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DEMTs are the principal contact point for trainees at their training site.
As a DEMT you have a number of important roles including involvement in educational supervision, In-Training Assessments (ITAs) and assisting trainees and coordinating rotations.
Please note: a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College for Physicians (FRACP) can also apply to be a DEMT in a dedicated Paediatric Emergency Medicine site.
Before applying to become a DEMT, firstly talk to your Director of Emergency Medicine (DEM) who will need to support your nomination to the role. The Regional Censor will discuss your suitability for a DEMT role with you via a phone call, before making a recommendation to the College to accept your application.
As a DEMT you are responsible for all trainees at your training site, regardless of whether they are working in the emergency department (ED) or rotated to non-ED posts.
The key facts about conducting In-Training Assessments:
DEMTs have access to an online support network through eLearning, which also includes a number of useful resources.
The online support network allows you to discuss the role and responsibilities with your fellow DEMTs from every other training site in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. In addition, ACEM also run DEMT face-to-face workshops throughout Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
Face-to-face workshops are held throughout the year and provide valuable information on DEMT feedback principles and ACEM training policies and processes. They are also an opportunity to discuss issues and best practices with your fellow DEMTs.
The ACEM training team also officer an optional orientation phone call a few weeks after an appointment have come into effect for any follow up on processes, IT navigation etc.
A Local WBA Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to work alongside supervising consultants to facilitate the completion of EM-WBAs at their site.
Before applying to become a Local WBA Coordinator, firstly talk to your Director of Emergency Medicine (DEM), and one of (if multiple) the Directors of Emergency Medical Training (DEMT) at your site who will need to support your nomination to the role. The Regional Censor or Regional Deputy Censor may also discuss your suitability for a Local WBA Coordinator role with you via a phone call, before making a recommendation to the College to accept your application.
As a Local WBA Coordinator, your responsibilities include:
Local WBA Coordinators have access to an online support network through eLearning, which also includes a number of useful resources including the Local WBA Coordinator Handbook.
The online support network allows you to discuss the role and responsibilities with your fellow Local WBA Coordinators from every other training site in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
Face-to-face and online workshops are held throughout the year and provide valuable information about the latest ACEM training policies and processes, as well as giving you an opportunity to take part in a range of activities and exercises that can help you perform the role successfully. They are also an opportunity to discuss relevant issues and best practices with fellow Local WBA Coordinators.
The ACEM WBA Team offer new Local WBA Coordinators an optional orientation phone call for a detailed look at processes, IT navigation etc. The team are also available for support via phone and email throughout your tenure in the role.
Every Special Skills Placement (Category A or T) will have a nominated supervisor. This person is required to have qualifications and credentials within the discipline. On the discretion of the Accreditation Subcommittee, supervisors with extensive experience and expertise in the relevant special skills discipline will be accepted as having equivalent skill srequired to be an approved supervisor for the SSP. For Category A placements, SSP Supervisors should also be familiar with any specific criteria related to their role as outlined in the relevant SSP Guideline for their discipline.
You can find all the relevant guidelines on the Training Site Accreditation page.
The SSP supervisors must be employed at a minimum of 0.3 FTE at the site.
To be added as a Special Skills Supervisor to an established Special Skills post, please email a recent C.V to [email protected] with the details of the post. This review process can take three-to-four weeks so it is recommended CVs be sent in prospectively where possible.