The CSL is in its final stage of development and will be published to all registrars once complete.

The Core Skills List (CSL) comprises approximately 36 separate skills and procedures with the techniques and tests itemised for each.  Each of the 36 skills and procedures has an associated set of sub-skills and a checklist. The criteria describe the level of competence at which an urgent care doctor working in an Urgent Care Clinic or Emergency Department should be working. Included are some specialised techniques / signs which are more specific to certain diseases or pathological processes and which would aid the doctor on the disposition of the patient.

16 of the skills checklists are covered at SDAW. Although this weekend is optional, the Education Committee strongly recommend that registrars attend.

Registrars can ask their supervisor, other experienced Fellows or specialists, or the specialist when attending the specialist clinics, to tick and sign the sheets to confirm the registrar’s competence.  On completion, the CSL pages should be scanned and sent to the office (alex@rnzcuc.org.nz).  Retain the completed CSL, whether part of the SDAW handbook or a separate CSL handbook.

Unless granted an exemption for some or all of the skills, all registrars are required to have their skills assessed and competence confirmed prior to the exit interview and achieving Fellowship.

To manage the change-over from practical skills weekend and the CSL, the tables below describe the possibilities showing whether CLS sign off is required or not.

 

Registrar/senior registrar who joined before July 2017

CSL
sign-off required?

1 I completed PSW.

N

2 I was required to complete PSW and haven’t done so.

Y

3 I was required to complete PSW but didn’t. However, I completed SDAW and had the 16 skills signed off*.

Y
(remaining 20*)

4 I had an exemption for PSW.

N

 

Registrar/senior registrar who joined after July 2017

CSL
sign-off required?

5 I completed PSW.

N

6 Under the old rules I’d be required to complete PSW and did not attend.

Y

7 Under the old rules I’d be required to complete PSW. I completed SDAW and have had 16 skills signed off*.

Y
(remaining 20*)

8 I have been granted an exemption for all of the skills in the CSL.

N

9 I have been granted exemptions for some of the skills in the CSL.

Y
(skills not granted an exemption)

*if you attended SDAW and had some, but not all, skills signed off, you must get sign off for the remaining skills in the SDAW handbook.