The Surgical Supervisor role is complex, requiring specific knowledge, skills and attitudes to facilitate learning through role modelling, teaching, feedback and assessment.
The Supervisor Framework has been developed for those in a supervisory role. This includes surgeons who are in RACS appointed Supervisor of Training roles, but also those surgeons who supervise Trainees on a day-to-day basis.
This Framework is a guide for supervisors that can be used by them for their own professional development by reflecting on the defined supervision competencies and identifying areas they may like to explore and develop further.
The RACS Supervision Framework has 5 Domains:
2. Educational Management and Leadership
3. Trainee and Patient Safety
4. Teaching and Facilitating Learning
5. Assessment of Learning
For each Domain there are competencies associated with high quality supervision and training of RACS Trainees. The Supervisor competencies have been organised into two levels: Core and Aspiring to Excellence.