Allied Health credentialing and scope of practice
This is the process to determine, as an Allied Health profession, your competence, performance and professional suitability to practise safely within Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service (TCHHS).
These determinations are guided by professional associations’ scope of practice documents, standards, and requirements from regulatory bodies. We will then assess the information provided by you and determine whether you have the necessary skills, knowledge, competencies and experience.
It is specific to the individual in that health care facility, and relates to the resources, equipment and staff available at the facility.
In accordance with the Guideline for Credentialing, Defining the Scope of Clinical Practice and Professional Support for Allied Health Professionals, and the Procedure for Credentialing and Defining the Scope of Clinical Practice and Professional Support procedure (PDF 117 kB), you are obliged to ensure you are credentialed and have a documented defined scope of clinical practice where you are:
- working in TCHHS facilities and services but not employed by TCHHS
- intending to engage in complex clinical practices not traditionally performed by your profession that may pose a risk to patient safety.
If you intend to practise within a TCHHS facility or service you will need to submit an application for credentialing and defining scope of clinical practice (PDF 451 kB).
|Allied Health||Postal address||Email | Phone|
Torres and Cape HHS|
Level 1, William McCormack Place
5B Sheridan Street
CAIRNS QLD 4870
PO Box 5607|
CAIRNS QLD 4870
+61 7 4226 3045