Registrar - Ophthalmology (512848) - North West

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Apr 28, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Registrar – Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Senior Registrar

North West Coast of Tasmania

We are seeking interest from applicants for an accredited Senior Ophthalmology Registrar vacancy at Royal Hobart Hospital with secondment to the Northwest of Tasmania. Suitable for a fifth-year trainee, this job offers trainees a well-supported, high volume, varied (not just cataract) surgical experience across the breadth of comprehensive ophthalmology.

The successful applicant will be based at North West Eye Surgeons which has private rooms and associated day surgery at Devonport Eye Hospital in Devonport and private rooms at North West Medical Centre in Burnie. The registrar, as part of their usual duties, may at times also see patients at THS facilities such as North West Regional Hospital and Mersey Community Hospital. Operating will occur for the most part at Devonport Eye Hospital with some lists at North West Private Hospital.

The consultants based at North West Eye Surgeons and visiting ophthalmologists together offer comprehensive ophthalmic including vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina, glaucoma, oculoplastic ophthalmology, cornea, and paediatric ophthalmology. A vitreoretinal surgeon visits weekly and a corneal surgeon every fourth week.

This position offers fifth-year trainees the chance to operate on a broad range of surgeries. The roster includes more than 4 operating sessions per week on average. Current and previous occupants of the position report operating on more than 80-100 cases per month, with consultant backup where needed, making this a great job for consolidating your surgical skills.

The private outpatients and theatres are well-appointed with up-to-date facilities and equipment.

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$95,697 - $135,511 per annum


Medical Practitioner Level 5-11 (Registrar/Senior Registrar)


Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Fixed-term full-time day work (with on-call), working 80 hours per fortnight.

The position can – by negotiation – commence anytime from August 8th, 2022, onwards for the subsequent 18 months until 5th February 2024.

Successful applicants (there may be more than one) can be employed for the full 18 months or shorter contract periods of 3 months or more within this 18-month period.


The Registrar is responsible for the day-to-day management of private and public inpatients and outpatients within the allocated site/facility. Provide after-hours emergency as determined by the relevant work unit.

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, 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

(image) Generic Registrar-Senior Registrar MP5-11 (August 2021) HR.docx
(image) Generic Registrar-Senior Registrar MP5-11 (August 2021) HR.pdf
(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.pdf
(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.docx

What do I submit with my application?

You are required to submit an up-to-date CV, and a cover letter outlining your career goals and suitability for the position.

You are NOT required to address the selection criteria within the Statement of Duties.

How do I submit my application?

Please click the blue "Apply now" button on the screen.

Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Only online applications will be considered for this recruitment, hard copy applications will not be accepted.

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

For more information please contact -
Dr Kristin Bell
Head of Department
Phone: 0416875753

For recruitment process enquiries please contact -
Medical Staffing Unit

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