Senior Resident Medical Officer - Emergency Department (527625)

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

Job Description:

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding place to work in emergency medicine?

Junior doctors who have an interest in emergency medicine and a strong clinical background are encouraged to apply.

The Tasmanian Health Service is expanding to meet the needs of our community and the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is seeking Senior Resident Medical Officer(s) (SRMO) to join our growing team in the Emergency Department.

Based on the scenic waterfront area of Hobart, the RHH is our tertiary referral hospital for the state and our Emergency Department is a Stage 4 accredited site for both adult and paediatric emergency medicine, offering 36 months of training with ACEM or two years of advanced training under the pre-2022 program.

Life’s not just about work - it's also about lifestyle. In Tasmania, you will be encouraged to be your authentic self, share your wisdom with emerging medical doctors, and find your purpose. Our remoteness fosters a culture of invention and human connection, creating a sense of community and adventure.

Tasmania offers breathtaking coastlines, National Parks, award-winning restaurants, and bars. You can surf in the early mornings, go fly fishing on weekends, take photography classes, write novels, or sell preserves at the farmers' markets. You can also take part in the community, volunteer, and serve on boards. Plus, with shorter commutes, you can enjoy outdoor activities like mountain biking or hiking after work while offering your family the opportunity to thrive in a safer, more adventurous place.

Tasmanian | The quiet pursuit of the extraordinary

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The Role of Senior Resident Medical Officer (SRMO) – Emergency Department

This is a new role in the department to help support and develop our senior Residents transition towards becoming a Registrar.

As one of our Senior Resident Medical Officers (SRMO) you’ll provide emergency care to patients attending the Emergency Department (ED) at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH).

You will be encouraged to learn, grow and develop as a confident junior doctor, demonstrating the skills & knowledge gained whilst working throughout the year working as SRMO within ED. The experience and skills gained will work towards career pathways in emergency medicine, critical care specialities or General Practice - your practical and academic experiences at the Royal Hobart Hospital will empower your future.

If you choose to continue a career in Emergency Medicine, this time fulfills the ED placement criteria to apply to ACEM and we support our doctors wishing to apply to the college.

Your roster will align with the Registrar roster with day / evening / night shifts across all areas of the department including resus. SRMOs have access to the same teaching program as Registrars.

The education program is highly valued within the department and runs as a full day each fortnight. SRMOs 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 additional dedicated education for those wishing to undertake the Emergency Medicine Certificate or Diploma.

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.

In the position of SRMO, you will have increased independence over a regular RMO position but will not be expected to take on a supervisory role. There is in-person FACEM coverage from 07:00-00:30 7 days a week with a consultant on call overnight. During night shifts, Registrars oversee departmental areas and supervisory responsibilities rather than SRMOs.

RHH Emergency Department, this is an excellent opportunity for you to join our expanding team of specialists, doctors in training, nurses and allied health professionals and clinical support staff.

Salary & Benefits

$97,946 - $116,260 + 11% 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 being negotiated but not yet certified by the Tasmanian Industrial Commission”. New proposed salary rates can be found via following link:

Medical Practitioner salary rates | Tasmanian Department of Health

A remuneration package comprising the Agreement base salary, relevant allowances and other entitlements will be negotiated with the successful applicant dependent on clinical experience and seniority.

    • Extensive salary packaging options with excellent leave benefits (including professional development leave)
    • Mentoring and support with an inclusive and well-respected team
    • Diverse career pathways and professional development
    • Collaborative relationships with a range of professionals across multiple disciplines
    • Award winning health and wellbeing programs
    • Relocation and commencement support available up to $15,000 for approved appointees


Medical Practitioner Level 5 (Senior Resident Year 1) to Level 8 (Senior Resident Year 4) in accordance with the Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019


Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award

Period of Employment

Multiple Vacancies:

Fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies (working up to 80 hours per fortnight), commencing from as soon as possible until 3 February 2025.

*Notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant/s

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.


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 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 ED 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.


For a full list of duties, refer to the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents. Duties include:

    • Assessment and management of Emergency Department patients
    • Care of patients admitted to the Emergency Medical Unit (EMU).
    • Involvement in Quality Assurance activities.

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.
  • Current Tasmanian Registration to work with vulnerable people (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:
    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

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

(image) Generic Resident Medical Officer-Senior Resident Medical Officer MP (April 2023) CS.pdf
(image) Generic Resident Medical Officer-Senior Resident Medical Officer MP (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

Apply online only. 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:

All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

NOTE: Only ONLINE applications will be considered for this recruitment campaign, direct application to the contact person WILL NOT be considered.

For further information regarding position please contact -

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

For information regarding application process please contact –

Medical Staffing Unit
Royal Hobart Hospital