STATEWIDE Paediatric Training Program Recruitment Campaign ADVANCED Training 2025 (512850)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 6, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Paediatric training in Tasmania offers a wealth of paediatric specialty and sub-specialty experiences, working with a large supportive and expanding team and opportunities to explore the beautiful state of lutruwita through work-life balance.

The General Paediatric Advanced Training program offers accredited positions in Hobart, as well as rural accredited locations in Launceston and Burnie. Positions are accredited for both core General Paediatrics and rural General Paediatrics with a perinatal component. The Community Paediatric and Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine rotations are also accredited for developmental/ psychosocial training. ‘Stream’ positions are available to offer trainees a guaranteed 3-year position in which time they complete all advanced training requirements. Accredited sub-speciality advanced training positions are available in Community Child Health, Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine and Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine.

The Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is the major paediatric and neonatal referral service, as well as the major university teaching hospital for Tasmania. The RHH has a 32 bed paediatric and adolescent wards, including 4 short-stay unit and 4 high dependency unit. It also has a 12 bed Neonatal and Paediatric ICU (NPICU) and is co-located with a 16 bed Special Care Nursery. The units are staffed 24 hours a day by registrars and residents with in-house consultant cover during working hours and on call overnight. There is a very large outpatient service. The Department of Paediatrics is managed by a team of Staff and VMO Specialists in Neonatology, Neonatal and Paediatric Emergency Transport, Paediatric Intensive Care, Paediatric Endocrinology, Neurology, Oncology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Community Paediatrics, Paediatric Surgery, Child Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine and General Paediatrics.

Launceston General Hospital (LGH) includes a 34 bed General Paediatric ward including short-stay unit, 12 bed Level-2 neonatal nursery and Paediatric outpatients. The unit is staffed 24 hours a day by registrars and HMO staff, with consultant oversight on site during working hours, and on call overnight. The unit is accredited by the RACP for Advanced Training for General Paediatrics with a Perinatal Component, Community/ Developmental Paediatrics and rural rotations.

North-west regional hospital (NWRH) in Burnie includes a 12 bed General Paediatric ward and a 8 bed neonatal intensive care with 2 special care nursery beds. There is an active outpatient department with excellent clinic exposure during your rotation. The unit is staffed 24 hours a day by registrars and HMO staff, with consultant oversight.

Education and research is actively encouraged and supported through links with the University of Tasmania and the Menzies Research Institute. Support for advanced training research projects is available including through a joint program with UTAS ( There is also opportunity for trainees to expand their professional portfolio by contributing to department meetings including morbidity and mortality, the local RACP Clinical Exam preparation and formal education programs.

The wellbeing of trainees is a top priority for the paediatric department. The Tasmanian paediatric training program aims to provide individualised training pathways to best meet a trainee’s needs, including considering part-time and job-sharing opportunities. Each trainee is provided with college supervisors and the departmental supported mentorship. Tasmanian boasts an active Doctors in Training network and each hospital has their own Resident’s Society for both professional support and social opportunities.

Paediatrics in Tasmania offers a truly extraordinary range of experience for trainees with excellent consultant support. With the implementation of the new EBA providing competitive wages and paid education time, there is no better time to work in Tasmania.

Positions available:

  • 6 x General Paediatrics AT positions
    1. 2 x 3-year stream position
    2. 2 x General Paediatric Registrar AT
    3. 1 x General Paediatric Senior Registrar AT
    4. 1 x Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine AT
  • 1 x Adolescent Medicine AT (accredited)
  • 3 x Community and Child Health AT (accredited)
  • 4 x Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care AT
    1. 2 x NPICU AT/Senior Registrar
    2. 2 x Transport Registrar

We welcome applications from trainees for multiple positions (all in one application – just indicate your interest)

For basic training positions please see separate advertisement

General Paediatrics

General Paediatrics Advanced Training Registrar Stream

General Paediatric AT ‘Stream’: A successful applicant to the General Paediatric AT ‘Stream’ would be granted a 3-year position, fulfilling all their general paediatric Advanced Trainee requirements.

