For JMOs

This page provides resources for doctors in training to promote healthy lifestyles, workplaces and skills. Resources are found below on the following topics:

 

Junior Doctor Jobs in the ACT Training Region

Looking for information on employment in the ACT? The CRMEC is not an employer of junior doctors in the ACT training region. Junior doctors placed in accredited training terms in the ACT training region are employed through the Canberra Hospital Services, ACT Government. Applications for medical internship are generally accepted prior to June in the year preceding commencement.

Bullying and harassment resources for JMOs

Bullying, harassment and discrimination are ongoing issues in the medical workforce, as they are in many other industries. The CRMEC has a significant role in promoting JMO welfare, and providing resources for JMOs who are experiencing bullying and harassment in the work place. The Council supports change in the culture of medicine and is undertaking various education initiatives to promote solutions and empower JMOs. To support JMOs, the Council has developed a resource on bullying, harassment and discrimination relevant to our training region.

If you have a concern that cannot be resolved in your facility, contact the CRMEC for investigation, support and advice. The following sites are suggested resources for JMOs exposed to workplace bullying and harassment.

Workplace Culture

To facilitate healthy and positive workplace cultures, the CRMEC Education has developed the following resources for JMOs:

Junior Doctor Health and Wellbeing

The JMO Are you OK? website is an initiative of the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (NSW), the Medical Benevolent Association, the AMA Doctors in Training Group, the Resident Medical Officers’ Associations, the Australian Medical Students’ Association, the Clinical Education and Training Institute and the NSW Employee Assistance Program with funding from the Medical Board of NSW (2009).

This website contains self-assessment tools regarding professional quality of life, stress management strategies, discussion of common problems facing JMOs and resources for support and assistance.

South Australia Medical Education and Training bullying and harassment resources 

SAMET have developed a suite of pages addressing bullying and harassment of JMOs. In particular, the present useful strategies for managing workplace bullying on their site “Taking control”.

Australian Human Rights Commission Sexual Harassment resources.

The Australian HRC has information on identifying workplace sexual harassment and outlines procedures for making an official complaint outside of the workplace.

Teaching Resources

To facilitate junior doctors, the CRMEC Education Committee has developed the following resource. The CRMEC Education Committee suggest that doctors in PGY2 and above who are involved in instructing medical students consider the following suggestions for creating positive learning experiences.

Workplace Resources

National Medical Training Advisory Network Fact sheets

The Australian Department of Health have provided fact sheets on workplace modelling (May 2019).

Mandatory notification requirements

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards have published resources as part of their work to support practitioners and the public who engage as part of a notifications process. More information is accessible through AHPRA.

Training during Covid-19

Changes to training requirements and support information has been published for doctors in training:

 

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