Doctors in Training 2025 Registrar - Emergency Department (ED) (503232)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 30, 2024
Medicine Flexible

Job Description:

We love Launceston. Let us show you why!

As the first rays of sunlight catch the towering dolerite boulders beside you, you enjoy a deep breath of the fresh air. Thanks to the mighty South Esk River as it carves its way down Cataract Gorge, you are re-invigorated before heading in for a shift at LGH. A positive energy permeates your work as friendly faces herald your arrival. You are reminded of the wonderful human scale of Launceston which makes life and work so rewarding.


The Emergency Department

A 43 bed unit opened in 2012, with an annual attendance of 45,000, a 30% admission rate and approximately 20% paediatric caseload. As the referral hospital for the entire north of Tasmania our registrars experience high acuity and clinical diversity. The hospital has all major specialties, including a fully supported ICU with ECMO capability and 24-hour cardiac interventional angiography. Consultants provide direct clinical supervision from 8:00am until midnight, seven days a week with an on-call service outside these hours.

The role:

  • Provision of quality, timely clinical care to all patients attending the Emergency Department (ED).
  • Collaboration throughout the organisation to ensure seamless care across the patient journey.
  • Bring pride, passion, skill and enthusiasm to the ED.


  • As an LGH ED Registrar, you will be immersed in personalised learning opportunities. The members of our FACEM group enthusiastically share their expertise. LGH ED has ACEM accreditation for 24 months of Emergency Training, including paediatric logbook. We have an ED Special Skill Ultrasound training position, a 6-month anaesthetics rotation and the possibility of ICU and medical speciality rotations.
  • Launceston General Hospital ED is also accredited with both GP colleges, RACGP and ACRRM, for ED advanced skills placements and offers the ACEM EMD, EMC and EMAD qualifications.

Trainee Feedback

  • “It felt like the Launceston General Hospital ED is a cohesive team. Seemed to respect one another and overall get along well; having worked in departments where this isn’t the case, I found this to be a very pleasant experience at Launceston General ED.” Registrar 2022
  • “I am grateful for an accommodative roster that has helped me get balance between my work and family life and have time off for exam preparation and to relax afterwards.” Registrar 2020
  • “The best part of working at Launceston General Hospital ED as a training registrar was really feeling like I was valued as an employee and as a trainee. I felt that I was given many opportunities to grow as a doctor and many opportunities to tailor my training to my own needs.” Registrar 2022

Local Attractions

Located in central northern Tasmania, Launceston is your gateway to exploring the island. Experience 4 distinct seasons and enjoy beautiful local vineyards, fresh seafood and produce, explore orchards and berry farms and pristine empty beaches in national parks. Or be adventurous with your pick of world-class mountain biking, kayaking, climbing or hiking and a ski resort all within an hour of Launceston.


Make It Tasmania | Move for a great lifestyle

For the foodies:

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Details of Appointment

  • Multiple Fixed Term, full time, day worker (with on call) position working 76 hours per fortnight plus 10 hours protected training time, commencing from 3 February 2025 until 2 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

*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 if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Evidence of current Advanced Life Support or equivalent Emergency Life Support course certification and up-to-date resuscitation skills
  2. Engagement in a relevant training program, such as ACEM/FACCRM/EMC/EMD or equivalent qualifications

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
  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 outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

For more information

Dr Fiona Cowan

Position: Staff Specialist Emergency Department
Phone: (03) 6777 6777

Dr Adam Reid
Position: Staff Specialist Emergency Department
Phone: (03) 6777 6777

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