Managing Registrar Placements

Employing a GP Registrar

GP Registrars must be an employee of the Training Practice during their general practice placement and have a signed employment agreement setting out the terms of that employment. GP Supervisors and Practices should approach the employment of a GP Registrar as they would any prospective  employee and to conduct an interview and review of professional documentation.

GP Registrars must maintain professional indemnity insurance cover throughout their GP training.  When meeting with the GP Supervisor, Registrars should provide copies of their:

  • professional Medical Indemnity insurance
  • Medical Board registration
  • curriculum vitae.  

GP Supervisors may wish to contact the GP Registrar’s previous employers to discuss their performance.

In the first 12 months of their GP experience these employment conditions must at least meet the terms outlined in the National Minimum Terms and Conditions for Basic and Advanced term GP Registrars.  Once they have completed this time, Registrars are responsible for negotiating their own employment conditions.

GP Registrars should do the same range of work and work similar hours as other GPs in the Training Practice.  This includes weekend work, hospital and nursing home visits, so the GP Registrar is not carrying a greater, or lesser, out-of-hours work-load and can learn how to undertake all that is expected of a GP in the Practice.

The Employment Agreement should describe the working hours, remuneration, leave arrangements, rental subsidy (rural placements only) and other conditions of employment.

The GP Registrar or Training Practice must send a signed copy of the Employment Agreement to WAGPET.  Once this document is received the placement is confirmed.


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