TATP Anaesthetic Registrar (512828)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 13, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for the Tasmanian Anaesthetic Training Program (TATP) Registrar vacancies for 2025.

The TATP provides anaesthesia training at all 3 Tasmanian Health Service (THS) hospitals. It has between 30-35 positions each year including up to 7 provisional fellowship positions, with a variable number of vacancies. All trainees in Tasmania are included in the TATP.

Training positions within the TATP may be either rotational positions or hospital-based positions with opportunities for extended contracts. Provisional fellowship positions are available in Hobart and Launceston, with an application in progress to develop a dedicated rural provisional fellowship at NWRH.

The Tasmanian Anaesthetic Training Program Committee (TATPC) is a sub-committee representing the 3 participating hospitals in the Tasmanian Anaesthetic Training Program and under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health, Tasmania and the ANZCA Tasmanian Regional Committee

General information

The TATP is a comprehensive anaesthetic training program compliant with ANZCA’s guidelines and curriculum. It meets all of ANZCA’s training requirements. It offers anaesthetic training at all three Tasmanian Health Service (THS) hospitals including the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH), the Launceston General Hospital (LGH), and the North West Regional Hospital (NWRH).

The TATP is an established anaesthetic training program with consistently strong academic results, high quality training and trainee satisfaction. It offers many advantages:

  • rich clinical experience and ongoing exposure to multiple fields of anaesthetic practice throughout training
  • comprehensive weekly education program for all trainees including a fortnightly state-wide primary teaching session which basic trainees are expected to attend via videoconference.
  • excellent recent examination results including Cecil Grey prize winners in the fellowship examination in 2012 and 2016 and Renton prize winners in the primary examination in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
  • growing culture of research and clinical audit
  • opportunities to actively pursue clinical and non-clinical interest
  • diverse trainee backgrounds and interests
  • identification of trainees with a rural interest and development of rural anaesthesia training
  • established overseas anaesthesia links and opportunities
  • collegial, supportive and respectful departments and hospitals
  • diverse and high-quality lifestyle opportunities and experiences for trainees and their families


Registrar positions

  • Training pathway (previously rotational) positions – length of training contracts
  • Fixed term (previously hospital or non-rotational) positions
  • Extended contract opportunities
  • Flexible training options

Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) trainees

The TATP has offered an IRTP position since 2019. This position receives a 5-year STP funded training package with a defined training pathway. It is designed to promote and support training in rural and regional centres, particularly for candidates with an interest and/or connection to long-term rural and regional practice. Tasmania’s IRTP position is based in the North and Northwest of Tasmania with advanced training in Hobart. It seeks to support trainees towards specialist practice in the North and Northwest of Tasmania.

Rural Generalist Anaesthesia Training

Provisional Fellowship positions

If you are applying for provisional fellowship positions, please refer to the specific information provided. To be eligible for any areas of specific interest, the applicant must refer to it within their application.

For more detailed information on positions please refer to the Doctors in Training information on the Careers webpage: Tasmanian Anaesthetic Training Program (TATP) | Tasmanian Department of Health


$131,000 to $183,500 per annum


Medical Practitioner Level 5-11 (Registrar)

Salary is in accordance with the Medical Practitioners Agreement 2022


Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian Public Sector) 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 – 2 February 2026

Applicants should note that, for a period of a 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
  • North West Regional Hospital


The Registrar is responsible for the day-to-day management of private and public inpatients and outpatients within the Hospital and provides after-hours emergency cover at the hospital as determined by the Department of Anaesthesia.

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

  • At least 24 months of junior medical officer experience.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

TATP selection process

The TATP has 2 selection processes per year: one for provisional fellow and/or senior registrar positions and one for BT, AT, IRTP and RGA positions, with key dates below. Candidates from other specialties requiring experience as an anaesthetic registrar, including ICU, are invited to apply for anaesthetic positions through the BT/AT process.

The TATP values fair and wholistic selection processes that are applied to all applicants and allow candidates to perform well and to the best of their abilities.

There are multiple sources of information for selection and scores are based on the following components:

  • Curriculum Vitae (~30%) – score of your CV based on academic achievements (exams/courses/qualifications); interest in Tasmania/rural and regional medicine; and clinical experience (months or years worked in anaesthesia or related to critical care)
  • Selection criteria (~30%) – score generated from the selection criteria responses (7 criteria). Each selection criteria is de-identified before it is scored
  • Interview (~30%) – score generated from your interview
  • General impression (~10%) – based on all components of the selection process and on your presentation and performance throughout the selection process
  • References – not scored but used to provide further evidence about you to support the selection process. References are important so consider both the person (how long have they known you; what is their role?) and the information they will provide (honest, detailed, relevant)
  • Self-reflection – candidates are asked to complete the referee template as a self-reflection tool. Like formal references, this is not scored, but provides valuable information to support a wholistic impression of the candidate

Shortlisting for interview is based on your written application and includes your curriculum vitae and selection criteria.

Please ensure you are thorough, honest, and relevant in all aspects of your application.

If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of selection, please contact the key people listed in the contacts section below.


Please note that successful candidates need to be able to start work on 3rd February 2025. This means all travel, approved visa (for the duration of appointment), AHPRA registration, and any quarantine or isolation requirements need to be completed by this date. Successful SIMG candidates are required to confirm their AHPRA and Visa status and ability to complete their term of employment by 15th November 2024.

Application to the Tasmanian Anaesthetic Training Program is through a single online application form coordinated by the TATP.


  1. CV
  2. Selection Criteria (please note a 250-word limit for each statement)
  3. Referee Contacts x3
  4. Covering letter
  5. Qualification certificates

All applications from eligible applicants are considered through a transparent, competitive selection process.

Eligible hospital-based Trainees may apply for rotational positions as they become available.

For further information please refer to the Doctors in Training information on the Careers webpage: Tasmanian Anaesthetic Training Program (TATP) | Tasmanian Department of Health

How do I submit my application?

Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form,

Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Hard copy applications will not be considered for this campaign.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so ensure you have the contact details for three referees before applying.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications submitted by an Agent on behalf of an applicant will not be considered for this recruitment.


Royal Hobart Hospital Anaesthetic Administration
03 6166 8567

For all enquiries about the Anaesthetic Registrar positions enquiries contact:

Dr Angela Ralph

For recruitment process enquiries contact:

Medical Staffing Unit
Email: medical.recruitment@ths.tas.gov.au

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