20 - 22 November, 2019 | Park Royal Darling Harbour, NSW

Dr Cath Cosgrave

Research Fellow, Nursing and Allied Health Rural Workforce, Department of Rural Health University of Melbourne

Conference Day Two: Friday, 22nd November 2019

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

3:50 PM Results From a Two Year Trial of a ‘ Whole-of-Person’ Approach to Improve Retention of Health Professionals Working in the Rural Public Sector Health

In this session co-presenters Dr Cath Cosgrave and Ms Rachael Cooper will demonstrate how Dr Cosgrave’s ’whole-of-person’ retention improvement framework has delivered results in attracting, recruiting and retaining a rural allied health and nursing workforce at East Grampians Health Services in rural Victoria. The presentation will cover the development of the framework, the co-design process and the key results and challenges.

  • The need to build organisational understanding about the complexity of retention and the importance of a whole-of-person approach
  • The need for data: baseline, retention targets by career stage, appropriate turnover tracking measures, and the tools and measures developed to support this work
  • Developing and implementing an early career support program for allied health staff to increase their professional and personal satisfaction
  • Implementing a career planning process for nursing and allied staff to thrive in a rural environment
  • The importance of and challenges in supporting social connection and community belonging of new workers
  • The Challenges of implementing a complex cultural change process and sustainability

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Cath.

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