New roles and scopes
Ensuring our health workforce has the flexibility and resources to provide for the health needs of New Zealanders into the future requires innovative thinking.
We know that technology and how health care services are accessed will continue to change. Our aim is to develop a workforce that can respond to these changes.
We support demonstration sites that test the development of new workforce roles, new and extended scopes of practice and new models of care, that have the potential to positively impact on:
- workforce productivity;
- patient and public outcomes; and
- value for money.
Our goal is a health workforce that:
- is flexible and easily deployed in response to shifts in models of care and changes in service delivery;
- reduces workforce expenditure with no compromise on patient safety or quality of care; and
- is energized and motivated to lead and participate in continuous innovation.
HWNZ will prioritise demonstration sites which focus on aged care, mental health and rehabilitation and/or align to the Recommendations from the Workforce Service Reviews through:
- Improving utilisation of existing or supporting development of new workforce (improving recruitment, retention and repatriation).
- Supporting development of new training programmes (postgraduate) and career pathways.
Research, evaluation and supporting innovation diffusion and spread.
Current demonstration projects
- In-home rehabilitation student work experience programme
- Clinical Exercise Physiologist Career Pathways
- Diabetes Nurse Specialist Prescribing
- Clinical Pharmacist Prescribers
- Primary Care Registered Nurse Credentialing
- Agility TRx Visit Management System
- MyHealthScreen (eCHAT) Risk Screening Tool
- Physician Assistant
- Wairoa: Integrated health services and workforce reconfiguration
- Primary Care Practice Assistant
- Registered Nurse First Surgical Assistant
- Gerontology Nurse Specialist in Primary Care
- Endoscopy nursing