Tasmanian Health Service Statewide Registrar Campaign
The Tasmanian Health Service is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our community. We are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services.
We offer -
• Flexible work/life balance
• Attractive Salary Package
• Dynamic team environment
• Professional Development
There are a range of basic and advanced training positions available as outlined below.
Launceston General Hospital
General and Senior Medical Registrar (BPTs and Advanced Trainees)
The Launceston General Hospital is a 350 bed teaching hospital for the University of Tasmania incorporating the Northern Clinical School and is classified as level two for Physician Training with the RACP.
The Department of Medicine offers an exciting program with a high educator to candidate ratio and are experienced in mini cex, learning needs analysis and case base discussion. There are currently 40 FRACP specialists available, an interventional fellow and 6 advanced trainees in gastroenterology, cardiology and general medicine who conduct formal and informal tutorials along with long and short cases. The Department of Medicine has a strong research culture with many physicians conducting independent and collaborative clinical trial based research with an affiliation to the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust.
There is opportunity for trainees to be exposed to a wide range of specialities during training. Positions are available with rotations of three or six months in general medicine, nephrology, endocrinology, cardiology, stroke, gastroenterology, neurology, haematology/oncology, intensive care, respiratory medicine, geriatrics, rehabilitation and acute medicine.
The Launceston General Hospital is also accredited for three years of advanced training in general medicine and can offer six month rotations in endocrinology, infectious diseases, neurology, respiratory, ICU, stroke, neurology and other sub-specialities.
Emergency Medicine Registrar
The emergency department is a modern 42 bed department opened in 2012. Annual attendance is around 45000 pa (21% paediatric) and an admission rate of 25%. There is also a fully functional 8 bed short stay unit (EMU)
As a registrar in ED you have the opportunity to work alongside experienced consultants and you will gain invaluable clinical experience in the care of critically ill patients.
Launceston General Hospital is a 300 bed acute teaching hospital with an 18 bedded ICU, and 24/7 interventional cardiology. All specialities are available except neurosurgery, cardiothoracic, spinal surgery and PICU/ NICU.
We are the major referral centre for the North and North West of the state and provide many sub speciality services to the North West. There are 9 rural GP run hospitals around the north of the state providing step down/ rehabilitation/ palliative care services to the population.
We provide protected registrar teaching 4 hours per week. We support Work Based Assessments (WBAs) and regularly supervise the emergency medicine certificate and diploma candidates. Rotations to ICU/ retrieval, and possibly anaesthetics terms are available and negotiable for suitable candidates.
Medical Oncology – Advanced Trainee
The Northern Tasmanian Cancer Service provides care and management of malignant disease and haematological disorders across the north of Tasmania and provide significant support to the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie and Mersey Community Hospital in Latrobe. The total catchment population of the Service is 250,000. .
The medical team includes 5 medical oncologists, 4 radiation oncologists, 6 haematologists, 1 palliative care physician, 1 haematology advanced trainee registrar and 1 radiation oncology advanced trainee registrar in addition to the RACP basic trainee registrars, residents and interns. Chemotherapy day units are located at Launceston General Hospital and North West Regional Hospital. There are 2 linear accelerators at Launceston General Hospital and 1 at North West Regional Hospital. The Tasmanian High Dose-Rate Brachytherapy service is located at Launceston General Hospital. The Service is affiliated with the University of Tasmania Medical School.
Duties for the appointee will include care and management of patients with malignant disease in collaboration with specialist staff in inpatient and ambulatory settings, involvement in clinical trials and research projects, organisation of and participation in Service, hospital and multi-disciplinary meetings (respiratory, urological, head and neck, breast, gastro-intestinal, central nervous system, gynaecological), supervision, training and education to junior staff and medical students.
The position is accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for 12 months of cored Advanced Training in Medical Oncology.
Royal Hobart Hospital
General Medicine Registrar
The Royal Hobart Hospital has training positions in all the subspecialties (at RMO level and Advanced training level), including General Medicine, a number of which are linked to interstate training programs. Opportunities for rotation into other subspecialties at general medical registrar level are limited, although rotation into cardiology may be offered in 2019.
Applications are invited from basic physician trainees eligible to enter their BPT3 year and other applicants who wish to have training in general medicine to supplement their training in another discipline e.g. Emergency medicine, General Practice, ICU, to meet their career goals.
The Royal Hobart Hospital is the tertiary referral centre for the state of Tasmania, with a population of 500 000, and also provides a local hospital service for a catchment of 240 000 in southern Tasmania. The hospital provides all general and speciality medical and surgical services as well as paediatrics, obstetrics and psychiatry and is the state’s designated tertiary trauma centre. Our busy, modern Emergency Department provides care for over 60 000 patients annually with an admission rate of more than 35% and a paediatric case load of 25%. We also run a 10 bed Emergency Medical Unit.
Consultants provide direct clinical supervision of the department from 8:00 am until 11:00 pm, seven days a week.
The department is accredited for two years of advanced training with ACEM, and offers accredited rotations to general medicine, anaesthetics, hyperbaric medicine, paediatrics and ICU. Rural hospital posts can also be arranged at the Launceston General Hospital or North West Regional Hospital. Consultants coordinate a comprehensive preparation program for both the ACEM primary and fellowship exams with a high pass rate, and the coursework required for the ACEM Trainee Research Requirement is offered, fully subsidised, through an arrangement with the University of Tasmania which has academic links with the department. We have a comprehensive approach to Workplace Based Assessments it easy to obtain than the required number for training purposes.
Applications are also encouraged from GP Registrars who wish to complete the Emergency Medicine Certificate or Diploma for which the department is an approved training site with accredited supervisors.