Generalist Medical Training Governance Policy

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Generalist Medical Training Governance Policy

Intent

To describe the policy governance arrangements for Generalist Medical Training (GMT), being a program within the College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University that is delivered under contract to the Australian Government as part of the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program.

Scope

This policy applies to all staff, Supervisors, contractors and sub-contractors, and Registrars employed or engaged by JCU in its capacity as a provider of general practice training services under the AGPT Program.

GMT is required to develop and publish local policies that complement the AGPT Program policies.

(Cl 1.8 - Australian General Practice Training Program Policies 2017).

Definitions

“Registrar” means medical practitioners undertaking formal training through the AGPT Program.

“Supervisor” means a vocationally registered general practitioner employed or engaged by the training post and accredited by GMT to deliver training according to the training standards of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and/or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

“GMT policy” in the sole context of JCU’s contract to deliver AGPT services shall include procedures and the term policy or procedure may be used interchangeably on JCU’s GMT website to comply with the AGPT Program requirements.

Policy

  1. GMT is a program delivered by James Cook University.
  2. James Cook University, through the College of Medicine and Dentistry, has additional and specific obligations and responsibilities within its AGPT Program contract with the Australian Government.
  3. JCU is able to make specific policies in relation to matters pertaining to its delivery of the Australian General Practice Training program, including but not limited to:
    1. Registrar management including complaints and grievances
    2. Supervisor and Medical Educator management
    3. Training placement management
  4. JCU policies and procedures for the GMT program are limited in scope to staff, Registrars, Supervisors, contractors and sub-contractors employed or engaged by JCU to support the delivery of the AGPT Program.
  5. GMT policies and procedures shall be consistent with James Cook University policies and procedures. Where an unintended conflict exists between a GMT policy or procedure and a JCU policy or procedure the GMT policy or procedure shall take precedence.  Consistency between JCU and GMT policies and procedures is the responsibility of the College of Medicine and Dentistry.
  6. Where there is a conflict between an AGPT policy and a JCU and/or GMT policy or procedure the AGPT policy or procedure will take precedence.
  1. All GMT policies and procedures must meet the requirements of this GMT Governance Policy. Any GMT policy or procedure that does not meet the requirements of this GMT Governance Policy must be disestablished as soon as practicable.

Related policy and procedure instruments

JCU Policy and Delegations Framework JCU Policy Library

GMT-specific policies and procedures:

  • Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedure
  • Withdrawal from Training Procedure
  • Critical Incident Procedure
  • Part-time Training Policy and Procedure
  • Training Post Assistance and Monitoring Policy and Procedure

Schedules/Appendices

None identified

Related documents and legislation

Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program Policies

Contract between the Australian Government Department of Health and James Cook University for and on behalf of Generalist Medical Training, for the delivery of the AGPT Program.

Administration

NOTE: Printed copies of this policy are uncontrolled, and currency can only be assured at the time of printing. Approval Details

Policy Sponsor

Vice Chancellor

Approval Authority

Council

Date for next Major Review (in accordance with the Policy Handbook)

04/10/2020

Revision History

Version

Approval date

Implementation date

Details

Author

17-1

07/09/2017

04/10/2017

Policy established

QPA/GMT