Our key priority in Accreditation has been improving awareness among junior doctors. The PMCV Accreditation Team held a successful “Demystifying Accreditation” workshop to upskill the JMO Victoria committee, and following this event, several of our committee members have become qualified Site-Surveyors.
What is Accreditation?
- Accreditation is a structured review process conducted by PMCV of all intern and PGY2 rotations at each health service.
- To make sure each post meets safe and appropriate training requirements.
- PMCV completes site visits at each Health service every 4 years (minimum) and reviews conditional approvals intermittently
YOU are the most important person in this process
- Ensures safe working environment for junior doctors
- Ensures junior doctors are receiving adequate education, improves patient safety and JMO wellbeing
What is Assessed?
WE SAY SO identifies how accreditation standards affect HMOs and how PMCV and JMO Victoria can support JMOs during their training experience.
What are Accreditation Site Visits?
- Accredited Site Surveyors who have undergone training, visit Austin Health.
- Surveyors will meet with various staff throughout the day(s)
- Management/executives/training supervisors etc
- Small focus groups will take place to discuss essential aspects of accreditation, aspects of training that are working well or need improvement
- Surveyors will assess “conditions” from previous site visits
What happens after an Accreditation Site Visit?
- A Health Service report is compiled, detailing the overall assessment by Domain and standards of accreditation.
- This will include whether standards are Met with Merit, Met, Substantially Met or Not Met.
- There are 60 standards of Accreditation of prevocational training.
- A standard that is NOT MET becomes a CONDITION of Accreditation
- A standard that is SUBSTANTIALLY MET becomes a RECOMMENDATION of Accreditation.
Following each Survey Visit to a Health Service, a summary report on the outcomes of the visit will be published on the PMCV website. This report will be updated following the mid-cycle review.
Swing Tag Project
Accreditation Awareness Swing-tag Project
This project aims to educate JMOs regarding the importance of accreditation in their day-to-day working lives. With the support of the PMCV Accreditation Team, we are creating a “swipe-card” sized ‘graphic which JMOs can carry with them at work, which reminds them of the standards that they should be expected for each rotation, and the appropriate means of escalation.