The Hospital Skills Program (HSP)
The HSP provides continuing professional development for 'non-specialist' doctors (SRMOs, CMOs, Hospitalists and others) working in NSW Health. The program uses a variety of traditional and non-traditional resources and methods appropriate to the working environment of the participant, resulting in the acquisition of skills useful to an employer, and appropriate to the local patient community.
NSW Health is calling for career medical officers (CMOs), hospitalists and other generalists to apply for the 2013 intake of the University of Newcastle’s Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management). The program is one of the first of its kind and is designed to equip non-specialist doctors for broader roles in clinical leadership and in co-ordinating patient care in hospitals. NSW Health employees may be eligible for sponsorship.
HSP Newsletter September 2012
HSP Newsletter December 2011
HSP professional development process pilot
The HSP professional development process aims to engage non-specialist doctors in a cycle of continuous improvement in skills, knowledge and behaviour enabling the doctor to safely fulfil their current medical role as well as their aspirations for career advancement.
The professional development process ensures the development of a formal relationship between the doctor and their supervisor to guide learning and maximise opportunities for mentoring. A range of workplace based assessment tools recommended to facilitate constructive and timely feedback on performance.
The HSP is developing the professional development process (PDP) in cooperation with our partners at pilot sites:
- Sutherland Hospital Emergency Department
- Children's Health Network - Westmead and Sydney Hospitals
- Canterbury Hospital
- Blacktown Hospital
- Mental Health Service - Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD
The following supporting documents for the HSP Professional Development Process Pilot are available:
For more information on the professional development process pilot, contact Toni Vial (email@example.com ; 02 9844 6519)
HSP enrolment and orientation
Enrolments are now open
Please register your details.
Orientation to the HSP
Please take the time to read the HSP Orientation Manual and contact your local HSP Director of Training or Education Support Officer if you have any questions. Contact details can be found on page 5 of the manual.
HSP curriculum modules
Ms Toni Vial
HSP Program Coordinator
Phone: 02 9844 6519 (Mon, Tues)
Phone: 02 4924 6731 (Wed, Thurs, Fri)
Ms Debbie Greene
Phone: 02 9844 6553
Ms Rhonda Rayner
Phone: 02 9844 6549