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Annual Report 2011/2012 Royal Darwin Hospital Board



Annual Report 2011/2012 Royal Darwin Hospital Board

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o Hospital Departments of Surgery; o Northern Territory Department of Health (for funding the project); o Northern Territory Department of Health - Clinical Information Analysis team at Alice Springs Hospital for providing baseline data; o Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for their infrastructure support (RACS); and o RACS Research, Audit and Academic Surgery Division and Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting Steering Committee. The Board asked Mr Treacy to provide data for a year by year benchmark and how does the Northern Territory compare to other states. The Chair would like to make an appointment with the Minister of Health to present Mr Treacys presentation and data upon his return The Board thanked Mr Treacy for his presentation. 13 February 2012 Indigenous Employment Program. Presenter Ms Maureen Namitch, Manager Aboriginal Workforce Development People & Organisational Learning and Ms Norma Box, Senior Consultant, Strategic Workforce Planning. The Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) is a key initiative to address the Northern Territory Public Service Indigenous Employment targets under; Working Future initiative_and the Departments Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce Plan. One of the CEs priority areas for 2012. The program is specifically designed to attract Indigenous jobseekers wishing to enter or return to the workforce and equip them with the foundation skills to be employed in entry level positions. The program is delivered over a 20 week period commencing in February 2012. Agencies pay an upfront cost of $5 000 per IEP participant. There is no FTE whilst IEP participants are undertaking the program over 20 weeks. Since the program commenced in 2009: 103 Indigenous people commenced a career path with the NT Public Sector; 75% overall completion rate; Average age of IEP employees is 27 years; and 22.9% have performed Higher Duties or have been promoted. RDH is supporting 11 lEPs in 2012 within the following departments: Outpatients x 3; Emergency Department x 2; Allied Health x 1; Dfeg|offlgfl BsEKg] ^ cu m eD l& ggscS