Clinical Academic Funding Policy

Applicable to: This Policy applies to Clinical Academics who are concurrently employed in the following HSPs and with the UWA: Child and Adolescent Health Service, East Metropolitan Health Service, North Metropolitan Health Service and South Metropolitan Health Service.

Description: In accordance with the Health Services Act 2016, one of the main functions of Health Service Providers (HSPs) is to provide teaching, training and research that support the provision of health services.

Clinical Academics make a significant contribution to this function by teaching and training doctors, conducting research and providing clinical services. It is recognised that Clinical Academics play a vital role in maintaining the high standard of health care provided to the community.

As set out in the Department of Health Medical Practitioners (Clinical Academics) AMA Industrial Agreement 2013, “Clinical Academic” means a medical practitioner employed by The University of Western Australia (UWA) as a professor, associate professor, senior lecturer or lecturer and also employed by the HSP as a medical practitioner undertaking clinical service work.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the WA health system and UWA applies to all Clinical Academic appointments and includes a provision relating to funding arrangements.

The purpose of the Clinical Academic Funding Policy (the Policy) is to inform HSPs of certain procedures that apply to the funding of the appointment of Clinical Academics.

This Policy is a Mandatory policy under the Employment Policy Framework.

Date of effect: 23 December 2016

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