Tier A Medical Appointment Requirements

Tier A scope of practice refers to basic accreditation for a given specialty, i.e. the applicant has satisfied the appropriate Fellowship requirements of the relevant medical college.

Tier B Medical Appointment Requirements

Tier B scope of practice applies to a selected range of advanced or emerging interventions, or sub-specialty training for which additional evidence is required. To satisfy Tier B medical accreditation requirements, an applicant needs to provide suitable evidence that they have acquired the appropriate advanced skills and undergone relevant training needed to undertake the restricted procedures.

The evidence could include references, logbooks, completed proctorships, training certificates and some fellowships.

Tier C Medical Appointment Requirements

Tier C scope of practice is for New Interventional Technology/Clinical Practice (NiTCP) which is a therapeutic intervention (including prosthesis, implantable device, medical or surgical procedure), a diagnostic procedure or other clinical practice that is considered by a reasonable body of medical opinion to be significantly different from existing procedures or clinical practice. Applicants seeking Tier C privileges must complete New Interventional Technology / Clinical Practice (NiTCP) forms, which are available via the Epworth intranet, or can be obtained via the Senior Medical Workforce Team at [email protected]. The Medical Administration Registrar coordinates all NiTCP applications.

If you would like to know more about the Epworth HealthCare Medical Scope of Practice tier system, please refer to the Epworth By-laws or contact the Senior Medical Workforce Team on [email protected] or (03) 9426 6956.