Doctors in Training 2024 - Registrar - Department Emergency Medicine

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Oct 3, 2023
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

To be Tasmanian is to value quality over quantity. We create, preserve and protect the unusual. With quiet confidence, with passion and perseverance, we pursue the extraordinary.

Your leadership path could take you anywhere. What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and lifestyle. Here, you will be encouraged to be your authentic self, to share your wisdom with our emerging generation of medical doctors, and in doing so, find your purpose.

Our remoteness helps drive a culture of invention and human connection, which feels both old-fashioned and… like the only future worth pursuing. Here in Tasmania, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to breathtaking coastlines, National Parks or award-winning restaurants or bars.

Some people surf in the early mornings and go fly fishing on weekends or take photography classes, write novels, sell preserves at the weekly farmers’ markets, learn to mountain bike. They take part in the community, volunteering and serving on boards. And their spouses and children have similar opportunities to thrive in a quieter, safer, more adventurous place.

After a hard day at work, you can get on your bike or put on your boots and “tell it to the mountain” in minutes, not hours.

Something is happening here, and you’re invited to be part of it.

It’s not where you were born. It’s who you are, and who you want to be. Be Tasmanian.

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The Role of the Registrar – Emergency Department

Based in the scenic waterfront area of Hobart, Tasmania, as one of our Registrars you’ll provide emergency care to patients attending the Emergency Department (ED) at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH).

We have a wide variety of non-ED rotations available, including anaesthetics, intensive care, paediatrics, and trauma. Candidates can be supported through other rotations, including hyperbaric medicine, neonatal/paediatric ICU, general medicine, and more. Our mixed ED is accredited for the paediatric logbook and we have PEMs on staff.

Within the department we have Special Skills Placement in Medical Education / Simulation & Emergency Medicine Research.

You will be encouraged to be yourself, to learn, to grow and to develop meaning in your work. The on-the-ground experience you’ll gain throughout the year with us will set in motion a career pathway to choose your own adventure! Whether you choose critical care specialities, or General Practice, your practical and academic experiences at the Royal Hobart Hospital will empower your future.

The education program is highly valued within the department and runs as a full day each fortnight. Registrars are specifically rostered to these days to avoid clinical demands interfering with their attendance. In addition to the whole-cohort education program, there are separate and dedicated preparation programs for the ACEM primary and fellowship examinations.

Rostering is flexible to help maintain a work-life balance. We are very understanding of the importance of time outside of work and can accommodate part-time needs.

You will be joining a department dedicated to the wellbeing of its staff, exemplified by winning the ACEM Wellbeing Award in 2022 for our numerous wellbeing strategies embedded in our daily work practices.

The Emergency Department provides opportunities for you to gain additional qualifications in Emergency Medicine, such as:

Through it all, you will work with a vibrant mix of locals and new Tasmanian adventurers who are all dedicated to making a difference in our state. Tasmania is experiencing a sustained period of growth. Come and be part of an exciting and rewarding place to work where your energy and positive values will contribute to sustained change as we grow. We can’t wait to welcome you into our team!

Benefits and salary

Get in touch

If you’re interested, reach out for a conversation about working in Tasmania in the Emergency Department at the Royal Hobart Hospital by contacting:

Dr Paul Bremner
ED - Specialist
ED - Deputy Director Workforce and Recruitment

About the Royal Hobart Hospital

The Royal Hobart Hospital is the tertiary referral hospital in Tasmania and the principal teaching hospital for the University of Tasmania School of Medicine. The hospital provides all general and specialty medical and surgical services as well as paediatrics, obstetrics and psychiatry. It is also the state’s tertiary trauma centre.

The Emergency Department (ED) provides a tertiary level service for people with illness or injury 24 hours a day 7 days per week. Our busy ED provides care for >75,000 patients annually with an admission rate of more than 35% and a paediatric case load of 20%.

The RHH Emergency Department has a co-located Emergency Medical Unit (EMU) which is a short stay ward for patients requiring a brief hospital stay (generally less than 24 hours).  The EMU has 28 short-stay beds operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a high turnover ward environment and a variety of clinical presentations.

The health demographics of the Tasmanian population means you’ll get to work with a greatly differing population, often more unwell, with more advanced pathology. We have a specialised and highly dedicated allied health team based in the ED to ensure alternated pathways to hospital admission are fully utilised.

The RHH Emergency Department is a fast-paced and energetic environment and there are opportunities for staff to be involved in a variety of projects, clinical and research opportunities.


$131,000 to $183,500 per annum (pro rata) + 11% superannuation + access to salary packaging


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


Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Fixed term, full time & part time day work, 80 hours per fortnight commencing ASAP until 3 February 2025 (Please note 24 months negotiable)

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.

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.

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 to apply?

Only online applications will be considered for this Campaign.

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

You are required to submit an up to date CV, a cover letter outlining career goals and your suitability for the position.

Please click the Apply Now button.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications submitted by an Agency on behalf of an applicant will not be considered at this time.

For further information please contact:

Dr Paul Bremner
Emergency Specialist
Royal Hobart Hospital

For further information regarding the application process if required, please contact -

Marita Eccles
Medical Staffing Unit
Royal Hobart Hospital

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