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Clinical Education Excellence Awards

Nominations now open!

The Clinical Education Excellence Awards recognise outstanding clinical educators in allied health, nursing and medical education at the Princess Alexandra Hospital who make a difference to students, colleagues or patients.

Award for Excellence Allied Health Education

This prestigious award is presented to exemplary allied health clinicians employed by the Princess Alexandra Hospital who provide clinical education to allied health staff and students, in addition to their clinical duties. Allied health clinicians strive for continuous improvement in access to, and quality of clinical education for pre-entry students, new graduates and staff.  They employ a range of evidence based clinical education strategies underpinned by the principles of sustainability, consistency, efficiency and collaboration.

Nomination criteria

Within the last 12 months the nominee has demonstrated a significant contribution to clinical education at the Princess Alexandra Hospital through:

  • The development of evidence-informed education opportunities to meet students and/or staff learning needs.
  • The use of evidence-informed techniques to develop knowledge and skills.
  • A commitment to ongoing support for the translation of learning in to practice.
  • A commitment to staff or students learning and professional development.
  • Connecting the learning and development to the provision of safe quality patient care.
  • A commitment to promotion of key learning outcomes to intra- and inter-professional colleagues.
  • A commitment to interprofessional practice.
  • Acknowledge the need for sustainability of learning outcomes.
  • A demonstrated capability to engage key stakeholders to maximise outcomes.

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Award for Excellence Nursing Education

The Award for Excellence in Nursing Education was first offered in 2009 in line with the Medical and Allied Health Award for Excellence in Education. This prestigious award was developed to recognise a nurse who has made a significant contribution to nursing education through their educational commitment to patients, colleagues and/or students. In addition, it recognises a nurse who is an outstanding role model and has had a positive influence on their team.

Nomination criteria

  • Employed as a nurse at Princess Alexandra Hospital.
  • Demonstrates a high level of commitment to their profession in the area of education.
  • Is recognised as an outstanding nurse whose education makes a significant difference to any of the following: nursing students, colleagues or patients.
  • Is recognised by colleagues as an outstanding role model.
  • Has a positive influence on their colleagues/team.

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Award for Excellence Medical Education

This prestigious and long-standing award has been presented to exemplary teachers who have supported junior medical staff at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) over the last 29 years. At PAH, medical education for our junior medical staff is recognised as a priority. This award recognises excellence in clinical teaching and enthusiasm in fostering a culture of learning and practitioner development. The award recipient and nominees are acknowledged as exemplar clinical teachers who go above and beyond to educate and guide the future generations of doctors.

Nomination criteria

  • Employed as a registrar, consultant or senior medical officer at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

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  • Nominations open: Monday 1 July 2024
  • Nominations close: 5pm Friday 26 July 2024

2023 winners

Winners were announced during the Awards Ceremony on Friday 25 August 2023 and each received a $1,000 professional development bursary.

  • Award for Excellence in Allied Health Education: Jennifer Lethlean, Speech Pathology, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Award for Excellence in Nursing Education: Zara Connley, Nurse Educator, Internal Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Award for Excellence in Medical Education: Dr Jack Lockett, Endocrinology, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Last updated 1 July 2024
Last reviewed 1 July 2024