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Registrar, Senior Registrar, Transitional Fellow Positions

Available for commencement early 2022

Department of Critical Care Medicine

  • Registrar
  • Senior Registrar
  • Transitional Fellow

The Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is Tasmania’s major teaching hospital and the State referral centre for cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, trauma and burns, hyperbaric and diving medicine, neonatal and paediatric intensive care and high risk obstetrics. The Royal Hobart Hospital provides all general and specialty medical and surgical services, excluding organ transplantation, spinal and paediatric cardiac surgery. RHH services a regional population of approximately 250,000 people, and has 450 beds

Department of Critical Care Medicine (DCCM) is Tasmania’s only adult tertiary referral intensive care unit. DCCM has 23 beds with more than 1500 admission per year, and high acuity. The broad casemix includes cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, major trauma and burns, complex medical, surgical and haematology and oncology patients.

DCCM provides hospital outreach services for Code Blue and Medical Emergency Teams, TPN and a Multidisciplinary Tracheostomy team. There is a high-end Echocardiography machine, ultrasound machines, and bronchoscopes amongst the usual intensive care equipment

We are privileged to work as a closely knit multidisciplinary team with seven intensive care specialists. The consultants are active clinicians and educators who are involved in leadership roles with CICM, ANZICS and regionally. This includes a Fellowship Examiner, ANZICS board and committee members and Tasmania’s ANZICS CTG member within the group. Other regional and hospital-wide Consultant roles undertaken by Intensivists include the RHH Director of Intern Clinical Training, State Medical Director of Organ Donation, Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine, and the Medical Director of Home PN services. DCCM has an active research and QA program with involvement in local and multicentre clinical trials.  Our trainees are actively encouraged to participate in research.

We have an experienced cohort of nursing staff and a strong allied health team. A Clinical Nurse Consultant and 3 Clinical Nurse Educators support patient care and ongoing education.

Our ICU is accredited by CICM (College of Intensive Care Medicine) for General Training (C24) with subspecialty training in cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery and trauma. There is an active teaching program and our Consultants are proactive in Fellowship Exam candidate preparation, with very high success rates across the past 10 years

Non-specialist medical staffing will include CICM Transition Year Fellows and Senior Registrars, Registrars, Senior Resident Medical Officers and Resident Medical Officers. The registrar pool includes ICU trainees, plus Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine, Surgical and Physician trainees on rotation.

We encourage those with non-ICU career plans to apply directly to us for 12 month posts, including Physician and Emergency Medicine trainees, Remote and Rural Medicine trainees, Retrieval Medicine doctors and Career Medical Officers with broad interests, or others who wish to gain skills and knowledge in the assessment and management of critical illness.

We support flexible training needs and the core values of equity and diversity within our workforce.

Details for specific roles can be found via the links below.

All Applicants should submit a recent CV, a Cover Letter outlining why they wish to work with us and how this will enhance their career plans, and names and contacts for 3 referees from recent posts.

For more information on the positions use the following links:

Information on all positions can be obtained by contacting DCCM through:

Lindy Pursell
Executive Assistant for referral to relevant Consultant Intensivist
Ph: (03) 6166 8300
email: lindy.pursell@ths.tas.gov.au

Applications opened on Monday, 21 June 2021 and close on Monday, 16 August 2021.

Please apply online

For further information on the application process, please contact:

Medical Staffing Unit
Royal Hobart Hospital