2022 Resident Medical Officer Recruitment Campaign - Royal Hobart Hospital

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 18, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Following an announcement by the Tasmanian Government, a Public Health Direction was issued on 10 September 2021 requiring that all Health Workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

Applicants for any position within the Department of Health must be prepared to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.


Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Award


Medical Practitioner Level 2-4


$77,751 to $87,649 pro rata per annum

Period of Employment

Fixed-term, full-time (and part-time hours available), working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing 10 January 2022 until 9 January 2023. (Please note opportunity for 24-month appointments may arise from this selection process)


Royal Hobart Hospital


The Resident Medical Officer is responsible for the day to day management of private and public inpatients and outpatients within the Hospital (or rural facility). Provide after-hours emergency cover as determined by the relevant work unit. Rotations to Rural Practice sites across the state are available.

RHHEmergency Medicine Resident positions are also available at the Royal Hobart Hospital on a 12-month (non-rotational) period. These ED Resident positions can be selected under the RHH training stream preferences section in this application form. For further information please refer to the 2022 RHH ED Resident information sheet attached below.

RHH Basic Physician Training and Selection Process:

Residents who select their preference for a Royal Hobart Hospital BPT placement in this online application form will be considered for the BPT program once successfully obtaining a general Resident position through applying to the Statewide RMO Recruitment Campaign. Please note a separate independent application is required to apply for the RHH BPT program by submitting an Expression of Interest directly to the Directors of Physician Education with CV and Cover Letter. Successful RHH BPTs will have access to accredited medical terms in order to fulfil college training requirements. RHH Residents selected to BPT 1 -2 will be given access to six (6) of the following fourteen (14) terms over the first 24 months of full time (or pro-rata equivalent) basic physician training: Rheumatology, Renal, Respiratory, Cardiology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Haematology/Radiation Oncology, Palliative Care, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, Acute Stroke Unit, General Medicine (NWRH). Rotations including ICU, ED, and paediatrics can be considered.

For further information please contact the RHH Director of Physician Training Dr Natalie Martin via Natalie.Martin1@ths.tas.gov.au Please also refer to the RHH BPT Information sheet attached below.

Essential Requirements

Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer of any new criminal convictions and/or if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered


  • General or unconditional 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:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.
  • Current Driver’s Licence (If applicable to allocated role).

Working Environment:

  • The position will require the occupant to participate in after-hours work.
  • Accommodation is available for Rural Placements

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

(image) Generic Resident Medical Officer-Senior Resident Medical Officer MP (August 2021) WWCT HR.pdf
(image) Generic Resident Medical Officer-Senior Resident Medical Officer MP (August 2021) WWCT HR.pdf.docx
(image) 2022 RHH BPT information sheet .pdf
(image) 2022 ED Resident Bio.pdf
(image) DoH_CV_Template.doc (Please use this DoH CV Template)
THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.pdf
THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.docx

How do I submit my application?

All applications must be submitted online. Applications submitted other than online, or incomplete applications will not be accepted. This ensures important questions about you are answered. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, add or upload your responses, CV, Cover Letter and supporting documents. Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Please note you are not required to address the selection criteria.

Please submit in online application:

  1. Cover letter outlining:
  1. Why you wish to apply for this position
  2. Why you think you are suitable candidate for the position
  3. Current career plans
  1. Up to date Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Please utilise the DoH CV Template provided in the attachments above.
  1. Referees are expected to be at consultant level.
  • Please ensure you have the name and contact details for three referees before applying to include in the online application form.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Applications submitted by an Agent on behalf of an applicant will not be considered for this recruitment.

For further information

Shelley Hampson – Royal Hobart Hospital
(03) 6166 7538

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