Team Work Working effectively as a team.
Learning Objectives • Define • Team Work • Collaborative practice. • Roles of the multidisciplinary team • Effective team practice • Conflict resolution
Defining Team Work • Health Practitioners from various streams working together • Each team member has expertise • Equality • Respect Primary Clinical Care Manual.
Team Practice • Health Practitioners working collaboratively • Each an expert in a specific area • Equality in decision-making and accountability • Defined roles based on skills, knowledge and law Primary Clinical Care Manual.
Roles and Responsibilities Depend on • Position description • Gender • Skills, knowledge, expertise and experience • Relationship with the community Bush Book volume 1.
Multidisciplinary Teams • More similarities than differences in the practice • The scope of practice is generally advanced. • Challenges are common Dade Smith 2007
Extra Skills of the Individual • Knowledge of health service Resourcefulness • Ability to work in isolation • Ability to work in a team • After hours availability • Ability to access information • Survival skills Dade Smith 2007
Team work skills required • Open communication • Mutual respect • Understanding of each other’s role and function • Acknowledging and utilising the expertise of other team members
Individual Skills required • Advanced clinical skills • Ability to deal with emergencies • Understanding Public Health • Working within a Primary Health Care framework • Work with multicultural groups. • Cross cultural communication Janie Dade Smith 2007
Survival Skills • Confidentiality. • Understanding, acknowledging and accepting community expectations. • Maintaining professional and personal boundaries. Dade Smith 2007
Skills in Rural and Remote Areas. • Understand • legal, ethical and scope of practice issues • and accept professional limitations • Ability • to access and utilise professional development opportunities • conduct local research Dade Smith 2007
Roles & Responsibilities • Communicate • Utilise resources effectively • Monitor and evaluate • Participate in change management • Support and mentoring Chronic Disease Guidelines 2007
Service Delivery • Health teams members work collaboratively • Mutually respectful framework • Practitioners need to be aware of and practice within their scope • Roles of other team members need to be clear.
Conflict resolution • Essential for a functioning team • Team and team leader need to be able to resolve conflict professionally • Skills required for effective conflict resolution will be discussed in session 4 of this unit.
Learning Activity Please complete the learning activity 1