Intensive Care Registrar (523606)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 7, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Role:

Opportunities exist for suitably qualified doctors to become full-time Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Registrars at the North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) in Burnie, Tasmania. NWRH is a 160 bed acute care facility, employing 780 staff, located on the North West coast of Tasmania. NWRH is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS), and is also an accredited teaching hospital with the University of Tasmania Rural Clinical School.

The NWRH 8 bed ICU is led by an Intensivist who is a Fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) and clinical care is provided by fully qualified Intensivists who are fellows of the CICM with a 24/7 on-call cover arrangement. The unit possesses state-of-the-art equipment to provide advanced mechanical ventilation, continuous renal replacement, haemodynamic monitoring, echocardiography, ultrasound guided procedures, bronchoscopy and other ICU therapies.

The unit is accredited by College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) for Foundation and Rural training in Intensive Care Medicine and is approved to train CICM candidates under Commonwealth-funded IRTP and TMSDT programs.

DOH-North West will provide you with all the required support, in the form of immediately available and easily approachable Specialist supervision, learning resources and regular teaching to perform your role safely and effectively. Our teaching program includes weekly teaching and weekly CICM First Part Examination preparation sessions. Our ICU registrars are also welcome to attend the BASIC course, which we run twice per year. One of the Consultants has been a Primary CICM examiner.

North West Tasmania also offers a brilliant lifestyle for families, with affordable housing, excellent access and choice of education located within strong and vibrant rural and urban centres. Our pristine wilderness and coastlines are on your doorstep and your work/life balance will ensure that you have the best of both worlds!

We offer contemporary, well equipped work environments and dynamic team environments, excellent remuneration and relocation assistance, along with a flexible work/life balance, attractive salary package and commitment to ongoing professional development. Assistance with accommodation is available.

Doctors who are not in a training stream (Unaccredited Registrars/Senior Residents) and wanting hands-on experience with high-acuity Intensive Care are also welcome to apply.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Details of Appointment

Fixed Term full time, shift-worker position working 76 hours (+ 10 hours protected training time) commencing from September 2024 until February 2026.

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant



Medical Practitioner Level 5 - 11 $131,000 - $183,500 per annum, pro rata + 11% superannuation + access to salary packaging


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. General or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia

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
  5. serious traffic offences (delete if not required)
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

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You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

For more information (Contact Officer)

Prof. Rob Fassett

Position: Clinical Director - Acute Medicine
Phone: (03) 6493 6000


Kathleene Florian

Position: Administrative Support Officer – Medical Workforce Unit

Phone: (03) 6478 5253

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