About HMED Academy

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HMED Academy was created to support busy Practice Managers and Business owners to assist in meeting the training needs of the clinic staff.

Our learning management system is designed around meeting accreditation and adhering to evidence-based practice within your health setting.

Our software gives you the ability to monitor exactly where your team is competent and where you may need to deploy resources and training.

If you have a new Receptionist or existing Nurses we have content to cover all skill levels within the healthcare setting.

Our self-paced software provides you with total visibility across your team’s lessons, quiz results and final score. This level of transparency across your teams skill-set will allow you to provide genuine training and support in the areas needed.

HMED Academy is an initiative of HMED Consult and was created by a team of industry professionals made up of Nurses, Accreditation Specialist, Medical Consultants and Practice Management Specialist with over 80 years of combined knowledge.

Should you have any questions or would like to see a specific topic added please get in touch.

Our team

Julian De Maria (MClinEd, BN, Cert IV TAE, ACN)

Julian De Maria - HMED AcademyJulian trained in Brisbane and graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, and in his first year as an RN, headed to New Zealand to work in the Invercargill Base Hospital.

The following year, Julian returned to Brisbane and continued his nursing practice at the Prince Charles Hospital, and while specialising in Cardiothoracic nursing developed a deep passion for education and training within the clinical setting, soon finding his niche as a Clinical Facilitator of undergraduate student nurses.

Continuing on his journey for promoting better bed-side care through staff development initiatives, Julian decided to undertake a master’s degree in Clinical Education, and has since held positions such as Nurse Education Coordinator, Manager of Education Services and the Director of Clinical Services position at St Vincent’s Private Hospital where he successfully led the team through the EQuIPNational Organisation Wide Survey through the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.

Working for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service in Brisbane, Julian headed up a Safety & Quality team who he led through a successful organisation wide accreditation against the national Aged Care Quality standards.

Julian is driven to see all people, regardless of race, creed or colour, have appropriate access to individualised, exceptional care and treatment where they are included in the decisions of their care journey.

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Stacy Kambouris (Bach Health: Nursing , Assessor RACGP 5th edition, NSQHS 2nd edition, National workshop presenter and Consultant)

Stacy Kambouris is an experienced AGPAL and QIP assessor/surveyor and has been in the health and medical sector for over 25 years, holding positions as a registered nurse from practising in a clinical setting through to health care management and policy development.

Through his varied roles, he has developed a strong range of skills and comprehensive experience in organisational quality management frameworks and consulting in large and small health orientated organisations.

With a strong focus of creating a culture of quality within organisations, Stacy has assisted numerous organisations with meeting varying health care standards and maintaining accreditation through regular auditing and quality improvement frameworks.

He has had the opportunity to experience various health care settings, which include medical centres, day surgeries, general hospitals, detention centres, prisons, aged care, Community Health Centres and allied health facilities.

Stacy has a vast knowledge of the application of various standards in health care settings, allowing an understanding of how to apply standards in various environments to improve patient safety and quality of care.

His passion is promoting consumer engagement with reference to the Australian Charter for Healthcare Rights ensuring Governance and clinical systems are in place to promote safety through infection control, medication safety and clinical collaboration.

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George Sotiris

George comes from the AMA Queensland where he worked with the Workplace Relations Department for over 9 years, graduating from Griffith University School of Business with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Employment Relations and Human Resources.

George advises private medical practices on all aspects of employment, including Award compliance, drafting of employment contracts, managing the employment lifecycle and advice on exiting employees.

As a health industry specialist, George is familiar with all the relevant legislation applicable to private practice, including The Fair Work Act, various modern awards and the Work Health and Safety Act. This important role provides accurate advice to members to reduce the potential risk of workplace claims.

Although he enjoys all aspects of this complex environment, George particularly likes working directly with practices to provide support and ensure compliance which leads to better outcomes for doctors and their staff.

George provides advice on various industrial and employment relations matters, including:

  • Managing the employment life cycle;
  • Bullying, harassment and discrimination;
  • Workshop, training and seminar presenting;
  • Long service leave calculations;
  • Representing members against Fair Work Claims;
  • Interpretation of various awards, legislation and agreements; and,
  • Negotiation of enterprise agreements

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