Registrar/Fellow - Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (521704)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Apr 12, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

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

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

All applicants must be fit to dive as per AS/NZS 2299.1 or AS/NZS 4774.2.

The SPUMS Diploma is suitable for registrars at any level of training.

The ANZCA Advanced Certificate 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 DDHM is the State referral centre for diving emergencies and is the only medical recompression facility in Tasmania. The facility recently entered an exciting new phase, moving into a world class dual-function, triple-lock, multiplace 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 approximately 25,000 active divers of which 2,000 are 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 medical, 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 either the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth or HMAS Penguin in Sydney.

Specialists at the DDHM 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.


$131,000 to $183,500 per annum

  • Salary range is in accordance with Medical Practitioners Agreement 2022


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 76 hours per fortnight (+10 hours protected training time) commencing 3 February 2025 until 2 February 2026.


Six- or twelve-month appointments may be considered. For 6-month appointments (suitable for the SPUMS DipDHM), 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.

The 12-month appointments (suitable for the ANZCA AdvCertDHM) can be made on a stand-alone basis.

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, Ward K3 East, Royal Hobart Hospital
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Under the direction and supervision of the Medical Director, Supervisor of Training, and DDHM 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.
  • Provide after-hours emergency cover at the hospital in accordance with the DDHM roster (supported by on-call specialists).
  • Undertake the research requirements associated with the SPUMS DipDHM.
  • Undertake the training requirements of the ANZCA Advanced Certificate of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (12-month appointments only).

Essential Requirements

  • 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 (July 2023) CSU (3).pdf
(image) Generic Registrar-Senior Registrar MP5-11 (July 2023) CSU (2).docx
Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.pdf
Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.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 8193

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

Marita Eccles
Medical Staffing Unit
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