Registrar (Psychiatry 9) (512152)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 25, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Psychiatry Training Program (TPTP) is currently recruiting for unaccredited registrar positions for its Pre-Vocational Program starting 6 February 2023. This program would suit people who are working towards RANZCP training but who may need to meet additional requirements such as the AMC pathway. Applicants should be registered with AHPRA but may have limitations or conditions. The program may also be suitable for other doctors who would like to enhance their mental health skills. The position would offer supervision from a psychiatrist and the option to attend an educational program. Applicants who meet the requirements for entry into accredited training will also be considered.

General information about the TPTP

The TPTP offers a comprehensive state-wide training program in psychiatry with placements in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, and Devonport. Rotations include Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Forensic Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Old Age, Perinatal, Community, Rehabilitation, Medical Administration, and Private Psychiatry. The Statewide Mental Health Service reforms are also providing expanding opportunities in services such as Acute Care, First Responder and Hospital in the Home Teams. In partnership with the University of Tasmania the Service has also recently announced the Centre for Mental Health Innovation which will be joined by Professor David Castle in 2023.

Trainees can complete their whole training in Tasmania. The TPTP offers generalist training as well as the option of obtaining advanced training certificates in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Psychiatry of Old Age. Applicants for advanced training positions should contact the Director of Training (DoT) to discuss availability.

The TPTP runs a local Formal Education Program supported by STP funds which allow speakers from around Australia to contribute to our training as well as a successful examination preparation course.

With approximately 36 trainees across the state, the TPTP offers a more personal program with strong support from training, supervisors and service as well as an active peer network.

The Tasmanian Branch Training Committee provides overview of the Training program, assists with allocations of rotations, and upholds College policies and procedures all under the auspices of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP).

Tasmania offers a unique range of lifestyle options that include urban inner city living through to a rural retreat set in a cool temperate climate. Tasmania has a very active cultural and arts scene with numerous festivals that also highlight the excellent food, wine and produce of the state.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Jenni Strang at the TPTP office at [email protected] or on 03 6166 6292 between Monday and Thursday or by contacting the Director of Training at [email protected]


$97, 946 - $138,593 per annum + 10.5% superannuation


Medical Practitioner Level 5-11 (Registrar)


Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award

Period of Employment

Fixed term, full-time day work position working 80 hours per fortnight commencing from 6 February 2023 for a period of 6 months to 3 years.

*Notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant.




The Registrar is responsible for the day-to-day management of private and public inpatients and outpatients within the Hospital and provides after-hours emergency cover at the hospital as determined by the Medical Workforce Unit.

Essential Requirements

*Registration/licenses 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/licenses remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/license is revoked, cancelled, or has its conditions altered.

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.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

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.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

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.

Please Note:

For further information please contact

Dr. Robert Bell

Director – Registrar Training (Psychiatry)

(03) 6166 0778

[email protected]

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