BASIC TRAINEE - Emergency Surgery Unit (ESU) (527755)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 3, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our community. We are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services.

We are seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a BASIC TRAINEE (previously advertised as Senior Resident Medical Officer (SRMO)) – Emergency Surgical Unit (ESU) opportunity for terms 3 & 4 ( 2024).

Royal Hobart Hospital is Tasmania’s largest hospital and major referral centre.

As the major clinical teaching and research centre, RHH works closely with the University of Tasmania and other institutions.

Royal Hobart Hospital offers challenging and stimulating employment and future career opportunities with salary commensurate with qualification and experience.


$131,000 per annum


Medical Practitioner Level 5

Period of Employment

Fixed term, full time day work commencing 5 August 2024 until 3 February 2025.

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.


Emergency Surgical Unit (ESU) – Surgical Services
Royal Hobart Hospital

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  • Admission of patients.
  • Care of patients in the wards including a daily ward round.
  • Attend Specialist and Registrar ward rounds and record all decisions made in the medical history.
  • Timely responses to calls by members of the patient’s care team.
  • Ensure that consultations occur when requested.
  • Interact with families or carers of hospital patients.
  • Accurate and timely recording of drugs and treatment.
  • Checking and signing of result sheets for investigations.
  • Undertake procedures as required.

Accurate, comprehensive and contemporaneous recording in the medical record including progress notes each day

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 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.

Desirable Requirements

Current Driver’s Licence (if applicable to allocated role)

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

Statement of Duties

Function Statement

Applicant Guide

How to apply

Only online applications will be considered for this Recruitment Campaign.

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

You ARE required to submit a current CV & cover letter outlining career goals and your suitability for the position.

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:

  • The Basic Trainee position in ESU is not a registrar position but aligns with the REGISTRAR term dates. Recrutiment to the prevocational BASIC TRAINEE position is separate to the RHH general RMO pool or Registrar recruitment processes.
  • All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Referee details are submitted as part of the online application – please ensure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

Applications submitted by an Agency on behalf of an applicant will not be considered.

For more information contact

Dr Luke Rayner
Head of Department – General Surgery

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