Queensland Palliative Medicine Advanced Training Pathway
The Queensland Palliative Medicine Advanced Training Pathway manages applications for advanced trainee positions from eligible applicants undertaking either Palliative Medicine Advanced Training OR a Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine.
To ensure applications are considered by the Palliative Medicine Selection Committee, applicants must complete the preference section of the main RMO Campaign application correctly.
To become an advanced trainee in Palliative Medicine, you must meet all of the following requirements:
- be a Medical Practitioner registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- have completed basic training through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) or hold a fellowship in one of the following Colleges or Faculties:
- Anaesthetics (FRANZCA)
- General Practice (FRACGP / FRNZCGP)
- Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FIJFICM)
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FRANZCOG)
- Pain Medicine (FFPMANZCA)
- Psychiatry (FRANZCP)
- Radiation Oncology (FRANZCR)
- Rehabilitation Medicine (FAFRM)
- Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM)
- Surgery (FRACS)
- have formal prospective approval of advanced training from the Palliative Medicine Education Committee (PMEC)(visit AChPM website for further information and to apply for prospective approval of training)
Diploma of Palliative Medicine
The Clinical Diploma in Palliative Medicine is a 6 month qualification designed to encourage medical practitioners to spend time in palliative medicine as part of their vocational training and continuing professional development.
Palliative Medicine Advanced Training
The Pathway was introduced to:
- optimise training opportunities for Palliative Medicine in Queensland
- improve linkage of trainee educational needs with available training experience including placement opportunities
- improve access to key training experiences e.g. Cancer Care setting
- enhance educational value of training by adopting a preferred rotation sequence structure
- build on existing educational activities and improve quality of training in Palliative Medicine throughout Queensland.
How to apply
Applicants seeking an advanced training or diploma position should review the following information:
- the eligibility criteria above
- the Palliative Medicine training information (PDF 104KB)
- the Palliative Medicine Registrar job description (PDF 102KB)
- the Palliative Medicine preferencing guide (PDF 179KB) complete and submit an application through the Queensland Health RMO Campaign including the Queensland Palliative Medicine Advanced Training Pathway section on the online RMO application.
Training placements are usually six months in duration, however in some cases may be up to 12 months. The following facilities and services are accredited for training and contribute to the integrated pathway.
- The Townsville Hospital (PDF 51KB)
- Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (PDF 57KB)
- Mater Health Services Brisbane (PDF 54KB)
- Metro South Palliative Care (PDF 65KB)
- Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (PDF 63KB)
- Redcliffe Hospital (PDF 56KB)
- St Vincent’s Brisbane (PDF 54KB)
- Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (PDF 72KB)
- The Prince Charles Hospital (PDF 58KB)
- Wesley Hospital (PDF 62KB)
Interview, selection and offer dates
The recruitment and selection process will comply with relevant Queensland Health policies including the principles of equal employment opportunity. All applications to the pathway will be reviewed by the Palliative Medicine Selection Committee. The committee uses assessment criteria to determine eligibility and suitability of applicants for appointment to pathway positions.
Interview notification: Mid August 2017
Interview date: Wednesday 23 August 2017
Interview location: Qld RACP Boardroom, Suite 20
Level 3, Royal Brisbane Place
17 Bowen Bridge Road, Herston
Notification of offers: Late September
Appointments (employment contracts) will be arranged by the facility at which the trainee is allocated. Continuation on the pathway will be subject to a satisfactory performance review.
All Palliative Medicine advanced training or Palliative Medicine Diploma enquiries, including position enquiries should be directed to:
Dr Carol Douglas
Palliative Medicine Training Pathway Oversight Committee
College training enquiries to the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (AChPM):
Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (AChPM) Training
AChPM Education Officer
Ph: +61 2 8247 6296
Fax: +61 2 9256 9698