Tasmanian Rural Generalist Pathway Newsletter - Edition 19

Tasmanian Rural Health Conference 2019

March 23 - 24, 2019

Medical Science Precinct, Hobart

In this edition:

  • Director - Rural Pathways News
  • Tasmanian Rural Health Conference, 23-24 March 2019
  • New Advanced Posts for GP Registrars
  • Congratulations to Dr Rosemary Ramsay
  • PTSD Resources
  • MJA Article by TRGP Graduate
  • Have you completed your FACRRM or FARGP in Tasmania?
  • Current Vacancies
  • Interview Tips
  • Events

Director – Rural Pathways News

October is always a busy month with both of the GP college conferences being held around Australia. If you attended and would like to share any learnings with your colleagues, please write to us with an article to include in the next newsletter.

I was attending professional development in Disaster Management, which is divided into four stages: Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. GPs are involved in every stage. Make sure your practice is ready. The RACGP: managing emergencies and pandemics in general practice guide is a good start.

We are also organising the sessions for the Tasmanian Rural Health Conference - let us know if you have ideas or would like to be involved.

Tasmanian Rural Health Conference, 23-24 March 2019

Save the date for TRHC19 in Hobart!

It will immediately precede the National Rural Health Conference on March 24-27, 2019 in Hobart.

New Advanced Posts for GP Registrars

Palliative Care: now in the south (new) and in the north west!
SOUTH: robyn.thomas@ths.tas.gov.au
NORTH WESTrosemary.ramsay@ths.tas.gov.au

Mental Health: now accredited in the north west!
NORTH WEST: suchita.telang@ths.tas.gov.au

And don’t forget to keep in touch with your GPTT medical educator about your plans. They can help guide you through your training and ensure you meet all your requirements.

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr Rosemary Ramsay

Dr Rosemary Ramsay was awarded the Outstanding Palliative Care Professional at the 2018 Palliative Care Tasmania Awards on 12th October.

In addition to her clinical work, Rosemary was nominated for setting up Additional Skills training for GPs in Palliative Care in the north-west, and her ongoing work advocating for palliative care training in rural and regional Tasmania, including through the current Integrated Rural Training Pipeline Specialist Training Position.

Thank you Rosemary!

PTSD Resources

PTSD has a lifetime prevalence in Australia of 7.2%. Legislation will soon be introduced to change the way PTSD claims for Tasmanian Public Servants will be treated. Some PTSD resources include:

Research article: Cooper, J., Metcalf, O., and Phelps, A. (2014) PTSD - an update for general practitioners, Australian Family Physician 43(11) 754-757.

Online education module: PTSD: A wound of mind and body, by ThinkGP

Online education: At Ease, a program by the Dept of Veterans' Affairs

MJA Article by TRGP Graduate

Shorthouse, M., and Stone, L. (2018) Inequity amplified: climate change, the Australian farmer, and mental health, Med J Aust 209(4) 156-157. doi: 10.5694/mja18.00624

Have you completed your FACRRM or FARGP in Tasmania?

Don't forget to apply for your Tasmanian Rural Generalist Pathway Certificate of Completion. The conference dinner provides opportunity to celebrate these accomplishments.

Interview Tips

When going for a job interview consider the selection criteria or domains of the job. Have 2 examples ready for each criteria of a recent experience from your work.

Use the STAR framework:

  • Situation - what was the situation
  • Task - what needed to be done
  • Action - what did YOU do, be specific
  • Result - what was the outcome

This is an opportunity to show how you have applied skills that may translate into your new role.

Current Vacancies

For THS Registrar Recruitment and other THS/DoH jobs, please visit www.jobs.tas.gov.au

For GP registrar placements through GPTT, please visit GPTT placement process information.

For GP vacancies, please visit HRPlus


The Tasmanian Rural Generalist Pathway Calendar is LIVE!

Email sharee.taylor@health.tas.gov.au to have your event included in the calendar.