most situations can be overcome such that the trainee can continue with his or her career
below expected performance during work
ability should progress towards necessary levels of responsibility and autonomy
failure of exams
personal problems that interfere with work or passing examinations
personality traits clash with effective communication or team work
substance abuse observed
staff members to discuss concerns with SOT and HOD
interview with trainee
shortcomings clearly identified by SOT
opportunity for trainees self evaluation
clear expectation established (achievable goals)
time frame for improvement set
mobilisation of assistance and resources (remedial learning, advice and counselling, mentoring, medical or psychological intervention, human resources, Welfare of Anaesthetists)
documentation of action plan
MONITORING OF PROGRESS
another time in future for formal discussion of progress (+/- support person)
it is expected that most trainees with respond to this process
Seek advice from Regional Educational Officer or Chief Executive Officer
options then include:
1. further period of specified training with assistance and review
2. training time not be recognised until specified conditions met
3. leave of absence followed by specified training
4. a career change (candidate may appeal to College)
After finishing his medical degree at the University of Auckland, he continued post-graduate training in New Zealand as well as Australia’s Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He has completed fellowship training in both intensive care medicine and emergency medicine, as well as post-graduate training in biochemistry, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology, and health professional education.
He is actively involved in in using translational simulation to improve patient care and the design of processes and systems at Alfred Health. He coordinates the Alfred ICU’s education and simulation programmes and runs the unit’s education website, INTENSIVE. He created the ‘Critically Ill Airway’ course and teaches on numerous courses around the world. He is one of the founders of the FOAM movement (Free Open-Access Medical education) and is co-creator of litfl.com, the RAGE podcast, the Resuscitology course, and the SMACC conference.
His one great achievement is being the father of two amazing children.
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