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NOTE: All Expressions of Interest applications must include a brief curriculum vitae of less than three pages and a cover letter.

Steering Group for Standardised Supervisor Training System (SSTS) Project seeking RANZCO members

RANZCO is seeking expressions of interest from Fellows and trainees based in Australia to join the Steering Group for a RANZCO led collaborative project involving six medical Colleges. The project will develop and trial a Standardised Supervisor Training System (SSTS) which will be implemented by the members of the collaboration and is funded by the Department of Health and Aged Care through the Flexible Approaches to Training in Expanded Settings (FATES) program.

The Steering Group

The Steering Group will bring together people with a range of expertise and perspectives and will have fourteen members:

  • A key office holder from each College in the consortium who has extensive experience supervising trainees and is preferably from a regional, rural or remote area (six members)
  • Senior staff members from two different Colleges in the consortium (two members)
  • Representatives from regional, rural or remote health authorities or services (three members)
  • A representative from the FATES funded project led by RACP to develop training for Supervisors on providing culturally safe supervision for Aboriginal and Torres/Strait Islander trainees (one member)
  • Trainees from two different Colleges in the consortium, one of whom will be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (two members)

We are keen to hear from regional, rural and remote supervisors to ensure the project identifies and addresses their needs and helps to build capacity to deliver specialist training in these areas.

Commitment

You will be asked to commit to two, one day meetings (plus preparation time) to be held in October 2024 and October 2025. Your travel and accommodation expenses to attend meetings will be covered by the project. At some stages of the project, you may be asked to spend two to three hours a month reviewing, providing feedback and approving materials developed during the project. You may also be asked to attend occasional videoconferences (if required) and these will be scheduled outside of the working hours of most Working Group members. Throughout the project you will be supported by a Senior Learning Designer, Project Manager and a Working Group of experienced College staff.

The SSTS

The SSTS will include:

  • A National Supervisor’s Curriculum (NSC) including capabilities statements for all Fellow held roles which plan, manage, train and assess specialist trainees and learning packages to enhance and develop the required capabilities
  • A Supervisor and trainee framework covering all the roles
  • Transparent processes for selecting and training Fellows for the roles
  • Processes for providing individualised feedback on Fellows’ performance of the roles.

The Consortium

The Colleges in the consortium are:

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (lead organisation)
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
  • Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA)
  • College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM)
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

Please send your expression of interest and a brief CV to RANZCO Head of Education Victoria Baker-Smith via email at sstsproject@ranzco.edu

Closing date: Tuesday 9 July 2024

Younger Fellows Advisory Group is seeking Victorian Representative

The Younger Fellows Advisory Group is seeking a Victorian Representative

The purpose of the Younger Fellows’ Advisory Group is to

  • Represent the views of the Younger Fellows cohort (Group) at Council
  • Develop content to assist the Younger Fellows of the College
  • Liaise with the College staff, CEO and Board over matters affecting the Younger Fellows cohort (Group)

RANZCO considers Younger Fellows to be any Fellow, regardless of age, who has been granted Fellowship within the last 10 years. For the purposes of who can be a member of the Advisory Group, Fellows who have been granted Fellowship within the last 5 years are eligible to participate.

Please see the term of reference for more information. As the outgoing Vic Rep, Tricia Drew welcomes any queries about her experience in the position. You can contact her on triciad1001@gmail.com

Applications should include a recent CV (less than four pages) and a cover letter.

Please send your application to the Membership Team via email to bqueisser@ranzco.edu

Closing date: Monday 22 July 2024

AMC seeking Private Hospital Senior Executive and Two IMGs

The Australian Medical Council is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from those interested in the following roles (click to see full role descriptions) to join as a Member of Council:

If you have any questions, please contact Company Secretary Angela Hagedorn (she/her/hers) via email at Council@amc.org.au or 0447 338 004

Closing date: Friday 2 August 2024

Training Assessments Committee - Members

Expressions of Interest are invited for the Training Assessments Committee – Members

    • The purpose of the Committee is to oversee the implementation and delivery of non-examination assessments and training requirements (e.g., work-based assessments, reflective activities, completion of required online modules) in the Vocational Training Program (VTP) Assessment Program.

Members of the Training Assessments Committee should be a Fellow of RANZCO (minimum of three years) or hold similar standing in a professional body akin to RANZCO and be recognized by RANZCO.

Further details are provided in the Terms of Reference.

If you are interested in this position, please forward a cover letter and CV to bgraham@ranzco.edu

If you would like to discuss this role, then please contact Barnabas Graham on 0474 003 042.

