OHTGYP - information session

Report
Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program
for 2015 placements
OHTGYP University and Student Information Session
2014
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The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
AITEC - OHTGYP Manager
Administration Team
Geoff Ewens, Managing Director
Di Ewens, Program Director
René Peters, Senior Project Officer
Samantha Wilckens, Project Officer
Based in Adelaide and readily available at
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08 8232 9688
[email protected] or [email protected]
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
AITEC - OHTGYP Manager
Curriculum Facilitator - Kostas Kapellas
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
ADOHTA engagement with OHTGYP
• Australian Dental & Oral Health Therapists Association
(ADOHTA) is represented on the OHTGYP Program
Advisory Group and Graduate Selection Advisory Group
• promote the OHTGYP through various avenues
• provide guidance and input from time-to-time
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
Program Intent
• consolidate and extend skills of graduates
• help address community oral health challenges
• enhance public oral health workforce
– more entering public health
– staying longer (or both)
• infrastructure funding ($22M)
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
OHTGYP graduates benefit from new infrastructure
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
OHTGYP Program
• 12 month placement under employment contract
• approximately 40% of placements will be rural
• 80% of time undertaking wide range of clinical activity
• 20% of time on curriculum activity - 1 day/wk equivalent
www.aitec.edu.au/ohtgyp
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
Progress Round 1 Current Placements
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
OHTGYP Program
• on-line curriculum
• complete at least 80% of the curriculum activities
• supported by experienced mentor
• graduate level 1 salary
• $10,000 bonus upon completion of all requirements
www.aitec.edu.au/ohtgyp
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
OHTGYP Curriculum Overview
The OHTGYP curriculum consists of:
• orientation workshop (Adelaide) 28 – 30/1/15
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
OHTGYP Curriculum Overview
• 20 on-line modules with reference articles, available
through OHT Learning Management System
• 7 clinical webinars – 4 in conjunction with the Voluntary
Dental Graduate Year Program
• mentoring support
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
OHTGYP Curriculum Overview
• on-line discussion forums
• project and presentation to host employer
Curriculum developed by University of Melbourne in
conjunction with Council of Oral Health Academics
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
Curriculum Component - Project
Aim - to develop expertise in an area of interest defined by
the graduate in one aspect of oral health therapy practice.
Nine weeks (20%) of the curriculum time allocated to work
on the project and reviewing progress with mentors.
This is scheduled in both:
• the OHTGYP Planner; and
• the OHTGYP Calendar.
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
Curriculum Component - Project
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
Curriculum Component Program
Webinars
• 1 – Health Promotion, Teledentistry & Aged Care
• 2 – OHTGYP Project (if required)
• 3 – Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Endodontics
(with VDGYP)
• 4 – Rural and Remote Dental Care (with VDGYP)
• 5 – Paediatrics (with VDGYP)
• 6 – Orthodontics, Geriatrics and Special Needs
(with VDGYP)
• 7 – Cultural Competency and Models of Care
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
OHTGYP Graduate Eligibility Criteria
50 OHTGYP 2015 placements offered across Australia
• Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia
• Complete an Australian accredited three year bachelor
program of study in dual streams of hygiene and dental
therapy in the immediately prior year
• Ability to gain general registration as an Oral Health
Therapist with the Dental Board of Australia with no
restrictions
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
OHTGYP Application Requirements
• personal and contact information
• motivation for seeking OHTGYP placement
• referees with at least 1 referee from a final year clinical
placement of not less than 6 weeks
• academic transcript
• resumé
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
OHTGYP Application Requirements
• proof of permanent residency if not an Australian citizen
• university placement length and location
• nominate up to 10 preferred service provider locations
Online applications open – 21 July - 17 August 2014
www.aitec.edu.au/ohtgyp
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
OHTGYP Graduate Selection & Placement Criteria
• Academic performance
• Clinical performance and references
• Application / statement
• Other criteria
– Locations and flexibility to travel to placement locations
– ATSI and gender balance
– State balance
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
OHTGYP Applications timeframe for 2015 places
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Promotion:
June – August 2014
Applications:
21 July – 17 August 2014
Review/selection: August - September 2014
Offer notification: September - October 2014
Contracts:
October 2014
• No late applications will be accepted
Placement commencement: Monday 19 January 2015
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
Some feedback from 2014 Graduates
“This program is invaluable - as I work, I am developing myself to
be a better OHT and this program assists me in self-learning and
improvement”
“Wonderful experience so far. I feel very fortunate to be allowed
this opportunity and will definitely seek employment within the
Government sector next year. Thank you!”
“My mentors are providing great support are always friendly,
approachable and are always willing to have a chat regarding any
cases”
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
Some feedback from 2014 Graduates
“Definitely, this program has opened my eyes, especially in regards
to Aboriginal oral health and dental care in the remote setting. I
hope that I can continue working rurally and in the public sector
next year.”
“In the last month i have learnt so much, seen patients with
conditions that you only here about in a text book”
“I've been having interesting and challenging patients, have been
seeing mostly children however and have asked to see more adult
patients if possible (management of periodontal disease)”
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
Questions
Information and answers to frequently asked questions
may be found on the OHTGYP website at:
www.aitec.edu.au/ohtgyp
Questions can be emailed to [email protected]
The Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health

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