Supervised Clinical Attachments
A Supervised Clinical Attachment (SCA) is a period of attachment in a clinical or hospital setting to observe and engage in hands-on clinical practice. The aim of a SCA is for procedural general practitioners to update skills and areas of knowledge.
Eligibility for Supervised Clinical Attachments
- Must be a qualified procedural general practitioner.
- Must be credentialed at a rural hospital or through the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
- Requires ongoing upskilling to maintain their skill level for rural practice.
SCAs are also eligible under the Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP). Please contact your relevant college for more information and eligibility criteria for the RPGP.
Currently King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) and St John of God Midland offer obstetric supervised clinical attachment placements throughout the year. All hospitals can provide caesarean section upskilling.
Rural Health West coordinates SCAs for proceduralists working in anaesthetics and obstetrics. For further information, or to request a placement, please contact the Procedural Programs Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 6389 4500.
WA Country Health Service Credentialing
Once you have completed your DRANZCOG exams and DRANZCOG logbook, you will be eligible to apply for a position with WA Country Health Service (WACHS) where you will be invited for credentialing for procedural obstetrics. To be reviewed for credentialing with WACHS, you must provide qualifications, skillset, current experience, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) statements and case numbers before requesting a scope of clinical practice via a ‘Summary Form’ which will be approved by an appropriate delegated authority. If you have completed your DRANZCOG more than 12 months prior, evidence of completion of face to face CTG education, neonatal resuscitation and obstetric emergencies will be required. Please contact the WACHS credentialing team via the email email@example.com for more information.
KEMH Health Professionals – https://www.kemh.health.wa.gov.au/For-Health-Professionals
PROMPT training – Professional Development and Courses (sharepoint.com)
Rural Emergency Obstetric Training – TBC