Examinations and Assessments Committee – Chair

Expressions of Interest are invited for the position of Chair of the Examinations and Assessments Committee.

This Committee is a standing committee of RANZCO, and reports to the RANZCO Education Committee. The Committee also works in close collaboration with the Curriculum Committee, to oversee the implementation and delivery of the assessment and examination program for RANZCO’s Vocational Training Program (VTP).

The purpose of the Chair of the Examinations and Assessments Committee role is to lead the implementation, delivery and quality assurance activities for the assessment and examination program for RANZCO’s Vocational Training Program (VTP).

Fellows expressing interest in the position are asked to provide the RANZCO Nominations Committee a nomination that comprises:

  • A tailored curriculum vitae; and,
  • A response to the selection eligibility criteria listed Clause 3.1 of the Roles & Responsibilities document.

For more information, please refer to the following documents:

If you are interested in this position, please forward a cover letter and CV to bgraham@ranzco.edu

If you would like to discuss this role, then please contact Barnabas Graham on 0474 003 042.

RANZCO Advanced Clinical Examination (RACE) Examiners’ Committee - Examiners

Expressions of Interest are invited for the position of RANZCO Advanced Clinical Examination (RACE) – Examiners.

Prospective Examiners are required to have been a Fellow of RANZCO for a minimum of five (5) years or hold similar standing in a professional body akin to RANZCO and which is recognized by RANZCO.

An Examiner’s initial term of appointment is three (3) years, following which re-appointment will be on an annual basis. RACE Examiners are appointed for a maximum term of nine (9) years.

RACE examiners are overseen by, and responsible to, the RACE Chair.

Prospective Examiners must be involved in registrar training. Ideally, an Examiner will have broad experience in General Ophthalmology and perhaps a subspecialty interest. The Board of Examiners aims to ensure the sub-specialties are adequately covered and that there is a gender balance and representation from non-metropolitan areas.

All Examiners are required to part of the question construction processes each year, for the Written and OSCE examinations and are required to mark the Written examination.

Examiners are required to examine one OSCE exam each year. The Semester 1 (Summer) OSCE exam is held early in the early new year alternating usually between Melbourne and Sydney. In Semester 2 (Winter), each year the exam rotates among other centres including Adelaide, Brisbane, and Auckland.

Examiners are required to attend the RACE AGM each year, which is usually held over 1.5 days in Sydney.

All travel and accommodation expenses associated with examining duties will be met by the college.

All members of the Examining Committee can claim a maximum of 25 hours per year CPD.

Fellows are invited to express their interest in joining the RACE Examiners Committee by submitting a brief letter of interest to the college. Further details relating to the application process will then be provided. Further details relating to the role are provided in the following documents:

If you are interested in this position, please forward a cover letter and CV (three pages maximum) to examinations@ranzco.edu.

If you would like to discuss this role further, then please contact Barnabas Graham on 0474 003 042.

Ophthalmic Pathology (OP) Examiners Committee - Examiners

Expressions of Interest are invited for the position of Ophthalmic Pathology (OP) – Examiners

Ophthalmic Pathology Examiners are overseen by, and responsible to, the Ophthalmic Pathology Examiners Committee Chair. Examiners are responsible for setting the Ophthalmic Pathology examination.

Prospective OP Examiners are required to be a Fellow of RANZCO for a minimum of four (4) years or hold similar standing in a professional body akin to RANZCO and which is recognized by RANZCO.

  • From 2025, the Ophthalmic Pathology examination will be run once each year as Multiple-Choice examinations (MCQ) held online and marked automatically – there is no marking commitment required.
  • Each examiner will be asked to create approx. 30 new MCQ questions annually with full training provided on how to structure MCQ questions. A new copy of all relevant textbooks will be made available to new examiners to aid the process of question writing.

The only committee requirement is attendance at the Ophthalmic Pathology Examiners AGM held once a year via Zoom (approx. 2.5 hours).

All members of the Examining Committee can claim a maximum of 25 hours per year CPD.

Fellows are invited to express their interest in joining the Ophthalmic Pathology Examiners committee by submitting a copy of their curriculum vitae and providing other relevant information (such as their subspecialty or area of interest, hospital appointments, their involvement in education and training).

Further details relating to the role are provided in the following documents:

If you are interested in this position, please forward a cover letter and CV (three pages maximum) to examinations@ranzco.edu.

If you would like to discuss this role further, then please contact Barnabas Graham on 0474 003 042.

