OUR CLINICAL APPROACH
The Clinical Team have been a major contributor to the Quality, Compliance and certification of ACCnet21. The Clinical Team comprise of professionals with expertise in Health Management, Social Sciences, Psychology and Behaviour Support. The Clinical Team oversee the health and well-being of the participants of the organisation. They have embraced a holistic approach to all aspects of participants psychological, physiological and emotional health and wellbeing and address issues with a realistic and practical attitude. Strengthed by ACCnet21’s Mission and Vision statements.
The Clinical Team base an emphasis on person centered approaches to all aspects of health, safety, wellbeing and lifestyle choices, supporting participants and families to make informed choices, including the choice to obtain non-traditional, alternative or natural therapies and treatment. Participants are encouraged to achieve optimal health based on individual health goals.
The Clinical Team work collaboratively with appropriate health care professionals to make recommendations. Comprehensive assessments and monitoring are undertaken to determine the specific needs of the participant and identify other service providers that may be required, including establishing connections with a broad range of specialist and allied health support services. Assistance is provided for participants to access allied health professionals or make referrals as required.
The Registered Nurse provides quality health care to participants, works collaboratively with staff and liaises with stakeholders to ensure health related concerns are managed. The RN supports specialist health assessments and reviews. The RN supports staff by providing ongoing assistance, advice, recommendations and training. Objectives are captured through documentation, implementation, evaluating and review of the health support needs of participants.
The Behaviour Support Practitioner is responsible for providing behaviour support services with the emphasis on meeting client needs and achieving the best possible outcomes, providing evidence based positive behaviour support for participants within a Person Centered Model. The Behaviour Support Practitioner develops behaviour assessments, support plans and staff training, ensuring a person centred, strengths based, and least restrictive approach is maintained. The Behaviour Support Practitioner liaises with internal and external stakeholders to ensure proposed strategies are realistic and achievable for individual participant outcomes.
The Clinical Resource Officer is committed to ensuring the safety and risk minimisation of participants and staff. The Clinical Resource Officer is responsible for developing risk management plans and manual handling plans. The Clinical Resource Officer undertakes and supports other projects including medication management, organising staff training in specific health and safety areas and administration duties for the Restricted Practices Authorisation Panel. The Clinical Resource Officer works collaboratively with members of staff at all levels, and external stakeholders to ensure the best possible outcomes for participants.
MEET THE TEAM
Danielle Burgess - The Registered Nurse provides quality health care to participants and is required to monitor and oversee health, and advice to staff in health related management.
The RN works collaboratively with staff to ensure health and medication concerns are well managed and supports specialist health assessments and reviews and liaises with consultants and allied health professionals. This includes working with families, other providers and guardians.
Fiona Abdallah - The Behaviour Support Practitioner is responsible for providing behaviour support services with the emphasis on meeting client needs and achieving the best possible outcomes.
The role of the Behaviour Support Practitioner is to provide evidence based positive behaviour support for participants within a Person Centered Model. Participant assessments are conducted using a combination of biological, psychological, and social factors. Services provided include behaviour assessment, support plan development, training and supporting staff with implementation, and evaluating outcomes ensuring a person centred, strengths based, least restrictive approach underpinned by the National Disability Services Standards.
Craig Edwards - The Clinical Resource Officer ensures that participants have risk management plans, documented strategies, manual handling plans, and undertakes and supports other projects and administration duties for the Restricted Practices Authorisation Panel. The Clinical Resource Officer works collaboratively with members of staff at all levels, and external stakeholders to ensure the best possible outcomes for participants.