District Staff Development Units (see also ‘Nurse Practice Unit’, ‘Nurse Education and Research’)
CKN (Clinicians Knowledge Network - a collection of clinical and research information providing all health professionals working in Queensland Health access to the latest evidence based information)