Presentation on theme: " Open Day at Hospital – Thursday May 15 12pm-3pm Careers Expo – Saturday 17 th May 2014 Apply online via PMCVPMCV Application for Austin open –"— Presentation transcript:
Open Day at Hospital – Thursday May 15 12pm-3pm Careers Expo – Saturday 17 th May 2014 Apply online via PMCVPMCV Application for Austin open – May 9 th 2014 Application submitted to hospital by candidate along with resume and cover letter (see guidelines on the web) Referee reports submitted to PMCV
We short list the 1000 candidates down to the number of interview spots we have available (250) ◦ Short listing process undertaken (9 th – 13 th June) ◦ invitation for interview (15 th June) ◦ Selection of interview time by candidates ◦ Interviews take place: 17 June-2 July 2014 We then evaluate the candidate based on their application to decide on the 61 positions o Cover letter o CV o Marks o Interview
Short listing process for interviewSelection process for position Marks (60%) CV (5%) Cover letter (10%) Response to two questions (10 % each) Referee report marks (5%) Marks (50%) CV (25%) Interview (25%)
Academic marks provide a good indication of academic ability We wanted a process that considers this heavily but also considers other attributes of good doctors: ◦ Team work ◦ Social and Institutional citizenship ◦ Interest in Research ◦ Well developed communication skills ◦ Community focus ◦ Interests outside of Medicine These attributes are now represented in the standardised CV template
Will be a standardised Resume requiring NO supporting evidence No evidence will be required from Universities: we can clarify information provided e.g. membership of a Committee can be verified directly with the University (if need be) WHY THE CHANGE??
Feedback from the Clinical Deans Volume of ESCV applications was prohibitive Compliance with PMCV standardised CV: the current standardised format very closely mirrors the previous Austin Health format Please note: all CV’s are subject to audit
Guidelines for cover letter : why should we pick you/tell us about yourself ◦ 1 page limit Guidelines for resume : follow standardised CV format Questions: 1. Tell us about a time where you have applied one or more of the values of Austin Health to a real life situation 2. What would you see as the ‘single’ greatest benefit of working at Austin Health?
Why apply at the Austin?
Friendly and supportive work environment Fantastic career opportunities Great rotations ◦ All core requirements (Emergency Medicine, General Medicine and General Surgery) ◦ ENT/Head and Neck Surgery ◦ Orthopaedics ◦ Cardiac Surgery ◦ Urology ◦ VIFM ◦ Stroke ◦ Endocrinology/Rheumatology ◦ Liver Transplant Unit ◦ Radiology
State of the art Clinical Education Unit ◦ Weekly protected intern teaching times ◦ Deteriorating Patient Assessment Workshops ◦ Professional Development Workshops ◦ Research opportunities ◦ Clinical Skills Workshops ◦ Surgical Skills workshops at RACS ◦ Integrating multidisciplinary learning and teaching opportunities Supportive Medical Workforce Unit Very active HMO Society
Who do we want to work with us?
A good doctor Embody Austin Health values Work well within a team environment, particularly within a multidisciplinary setting Have well developed communication skills Are interested in research and teaching Have interests and achievements outside of the medical field Display a community focus through membership of community or volunteer groups Are interested in a future career at Austin Health
Integrity ◦ Work in the spirit of collaboration and honesty to build effective working relationships across the whole organisation Accountability ◦ Transparent, responsible and build trust by fulfilling promises and communicating effectively Respect ◦ We care about others and treat each other with consideration, equality and fairness Excellence ◦ We continually strive to advance patient focused care through innovation, research and effective stakeholder management
Marks ◦ Good clinical skills ◦ intelligence, medical aptitude, application Cover Letter and Resume ◦ Gives us an insight into the complete person, not just the medical student ◦ interest outside of study/work ◦ ideas of career goals ◦ interest in professional development ◦ compassion Referee ◦ overall view, but obviously significant selection bias (is this a good measure of picking who we want?) Interview ◦ many of the intangibles: good communicator, decision making ability, flexibility, self-awareness, teamwork, knowing role in a team, personality, intelligence, friendliness, self-awareness
Standardised format ◦ Download from Austin Doctors or PMCV website index.cfm index.cfm
Structured interview 5 questions – 3 general questions, 1 clinical question, 1 question from your CV/cover letter
In 2013 and 2014, the process was very structured and publicised the exact marks for each component. This led to significant stress for applicants trying to achieve maximum marks rather than reporting actual facts in some cases. We are not disclosing the marking plan as this created unnecessary stress and creative reporting of activities in some instances
Facebook Information Session/Open Day Thursday 15 th May