Registrar (514731) (Northern Cancer Service)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Dec 16, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


The Role:

A Medical Oncology advanced training position is available at the Launceston General Hospital, Launceston, Tasmania, in 2023. This position is accredited by the RACP for 12 months of medical oncology core training and is supported by a team of 6.4 FTE consultant medical oncologists, 1 BPT ward registrar and intern.

Work involves a mix of tertiary referral centre and outreach clinics in a multidisciplinary setting. Duties include:

1. Assessment and management of ambulant medical oncology patients requiring treatment within the WP Holman Clinic outpatient facility, Launceston General Hospital.

2. Advising, mentoring and overseeing the work of junior medical staff assigned to the care of inpatient medical oncology patients at the Launceston General Hospital including participation in the on-call roster with Consultant Support.

The Northern Cancer Service provides comprehensive cancer care to the population of Northern/North West Tasmania (250,000 people). Treatment centres are located at the WP Holman Clinic, Launceston General Hospital, North West Regional Cancer Centre, Burnie, and the Mersey Community Hospital.

The oncology service at the Launceston General Hospital (where the advanced trainee position is based) provides an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment. Using start of the art technology, the service combines the disciplines of medical and radiation oncology, as well as haematology and palliative care on one site.

The Northern Cancer Service will provide the successful applicant with a quality, clinical, educational and developmental experience. An extensive range of diagnostic and imaging services, including CT, MRI and PET, are available in Launceston.

Formal oncology MDT meetings are conducted in the areas of urology, gastroenterology, breast, lung, head and neck, as well as state-wide neurosurgery and gynae-oncology meetings.

The Launceston General Hospital is a major training site for the University of Tasmania Clinical School. Teaching and research is encouraged and attendance at national and international oncology meetings, as well as training and educational events, will be supported.

There is an on-call requirement for advanced trainees which equates to a 1 in 4 rotation based in Launceston. This is for medical oncology patients and supported by a Consultant.

Launceston offers a fabulous regional lifestyle with excellent public and private schools, recreational and sporting facilities, shopping, entertainment and cultural pursuits. Country or city living is available within minutes of the hospital and there is easy access to Melbourne.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Details of Appointment

Fixed term, full time, day work, position working 80 hours per fortnight, commencing from 6 February 2023 until 4 February 2024

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant


Medical Practitioner Level 5 - 11 $97,946 - $138,593 per annum

“In addition to the annual salary a one-off up-front payment of between $10,000 and $12,000 pro rata (dependent upon qualifications and experience) will be paid upon commencement”


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. General or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia

  2. Current Working with Children Registration (where applicable and as determined by individual position 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 if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Current Driver’s Licence (If applicable to allocated role)

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
    5. serious traffic offences
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any 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.

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 More Information

Dr Jeremy Power

Medical Oncologist

Northern Cancer Service

Launceston General Hospital

Ph: (03) 6777 6140

Email: [email protected]

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