Resident Medical Officer - Rural Generalist (521259)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 6, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Applicants are 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.

2023 Rural Generalist Resident Medical Officer and Rural GP Training positions

Working at the Tasmanian Health Service – North West will give you a head start in your career in Rural Practice!

THS-North West is excited to offer multiple Rural Generalist and Rural General Practice Training Positions for 2023 – including Resident Medical Officers and Advanced Skills positions (Senior Residents)

These roles provide a defined pathway for Rural Generalist Training or General Practice Training and comprise of Resident Medical Officer positions or Senior Resident Medical Officer positions with Advanced Skills accreditation.

We can also provide a 3-year pathway for Interns to progress through a clear pathway, completing their Internship in the THS-North West to gain General Registration, followed by first Resident year in RG/GP rotations, before moving into local practice or a Senior Resident - Advanced Skills position.

Placements are available in Anaesthetics, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Palliative Care, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Mental Health and Rural Primary Care (General Practice).

These positions will be provided additional education and training support by the THS NW Director, Rural Generalist Training, and the Tasmanian Rural Generalist Pathway Coordination Unit, as a pathway into Rural Generalism and Rural General Practice.

Rural Generalist Resident– dedicated rotations in Anaesthetics, Paediatrics, O&G and General Practice

Rural GP Resident posts - dedicated rotations in Critical Care or ED, Paediatrics, O&G and General Practice

Senior Resident - Advanced Skills - These posts are available to candidates on a GP training pathway or GP’s who wish gain their advanced skills post fellowship. Rotations available in Internal Medicine, Mental Health, Palliative Care, Emergency Medicine, and can be either 6 or 12 month placements.

Advanced skills in Academic Medicine and Population Health, Anaesthetics, O&G and Paediatrics available by negotiation

Note that you must have General Registration with AHPRA to be eligible for these positions.

The Hospital:

The Tasmanian Health Service – North West Region encompasses two hospitals, the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie and the Mersey Community Hospital in Latrobe. We are currently seeking applications for Resident Medical Officers to work across both hospitals, and in the rural primary care positions.

The Resident Medical Officer is responsible for the day to day management of private and public inpatients and outpatients within the Hospital or rural primary care. They will also provide after-hours emergency cover as determined by the relevant work unit.

The North-West Coast is a beautiful and accessible part of Tasmania with the opportunity for work life balance above what is afforded in larger cities.

Applicants must have general or unconditional registration with the Medical Board of Australia to be eligible to apply for these positions.

Details of Appointment:

Multiple fixed term, full time, day worker (with on-call) positions working 76 hours per fortnight commencing 9 January 2023 for 12 months

Salary: $77,751-$87,649 per annum + 10% superannuation + access to salary packaging

What's on Offer:


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
    • crimes of violence
    • sex related offences
    • serious drug offences
    • crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Desirable Requirements:

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We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

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You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

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