Ophthalmic Sciences Examiners Committee - Examiners (Optics)

Expressions of Interest are invited for the position of Ophthalmic Sciences – Examiners (Optics).

The initial term of appointment is three (3) years, following which re-appointment will be on an annual basis. Examiners are appointed for a maximum term of nine (9) years. Ophthalmic Sciences (Optics) examiners are overseen by, and responsible to, the Optics Subject Leader.

Prospective examiners are required to be a Fellow of RANZCO or hold similar standing in a professional body akin to and recognized by RANZCO. There is no requirement for a minimum no of years accrued post-fellowship and so this role would suit both newly qualified and experienced Fellows.

  • The Ophthalmic Sciences examinations (Anatomy, Physiology & Optics) are run once each year as Multiple-Choice examinations (MCQ) held online and marked automatically – there is no marking commitment required.
  • Each examiner is asked to create approx. 30 new MCQ questions annually with full training provided on how to structure MCQ questions. A new copy of all relevant textbooks will be made available to new examiners to aid the process of question writing.

All members of the Examining Committee can claim a maximum of 25 hours per year CPD.

The only committee requirement is attendance at the Ophthalmic Sciences Examiners AGM held once a year via Zoom (approx. 2.5 hours).

Fellows are invited to express their interest in joining the Ophthalmic Sciences (Optics) Examiners Committee by submitting a copy of their curriculum vitae and providing other relevant information (such as their subspecialty or area of interest, hospital appointments, their involvement in education and training).

Further details relating to the role are provided in the following documents:

If you are interested in this position, please forward a cover letter and CV (three pages maximum) to examinations@ranzco.edu.

If you would like to discuss this role further, then please contact Barnabas Graham on 0474 003 042.

Ophthalmic Sciences Examiners Committee - Examiners (Physiology)

Expressions of Interest are invited for the position of Ophthalmic Sciences – Examiners (Physiology).

The initial term of appointment is three (3) years, following which re-appointment will be on an annual basis. Examiners are appointed for a maximum term of nine (9) years. Ophthalmic Sciences (Physiology) examiners are overseen by, and responsible to, the Physiology Subject Leader.

Prospective examiners are required to be a Fellow of RANZCO or hold similar standing in a professional body akin to and recognized by RANZCO. There is no requirement for a minimum no of years accrued post-fellowship and so this role would suit both newly qualified and experienced Fellows.

  • The Ophthalmic Sciences examinations (Anatomy, Physiology & Optics) are run once each year as Multiple-Choice examinations (MCQ) held online and marked automatically – there is no marking commitment required.
  • Each examiner is asked to create approx. 30 new MCQ questions annually with full training provided on how to structure MCQ questions. A new copy of all relevant textbooks will be made available to new examiners to aid the process of question writing.

All members of the Examining Committee can claim a maximum of 25 hours per year CPD.

The only committee requirement is attendance at the Ophthalmic Sciences Examiners AGM held once a year via Zoom (approx. 2.5 hours).

Fellows are invited to express their interest in joining the Ophthalmic Sciences (Physiology) Examiners Committee by submitting a copy of their curriculum vitae and providing other relevant information (such as their subspecialty or area of interest, hospital appointments, their involvement in education and training).

Further details relating to the role are provided in the following documents:

If you are interested in this position, please forward a cover letter and CV (three pages maximum) to examinations@ranzco.edu.

If you would like to discuss this role further, then please contact Barnabas Graham on 0474 003 042.

Ophthalmic Sciences Examiners Committee - Examiners (Anatomy)

Expressions of Interest are invited for the position of Ophthalmic Sciences – Examiners (Anatomy).

The initial term of appointment is three (3) years, following which re-appointment will be on an annual basis. Examiners are appointed for a maximum term of nine (9) years. Ophthalmic Sciences (Anatomy) examiners are overseen by, and responsible to, the Anatomy Subject Leader.

Prospective examiners are required to be a Fellow of RANZCO or hold similar standing in a professional body akin to and recognized by RANZCO. There is no requirement for a minimum no of years accrued post-fellowship and so this role would suit both newly qualified and experienced Fellows.

  • The Ophthalmic Sciences examinations (Anatomy, Physiology & Optics) are run once each year as Multiple-Choice examinations (MCQ) held online and marked automatically – there is no marking commitment required.
  • Each examiner is asked to create approx. 30 new MCQ questions annually with full training provided on how to structure MCQ questions. A new copy of all relevant textbooks will be made available to new examiners to aid the process of question writing.

