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Registrar- Medical Education and Wellbeing – Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Registrar- Medical Education and Wellbeing – Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Company: Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service
Location: Rockhampton, QLD
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 07/12/2021
Job Contact:

Professor Alan Sandford

(07) 4325 6859


Employment Type: Full-time and Part-time
Location: Rockhampton, QLD
Application Close Date: 23/01/2022

Where you’ll be working

CQ Health provides public health services across Central Queensland, in hospitals and in the community. CQ Health is a statutory body governed by our Board. We serve a growing population of approximately 250,000 people and employ more than 3,700 staff, treating more than 700,000 patients each year. The health service has a diverse geographic footprint, ranging from regional cities to remote townships in the west and beachside communities along the coast.

The establishment of the Central Queensland and Wide Bay Regional Medical Pathway (the Pathway) is an exciting program of work which is pivotal in addressing the challenges experienced by the Wide Bay and Central Queensland communities because of medical workforce shortages in the setting of the rural-metro maldistribution of medical officers, at all appointment levels.

About the Role

The Medical Education & Wellbeing Registrar will be a key member of the Regional Medical Pathway (RMP) project team and is an accreditable RACMA training position, which will report to the Director of Medical Academic Development (DMAD). This new position will support of the objectives of the RMP, which is an initiative supported by all levels of government and medical leadership.

The Medical Education & Wellbeing Registrar will work collaboratively as a member of the RMP Project
team and with the Medical Academic Development/Medical Education Unit teams to perform the following

  • Work across the CQHHS under the guidance of the Medical Academic Development Unit and alongside the MEU’s, Medical Workforce Support Unit, the Office of the EDMS and the UQ Regional Training Hub, to develop, refine and/or implement strategies to attract and maintain a medical workforce in the medical pre-vocational and vocational space.
  • Support the Directors of Clinical Training (DCTs) and the Medical Education Units (MEUs) in the development and planning of education activities in keeping with the objectives of the RMP.
  • Advise, assist and contribute to the delivery of professional development for prevocational medical officers.
  • Liaise and collaborate with UQ Regional Clinical Unit’s RMP team.
  • Contribute to the building of education capacity in the clinical context (including research) for prevocational programs, and vocational programs where appropriate).
  • Advise, expand and improve the career planning, vocational guidance, wellbeing, nurturing, mentoring and candidate patronage for CQHHS pre-vocational and vocational medical officers.
  • Work with the DMAD and the Specialist Colleges to expand Regional training opportunities and accreditation.
  • Provide support and advice with the development, coordination, promotion and optimization of the educational experience for pre-vocational medical officers, in liaison with the DCT, MEU, medical supervisors in the clinical units, Medical Workforce Support Unit, the Medical Education Committee (MEC) and any other relevant internal or external stakeholders (e.g. accrediting bodies).
  • Assist with the development of a supervisory and supportive framework for trainee doctors regarding their performance, including liaising with clinical staff and providing feedback.
  • Advise and assist in the planning and support and implementation of a Wellbeing Program for medical trainees across all cohorts.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in accordance with the Queensland Public Service and CQ Health values.
  • Actively participate in the Performance Appraisal and Development (PAD) process and engage in continuous learning and workplace improvement and innovation.
  • Understand your broad responsibility for safety and quality in healthcare, actively participate in continuous quality and safety improvement activities within the workplace and notify a relevant clinical or non-clinical responsible officer when concerns exist about workplace or patient safety.
  • The provision of a healthy and safe environment within the health service is everyone’s responsibility.
  • Carry out work in accordance with prescribed practices and procedures and in a manner, that will not create health and safety hazards for yourself or others in the workplace.


About You

Mandatory qualification/s: Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and proof of
General Medical registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Certified
copies of the required information must be provided to the appropriate supervisor/manager, prior to the
commencement of clinical duties.

  • Membership to the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators.
  • Preferably 3 years post-graduate clinical experience (RACMA accreditation requires a minimum 3 years).
  • Ability to plan and support the integration of the Regional Medical Pathway students/candidates including legislation, pathways, and accreditation for trainee doctors in line with best practice principles.
  • Demonstrated sound judgement and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional education and development, including maintenance of professional knowledge.
  • Demonstrated willingness to teach others, including interns, trainee medical officers and medical students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in an approach to care and service provision.
  • High level verbal, written and electronic communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work and liaise with trainee and senior medical staff, and other health professionals.
  • Demonstrated theoretical knowledge, practical skills and ethical behavior required of a medical practitioner.
  • Commitment to the principles of quality improvement, patient safety and clinical governance.


More information

Enquiries:  Professor Alan Sandford at 07 4920 6332

Job Ad Reference: QLD/RK1L399608

Applications closes: 23rd of January 2022


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