Training for clinical supervisors of interns
The Council offers two clinical supervision courses for Clinical Supervisors and Prevocational Educational Supervisors. The courses supplement training that supervisors receive from training providers and medical colleges.
Level 1 Clinical Supervision Skills Course
This is an online course for Clinical Supervisors and Prevocational Educational Supervisors. It is designed to be an introductory or refresher course to supplement training they receive from training providers and medical colleges. To make the course easy to access, modules are available to all supervisors through the ePort platform. The course includes:
- Three short interactive videos presented by Connect Communications, each with self-reflective exercises:
- supervision styles
- how to give feedback
- the challenge of low insight and debriefing a critical incident
- A demonstration on how to give feedback.
- A web-based tutorial on ePort functionality presented by Council staff.
If you have any questions regarding Level 1 Clinical Supervision Skills Course in ePort, please contact our Strategic team.
Level 2 Applied Clinical Supervision Course
This is a face-to-face course which helps Clinical Supervisors and Prevocational Educational Supervisors manage scenarios which are more challenging. For example, being more confident talking to an intern who has a significant illness that is affecting their performance. Or knowing how to talk to an intern who is defensive and seems disengaged.
The course takes place in a workshop environment, giving supervisors the opportunity to ask questions, fine-tune skills in a practical way, and focus on particular areas of concern.
The Level 2 Applied Clinical Supervision Course can be hosted by either training providers or colleges. It is a two-hour workshop, which can be held in the workplace or as part of the annual College conference.
Connect have been running Supervision Skills courses for the Medical Council for the last 10 years. We highly recommend their courses, and endorse the content as extremely relevant to Clinical Supervisors. You can be confident that the Level 2 Applied Supervision Skills Course will be enjoyable, practical and tailor made to fulfil your needs.Medical Council of New Zealand
Connect Communications are offering training providers and colleges the opportunity to provide a level 2 course. If you have any questions, please contact Dr Renske van den Brink at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website.