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Director of Clinical Training – Department of Health, Tasmania

Department of Health, Tasmania

Department of Health, Tasmania
Launceston, TAS

Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Launceston, TAS
Application Close Date: 17/05/2024

Where you’ll be working

The Department of Health is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of patients, clients and the Tasmanian community through a sustainable, high quality and safe health system. We value leading with purpose, being creative and innovative, acting with integrity, being accountable and being collegial.

The Department of Health is committed to improving the way we work with vulnerable people, in particular implementing strategies and actions to promote child safety and wellbeing, empower, and prevent harm to children and young people.

The Department upholds the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights in our practice and is committed to the safeguarding and protection of the welfare and rights of all people, particularly those that may be at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. We place emphasis on the provision of culturally safe, respectful, and inclusive care that is responsive to diverse needs.

About the Role

Manage the postgraduate medical education and training program and prevocational workforce within the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) and ensure that this is in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Medical Council (AMC) through the Postgraduate Medical Education Council of Tasmania (PMCT). This includes liaison with specialist colleges and the University of Tasmania.

The Director of Clinical Training is responsible for:

  • Managing the delivery and oversight of postgraduate prevocational medical education and training programs within the LGH as required.
  • Maintaining AMC accreditation standards within this program.
  • Monitoring and developing junior doctor performance and learning.
  • Junior doctor recruitment and retention.
  • Champion a child safe culture that upholds the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. The Department is committed to the safety, wellbeing, and empowerment of all children and young people, and expect all employees to actively participate in and contribute to our rights-based approach to care, including meeting all mandatory reporting obligations.
  • Where applicable, exercise delegations in accordance with a range of Acts, Regulations, Awards, administrative authorities and functional arrangements as mandated by Statutory office holders including the Secretary and Head of State Service. The relevant Unit Manager can provide details to the occupant of delegations applicable to this position.
  • Comply at all times with policy and protocol requirements, including those relating to mandatory education, training and assessment.

About You

Essential Skills & Attributes:

  1. Manage the delivery of postgraduate prevocational medical education within the LGH.
  2. Ensure that all activity in this area satisfies the accreditation standards set by the AMC.
  3. Manage recruitment of interns and residents to maintain safe staffing levels.
  4. Establish and maintain communication links with the Postgraduate Medical Education Council of Tasmania, University of Tasmania, and other stakeholders.
  5. Develop and report against performance indicators to determine that staff in the early postgraduate years achieve the educational objectives set down by the Postgraduate Medical Education Council of Tasmania.
  6. Develop a continuous quality improvement process for the delivery of Postgraduate Medical education.
  7. Manage assessment and feedback in the prevocational medical workforce, including performance management as required.
  8. Actively participate in and contribute to the organisation’s Quality & Safety and Work Health & Safety processes, including in the development and implementation of safety systems, improvement initiatives, safeguarding practices for vulnerable people, and related training.
  9. The incumbent can expect to be allocated duties, not specifically mentioned in this document, that are within the capacity, qualifications and experience normally expected from persons occupying positions at this classification level.

More information

For role related queries or questions contact Dr Viney Joshi via or (03) 6777 4796

Applications close: 17 May 2024