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Tasmanian Government

Doctors in Training 2023 - ICU Registrar, Senior Registrar & Transition Year Fellow

Department of Health
Hospitals South

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:MP Level 5 (Registrar/Snr yr1)
Employment Type: Multiple FTE - F/T & P/Tpos
Region: South
Location:ICU RHH

Applicants area advised that in accordance with Tasmanian Public Health Directions, all employees of the Department of Health must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.


$97,946 - $138,593 pro-rata, per annum


Medical Practitioner Level 5 (Senior Resident Medical Officer/Registrar Year 1) to Level 13 (Senior Registrar/Fellow)


Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Fixed-term, full-time or part-time, up to 12 months commencing 06 February 2023 – 04 February 2024


Department of Critical Care Medicine (DCCM) - Royal Hobart Hospital

Intensive Care Registrars - multiple positions available

The Department of Critical Care Medicine (DCCM) at Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH), is the adult tertiary referral ICU for the state of Tasmania.

DCCM is a true general ICU with 23 beds and over 1500 admissions per year. It has a broad case-mix that includes cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, major trauma and burns, all the surgical subspecialties and complex cardiology, medical, haematology and oncology patients. RHH handles high risk obstetrics, has a Neonatal and Paediatric ICU and an evolving Interventional Radiology service. There is a state-wide Aeromedical Retrieval Service supporting our critical care and high acuity services.

DCCM is accredited with CICM for tertiary ICU, Cardiothoracic, Neurosurgical and Trauma ICU time. Additionally, other CICM training needs can be completed within RHH or other Tasmanian Hospitals, and we may be able to help facilitate external rotations for some trainees.

DCCM offers a range of employment and training opportunities, including Senior Resident Medical Officer, Registrar, Senior Registrar and CICM Transition Year Fellow positions.

We are looking for doctors with strong clinical skills and knowledge, who have career interests in any of the acute care specialties, or simply wish to gain experience in critical care medicine. We can support dual-specialty trainees and can offer flexible working arrangements in some circumstances.

DCCM is staffed by SRMO’s and Registrars working day and night shifts, under the supervision of Consultant Intensivists and Senior Registrars/Fellows. There may be regular rostered overtime, with up to 90-95 hours rostered per fortnight/pay period on some occasions. Our Senior Registrar positions are for Fellowship-level trainees and include on-call from home with Consultant support.

These positions align with RHH Registrar term dates, starting 06 February 2023 to 05 February 2024.

Late applications may be considered if positions remain unfilled.

Essential Requirements

  • General or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration (where applicable and as determined by individual position requirements) 

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:
1.  Conviction checks in the following areas:
a)  Crimes of Violence
b)  Sex Related Offences
c)  Serious Drug Offences
d)  Crimes involving dishonesty

2.  Identification check
3.  Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Selection Process:

Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on the following desirable criteria:

Desirable Requirements – Registrars & SRMOs

  • University of Tasmania graduates and/or current Tasmanian public hospital employees.
  • Previous clinical experience in Intensive Care Medicine, Anaesthesia, and/or Emergency Medicine, including competence in relevant procedural skills.
  • Successful completion of practical acute care and resuscitation courses, such as ALS, BASIC, APLS, EMST and formal Point of Care Ultrasound training.
  • Advanced trainees with CICM, ANZCA, ACEM and/or ACRRM
  • Demonstrated experience in audit, research, teaching, and safety and quality.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership roles either within or outside of work.

Desirable Requirements - Senior Registrars

  • A minimum of three years relevant clinical experience including at least 24 months recent experience in Intensive Care Medicine.
  • Completion of CICM Primary Examination.
  • Completed or near completion of final examinations for Fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine, or an equivalent qualification.
  • Applicants who have completed Fellowship in another acute care specialty, who have suitable Intensive Care experience, or are dual-training in Intensive Care, may be considered for Senior Registrar posts.

Additionally, ALL candidates should demonstrate the following personal qualities:

  • A strong academic record and aptitude for advanced study.
  • High level oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • The ability to function well in stressful situations, and the readiness to adapt to different work environments.
  • A respectful, caring and ethical approach to interactions with colleagues and patients.
  • Acceptance and understanding of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in the workplace.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

Download File Generic Registrar-Senior Registrar MP5-11 (December 2021) WWCT HR (1).pdf
Download File Generic Registrar-Senior Registrar MP5-11 (December 2021) WWCT HR (2).docx
Download File Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 2022.pdf
Download File Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 2022.docx

What do I submit with my application?

  1. A succinct Cover Letter limited to 2 pages describing:
  • Current career plans including any College training status, and why you are applying for this position at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
  • Why you think you are suitable for the position, with reference to the criteria listed 1-6 under “Desirable Experience”.
  1. An up to date, detailed, Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Your CV should be personalised and include all relevant information to allow assessment of your suitability for the role.
  1. Names and contact details for three referees (Hospital medical supervisors from within the past three years).

How do I submit my application?

Online applications are preferred as this ensures you answer important questions about yourself. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.   

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, add or upload your selection criteria responses, CV and supporting documents.  Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Please do not send hard copy applications to the contact person.

PLEASE NOTE:  Applications submitted by an Agency on behalf of an applicant will not be considered at this time.

For more information contact

Dr David Rigg
Senior Staff Specialist, DCCM

Dr Allan Beswick
Senior Staff Specialist, DCCM

Dr Jon Buckmaster
Senior Staff Specialist, Supervisor of Training, DCCM

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