Registrar - Retrieval (518849)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jan 11, 2023
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Role:

The Retrieval Registrar is responsible for the retrieval and commencement of management of critically unwell patients and the provision of high-quality care when transporting inpatient and outpatients between sites of service delivery in a partnership with the patient, their family and other health professionals.

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

Launceston General Hospital Tasmania

Retrieval Registrar positions staffing a 24 hour 7 day a week medical retrieval service for critically ill patients requiring hospital transfer both intra and interstate on a call out basis. When not actively retrieving the Retrieval Registrar is based in and rostered to 80 hours per fortnight in the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) Intensive Care Unit performing the duties of an ICU Registrar. (By negotiation Retrieval Registrars may also be based in the LGH Department of Emergency Medicine)

The LGH has a purpose-built Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with 11 fully staffed beds (expandable to 13). We are the major referral centre for North and North West Tasmania. We are accredited as a general training unit (C12 pre-2014) by CICM and for completion of the ICU requirement of training for both ACEM and ANZCA trainees. Time in our unit also counts a Rural Exposure for CICM. Our trainees gain exposure to a wide range of investigations, interventions, and procedures.

We also offer:

Details of Appointment

Fixed term, full time day work with on call, position working 80 hours per fortnight commencing asap until 4 February 2024

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant


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

“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:

Capable of independently managing critically ill airways and transporting critically ill patients independently with support from a Retrieval Consultant over the phone

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

At least 4 Full years of postgraduate experience

Achieved APLS (Advanced Paediatric Life Support) certification

Has successfully completed all fellowship examinations relevant to their training program and employment and is within 1 year of obtaining specialist fellowship

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 (delete if not required)
  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 Ashley Crosswell

Position: Staff Specialist Intensivist
Phone: (03) 6777 6578
E-mail: [email protected]

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