Senior Resident Medical Officer - Acute Care (522018) & (522308)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 1, 2023
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Award


Medical Practitioner Level 5 (Senior RMO Year 1) to Level 8 (Senior RMO Year 4


$97,946 - $116,260 per annum

Period of Employment

Fixed-term, full-time, 12 months, 5 February 2024 – 2nd February 2025


Anaesthetics/ICU - Royal Hobart Hospital

SRMOs in Acute Care Medicine

The Department of Critical Care Medicine (DCCM) and the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine (DAPM) at the Royal Hobart Hospital offer Senior Resident Medical Officer positions in Acute Care. These positions will consist of six months in Intensive Care and six months in Anaesthesia at Senior RMO level during the one-year tenure.

Up to 6 positions are available.

These positions are ONLY for candidates who have a minimum of two years full time equivalent postgraduate hospital clinical experience in Australia or New Zealand, and who will be no more than post-graduate year 4 or equivalent, during the year of employment.

We are looking for junior doctors with strong clinical skills and knowledge who have career interest in Intensive Care Medicine or Anaesthesia. These positions may also be of interest to those pursuing careers in Emergency Medicine or Remote and Rural Medicine.

In ICU, SRMOs will work day and night shifts under the supervision of Consultant Intensivists and Senior Registrars. After hours, SRMOs are supported by ICU registrars working the same shifts and on-call Senior Registrars and Specialists. They should expect to work regular rostered overtime, with up to 90-95 hours rostered per fortnight/pay period on occasion.

In Anaesthesia, SRMOs work under supervision of a Specialist Anaesthetist within main theatres, the day procedure unit, and the acute pain service. They will work day and evening shifts, with subsequent participation in the after-hours roster when assessed as competent to do so. They will also provide general duties in the pre-admission clinic for all surgical specialties.

The RHH has a broad medical and surgical casemix including major trauma, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, paediatric surgery and obstetrics.

Allocation of term order is determined by the two departments. These positions will align with the REGISTRAR term dates, commencing 5 February 2024 to 2 February 2025.

Nb. These positions are not available to candidates who have previously held equivalent positions at RHH or elsewhere. Applications from those with prior experience in ICU and/or anaesthesia will be reviewed to determine if suitable, or if the candidate is better suited to a registrar position in either department. This determination will be at our discretion and is not open to negotiation.

Essential 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 of any new criminal convictions and/or if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

  • General Registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration.
  • 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:

    • crimes of violence
    • sex related offences
    • serious drug offences
    • crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Selection Process:

Essential Requirements listed above are mandatory for all appointed candidates.

Candidates will be selected for interview based on the following criteria:

Desirable Experience

  1. University of Tasmania graduates and/or current Tasmanian public hospital RMO
  2. Previous RMO experience in Anaesthesia or Intensive Care Medicine
  3. Previous RMO experience in Emergency Medicine and/or other high acuity inpatient clinical services.
  4. Completion of practical acute care and resuscitation courses, such as ALS, BASIC, APLS, EMST and Point of Care Ultrasound.
  5. Demonstrated experience in audit, research, teaching, and safety and quality processes.
  6. Demonstrated experience in leadership roles either within or outside of work.

Additionally, candidates should demonstrate the following personal qualities, which will be evaluated throughout the selection process:

  • A strong academic record and aptitude for advanced study
  • High level oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team
  • The ability to function well in stressful situations, and the readiness to adapt to different work environments
  • A respectful, caring and ethical approach to interactions with colleagues and patients.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

(image) 522018, 522308 Senior Resident Medical Officer - Acute Care MP5-8 (April 2023) CS.pdf
(image) 522018, 522308 Senior Resident Medical Officer - Acute Care MP5-8 (April 2023) CS.docx
(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 2022.pdf
(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 2022.docx

How to apply

Please submit:

  1. A succinct Cover Letter limited to 2 pages outlining:
  1. Current career plans and why you are applying for this position at the Royal Hobart Hospital
  2. Why you think you are suitable for the position, with reference to each of the criteria listed 1-6 under “Desirable Experience”. Please do not refer to your CV in the Cover Letter – your CV will be assessed separately.
  1. Up to date, detailed, Curriculum Vitae (CV).

The Selection Panel prefers applicants to not use THS/RHH pro-forma CVs. Your CV should be personalised and include all relevant information to allow assessment of your suitability for the role.

  1. Names and contact details for three referees (must be hospital medical supervisors from within the past two years).

These are specialised Acute Care SRMO positions and are not part of the RHH’s general RMO pool applications.

Candidates short-listed for interview will be advised no later than 1st July 2023. Interviews are planned for week of 24th July 2023; however these dates may be changed at our discretion.

Note: To promote the health of Indigenous peoples in our region, and in alignment with the ANZCA and CICM Indigenous Strategic Framework, all applicants who clearly indicate on their application that they identify as Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander and/or Maori, who meet our essential requirements, will be offered an interview.

For further information
Dr Benoj Varghese, Senior Staff Specialist Intensivist
[email protected]

Dr David Bertoni, Staff Specialist Intensivist
[email protected]

Dr Vasheya Naidoo, Staff Specialist Anaesthetist
[email protected]

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