The training program would be structured as follows:

Year 1:
Aim: This rotation fulfils the rural and perinatal training requirement.
Includes: 6 months in General Paediatrics at RHH, and 6 months in General Paediatrics in a regional hospital (Launceston General Hospital or Northwest Regional Hospital, Burnie).

Year 2:
Aim: This rotation will fulfil developmental/psychosocial and acute-care training requirements.
Includes: 6 months in a Community/Developmental Paediatric post (Community Paediatrics, Paediatric Rehabilitation), and 6 months in Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care and Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport.

Year 3:
Aim: This year is flexible depending on the individual’s interests and experience, availability of positions and trainees’ level of experience for the General Paediatric Senior Registrar post.
Includes: 6 months General Paediatrics at RHH, 3 months Outpatients, and 3 months in General Paediatrics in a regional hospital (Launceston General Hospital or Northwest Regional Hospital, Burnie).

Contact person: Dr Melissa Lambeth

Note: Adjustments to this program may be made on request on an individual basis within the capacity of the RHH Program. Years 2 and 3 in the program are subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding of all posts. Successful application for a Stream position is only granted in the year of initial offer, it is contingent on successful progression to Advanced Training at the time of the position. If exams are not passed or a deferral is taken, a position can be held but the ‘steam’ component will not be.

General Paediatrics Advanced Trainee Registrar

12 month advanced training positions are available with combinations of any of the mentioned rotations including 3, 6 and 12 month rotations to rural sites in Launceston and Burnie.

Contact person: Dr Melissa Lambeth (

General Paediatrics Advanced Trainee Senior Registrar - RHH

This position at the RHH is designed for an Advanced Trainee at the end of their training to support both clinical and leadership skill development and transition to consultancy. The General Paediatric Senior Registrar is a vital team member who assists in care of the acute inpatients and outpatient, co-ordinates the junior doctor rostering and education schedule with oversight of staff specialists and holds a professional portfolio within the department including coordination of the RACP Clinical Exam.

There is opportunity to pursue interests in areas such as research, medical education, policy and evidence-based medicine, as well as participate in the first on call roster for the general paediatric ward. The General Paediatric Senior Registrar is highly valued team member, and benefits from close working relationships with the Staff Specialist team.

Contact person: Dr Melissa Lambeth (

Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Advanced Trainee

This is a unique position at RHH working with aa statewide multi-disciplinary Paediatric Rehabilitation team to support children and young people with functional impairments (congenital or required) referred to outpatient Paediatric Rehabilitation clinics (General Rehabilitation, Spinal, Brain Injury, Neuromuscular, Combined Orthopaedic-Rehabilitation Clinic, Transition Clinic), as well as the inpatients accessing rehabilitation care. The position provides excellent training in neurodevelopmental surveillance and rehabilitation of infants, children and young people

The position is open to Advanced Trainees from General Paediatrics, Community Child Health, Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, or Adult Rehabilitation Medicine. Please note this position is not currently accredited for Advanced Training in Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.

There is requirement to participate in the after-hours roster and sick leave on call as a registrar for the acute paediatric service.

Contact person: Dr Eliza Maloney (

Adolescent Medicine Advanced Trainee

This position provides experience in a dedicated inpatient and outpatient Adolescent Medicine department. The position is accredited for Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (AYAM) Core A training, as well as General Paediatrics non-core training. The position includes inpatient care on the Adolescent Medicine ward as well as outpatient experience in adolescent medicine, gender care and eating disorders. There is also the opportunity to work in service development and delivery.

There is requirement to participate in the after-hours roster and sick leave on call as a registrar for the acute paediatric service.

Contact person: Dr Michelle Williams (

Community Child Health Advanced Trainee

These positions with the Tasmanian Community Paediatric Service (TCPS) are accredited for Community Child Health (CCH) Training including developmental behaviour paediatrics, community-based multidisciplinary paediatrics, child protection training (alternative), social paediatrics and child population health activities. Completion of CCH training exclusively in Tasmania is therefore possible. A rotation with the TCPS is also accredited for developmental/ psychosocial training for general paediatrics.

