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JMO Companion App Working Group

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Background

The majority of the skills and knowledge required by junior medical officers (JMOs) are predominantly acquired on the job, but this creates vulnerabilities in the ways JMOs learn, the quality of care provided, and can make the start of each rotation a stressful experience.  While an abundance of resources are available, many are not fully optimised for use by JMOs working under demanding time pressures.

Teaching for Impact and JMO Vic are collaborating in an exciting project to develop The JMO Companion App; a free comprehensive resource, vetted by senior consultants, that synthesises existing evidence-based guidelines, specifically to support JMOs to confidently assess and respond to ward scenarios, while offering a structured on the job learning experience. This project will be the first resource of its kind in Victoria, endorsed by PMCV and aims to facilitate enhanced learning opportunities, patient care and alleviate some of the stress of being a JMO.

Position Description

Many of the skills and knowledge required for the role of a junior medical officer (JMO) is acquired on the job. This can create vulnerabilities in the ways JMOs learn, the quality of patient care delivered and can make the start of each rotation a stressful experience.

 

While an abundance of resources are available, they can be difficult to navigate and provide differing advice. Most resources are also not optimised for use by JMOs working under demanding time pressures. Some are difficult to navigate and access on the fly; provide too much, too little or irrelevant information; fall outside a JMOs scope of practice; are useful for very specific situations; or are only available at cost.

 

Teaching for Impact and JMO Vic are collaborating in an exciting project to develop The JMO Companion App; a free comprehensive resource, vetted by senior consultants, that synthesises existing evidence-based guidelines, specifically to support JMOs to confidently assess and respond to ward scenarios, while offering a structured on the job learning experience.

 

Imagine being paged to review a problem you have never encountered and being able to learn a differentials framework, focused assessment and the workup before you have made it to the end of the corridor; or getting quick answers during the heat of a MET call; or flicking through a checklist at the end of a review to ensure you haven't missed anything. This is the experience we are aiming to bring.

Role description

To make the JMO Companion App a reality we are looking for exceptional junior doctors who are passionate about advancing JMO education and safety, to contribute to the formation of evidence-based guidelines within the scope of JMO practice.  The JMO Companion App working group will have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded peers and to contribute to an exciting education initiative with an exponential potential for tangible long lasting impact on JMOs across Australia.

 

As this is a joint project between Teaching for Impact and JMO Vic, members of the JMO Companion App working group will operate as members of both Teaching for Impact and JMO Vic.

 

Desirable attributes

  • Is a final year medical student, medical intern, resident or registrar

  • Passionate about JMO education, teaching, safety and mental health

  • Demonstrates ability to work cohesively in a team

  • Creativity and capacity to contribute innovative ideas

  • Demonstrates effective time management

  • Able to balance meticulous attention to detail with a mature appreciate of the broader needs of JMOs

  • Experience in app design and development is favoured but not necessary

 

Time commitment

1-2 hours per week

Attendance via conference call at one progress meeting every fortnight weeks

Recruitment Process

Recruitment process

Please submit your application via the following google form. You will require a Gmail account.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRVv1N7pRc5XiIqHMSDZpxRs99FlsESbhGOwTQvUeSdKDh-Q/viewform

 

Applications close 11:59 pm 26th of July 2021.

 

Applicants will not be required to attend an interview.

 

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Sunday 1st of August 2021.

Contact

Please email Winston at with any queries.