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Information for Supervisors

Medical professionals need quality clinical supervision to deliver excellent patient care.

At every stage of their careers, doctors either receive or provide clinical supervision.  The information here is specifically for prevocational trainee supervisors. If you are interested in becoming a term supervisor within your hospital please contact your hospitals Director of Prevocational Education and Training (DPET).

The Medical Superguide outlines the following key aspects of Supervision:

  • Supervision is part of good medical practice
  • Patient safety comes first
  • Supervision can be delegated but never abdicated
  • Supervision is active
  • Objectives of clinical supervision:
    • Safe and quality patient care and treatment
    • Supervisee learning
    • Supervisee and supervisor development
    • Clinical team building
    • Supervisee welfare

Our Publications page has many resources specifically aimed at supporting education and supervision within NSW Hospitals. The NSW Prevocational Assessment Forms are available for download as well as supporting documentation which will assist you with completing the forms.

If you require any support in your role as a Supervisor of prevocational trainees please contact the DPET or JMO Manager at your hospital.

Managers requiring information on HETI’s accreditation processes are encouraged to refer to the HETI Accreditation Procedure (coming soon) and HETI Accreditation Standards.

For any further information please contact your HETI Program Coordinator.

HETI has resources available for hospital managers such as DPETs and other administrative staff who are responsible for the education and training of Junior Doctors in their hospital. In the first instance please refer to the HETI Publications page, in particular the following resources may be useful:

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