The role is providing outpatient community paediatric care, with a specific focus on improving the wellbeing of Tasmanian children experiencing social vulnerabilities. Clinical experiences include providing neurodevelopmental assessments, supporting children and young people living in Out of Home Care, working with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, and collaborating with community service providers. Clinics are located in surrounding areas of Hobart, with opportunity to travel to the North and Northwest of the state for day clinics on a quarterly basis. This is opportunity to participate in the oncall Paediatric Sexual Assault Care roster for trainees interested. There is also opportunity to participate in Public Health research and policy advocacy from within this team. This is an exciting time to work within the TCPS with recent funding supporting the expansion of the service to a multi-disciplinary team of paediatricians and allied health professionals.

There is requirement to participate in the after-hours roster and sick leave on call as a registrar for the acute paediatric service.

Contact person: Dr Anagha Jayakar (

Neonatal and Paediatric ICU Senior Registrar

The RHH Neonatal Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (NPICU) provide medical care for neonates, infants and children, including the care of neonates with surgical conditions. As well as working in the NPICU, this role includes participation in the Neonatal and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NPETS), the Early Development Clinic, the High-Risk Antenatal Clinic (Foetal Medicine), education, research and quality improvement initiatives.

These positions incorporate clinical training with senior responsibilities, including the supervision of junior medical staff. The position involves a roster that includes daytime supervision of the unit, participation in an after-hours registrar roster, and the opportunity to be first on-call (i.e., acting consultant with back-up) when sufficiently experienced. There is also opportunity to build a professional portfolio through contributions to service development, quality improvement and education.

These positions are accredited for a maximum total of 18 months of advanced training in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (maximum of 12 months core training in a perinatal centre). Each 12-month period is equivalent to 3 months of accredited surgical training. Senior Advanced Trainees will also participate in the NPETS roster with transport experience also meeting advanced training requirements. The position is also accredited for the acute paediatric requirements of advanced training in General Paediatrics.

There is requirement to participate in the after-hours roster and sick leave oncall for the NPICU.

Note – Interested Career Medical Officers are invited to express interest to the unit director.

Contact person: Dr Tony De Paoli (

Transport NPICU Advanced Trainee

This position involves training and participation in the Newborn Emergency Transport Service (NETS), as a part of their participation in the NPICU registrar roster. The role incorporates participation in NETS teaching, service development, audit and quality improvement activities. Registrars in the transport role are closely supported by NPICU/NETS consultant staff and the NETS Nursing team.

These positions are accredited for a maximum total of 18 months of advanced training in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (maximum of 12 months core training in a perinatal centre). Each 12-month period is equivalent to 3 months of accredited surgical training.

There is requirement to participate in the after-hours roster and sick leave on call for the NPICU.

Note – Interested Career Medical Officers are invited to express interest to the unit director.

Contact person: Dr Tony De Paoli (


$131,000 - $183,500 per annum

Salary range is in accordance with Medical Practitioners Agreement 2022


Medical Practitioner Level 5 (Registrar) to Level 11 (Senior Registrar)

Period of Employment

Fixed term, full time day work working 76 hours per fortnight (+10 hours protected training time) commencing 3 February 2025 until 2 February 2026. (In some cases a 24-month contract may be negotiated at employment)

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
  • Launceston General Hospital and,
  • North West General Hospital

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The Registrar is responsible for the day-to-day management of private & public inpatients/outpatients and provides afterhours emergency cover at the hospital as determined by the Medical Workforce Unit.

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.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

For further information please contact the relevant person listed.

How to apply

We encourage you to apply online, please click the blue Apply Now button.

What do I submit with my application?

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • Application Form
  • A Current Resume/CV
  • A Cover Letter – please submit a one-page letter including why you would like to come to the Tasmanian Paediatric Training Program, and what skills and attributes you bring
  • RHH Paediatric Trainee Data Sheet (please email an electronic version to: AND
  • Please note: you are NOT required to address the selection criteria for this position. Please instead fill in the ‘RHH Paediatric Trainee Data Sheet’ attached.

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

Note: To promote the health of Indigenous peoples in our region, and in alignment with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Indigenous Strategic Framework, all applicants who clearly indicate on their application that they identify as Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander and/or Maori, who meet our minimum requirements, will be offered an interview.

For further information on the application process please contact:

Marita Eccles
Senior Recruitment Officer

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