Basic Trainee (Year 1) - Statewide Paediatrics (515745)

  • 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 to $116,260 pro rata per annum

Period of Employment

Fixed-term, full-time working 80 hours per fortnight, commencing 06 February 2024 until 03 February 2025.

Please note job sharing applications and requests for 6-month positions will be considered.


Womens’ and Childrens’ Services (WACS) - Royal Hobart Hospital

Duties/What we are looking for

The Paediatrics Basic Trainee Year 1 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.

These positions include rotations in General Paediatrics, Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care (NPICU) and Paediatric Surgery.

The Paediatrics Basic Trainee Year 1 positions are accredited for basic training, and ideally suited to applicants who are in, or interested in joining, the paediatric training program, and have at least 3 months of Paediatric experience. We also welcome applications from those entering another training program who want to enhance their paediatric skills.

Our department offers a truly extraordinary range of experience for Paediatric trainees with excellent consultant support on-site.


As of 2022, we started offering 1-2 positions in a Paediatric Basic Trainee 1 Stream (BT1 Stream).

BT1 Stream: A successful applicant to the BT1 Stream would be granted a 3-year position, which would fulfill all their basic trainee requirements.

Stream positions have two entry pathways, 1) BT1 (junior registrar) positions, 2) BT Registrar positions if entering as the first year on the training program.

The BT1 Stream would be structured as follows:

Year 1: BT1 role as described above – 4 months each of NPICU, Paediatric Surgery, and General Paediatrics

Year 2: Registrar – General Year - 3 months in Emergency, 3-6 months in General Paediatrics at RHH, and 3-6 months in a regional hospital (Launceston General or North West Regional)

Year 3: Registrar – Tertiary year – rotation from RHH to Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, or Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide.

Note: Trainees are not required to continue for all three years, and adjustments to this program may be made on request on an individual basis within the capacity of the RHH Program. Progression each year is reviewed based on performance, and continued funding of all posts.

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 or unconditional registration with the Medical Board of Australia and has had a minimum of 2 years’ relevant post graduate experience.
  • 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:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.
  • Ideally suited to applicants who have at least 2 years of post-graduate training and at least 3 months of Paediatric experience

Working Environment:

  • The position will require the occupant to participate in after-hours work.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

(image) Generic Resident Medical Officer-Senior Resident Medical Officer MP (June 2022) WWCT.pdf
(image) Generic Resident Medical Officer-Senior Resident Medical Officer MP (June 2022) WWCT.docx
(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 2022.pdf
(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 2022.docx

How do I submit my application?

Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen. If you apply online, please do not send a hard copy application as well.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, add or upload your responses, CV and supporting documents. Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so ensure you have the contact details for three referees before applying.

Please ensure that your application includes the following:

  • The Online Application
  • A current Resume/CV
  • A Cover Letter - please submit a one-page letter including why you would like to come to the Tasmanian Paediatric Training Program, and what skills and attributes you bring.
  • RHH Paediatric Trainee Data sheet (please email an electronic version to: [email protected] AND [email protected] )
  • Please note: you are not required to address the selection criteria for this position. Please instead fill in the ‘RHH Paediatric Trainee Data Sheet’ attached.

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

For further information
Dr Melissa Lambeth – Paediatrician & Co-Director of Paediatric Education
[email protected]


Dr Michelle Williams – Head of Department, Paediatrics
[email protected]

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