News

VMOs to be covered by MOCA 6

 

Our industrial relations partner, the Australian Salaried Medical Officers' Federation Queensland (ASMOFQ), recently achieved significant progress in its work to provide Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs) coverage under the upcoming Medical Officers’ Certified Agreement  (MOCA 6).

Towards the end of last year, ASMOFQ obtained a guarantee from the previous Health Minister that Queensland Health will include VMOs under MOCA 6, together with Senior Medical Officers (SMO), Registrars and Resident Medical Officers.

3 MAR 2021

Employee's right to inquire protected

 

Our Workplace Relations team are a wealth of information on key issues that may impact your private practice. Here's a recent article they prepared on a case that upheld an employee's right to inquire.  

When an employer dismissed an employee for asking questions about a pay review and car-related entitlements, they quickly found themselves on the wrong side of a general protections claim.

The recent case highlights an employee's right to make an inquiry about their employment without fear of dismissal.

26 FEB 2021

Empowering Interns

 

Dr Ira van der Steenstraten, a trained psychiatrist, psychotherapist and systems therapist, spoke with us about her work as the facilitator of our Wellbeing at Work program.

Now working as a life coach and mindfulness trainer, Dr van der Steenstraten connects with and empowers first-year medical interns across Queensland through the landmark Wellbeing at Work program that equips young doctors with the resilience and coping skills needed to survive and thrive in medicine.

15 FEB 2021

Do you know your RMO entitlements?

 

AMA Queensland salaried medical officers enjoy free membership with our industrial relations partner, the Australian Salaried Medical Officers' Federation Queensland (ASMOFQ).

ASMOFQ represents our public practice members in industrial relations negotiations and workplace disputes and helps members navigate entitlements and specific working conditions.

15 FEB 2021

Scholarship makes rural dream come true

 

The path to becoming a doctor is not often an easy one, but throw in a family of five and having to leave your home town to complete a year-long placement and it’s downright difficult.

Luckily, the AMA Queensland Foundation offers a scholarship to James Cook University medical students who are suffering financial hardship and who plan to work in Indigenous or rural Queensland communities.

8 FEB 2021

CEO and President Report - January 2021

 

We hope you had time over the festive season to reset and reflect on the challenges we faced in 2020 and have returned to work with renewed energy. That is certainly the case for us and we intend to continue to work hard for you in 2021 as we advocate for the advancement of the Queensland medical profession and the health and wellbeing of our community.

1 FEB 2021

Member feedback on AOD renewal

 

Our policy team works on numerous issues on behalf of our members and regularly seeks feedback on key topics.

Currently, we are seeking feedback from AMA Queensland members on the Queensland Mental Health Commission’s (QMHC) renewed approach to alcohol and other drugs (AOD) in the state.

1 FEB 2021

Nominations open for CDT Executive

 

We are recruiting our new executive team for the 2021 Queensland Council of Doctors in Training (CDT).

To nominate for a position, you must be a financial member of AMA Queensland and a doctor in training (DIT). Not a member? Join now here.

1 FEB 2021