Educational and Clinical Supervisors Duties
All need to be Level 1 trained which consists of a ‘Tools of the Trade’ course (WPBA Assessment Tools and Supervisory Skills in the Workplace) – courses are available via your own Post Graduate Department or via the Deanery.
It is also mandatory that you do the on –line ‘Equality and Diversity course’.
To do this:
- Visit the on line training Equality and Diversity
- Follow the help guide and register as instructed.
Ideally Educational Supervisors should have Level 2 training although at present this is not mandatory – this includes the following courses
- Effective teaching skills
- Additional workshops (i.e. Trainees in difficulty
- Accreditation (i.e. Doctors as Educators peer support network/ collaboration with RCP). Educational Supervisors Duties
Educational Supervisors Duties
- To perform regular documented educational appraisals at the beginning, middle and end of each attachment in order to:
- identify educational objectives against the programme curriculum
- review the trainee portfolio to make sure that they are progressing appropriately
- facilitate reflection on their performance
- provide career guidance
- To fill out an Educational Supervisor’s structured report as the end of each attachment. This is an important document which documents the trainee’s progress and also any cause for concern that the Educational Supervisor may have about the trainee.
- To inform the Head of Training and Programme Director if there are any concerns about performance that could have an adverse effect on patient care.
All trainees must have a named Educational Supervisor at all times during their training programme. Although the Royal College advise that it would be beneficial to have the same Educational Supervisor for at least 12 months of the programme, in practice it is better that the Educational Supervisor changes when the trainee moves department so that they are in the same department
Clinical supervisor duties
This applies to all consultants who supervise trainees in the Radiology Department.
The role of the Clinical Supervisor is:
- To provide on the job teaching by directly observing the trainee’s clinical work and provide regular constructive feedback.
- To ensure that no trainee is required to assume responsibility for tasks beyond their level of competence and that patient safety remains paramount at all times.
- To provide written feedback to their Educational Supervisor particularly when there are difficulties or performance concerns.
- To be familiar with the Trainee’s learning objectives and the RCR Curriculum.
- To understand workplace based assessments and to be able to perform them for the trainee.
- To ensure that supervision of the trainee occurs at all times and is appropriate to the trainee’s level, confidence and competence.
- To be available and approachable so that the trainee can report on any issues concerning their training.
- To fill out a Clinical Supervisor's structured report as the end of each attachment. This is then submitted to the training panel for the ARCP (annual record of competency progression).