|Learner podiatrist paid time||This is time spent during work hours and is considered a cost to the hospital. Assumed to be a grade 2 year 4 podiatrist, with wage rate calculated according to the 2017 enterprise bargaining agreement . On-costs of 25% are applied. Volume of time was calculated according to case study learning log documentation.|
|Learner podiatrist unpaid time||This is time spent outside of work hours and is considered a cost to the individual. Calculated at the marginal overtime rate of 50% of usual wage without on-costs . Volume of time was estimated by learners.|
|Endorsed prescriber time||This is an individual who is endorsed to prescribe podiatric therapeutics, and is therefore eligible to supervise a learner. Mentoring occurs during work hours and is considered a cost to the hospital. Our calculations assume this is a grade 4 year 4 podiatrist . On-costs of 25% are applied. Volume of time was calculated according to time-log documentation.|
|Administrator time||This individual works for the hospital and is involved with the development and organisation of the mentoring program, and has podiatry specific knowledge. We assume a grade 2 year 4 podiatrist . On-costs of 25% are applied. Volume of time was calculated according to time-log documentation.|
|Senior pharmacist time||This is an experience pharmacist who is involved in leadership, supervision and education. Their role is to assist with the development of the program. Calculations assume a grade 3 year 4 pharmacist, with on-costs of 25% applied . Volume of time spent on development was designated when the task was set. There is also ongoing pharmacist support for prescribing, however this is considered a normal function of their work and has not been calculated.|
|Committee member time||Various hospital committees reviewed the new clinical practice guidelines developed to support this program. For simplicity, we have assumed all individuals involved with these committees are at a similar level to the podiatry head of department, and assumed wage rates at grade 4 year 4 podiatrist level . Total time taken was estimated according to the average number of agenda items and number of meeting attendees.|
A medical librarian introduces the various learning resources available to learner podiatrists. Wage rate was calculated using the 2017 enterprise bargaining agreement .|
This is a scheduled amount of time. Any ad-hoc support is considered a normal function of their work.