One of the most significant transitions in a graduate’s career is the move from student life into a role as a qualified health professional. The Interprofessional Graduate Program offers a structured program for allied health new graduates to explore the importance of collaborative practice, and to enhance clinicians’ skills and confidence in working in teams. The benefits of collaborative practice include the capacity to optimize team members’ strengths, share case management, reduce stress on health workers by engendering support and trust, enhance job satisfaction and provide better services to the community.
The Program is designed to complement the induction and supervision already available to new staff within each discipline and to support an interprofessional approach to graduates. It is an opportunity to welcome and induct new staff and to give them a sense of the culture and expectations of the organisation.