General Stream HMO Coordinator – Emma Nyhof (ph 0455 718 142)
The single point of contact for all General Stream HMOs.
• Develop and Manage the allocation plan for General HMOs which includes ensuring vocational streaming needs are maximised for each sub-stream and annual leave management
• Assist in facilitating allocation swaps and special requests
• Assisting with recruitment and IMG needs
• Providing pastoral care to the General Stream HMOs
• Assist in ensuring term assessments are completed
• Assist and guide General Stream cohort on career progression
Key contacts for General HMOs–
• Marilyn Hurst from the Monash Doctors recruitment team will be responsible for your contract, new starter paperwork, Fit2Work, Working with Children’s, security passes, email accounts, IT & access to mandatory training etc.
• Heather Zeckler will guide you on the AHPRA Medical Registration and VISA processes (if required). It is very important you remain vigilant for her emails and respond as quickly as possible to her requests as there are often delays with these external agencies that may delay your start dates if appropriate documentation isn’t received. Heather will set you up with a Buddy and organise an Observership (if applicable).
• I will manage your allocations into units, schedule your annual leave, help answer any general questions you have or point you in the right direction. We also have an International Medical Graduate (IMG) committee run by your fellow IMG peers which can assist in helping you settle into work life here. You can touch base with them using IMGCommittee@monashhealth.org email address. Please also request to be part of the Facebook group ‘Monash IMGs’.
• Monash Doctors Workforce Operations team, write and distribute your rosters, approve your fortnightly pays, manage sick and additional leave requests. Monashdoctors_operations@monashhealth.org
Monash Doctors Workforce (MDW) Operations is responsible for publishing rosters for interns, HMOs and some registrars. Most specialty units manage their own registrar rosters, and MDW publishes it onto the R drive for consistency. Rosters are sent to doctors 2 to 4 weeks in advance. They are also located on the R drive (R:1 – Medical Staff Rosters1. Medical Staff Rosters1. Monash Doctors Workforce Rosters)
Rosters are in Excel format. All rosters have instructions on the 1st tab. Please read this carefully as it provides nuances for the individual roster. Please also take note of the appropriate pager you should be carrying for each shift and check that you have the correct pager at the beginning of each shift.
Please inform MDW Operations whenever you are unable to work, whether it be you are unwell, or have other circumstances. MDW Operations input timecards for interns and HMOs. Failure to inform MDW Operations may result in you being paid incorrectly.
Monash Doctors Workforce Operations
Mon-Fri 0800 – 1630
(03) 9594 3963
On-call (Emergencies and sick calls only)
Sat-Sun 0630 – 2200
Public Holidays 0630-2200
Kronos is the system Monash Health uses to record your shifts and timesheet. You will use kronos to sign-off your timesheet – this can be done by the Kronos Moible App. It is highly recommended that you download the app – instructions are here.
Monash Health uses the ESS platform for it’s HR function. You can use it to: View:
• Personal information including date of birth, address, telephone numbers and emergency
• Current employment status and weekly position hours
• Current and past annual salary and classifications
• Allowances and deductions
• Superannuation fund and contribution rates
• Current and previous payslips
• PAYG Summaries
• ADO, sick and annual leave balances
• History of leave taken
• Pay history by pay date including gross, tax and net amounts for each pay Change:
• Residential address
• Telephone numbers
• Emergency contact details
• Email address Print:
• PAYG Summaries
Here are instructions. Or alternatively, go directly to the intranet.
Although you are not encouraged to work beyond reasonable hours, we understand particularly during this COVID19 time, you may need to access your email or applications. There are several ways to go about this:
The Learning Curriculum outlines the learning opportunities for HMOs (General Stream), their assessment requirements and the types of learning that they can expect to experience whilst at Monash Health – HMO Curriculum 2020
All doctors should meet with their supervisor in the first week, whenever possible. This is an opportunity for you to find out more about the expectations during your rotation, as well as identify areas that you are keen to learn more about, or any aspects that you may need more support in.
Handbooks are available for all units and can be located here. You will have already been issued with a password via email.
All JMS require an assessment, that is signed by a consultant, for all rotations that are greater than 8 weeks (exceptions are for cover and night shift rotations).
