Clinical competencies are maintained through regular clinical practice. It is therefore recommended that doctors working in urgent care maintain a minimum number of clinical hours to maintain recertification.
- Fellows should complete 600 hours of relevant clinical work per triennium
- Registrars must complete a minimum of 400 hours per year during training.
May claim clinical hours when working in an accredited urgent care facility, accredited training facility, emergency departments.
May request dispensation to claim clinical hours when providing urgent care services in a non-urgent care facility. Using this form….
May request to follow the alternative clinical recertification pathway if they are not able to meet the urgent care clinical hours requirement. Using this form….
Clinical hours go towards their recertification requirement AND training programme requirements.
Clinical hours for registrars are completed in approved training facilities. Registrars intending to work in a facility that is not currently an approved training facility may complete this form to request that the FAS approve it.
Registrars working in RNZCUC-approved urgent care clinics that are NOT approved as training facilities may be able to claim some clinical hours, but you MUST gain Director of Clinical Training approval beforehand.
Registrars should note that the Fellowship Regulations stipulate that:
- The first 1000 hours of approved experience must be worked with direct on-site supervision from a Fellow or RNZCUC-approved equivalent in the branch in which the experience is being obtained.
- For Fellowship purposes, there are maximum number of hours allowed in different types of facilities, and a minimum of 1,500 hours must be worked in a fully-approved urgent care facility or emergency department, as defined above, and while a member of the RNZCUC urgent care training programme.
Registrars should read the Fellowship Regulations for full information about the criteria for acceptance of hours for Fellowship. – link