Mentoring roles and responsibilities

The Mentee

  1. To be a financial member of ACHSM for the 2019 calendar year;
  2. To complete the ACHSM Management Competency Assessment;
  3. To accept responsibility for my own decisions and actions; 
  4. To ensure absolute confidentiality of matters discussed and information supplied by the Mentor;
  5. To discuss and seek prior approval with my Mentor if I would like to nominate them as a referee;
  6. To work with my Mentor to identify objectives from participation in the Mentoring Program and collaboratively develop a plan designed to address these objectives;
  7. To maintain regular contact with my Mentor (face to face meetings at least every 2 months if practicable);
  8. To keep a record of management experience obtained during the period so that full discussion can be undertaken with my Mentor;
  9. To initiate meetings and make regular contact with my Mentor;
  10. To carry out tasks and projects by agreed times; 
  11. To review performance and progress with my Mentor;
  12. To promptly respond to requests for information from the Mentoring Coordinators and informing them of any changes in my contact details;
  13. To participate in the evaluation of the Mentoring Program; and
  14. To attend the Orientation session, where practical.

The Mentor

  1. To provide information, guidance, constructive comments and an empathic ear; 
  2. To ensure absolute confidentiality of matters discussed and information supplied by the Mentee;
  3. To work with the Mentee to identify their objectives arising from participation in the Mentoring Program and to collaboratively develop a program to address these;
  4. To provide a confidential and personalised source of career advice, support and guidance to the Mentee;
  5. To provide the Mentee with advice and assistance in identifying personal development needs and how to address these;
  6. To assist the Mentee to establish a network of support within the health system;
  7. To assist the Mentee develop an understanding of the overall health system;
  8. To facilitate the Mentee’s professional growth;
  9. To meet face-to-face with the Mentee regularly (at least once every 2 months), and at short notice if possible in special situations and to maintain contact more frequently by telephone and e-mail, as agreed with the Mentee;
  10. To undertake reviews of the Mentee’s performance and progress at the request of the Mentee during the year;
  11. To participate in evaluation of the Mentoring Program; and
  12. To attend the Orientation session, where practical.