Silver Chain was recently advised by WA Health of its successful tender to deliver a community-based Registered Medical Officer (RMO) training program in 2016.
In 2016, we will have 12 RMO positions which rotate five times in the year. This will ensure that 60 junior doctors have greater understanding and knowledge of Silver Chain services.
As Australia’s largest provider of specialist community-based palliative care and one of the largest providers of Home Hospital services, Silver Chain can provide RMOs with a rich and diverse experience of medical care in the community.
"The RMO training program will directly support an increase in the number of doctors within our workforce so we can have greater impact within the community," said Silver Chain General Manager, Health WA, Mark Cockayne,
“The vast majority of doctors trained in Australia receive minimal community exposure. This leads to a lack of familiarity with community care programs and can undermine the proven outcomes of community based programs,” Mark explained.
“We believe that community based training will create the foundations for scalable, sustainable community alternatives to hospital based care and produce a medical workforce supportive of community-based programs.”
We are excited to expand our role in medical education and training. We will be working closely with WA Health, Postgraduate Medical Council WA, Royal Perth Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital to ensure the best educational experience for the RMOs and enhanced outcomes for our clients.