Queensland Nephrology Advanced Training Pathway
2018 will be the third year in Queensland that the Advanced Training in Nephology will be offered through a centralised recruitment process. This is a statewide process and is supported by the Renal Heads of Department with advanced training accredited positions.
This centralised pathway will allow successful applicants to be supported through a 3 year training program including 1 year guaranteed training in a transplant service. There still remain opportunities to be an advanced trainee in nephrology medicine in Queensland outside of this process.
Applicants that are not successful securing a position on the centralised pathway are still eligible for existing advanced training accredited positions that are within Queensland using this process. However a position on a transplant service will not be guaranteed. Applicants can reapply every year to secure a position on the training pathway.
To be eligible to apply for an advanced training position, applicants must:
- a current advanced trainee in Nephrology
- a new applicant:
- registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- in the process of completing the FRACP clinical examination or successfully completed the FRACP clinical examination and
- have an interest in Nephrology
How to apply
Applicants seeking an advanced training position should review the following information:
- the Nephrology how to guide
- the Nephrology preferencing guide
- complete and submit an application through the Queensland Health RMO Campaign including completing the Queensland Nephology Advanced Training Pathway section on the application.
The online application captures information to assess your eligibility and suitability for pathway selection and therefore must be complete.
All supporting documentation must be uploaded electronically and referees consulted prior to completing the online application. Referee reports are generated and emailed to nominated referees automatically once this section is completed via the online application.
Accredited training sites:
- Cairns Hospital
- Gold Coast University Hospital
- Greenslopes Hospital
- Logan Hospital
- Princess Alexandra Hospital
- Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
- Sunshine Coast University Hospital
- Toowoomba Hospital
- Townsville Hospital
Interview, selection and offer dates
The recruitment and selection process will comply with relevant Queensland Health human resource policies including the principles of equal employment opportunity. All applications to the pathway will be reviewed by the Oversight Committee. The committee uses assessment criteria to determine eligibility and suitability of applicants for appointment to pathway positions within Queensland Health.
The selection process will be a panel interview with the Directors (or delegates) of each hospital. Positions will be allocated primarily according to ranking during interview and other mitigating circumstances.
Applicants to be advised of interview: 8 August 2017
Clinical assessment results: 10 August 2017
Interview date: 17 August 2017 (amended 3.07.17)
Applicant notification: end of August 2017
Statewide Renal Clinical Network coordinator