Tasmanian Psychiatry Registrar Training Program

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

Job Description:

Doctors in Training - commencing 3 February 2025 (Registrar)

The Tasmanian Psychiatry Training Program (TPTP) is currently recruiting for Registrar positions starting Monday 3 February 2025. Applications are welcome for new trainees as well as transfers for existing trainees or candidates on the specialist pathway. Applications for advanced training positions are also available.

Applications are open from 13 May 2024 until 16 June 2024. Applications will only be accepted from doctors with a current AHPRA registration.

The TPTP offers a comprehensive state-wide training program in psychiatry with placements in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Devonport. Rotations include Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Forensic psychiatry, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Old Age, Perinatal, Community, Rehabilitation, Medical Administration and Private Psychiatry.

The Statewide Mental Health Service reforms are also providing expanding opportunities in services such as Acute Care, First Responder and Hospital in the Home Teams. In partnership with the University of Tasmania the Service has also recently established the Tasmanian Centre for Mental Health Service Innovation which is dedicated to helping enhance and improve mental health service offerings for children, young people, and adults across Tasmania. The Centre is being co-directed by Professor David Castle and Professor Brett McDermott and its activities will focus on workforce development, training and education, research and development, and policy and advocacy.

Trainees can complete their whole training in Tasmania. The TPTP offers generalist training as well as the option of obtaining advanced training certificates in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Psychiatry of Old Age. Applicants for advanced training positions should contact the Director of Training (DoT) to discuss availability.

The TPTP runs a local Formal Education Program supported by STP funds which allows speakers from around Australia to contribute to our training as well as a successful examination preparation course. With approximately 36 trainees across the state the TPTP offers a more personal program with strong support from training, supervisors and service as well as an active peer network.

The Tasmanian Branch Training Committee provides overview of the Training program, assists with allocations of rotations, and upholds College policies and procedures all under the auspices of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP).

Further information can be obtained by contacting Jenni Strang at the TPTP office at ranzcp@ths.tas.gov.au or on 03 6166 6292 between Monday and Thursday or by contacting the Director of Training at robert.bell@health.tas.gov.au.

Information about advanced training opportunities can be discussed with the relevant Directors of advanced training below:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Prof Brett McDermott, brett.mcdermott@ths.tas.gov.au

Forensic Psychiatry, Dr Sonny Atherton, sonny.atherton@ths.tas.gov.au

Psychiatry of Old Age, Dr Matt Fasnacht, matthew.fasnacht@ths.tas.gov.au

Addiction Psychiatry, Dr Robert Bell, robert.bell@health.tas.gov.au

Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Dr Andreja Vuchkov, andreja.vuchkov@ths.tas.gov.au

The Role:

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

Position Features:


Statewide (North, Northwest, South)


Details of Appointment:

Multiple fixed Term full time, day worker (with on-call) position working 86 hours per fortnight (inclusive of 10 hours protected training), commencing 3 February 2025 for a period of up to three (3) years.

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant


Medical Practitioner Level 5 – Level 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:

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

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. 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:

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

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:

For More Information:

Dr Robert Bell
Director - Registrar Training (Psychiatry)
Phone: 03 6166 7813
E-mail: robert.bell@health.tas.gov.au

Important Information:

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