Queensland Rural Generalist Leader Program
Queensland Rural Generalists and Trainees in remote and rural service identified leadership development as a high priority at the inaugural Rural Generalist Clinical Forum held in Roma in September 2015. A workshop held during the Forum contributed strong affirmation of QRGP proposed concepts to formalise leadership development for the rural generalist workforce.
In partnership with The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA), the QRGP is embarking on systematically embedding leadership capacity in the Queensland rural generalist workforce via the Queensland Rural Generalist Leader Program. More information is available here.
The QRGP recognises that leadership and management roles are complex, sometimes stressful and very different to clinical service delivery roles. The aim of the Queensland Rural Generalist Leader Program is to develop competence in medical management and a network of mentors to provide advice and, if necessary, coaching for those in and considering taking up leadership positions in remote and rural Queensland. The Program will initially focus on providing leadership development opportunities for those who are Fellowed; in due course work will commence on embedding leadership concepts and opportunities within the Pathway itself.
Leader Program Launch
The Queensland Rural Generalist Leader Program was launched in Toowoomba on 7 December 2016. At the launch a Commitment to Collaborate statement was signed by representatives from the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (DDHHS), Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA), Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Rural.
Dr Denis Lennox, Executive Director Rural and Remote Medical Support, DDHHS; Prof Michael Cleary, President, RACMA; Assoc Prof Ruth Stewart, President, ACRRM; Dr Peter Gillies, Chief Executive, DDHHS; Dr Ayman Shenouda, Chair, RACGP Rural; Dr John Douyere, Medical Director, Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway, DDHHS
Leadership for Clinicians Training Program: Associate Fellow (AFRACMA)
In collaboration with the QRGP, RACMA is developing a customised Leadership for Clinicians Training Program contextualised to the needs of the rural medical workforce in Queensland. The inaugural Training Program will commence in March 2017 and aims to increase the supply of suitably qualified medical leaders who are based in remote and rural settings; have existing remote and rural health care delivery experience; and an understanding of the varying scope of practice of remote and rural health services.
An opportunity is being offered for individuals in the inaugural cohort to undertake the Leadership for Clinicians Training Program with the assistance of a subsidy from the QRGP. We welcome interest from available individuals who meet the entry requirements specified via submission of an application within the time period nominated below.
For more information regarding the Training Program, contact Deanne Bond: