Advance Practice Pathway

Canberra City Health Network comprises a team of over 30 clinicians delivering osteopathy, physiotherapy, massage therapy, exercise physiology, and dietetics service.  CCHN provides allied health treatments to over 600 patients per week. CCHN is proudly partnered with InterHealthcare (IHC). IHC supports over 70 allied health practice partners and over 400 allied health professionals across Australia , making IHC one of the biggest allied health networks in Australia.

We genuinely care – All our clinicians take pride in being a team of like-minded empathetic health professionals who all genuinely care about the health and wellbeing of our patients and our staff. We feel honoured and excited about the role we can play in helping our patients achieve better health outcomes.

Underpinning everything we do is the strong belief that going the extra mile to give our patients and staff the best experience is a true point of difference.

CCHN operates with an open-door policy meaning that any clinician is welcome in another clinician’s room, and that sometimes you will be asked to step out for a moment to consult with another clinician.  This policy provides a safe and supportive environment for our staff and our patients is aimed at encouraging learning and risk mitigation.

At CCHN, we pride ourselves on providing the best service and health outcomes for our patients.  In order to do this, we encourage all practitioners to seek a second opinion if there is any doubt in your mind as to what is happening for that patient.  However, you MUST get a second opinion when you have a patient present with a difficult presentation.

What is the CCHN Advance Practice Pathway (year 3-5)?

  • Allocated individual budget for external CPD
  • Ongoing one on one and group mentoring
  • Monthly in-house CPD (IHC webinars)
  • Ongoing internal CPD (CCHN Face to Face)
  • Ongoing CPD pathways into areas of interest and expertise across our network
  • Open door policy and second opinion policy
  • Regular debriefing opportunities with reflection journals
  • Potential identification and honing of speciality with the support of CCHN

Potential pathways in becoming a senior clinician (year 6+)?

  • Senior highly paid clinician with attractive bonus and incentives
  • Contracted health professional earning a healthy percentage of each consultation
  • Educator with training provided through the IHC education champion network
  • Team leader part of the upper management team of CCHN
  • Entrepreneurial pathway supported by CCHN and IHC

To read more on the CCHN philosophy on enhancing continual learning, especially as a soon to be new graduate of osteopathy, please read this research article by Dr Keri Moore, osteopath, and CCHN Principal Dr BJ Field, osteopath:  Enhancing clinical education in the private practice setting: A case study in osteopathy. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

Please read our commitment to you, our patients and staff in our research developed with the Department of Health and ANU focusing on keeping allied health open during a pandemic: ANU HHRI_Findings_Factsheet_FINAL