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Intensive Care Unit - Registrar


Department of Critical Care Medicine (DCCM) is the tertiary referral centre for adult intensive care in Tasmania (population- 500,000).

Our 23 bed ICU/HDU has 1500 admissions in a year, with high acuity. Casemix is broad and general, including cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, major trauma and burns, complex emergency medical and surgical patients, including haematology and oncology. Additionally, we run both Hospital and Home TPN Services and provide medical and nursing staff to the RHH MET System.

DCCM employs 7 Consultant Intensivists, 3 Fellows/Senior Registrars, 12 Registrars and 5 SRMO/RMOs and two CMO’s.

DCCM is accredited by the College of Intensive Care Medicine for General Training (C24) with subspecialty training in cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery and trauma. For suitable CICM trainees, we can arrange for rotations in other specialties as required to complete specialist training in Intensive Care Medicine.

We welcome and support applications from trainees in Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia, General and specialty Medicine, and rural and remote medicine or others who wish to gain additional experience and time learning about critical care, high acuity medicine and Peri-Operative Care. Previous ICU experience is desirable but not essential. Formal training in vascular access ultrasound technique is also highly desirable

DCCM has a strong commitment to teaching and a high CICM exam pass rate. There is a structured teaching programme facilitated to cater for first part and second part exam preparation and continuing professional development for all levels of experience. This includes a combination of daily bed-side teaching, protected-time weekly education sessions, including primary exam teaching, Journal clubs, multidisciplinary medical simulation, and inter-departmental education sessions with ED, Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracics. There is additional support for exam candidates. Several of our Consultants are proactive and very experienced at preparing trainees for the Fellowship Clinical exam, at which we have had outstanding pass rates over the past 10 years.

Additionally, DCCM has a strong commitment to Safety and Quality, and Clinical Research with active participation in many large ANZICS CTG clinical trials.

Hobart and Tasmania offer an outstanding place to live, with diverse lifestyle opportunities, a wide range of cultural and outdoor recreational activities available and easy access and proximity to mainland Australia.

Applicants should provide a Cover Letter outlining why they wish to apply to the RHH Department of Critical Care Medicine and their training and CPD objectives for the year.  In addition a current CV should be provided and include contact details for 3 referees (from your last 2 years of work) including phone and email addresses.