All registrars require a supervisor, who will typically be a Fellow of RNZCUC (unless another is approved by the Education Committee).  Supervisors are a key component of the urgent care training programme. They are:

  • Mentors, offering advice and ideas and sharing their knowledge of the training programme.
  • Coaches, encouraging and challenging the registrar to develop.
  • Trainers, passing on clinical skills.
  • Role models, demonstrating professionalism.
  • Assessors, providing feedback to the registrar and the College on the registrar’s performance.

Registrars and supervisors should read the supervision policy. Should there be any conflict with the information on this page and the supervision policy, the latter takes precedence.

 

When supervising junior registrars[1], the supervisor:

  • Works at the same site as the registrar.
  • Conducts at least six formal one-on-one face-to-face supervision meetings totalling six hours per year. These may be conducted by videoconference.
  • Works on-site at the same time as the registrar for at least six hours per week.
    • The supervisor may, with Education Committee permission, delegate on-site supervision to another RNZCUC-approved doctor (typically another urgent care Fellow, or Fellow in emergency medicine or rural hospital medicine, or with similar training and experience). In all cases, the delegating supervisor retains overall responsibility for supervision.

When supervising senior registrars[2], the supervisor:

  • Works at the same site as the registrar OR, subject to RNZCUC approval, delegates the on-site supervision to another RNZCUC-approved doctor (typically another urgent care Fellow, or Fellow in emergency medicine or rural hospital medicine, or with similar training and experience). In all cases, the delegating supervisor retains overall responsibility for supervision.
  • Conducts at least six formal one-on-one face-to-face supervision meetings totalling six hours per year. These may be conducted by videoconference.

Supervision agreement forms should be sent to the Training Programme Coordinator (alex@rnzcuc.org.nz) as soon as you commence the training programme.

Supervision report forms are required annually.  We now ask for these at the time of your progress check, which is prior to your APC renewal date.  Supervisors should complete and send them to the Training Programme Coordinator (alex@rnzcuc.org.nz).

A supervision meeting template is available here.  You do not need to send this in but should keep it as a record of activity.

 

[1] Junior registrars have not yet passed UCPEX and have less than 1000 clinical hours’ experience (or approved prior experience) in urgent care.

[2] Senior registrars have passed UCPEX and have more than 1000 hours’ clinical experience (or approved prior experience) in urgent care.