Hospital in The Home (HiTH) Registrar (532713)

 
  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 14, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Hospital in the home (HITH) registrar opportunities are available within the Department of Sub-acute, Aged & Community Services, Royal Hobart Hospital for 2024.

The RHH is a Level 3 teaching hospital and the largest hospital in Tasmania. It is the referral centre for numerous tertiary services for all of Tasmania.

The HITH program sits within the Department of Sub-acute, Aged & Community Services and provides care to a range of medical, surgical and sub-specialty patients who require acute medical management that can be delivered in the home environment.

The HITH programme was started in April 2020 and currently has 12 beds, and the service runs 7-days per week. At presents we are receiving 65 referrals a month, totalling up to 400 contact visits and average length of stay of 5-6 days. The service is currently undergoing an expansion process and by the end of 2023 should have 22 beds, which will incorporate a Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) service. Our case mix and the age of our patients is broad. Patients are admitted from inpatient wards or the emergency department at the Royal Hobart Hospital. They can also be admitted directly from the community on to the service. These patients are then cared for in community health centres, their homes, or residential aged care facilities.

Our HITH registrar positions have accreditation with RACP for Basic Physician Training; RACP & ACRRM for GP & Rural Remote trainees; and ACEM for Emergency trainees. This is an excellent position for registrars who are interested in providing acute medical care in the community. Registrars would have access to teaching activities provided by their specialist training programmes as well as the teaching provided by the HITH team.

Greater Hobart and Tasmania offers an excellent lifestyle for those seeking a sea change. At the RHH, we pride ourselves in being able to combine that with the training and opportunities our registrars need to pursue each of their varied career goals in medicine.

Salary

$131,000 - $183,500 per annum

Classification

Medical Practitioner Level 5-11 (Registrar)

Award

Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Fixed term, full time day work, working 76 hours (+10 hours protected training time) per fortnight. Commencing 21 June 2024 until 3 February 2025.

Note: 6 or 12-month contracts will be considered. Following negotiation, there is also the option of part time work.

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.

Location

Royal Hobart Hospital

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Duties

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 relevant work 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

Desirable Requirements

  • Current Drivers Licence

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

How to apply?

Only online applications will be considered for this Campaign.

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

You are required to submit an up-to-date CV, a cover letter outlining career goals and your suitability for the position.

Please include in the cover letter your training goals and how you would ideally like your 2024 training year structured, including a summary of your BPT progress to date and the remaining training needs (if this applies to you).

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

Further information regarding these positions can be obtained by contacting:

Dr Iestyn Lewis
Hospital in the Home - Head of Department
Royal Hobart Hospital
iestyn.lewis@ths.tas.gov.au

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