All members of the Examining Committee can claim a maximum of 25 hours per year CPD.

The only committee requirement is attendance at the Ophthalmic Sciences Examiners AGM held once a year via Zoom (approx. 2.5 hours).

Fellows are invited to express their interest in joining the Ophthalmic Sciences (Anatomy) Examiners Committee by submitting a copy of their curriculum vitae and providing other relevant information (such as their subspecialty or area of interest, hospital appointments, their involvement in education and training).

Further details relating to the role are provided in the following documents:

If you are interested in this position, please forward a cover letter and CV (three pages maximum) to examinations@ranzco.edu.

If you would like to discuss this role further, then please contact Barnabas Graham on 0474 003 042.

Ophthalmic Sciences Examiners Committee – Subject Leader (Optics)

Expressions of Interest are invited for the position of Ophthalmic Sciences – Subject Leader (Optics).

The Ophthalmic Sciences Subject Leader (Optics) is overseen by and responsible to, the Chair of the Ophthalmic Sciences Examiners and COPEM Assessors Committee and provides leadership to Examiners and Assessors in the Optics subject area.

The initial term of appointment is three (3) years, following which re-appointment will be on an annual basis. The Subject Leader is appointed for a maximum term of nine (9) years.

Current Optics Examiners and those who have retired from the committee within the last five years, are invited to express their interest in appointment as the Subject Leader for Optics.

  • The Ophthalmic Sciences examinations (Anatomy, Physiology & Optics) are run once each year as Multiple-Choice examinations (MCQ) held online and marked automatically – there is no marking commitment required.
  • Each examiner is asked to create approx. 30 new MCQ questions annually with full training provided on how to structure MCQ questions. A new copy of all relevant textbooks will be made available to new examiners to aid the process of question writing.

All members of the Examining Committee can claim a maximum of 25 hours per year CPD.

Fellows are invited to express their interest in this role by submitting a copy of their curriculum vitae and providing other relevant information (such as their subspecialty or area of interest, hospital appointments, their involvement in education and training).

Further details relating to the role are provided in the following documents:

If you are interested in this position, please forward a cover letter and CV (three pages maximum) to examinations@ranzco.edu.

If you would like to discuss this role further, then please contact Barnabas Graham on 0474 003 042.

Ophthalmic Basic Competencies and Knowledge (OBCK) Examiners Committee - Examiners

Expressions of Interest are invited for the position of OBCK – Examiners.

OBCK Examiners are overseen by, and responsible to, the OBCK Examiners Committee Chair.

Examiners a responsible for setting and examining the OBCK examination which is held once per year as a live OSCE-style exam.

The only committee requirement is attendance at the OBCK Examiners AGM which is held once a year the afternoon prior to the exam.

Prospective Examiners are required to be a Fellow of RANZCO for a minimum of two (2) years or hold similar standing in a professional body akin to RANZCO and which is recognized by RANZCO.

All members of the Examining Committee can claim a maximum of 25 hours per year CPD.

Fellows are invited to express their interest in joining the OBCK Examiners committee by submitting a copy of their curriculum vitae and providing other relevant information (such as their subspecialty or area of interest, hospital appointments, their involvement in education and training).

Further details relating to the role are provided in the following documents:

If you are interested in this position, please forward a cover letter and CV (three pages maximum) to examinations@ranzco.edu.

If you would like to discuss this role further, then please contact Barnabas Graham on 0474 003 042.

Research and Evaluation Committee seeking Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (Australia) and Māori and/or Pasifika (New Zealand) representative

The Research and Evaluation Committee (REC) is currently seeking additional representation from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (Australia), and Māori and/or Pasifika (New Zealand) communities.

The Committee is made up of ophthalmologists, other professionals and lay people. All participants of RANZCO committees are voluntary, with no remuneration. However, members of the REC who are not affiliated with RANZCO are reimbursed for travel, parking and extraneous costs associated with attending meetings and other business associated with their membership of the REC.

For more information, please refer to the position description.

Send application (cover letter and CV) to Richard Teffer via email and phone at (02) 8394 5220.

COPEM Assessment Committee seeking Assessors

Expressions of Interest are invited for the position of COPEM Assessment Committee. COPEM Assessors are overseen by, and responsible to, the COPEM Subject Leader.

The initial term of appointment is three (3) years, following which re-appointment will be on an annual basis. COPEM Assessors are appointed for a maximum term of nine (9) years.

Prospective COPEM Assessors are required to be a Fellow of RANZCO, or hold similar standing in a professional body akin to RANZCO and which is recognized by RANZCO.

