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Advanced Trainee

Some specialist medical colleges vocational training programs have a basic and an advanced training component, e.g. Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). An Advanced Trainee has completed the basic training component of the program. At the end of specialist training the trainee will obtain specialist qualifications given by the College and be able to practise as a specialist with rebateable services through Medicare.

Award classification: Resident Medical Officer to Registrar

Award: Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award

Letter of employment type: Streamed or Streamed Network

Basic Trainee

Some specialist medical college vocational training programs have a basic and an advanced training component, e.g. Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). Basic training is the entry point for specialist training and must be completed before progressing to advanced training.

Award classification: Resident Medical Officer to Registrar

Award: Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award

Letter of employment type: Streamed or Streamed Network

Basic Physician Trainee

A Trainee undertaking the basic training component of the vocational training program for Physicians. This must be completed before progressing to
advanced training.

Award classification: Resident Medical Officer to Registrar

Award: Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award

Letter of employment type: Streamed Network

Hospitalist

Hospitalists are generalist doctors who have a specific position description requiring clinical work within or across specialist streams, coordination of medical care, especially for complex patients, and an organisational role in the provision of quality clinical services. This position may only exist if there is an established position as approved by the employer (an approved position on the staffing establishment).

Award classification: Hospitalist

Award: Public Hospital Career Medical Officers (State) Award

Letter of employment type: CMO/Hospitalist

Interns or Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1)

Interns or Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) - are entry level doctors who are provisionally registered by the Medical Board of Australia to undertake the required 12 month period of supervised training before being eligible to be granted general medical registration. To be eligible for internship the doctor must be a graduate of an Australian or New Zealand Medical school that has been accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) (NB all Australian universities are accredited). Interns are allocated to prevocational training networks by the NSW Health Education & Training Institute (HETI).

Prevocational training networks are made up of a number of hospitals. Only hospitals that are accredited by HETI can belong to the training network and therefore employ interns. During the 12 month period interns rotate through five terms across the different hospitals in the training network and must complete at least one term in each of Medicine, Surgery and Emergency Medicine. Internship is a supervised year. Interns are attached to a clinical team and will have day-to-day supervision by a more senior JMOs in the team. The Specialist Consultants have overall responsibility for supervision of the medical staff in their clinical team, including interns.

Award classification: Intern

Award: Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award

Letter of employment type: Intern Rural or Intern Allocated

Provisional Fellow

An Advanced Trainee who is usually in their later years of a specialist training program. They may have completed some or all of the specialist training exam/s. They may be waiting to be accepted as a Fellow to their specialist College.

Award classification: Resident Medical Officer to Registrar

Award: Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award

Letter of employment type: Streamed or Streamed Network

Provisional Trainee

Suitable for individuals who are planning to enter a Vocational Training Program that requires a provisional year component

Award classification: Resident Medical Officer to Registrar

Award: Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award

Letter of employment type: Streamed or Streamed Network

Resident Medical Officer

This is a medical officer who has completed internship and registration with the Medical Board of Australia. They work in a clinical team and are supervised by the senior JMOs in the team and consultants. NB: Some RMOs may also be specialist trainees on a specialist training program.

Award classification: Resident Medical Officer

Award: Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award

Letter of employment type: Streamed or Unstreamed or Streamed Network or Unstreamed Network

Rural Generalist

The NSW Rural Generalist Training program is a state-wide training program with the aim to produce doctors who are general practitioners with advanced skills able to deliver services to rural communities.

Upon completion of the training program trainees will hold Fellowship of either the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) or the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and at least one advanced skill. To be eligible for the program the trainee must already be a GP trainee or applying for GP training at the time of application and be enrolled as a GP in training by the commencement of the Rural Generalist Training Program.

Award classification: Resident Medical Officer to Registrar

Award: Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award

Letter of employment type: Streamed Network

Senior Registrar

A medical officer who has obtained fellowship of an Australian specialty college, provided also that the fellowship is in the speciality in which the medical officer is employed, and that the medical officer is occupying a position of Senior Registrar in an established position as approved by the employer (an approved position on the staffing establishment).

Award classification: Senior Registrar

Award: Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award

Letter of employment type: Unstreamed or Unstreamed Network

Senior Resident Medical Officer (SRMO)

Generally these medical officers are not yet in a specialist training program. They may work in one specific area or they, like more junior residents may rotate across a range of different medical specialities. They may supervise interns or RMO1, and will always be supervised by and responsible to a Consultant. They may or may not be supervised by a more senior medical officer (depending on structure of the clinical team) NB: Some SRMOs may also be specialist trainees on a specialist-training program

Award classification: Resident Medical Officer

Award: Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award

Letter of employment type: Streamed or Unstreamed or Streamed Network or Unstreamed Network

Trainee

Is a medical officer seeking to become medical specialists and has been accepted by a specialist medical college or General Practice Education & Training (GPET) for the purposes of completing the vocational training program leading to specialist qualifications. These JMOs undertake their training with the relevant medical college whilst being employed by NSW Health. Specialist training programs often have a basic (minimum 2 years) and advanced (up to 6 years) training component to the program. This term would be used for Trainees in a specialist medical college vocational training program that does not have basic and an advanced training component.

Award classification: Resident Medical Officer to Registrar

Award: Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award

Letter of employment type: Streamed or Streamed Network

Unaccredited Trainee

A medical officer who is not in a specialist training program. In most cases they undertake some duties in common with a Trainee. They may have access to the hospital training program for trainees though not the medical college training programs.

Award classification: Resident Medical Officer to Registrar

Award: Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award

Letter of employment type: Unstreamed or Unstreamed Network

Clinical Superintendent

A medical officer who has responsibility for administrative functions of a clinical service such as Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology with a clinical component. The medical officer would usually hold the first part of the relevant College specialist qualifications or may be in their final year of training.

This position is not a JMO position, but traditionally may have been recruited to as part of the JMO recruitment campaign. This position may only exist if there is an established position as approved by the employer (an approved position on the staffing establishment).

Award classification: Clinical Superintendent

Award: Public Hospital Medical Superintendents (State) Award

Letter of employment type: Unstreamed or Unstreamed Network

Page Updated: Wednesday 1 July 2020