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AGPAL is seeking expressions of interest for contract GP Surveyors in NSW & QLD

Are you, or do you know anyone, interested in sharing knowledge and professional capacity with peers while contributing to continuous quality improvement in what is already one of the safest general practice and healthcare systems in the world?

AGPAL is seeking expressions of interest from professionals in NSW and QLD eligible to become a contracted GP Surveyor.

The primary role of an AGPAL GP Surveyor is to survey the safety and quality of care provided by general practices against the RACGP Standards for general practices, including carrying out an on-site assessment.

Surveyors are the face of AGPAL’s accreditation program for general practice in Australia. Our surveyors report that the role enables them to promote industry-wide quality improvement while honing and imparting professional insights, skills and knowledge. This, in turn, brings great value to their own practices through the uptake of leading ideas, systems and processes shared during assessments. For many surveyors, the mentoring aspect of the role is what they most enjoy.

AGPAL engages healthcare professionals with relevant experience and qualifications in general practice and encourages applications from experienced general practitioners.

We are particularly seeking expressions of interest from GPs based in and around:

  • Sydney and the Sydney CBD in New South Wales, and
  • Coastal towns and cities between Cairns and the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

Eligibility criteria

An AGPAL GP Surveyor fulfils all the following criteria:

  • Is vocationally registered under the Health Insurance (Vocational Registration of General Practitioners) Regulations 1989 (Cth)
  • Hold Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
  • Satisfy their college’s requirements for their continuing professional development program
  • Have at least five years full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a vocationally registered general practitioner
  • Be working an average of at least two sessions a week in face-to-face patient contact in an accredited general practice over the last two years, OR
  • Have worked an average of at least two sessions a week in face-to-face patient contact in an accredited general practice within the last two years
  • Possess and maintain a current Working with Children and Working with Vulnerable Persons Checks as required by state or territory departments/regulators in states where surveyor services are provided
  • Be in possession of a Positive Notice (satisfactory completion of National Police Check) that has been issued within the last three years
  • Complete ongoing surveyor training as required by the National General Practice Accreditation Scheme to maintain their competence and knowledge of the Standards
  • Must, each year, undertake a minimum of five surveys and complete at least one mandatory training session.

We particularly encourage the following professionals to apply:

  • Those with healthcare/general practitioner experience in a prison and/or within the context of a correctional service
  • Paediatricians, and
  • Hospital-experienced doctors.

How to apply

Expressions of Interest can be submitted by completing the online Join Us as a Surveyor or Co-Surveyor form.

If you have any questions, please contact the AGPAL Workforce Management Team.

Share this information with GPs in your network

If you would like to share this information with GPs in your practice or among your professional network, please send the link to this article or download this fact sheet to print/send to your colleagues in and around Sydney, and coastal towns between Cairns and the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

Alternatively, pass on our contact details for them to get in touch with the AGPAL Team.