What important information should a Practice Manager look for in a GP’s CV?

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It’s important to know that a General Practitioner is able to work in your practice before you start contract negotiations. These are some of the most important things to check in a doctor’s CV:

AHPRA Registration

You will need to check that the type of AHPRA Registration they hold/are eligible for is aligned with what your practice is looking for. If they currently have AHPRA registration, that is aligned with your practice, then they may be eligible to work. If they don’t, you can check the different AHPRA Registration levels below to see which they may be eligible.

Limited AHPRA Registration

This is for Doctors who have their AMC Part 1 only (not AMC Part 2). If they do not currently hold registration and have passed the AMC MCQ, they will be eligible for Limited Registration. 

There are two applications for Limited AHPRA Registration-

  • ALPS-30 is the application form ID for Limited AHPRA Registration for Post Graduate Training & Supervised Practice which the doctor is eligible for with AMC Part 1.
  • AANG-30 is the application form ID for Limited AHPRA Registration for Area of Need, which the doctor is eligible for with AMC Part 1 & 3 years assessed GP experience.

Doctors will be required to work under supervision, with this level of registration.

Provisional AHPRA Registration 

This is for Doctors who have completed their AMC Part 1 & AMC Part 2, or who are entering via the Competent Authority Pathway. If they have passed both the AMC MCQ and AMC Clinical, they will be eligible for Provisional Registration.

APRI-30 is the application form ID for Provisional AHPRA Registration. 

Doctors will be required to work under supervision, with this level of registration.

If the General Practitioner does not hold General or Specialist Registration, please keep in mind that they will require supervision and you will need to have 2 VR doctors onsite willing to provide supervision at Level 1. If you cannot possibly provide 2 supervisors, 1 primary supervisor may oversee the IMG with the right supervision plan.

General AHPRA Registration

The Doctor can obtain General AHPRA 3 ways-

  • Complete AMC Part 1 & AMC Part 2 (or be on the Competent Authority Pathway) in a hospital job, completing the mandatory rotations in Medical, Surgical & ED.  
  • Complete AMC Part 1 & AMC Part 2 (or be on the Competent Authority Pathway) in a GP job, and have 12 months of supervised practice.  
  • Complete AMC Part 1 & WBA

Doctors are not required to work under supervision, with this level of registration.

Specialist AHPRA Registration 

The Doctor is eligible for Specialist AHPRA Registration if they have completed Fellowship Exams & Requirements, or completed the Specialist Pathway and its requirements. 

Doctors are not required to work under supervision, with this level of registration.

Prior Experience

It’s important to look over their previous General Practice experience. If they have never worked as a GP, it might be best to have them working with at least one experienced GP who can guide them. There is also a risk that AHPRA will not approve their application if they have not worked in Australia previously.

Restrictions

Check if they are under any restrictions.

Doctors are restricted by 19AB if they:

  • Did not complete their degree in Australia or New Zealand
  • Enrolled into their degree in Australia whilst they were a temporary resident

Doctors are required to be on a 3GA program if they:

  • Are a Non VR
  • Have Australian Permanent Residency or Citizenship
  • Need to access Medicare benefits

Do they need sponsorship?

If a Doctor does not have a valid visa to work in Australia, or Australian residency then their visa will need to be sponsored.


Note: The information presented above has been gathered from the AHPRA website and has been updated as of 2023-11-21.

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We provide Document Assistance for those requiring support for their PESCI with IME, ACRRM or RACGP, registration and all other mandatory AHPRA requirements, fellowship program related forms and letters, application for Medicare provider and prescriber numbers, application for 19AB or 19AA exemptions and preparation of employment documents.

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