Registrar - Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (521704)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 22, 2023
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitable applicants for Registrar vacancies in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine at Royal Hobart Hospital.

The Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine is accredited for ANZCA Diploma of Advanced Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine training, subject to the applicant meeting ANZCA requirements. The positions are accredited by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine advanced training as a Special Skills Category A term, and it is also approved by the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society for the SPUMS DipDHM.

  • Applicants must be fit to dive as per AS/NZS 2299.1 or AS/NZS 4774.2.
  • The ANZCA Diploma of Advanced Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine program requires candidates to be in their Fellowship year or Post- Fellowship.

Applications can be accepted from Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, General Practice, Rural & Remote Medicine or other training programs.

The Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine is the Tasmanian State referral centre for diving emergencies and is the only civilian Recompression Facility in the State. The facility recently entered an exciting new phase, moving into a world class dual-function Hyperbaric/Hypobaric chamber complex in the new RHH redevelopment – which is the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Tasmania has a population of around 25,000 active divers with 2,000 professional divers. The Hyperbaric facility conducts over 2,000 patient treatments annually and manages approximately 20-30 cases of decompression illness and 60-80 acute non-decompression emergencies. The RHH Hyperbaric facility has full critical care capability.

Hyperbaric Specialist, Nursing and Technical Staff are involved in a number of International collaborative research projects and multi-centre randomised trials and will provide support to successful applicants in undertaking research projects. Protected time is provided for teaching and attendance at specialty training programs in addition to support to attend the short course in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine held each year at the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth WA.

Specialists at the RHH Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine have close links with Tasmanian professional diving industries. There are opportunities for field visits to professional and offshore diving operations whilst working at the facility.


$97,946 to $138,593 per annum + 10.5% superannuation + access to salary packaging

  • Salary range is in accordance with Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019
  • *Please note that Salaried Medical Practitioners Agreement is currently under negotiation


Medical Practitioner Level 5-11 (Registrar/Senior Registrar)


Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Fixed term full-time day work (with on-call), working 80 hours per fortnight commencing 5 February 2024 until 3 February 2025

NOTE: A 6 or 12-month appointment may be considered. For 6-month appointments, a matching 6-month term is required in the applicant’s primary specialty training program, for example Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine. A separate application should also be made to the applicant’s primary speciality training program to facilitate integration of the two six-month positions.

Applicants should note that, for a period of twelve months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.


Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital

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Under the direction and supervision provided by Medical Director, Supervisor of Training, Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine and Specialist Medical Staff, the successful applicants will be -

  • Responsible for the day to day management of public and private Diving and Hyperbaric inpatients and outpatients within the Hospital.
  • Supported by on-call specialists, provide after-hours emergency cover at the hospital in accordance with the Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine roster.
  • Undertake the research requirements associated with the SPUMS Diploma of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine.
  • Undertake the training requirements Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Diploma of Advanced Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

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 if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

  • General or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration (where applicable and as determined by individual position requirements).

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:
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

(image) Generic Registrar-Senior Registrar MP5-11 (April 2023) CS.pdf
(image) Generic Registrar-Senior Registrar MP5-11 (April 2023) CS.docx
(image) 0. Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 2022.pdf
(image) 0. Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 2022.docx

How do I submit my application?

Please submit an online application. Please click the blue "Apply now" button.

You are NOT required to address the selection criteria within the Statement of Duties.

Please ensure your application includes:

  • A current CV
  • A cover letter/statement outlining your career goals and suitability for the position.
  • Copy of your Qualifications

Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Please note, hard copy applications will not be considered for this recruitment campaign.

NOTE: Applications submitted by an Agent on behalf of an applicant will not be considered for this recruitment.

For further information regarding these positions please contact:

Associate Professor David Cooper
Head of Department - Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine
Phone: (03) 6166 8849
Email: [email protected]

Should you require further information regarding the application process please contact:

Marita Eccles
Medical Staffing Unit
Email: [email protected]

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