QUESTION OF THE WEEK…
What information is important for a Practice Manager to look for in a GPs CV?
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 doctors CV:
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 do not currently hold registration and have passed the AMC MCQ, they will be eligible for Limited Registration and if they have passed both the AMC MCQ and AMC Clinical, they will be eligible for Provisional 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.
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.
Are they an overseas trained doctor? Are they a Permanent Resident or Citizen but not yet a Fellow? If so, they are restricted by 19AB/19AA and you won’t be able to hire them without an exemption if you are located in a Non-DPA/MMM2-7 location.
Do they need sponsorship?
If the doctor is still overseas, be aware that you will need to sponsor their visa. You will also need to hold a Health Workforce Certificate in order to be able to work at your practice.
Please keep in mind that it is unlikely non-DPA locations will be able to obtain a Health Workforce Certificate.
How Can We Help?
Our team offer General Practitioners assistance with finding jobs and a career pathway, and Medical Facilities to find a new Medical Practitioner. We also help with the full application process with AHPRA, RACGP, ACRRM, Department of Health, Medicare including 19AA & 19AB. If we can help, please contact us at [email protected].
People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners, and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.