JMO Education Officer
Teaching for Impact's (TFI) Junior Medical Officer (JMO) stream aims to advance the professional
development of JMOs to improve the JMO experience and patient care.
TFI is launching an ambitious new project that will use technology to enhance JMO learning and
clinical practice. The JMO Companion App will be a free, quality assured, mobile accessible resource
that will host practical guidelines, aimed at JMOs across Australia, to assist and guide response to
common ward situations in real-time, with an action oriented focus. This initiative seeks to address
the lack of resources specifically for JMOs working under pressure, facilitate a smooth transition
from medical school to work and improve patient outcomes by ensuring timely and considered
decisions informed by best practice.
Imagine an intern on their first night shift asked to review a patient with new haematemesis. How
should the JMO triage this task, construct a differentials framework, perform a focused assessment,
synthesise an impression, escalate appropriately, investigate sensibly and commence initial
management. Consider a JMO asked to assess an aggressive patient refusing care. How should the
JMO assess the situation, balance staff safety with the patient's best interests, escalate accordingly
and document restrictive interventions safely. Consider other tasks like reviewing a nasogastric tube
position, vancomycin dose adjustment or withholding prophylactic enoxaparin. The JMO Companion
app aims to provide pragmatic guidance and solutions to addressing issues like these for JMOs on
To make the JMO Companion App a reality we are recruiting a team of interns, residents and
registrars who share an interest in advancing JMO education, learning and safety, to contribute to
the formation of guidelines to be hosted on the JMO Companion App. JMO Education Officers will
have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded peers and senior consultants, and to
contribute to an exciting education initiative with an exponential potential for tangible long lasting
impact on JMOs across Australia.
Is a 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
Applications from final year medical students will also be accepted. Priority will be given to PGY1+
2-4 hours per week
Attendance via conference call at one progress meeting every 2-3 weeks
Applications open Sunday 30th May 2021.
Please submit your application via attached google form.
Applications close 11:59pm Friday 18th June 2021.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Friday 25th June 2021.
Applicants will not be required to attend an interview.
Please email Winston at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.