The Committee meets via Zoom as needed and once a year at the OS Examiners Meeting.

All members of the Examining Committee can claim a maximum of 25 hours per year CPD.

COPEM Assessors are responsible for periodically reviewing and setting new questions for the COPEM Learning Packages Assessments, which are undertaken by new trainees annually online and marked automatically.

Fellows are invited to express their interest in joining the COPEM Assessment Committee by submitting a copy of their curriculum vitae and providing other relevant information (such as their subspecialty or area of interest, hospital appointments, their involvement in education and training).

Further details are provided in the below documents:
1) Terms of Reference
2) Roles and Responsibilities

If you are interested in this position, please forward a cover letter and CV (three pages maximum) to bgraham@ranzco.edu
If you would like to discuss this role, then please contact Barnabas Graham on 0474 003 042.

ANZEF Committee seeking new member

The Australian and New Zealand Eye Foundation (ANZEF) is seeking a new Committee member from Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand.

ANZEF is the philanthropic arm of the College, dedicated to advancing eye health equity and access. Our goal is to prevent avoidable blindness in communities across Australia, New Zealand, and the Asia Pacific Region.

They are inviting Expressions of Interest from RANZCO Fellows, College members, and external applicants who share a strong alignment with ANZEF’s mission. We are particularly interested in individuals with experience in ophthalmology for underserved regions, First Nations, and global eye health education, workforce, and care. We also welcome those with a keen interest and track record in philanthropy, fundraising, and advocacy on issues related to equity and healthcare. This is a volunteer role.

Committee members play a vital role in advising on ANZEF’s strategy and activities. They offer their expertise and valuable contacts to support the Foundation’s governance and its pursuit of advancement through partnerships, promotion, fundraising, and grants.

Ideally, the commitment would span 3-6 years. ANZEF Committee meetings take place primarily via Zoom three times a year, with one in-person meeting held annually at the RANZCO Congress.

This is your opportunity to be part of the journey towards shaping the future of eye health equity and access in Australia, New Zealand, and the Asia Pacific region. If you’re interested in this role and would like to find out more and for a copy of the Terms of Reference, please contact Paula Llavallol via email at pllavallol@ranzco.edu

Your contribution can make a significant difference. Join us in shaping a brighter future for eye health.

A Better Culture Reference Groups seeking Australian Fellows and Trainees

Do you think it’s time to create better workplaces, a better culture, and a healthcare system where all healthcare workers can thrive and deliver the best care possible?

“A Better Culture” [the Project] is seeking expressions of interest from College Trainees and Fellows, across Australian jurisdictions, to join the Membership of its Reference Groups. Membership of the Reference Groups is intended to be predominantly drawn from individuals with lived experience in the relevant domains, but allies will also be welcome to participate.

Through this EOI, The Project is seeking Members for the following Reference Groups:  

  1. Disability & Neurodiversity Reference Group
  2. International Graduate Reference Group
  3. LGBTQI+ Reference Group
  4. Non-hospital Setting Reference Group
  5. Rural Reference Group
  6. Students and Early Career (PGY 1 – 3) Reference Group
  7. Supervisors Reference Group (Fellows who are Supervisors are eligible)
  8. Women in healthcare Reference Group

EOIs for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group, Consumer Reference Group, and the Leadership Reference Group will be conducted through a separate process in partnership with peak representative bodies of those groups.

Further details of the Project are outlined in this letter.

If you are interested in being a Member of a Reference Group, please email info@abetterculture.org.au and specify which Reference Group you would like to join, and whether you would be willing to Chair.

Australian Vision Research seeking Advisory Committee members

Australian Vision Research (AVR) is seeking highly accomplished individuals to form a multidisciplinary Advisory Committee that will help propel the organisation on philanthropy, sponsorship opportunities and major donor relations.

The Committee will meet four times per year in Sydney and/or Zoom. This is a pro-bono / unpaid role.

Please submit your expression of interest via email to ceo@australianvisionresearch.org

Professional Standards Committee seeking RANZCO members

The Professional Standards Committee is seeking representative from the RANZCO membership.

The Committee is commissioned by the RANZCO Board to assist Fellows in the development of non-clinical skills in ophthalmology, especially in their roles as managers, health advocates, scholars, communicators, medical experts/clinical decision makers and collaborators.

Applications should include a recent CV (less than four pages) and a cover letter.

Please send your application to the CPD team via email.

Last updated: June 26, 2024

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