All doctors working at Epworth require appointment via a formal process (as indicated in the Epworth Foundation By-Laws) and are required to provide documentation of medical qualifications, specialist training and experience, medical defence insurance and professional references to support their application to practice at Epworth.

Who can submit an appointment to practice?

Specialists

Specialists interested in undertaking specialist practice at Epworth sites are encouraged to submit an appointment to practice. 

Please note, this submission represents an expression of interest only and does not guarantee the right to practice at Epworth.

For more information about partnering with Epworth, or to book a hospital tour, speak to our Business Development Team.

For queries regarding your specialist appointment application, please email: [email protected].

Epworth credentialing expression of interest - specialists


Surgical Assistants

A surgical assistant appointment allows you to undertake surgical assistant duties only.

Medical practitioners seeking to undertake additional medical care should apply for the appropriate role (specialist or junior medical officer).

Applications will take a minimum of one to two weeks to be processed, following the submission of a complete application and references.

Please note, an submission does not guarantee the right to practice and applicants must not agree to assist surgeons at Epworth until Epworth has approved their application in writing.

For queries regarding your surgical assistant application please email: [email protected]

Epworth credentialing - surgical assistant application


Junior medical staff - Career Medical Officer (CMO), Hospital Medical Officer (HMO), intern, registrar

An application for appointment to practice in a junior medical staff position is only completed if you have a confirmed Epworth appointment or rotation.

If you have a confirmed Epworth appointment or rotation please contact the Junior Medical Workforce Team. 

Please note, an application does not guarantee the right to practice until this is confirmed in writing by Epworth.

Should you require assistance, please contact the Junior Medical Workforce Team at: [email protected].


Scope of Practice

As part of your appointment to practice, each doctor must specify the area of clinical practice in which they wish to be accredited, which is referred to as their clinical scope of practice.

At Epworth HealthCare your scope of practice will depend on which Tier A-C you are appointed under.

Accreditation type                        Definition
Type A  Basic accreditation for a given specialty, covering all aspects of practice other than those covered by Tiers B & C. The applicant has satisfied the appropriate Fellowship requirements of the relevant medical college or equivalent.
Type B Applies to a selected range of advanced or emerging interventions for which additional evidence of suitable training or experience is required.
Type C New interventions that have not previously been performed at Epworth.

If you wish to introduce new procedures or clinical practices (or significant revisions of existing procedures and practices) you must provide additional specified information before you can become accredited to perform them. 

If you wish to practice under a scope that you have not been accredited for or to introduce a new procedure or clinical practice (or a significant revision of an existing procedure or clinical practice) you must discuss this with your medical director and formally apply. 

If you wish to review/check the scope of practice you are accredited for, please contact our accreditation team.


Epworth Values and Behaviours

All medical practitioners at Epworth must adhere to and support our Epworth Values and Behaviours (PDF, 40KB). Further details around professional roles and responsibilities are in the Epworth By-Laws.

Epworth By-Laws

All doctors practicing at Epworth must undertake a formal accreditation process in accordance with the Epworth By-Laws.

All medical professionals should review the by-laws prior to applying to practice Epworth and must commit to the provisions of the by-laws as part of the application process.

Epworth Doctors Charter

The Epworth Doctors Charter outlines the benefits Epworth is committed to providing appointed medical specialists. It iterates the value we place on your contribution to improving the health, wellbeing and experience of every patient, and outlines ways we create a supportive professional environment that sustains excellent and productive specialists who are committed and aligned to Epworth.