If a GP has under 6 months of GP experience and is applying to MDRAP, then they will require Supervision to be placed on the program.
I HAVE GENERAL REGISTRATION WITH AHPRA, DOES THIS STANDARD APPLY TO ME?
Even if you have General Registration, you will be required to have a Supervisor if you have under 6 months of GP experience. This is a requirement MDRAP have put into place for the program and is not just related to AHPRA Supervision.
HOW LONG WILL I NEED TO BE SUPERVISED FOR?
MDRAP requires a GP to be supervised for 12 months. For the 1st month of practice, you will be under Level 1 Supervision as defined by the AHPRA Supervision Guidelines.
After the 1st month, the Supervisor can evaluate the GP’s level of competence and increase the Level of Supervision as appropriate if the GP is under General Registration.
If you are under Limited or Provisional Registration, you must continue to work within the conditions set by AHPRA for the Level of Supervision and your time being Supervised if it goes over 12 months.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN LEVEL 1 SUPERVISION?
As set by AHPRA, on Level 1 Supervision you will be required to oblige by the following:
- Supervisor must be physically present in the practice 100% of the time when the GP is practicing.
- GP must consult their Supervisor about the management of patients at the time of the consultation and prior to the patient leaving the practice.
DOES MY SUPERVISOR NEED TO SUBMIT A REPORT TO MDRAP?
The GP is expected to provide a copy of their supervision report that has been prepared by the Supervisor and themselves to the relevant Rural Workforce Agency within 4 weeks of completing the Level 1 Supervision.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU:
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