Supervisors in MALT
Each Trainee should have a single Nominated Supervisor per rotation, who is responsible for approving ALL cases referred to them by the Trainee. A Nominated Supervisor will be undertaking the role of Training Coordinator or College Approved Surgical Supervisor for Trainees at their hospital.
Trainees use the Alternate Supervisor field in MALT to record the names of surgeons present in theatre with them during a procedure.
The responsibility of approving cases falls on different supervisor types depending on the specialty.
Cardiothoracic - Approved by Alternate Supervisor
General Surgery - Approved by Nominated Supervisor
Neurosurgery - Has not mandated MALT.
Orthopedic Surgery (Aus & NZ) - Has not mandated MALT.
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery - Approved by Alternate Supervisor.
Paediatric Surgery - Approved by Nominated Supervisor.
Plastic Surgery (Aus & NZ) - Approved by Alternate Supervisor.
Urology - Approved by Nominated Supervisor.
Vascular Surgery - Has not mandated MALT.
Supervisors who are not required to approve cases can log in to MALT to view any cases they were supervising and can add comments to the cases if they wish.
MALT will automatically generate and send an email, entitled “MALT Supervisor nomination”, the first time you are selected as either a Nominated or Alternate Supervisor within the system. This email is sent even if there are no cases yet assigned to you for approval as a Nominated Supervisor or if you are an Alternate Supervisor who does not have the responsibility of approving cases.
MALT uses the terms Nominated Supervisor and Alternate Supervisor. Supervisors can view cases for the JDocs they are supervising and can provide comments on specific cases.
Nominated Supervisor: Only one Nominated Supervisor can be selected. JDocs may not have a supervisor and are therefore able to select "N/A Supervisor" from the list of available names.
Alternate Supervisor(s): Can be anyone from the surgical unit that is present in theatre.
Note: RACS does not allocate Supervisors to JDocs as part of the JDocs program.
Accessing MALT and support
MALT access and support documentation can be found in the links below.