“We support Calvary’s ongoing mission to ensure its workforce is at the forefront of evidence-based healthcare and best practices. We look forward to building on our strong history together to further develop training and education opportunities for Calvary staff and Sydney students.
The partnership will facilitate opportunities for Calvary staff to undertake continuing professional development programs, such as short courses, micro-degrees or postgraduate programs.
The two organizations will explore ways to tailor these offerings to Calvary’s needs as a large healthcare provider. Calvary has over 18,000 employees operating in a network of public and private hospitals, 72 residential care and retirement communities and 19 community care service centers.
The University and Calvary will also explore a potential academy where each organization will use its education expertise to develop a portfolio of educational opportunities tailored to the needs of Calvary staff at all stages of their professional learning lives.
University students in health or biomedical science programs will also have the opportunity to undertake clinical placements at Calvary to demonstrate how their theoretical learning can be implemented, gain vital professional experience and better prepare them for work.
The two organizations will also explore opportunities for collaboration on research and the translation and implementation of science into the clinic.
“Calvary is committed to providing quality, responsive and compassionate healthcare, and this strategic partnership with the University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine and Health supports our vision to harness and develop a workforce innovative work to pursue models of care that respond to emerging health and social needs. of the communities we serve,” said Calvary National CEO Martin Bowles.
“Today’s signing of this Memorandum of Understanding combines our mutual interests to explore opportunities that further enhance Calvary’s existing team members with bespoke professional development, and engage our workforce of the future through to clinical placements and collaboration in research, translation and implementation science.
“The MoU further strengthens Calvary’s existing relationship with the University of Sydney in research, including StepUp for Dementia Research, and we look forward to further developing these opportunities.”