The Launceston General Hospital (LGH) is a 400 bed hospital with a purpose built Intensive Care Unit (ICU) that has 11 fully staffed beds (expandable to 13). The ICU provides tertiary level care to a population of 250,000 with approximately 1000 admissions per year with a general case mix and approximately equal surgical medical ratio. We are the major referral centre for North and North West Tasmania.
We are accredited as a general training unit (C12 pre-2014) by CICM and for completion of the ICU requirement of training for both ACEM and ANZCA trainees. We pride ourselves on fostering a supportive environment, with all consultants happy to mentor less experienced and beginning critical care registrars.
Our expectation is that our trainees are willing to learn, work as part of a larger team and have a “can do” attitude. Our trainees are actively involved on ward rounds and in patient assessment and management and find they are well prepared for the fellowship examinations due to a high level of clinical exposure and ongoing opportunity for supported decision making.
During your time with us you will have the opportunity to be exposed to and gain skills in a wide range of investigations, interventions and procedures including:
- All modalities of extra corporal life support including CRRT, ECCO2R and ECMO
- Vascular access including complex / tunnelled access
- Right Heart Studies
- Echocardiography (including DDU Supervisor Intensivist)
- A HeartWorks™ Echocardiography Simulator in the unit
We run a weekly teaching program and support trainees preparing for both their primary and fellowship examinations. We also have an active Journal Club combined with the Infectious Diseases Unit and monthly Morbidity and Mortality meeting.
Involvement in research is encouraged and our unit is a participant in many multicentre as well as local trials. We are well supported by the Clifford Craig Foundation with research grants available to successful applicants, including trainees.
There are opportunities to complete rotations in Anaesthesia, Medicine and Emergency Medicine. As well as this, rotations to related specialties or participation in the Tasmanian Aeromedical and Retrieval Service for suitably experienced applicants can be arranged. Part time / flexible training options available.
Retrieval based positions are currently advertised separately.
Launceston Hospital is a Work Placed Based Assessment Centre for applicants hoping to work toward their General Registration with AHPRA.
Launceston is a beautiful and accessible part of Tasmania with the opportunity for work life balance above what is afforded in larger cities.
Hours/Period of Appointment
Fixed term, full time, day work, working 80 hours per fortnight to commence 3 February 2020 until 31 January 2021. Notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant. Longer term contracts up to 36 months may be negotiated.