IMGs must complete HMO assessments for all rotations regardless of length and ensure all assessments are signed off by a Consultant.
Assessments need to be uploaded via the portal. More information is available on the portal.
Key Resources Mobile apps – set up access to the most essential apps – eTG, MIMs, BMJ Best Practice and Read by QxMD for journal alerts. Visit our website for further recommendations. Clinical Specialties – browse resources for each specialty under our ‘clinical specialties menu’. These guides provide links to databases, journals, eBooks, websites and relevant publications. Databases – authoritative and high quality databases are available including Medline, AMH, ClinicalKey, MIMS, eTG Complete, McGraw Hill Access Medicine and Embase. Journals and eBooks – an wide ranging collection of eBooks and journals are available from our library catalogue. If we do not have a particular title you need you can request this by completing our article/chapter request form. Research Support – guidance on literature searching essentials, researchers’ tools including metrics and referencing, research data management, compliance and publishing. Research consultations – if you are undertaking a literature search or research project you may book in for a consultation with one of our expert librarians to tailor your search strategy and for individual database training. COVID-19 Research Resource Guide
Our COVID-19 resource guide consolidates high impact journals, literature, research tools and health links for developing information and research on Sars cov2, Coronavirus disease and other aspects of the pandemic. Accessing the library during Covid19
Monash Health librarians are available to assist you during the COVID-19 pandemic via website chat, phone (9594 2600) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have concerns about the impact of COVID-19 or your own health please call the Employee Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.
Complete your Infection Prevention PPE training in the following order, ideally before you commence:
– Go to Latte (our learning management platform) and complete the online module ‘Infection Prevention – transmission based precautions’
– Attend a face-to-face training session. No need to book, just show up. Details on the same page as above.
– Do 5 minute PPE (works well on smartphone or computer) quiz
You must undertake complete training as part of your orientation. All training is undertaken via LATTE/Monash Elearning with both online and in person training.
In the first week it is critical that you undertake
(PPE) Infection Prevention online
(PPE) Infection Prevention in person
Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in person training
Electronic Medical Records (EMR) online training.
Prescribing and medical safety
A list of all the training that Junior Medical Staff must undertake as of July 2020 is outlined below. All training must be completed within 1 month of your commencement with Monash Health:
Managing challenging behaviour
Introduction to health and safety
Using social Media
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness
Allergies and Adverse Drug Reactions
Patients identification and procedure matching
Introduction to Clinical Handover
Blood Transfusion – Monash Doctors
Basic life support
Hello Everyone & Welcome to Monash Health from Rosemary McKemmish (Wellbeing Officer):
Monash Care was established in 2014 is the Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy to care for Monash Doctors. Its aim is to ensure that “No Monash Doctor Struggles in Silence” and Monash Health actively supports staff with identified mental illness.
Monash Care has a multi-pronged approach to support you including:
• Peer Support program (a network of our medical staff trained to support peers informally)
• The Women in Medicine Program
• Schwartz Rounds
• Monash Doctors Wellbeing Officer – Rosemary McKemmish
• Director of Medical Services – Dr Anand Ponniraivan
• Network of Chief Registrars across multiple disciplines and campuses
The important thing for you to know as new medical staff in Monash Health’s vast network is that you are not alone. We are here to help you with anything that is worrying you. We can support you if you are unwell or experiencing difficulties that are affecting your personal or professional lives.
Please do not hesitate to call us if you are struggling in any way – and put these numbers into your phone NOW for easy access for future reference
• Rosemary McKemmish 0427 409 310
• Dr Anand Ponniraivan 0431 308 506
Additional Support Staff are also available for:-
• General Stream HMOs Emma Nyhoff 0455 718 142
• Physician Training Program Tonina Hore 0431 339 194
• Surgical Program Donna Fisher 0404 001 923
There are resources which are available to all Monash staff, and these include Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Call a Psychologist. The EAP program is also available for up to 4 sessions for your family members as well, and is highly recommended. Links to these and more services can be accessed here.
More specific to doctors:
– Wellbeing Officer who is here to support you – please read more under ‘Wellbeing Officer’ tab.
– Medical Education Officer (MEO) for prevocational doctors – please read more under ‘MEO’ tab.