2025 Statewide Resident Medical Officer Recruitment Campaign

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jun 3, 2024
Medicine Flexible

Job Description:


Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Award


Medical Practitioner Level 2-4


$92,500 to $105,000 pro rata per annum

A few of our benefits:

  • Extensive salary packaging options with excellent leave benefits (including professional development leave).
  • Mentoring and support with an inclusive and well-respected team.
  • Diverse specialist career pathways and professional development.
  • Collaborative relationships with a range of professionals across multiple disciplines.
  • Relocation assistance may be available to approved appointees.
  • Employer visa sponsorship and support for families for overseas applicants.

Period of Employment

Fixed-term, full-time (and part-time hours available), working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing 13 January 2025 to 12 January 2026. (Please note opportunity for 24-month appointments may arise from this selection process)

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.


Launceston General Hospital

Northwest Regional and Mersey Community Hospital

Royal Hobart Hospital


Experience beautiful beaches and pristine alpine regions where you can enjoy a vast variety of sports and outdoor activities to suit everyone on the doorstep of a bustling capital city while enjoying the advantages of a short commute and excellent work-life balance.

In Tasmania you will be encouraged to be yourself, to learn, to grow and to develop meaning in your work. You will have a powerful connection to your patients and your colleagues, and the community will encourage your success. Our isolation helps drive a culture of creation and human connection, which feels both old fashioned and… like the only future worth pursuing.

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The Resident Medical Officer (RMO) is responsible for the day-to-day management of private and public inpatients and outpatients within the Hospital (or rural facility). Provide after-hours emergency cover as determined by the relevant work unit. Rotations to Rural Practice sites across the state are available.

Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) rotation information 2025:

Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) are fully rotational (with the exception of 12month ED). Some of the rotations offered by RHH are listed within the application process and a full list of RMOs terms for RHH can be viewed via this hyperlink under RHH accredited terms PGY2+/IMGs https://www.pmct.org.au/accreditation/terms

RHH Emergency Medicine RMO positions 12-month (non-rotational)

RHH offer 12-month non-rotational RMO position in ED. The ED RMO positions can be selected under the RHH training stream preferences section in this application form.

For further information please refer to the 2025 RHH ED RMO information sheet attached below.

RHH Basic Physician Training (BPT) positions:

RMOs who select their preference for a RHH BPT placement in this online application form will be considered for the BPT program once successfully obtaining a RHH RMO position through applying to the Statewide RMO Recruitment Campaign.

For further information on BPT program, rotations and eligibility please refer to the BPT 2025 information sheet attached below

Tasmanian Health Service – Hospitals North West

incorporating North West Regional Hospital, Burnie (NWRH) and Mersey Community Hospital, Latrobe (MCH)

Resident Medical Officers employed at the Tasmanian Health Service – North West have the unique opportunity to experience regional and rural medicine at two campuses in beautiful North-West Tasmania, and thrive in a supportive workplace with excellent educational opportunities. Allocations are personalised to meet the career goals of individual RMOs. Streams include Basic Physician Training, Surgery/Orthopaedics, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, General Practice.

Other opportunities include (but are not limited to) support for Certificate or Diploma courses, teaching and research opportunities.

THS – North West also welcome applications from PGY2+ International Medical Graduates holding (or eligible for) Limited or Provisional Registration with Medical Board of Australia, and provide exceptional support to allow you to meet the requirements for progression to General Registration.

Rotations available for RMOs in 2025 are -

Medical – General Medicine

Surgical – General Surgery, Orthopaedics

Emergency Medicine



Obstetrics & Gynaecology



General Practice

Resident Medical Officers working at Hospitals North West are expected to travel between NWRH and MCH and undertake shift work, as required for service provision.

Please refer to the attached information sheet for more information about the THS-NW.

Launceston General Hospital Rotations for 2025:

Career Pathway opportunities

• Rural Generalist Pathway - Anaesthetics/Paediatrics/Obstetrics & Gynaecology /ED

• Critical Care foundation year - Emergency Department/Intensive Care Unit/Anaesthetics a combination of 3-month and 6-month rotations

• Surgical training pathways - Colorectal/Upper Gastrointestinal/Breast & Endocrine/Orthopaedics/Urology/Plastics/ENT

• Paediatric and O&G foundation year - 3-month and 6-month rotations available for preferencing

• General Practice rotations - St Helens, Scottsdale, and Northern Midlands (Longford and Perth)

Medical rotations:

Renal, Respiratory, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Haematology, General Medicine A, B, C & D

Surgical rotations:

General Surgery, Plastics/ENT/Ophthalmology, Colorectal, Orthopaedics, Urology, Upper Gastrointestinal, Breast & Endocrine

Other rotations include:

Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Anaesthetics, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Medicine

Please refer to the attached information sheet for more information about the THS-North

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 unconditional 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 Driver’s Licence (If applicable to allocated role).

Working Environment:

The position will require the occupant to participate in after-hours work.

Accommodation is available for Rural Placements

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

(image) Generic Resident Medical Officer MP (March 2024) CSU.pdf
(image) Generic Resident Medical Officer MP (March 2024) CSU.docx

(image) RHH BPT 2025 information sheet.pdf
(image) RHH ED 2025 ED RMO information sheet .pdf
(image) THS - North West - 2025 RMO campaign information.pdf
(image) Hospitals and Healthcare North RMO campaign.pdf

(image) THS CV Template .doc (Please use this THS CV Template)

(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 22.pdf
(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 22.docx

How do I submit my application?

All applications must be submitted online. Applications submitted other than online, or incomplete applications will not be accepted. This ensures important questions about you are answered. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, add or upload your responses, CV, Cover Letter and supporting documents. Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Please note you are not required to address the selection criteria.

Please submit with online application:

  1. Cover letter outlining:
  • Why you wish to apply for this position
  • Why you think you are suitable candidate for the position
  • Current career plans

  1. Up to date Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Please utilise the THS CV Template provided in the attachments above.

  1. Referees are expected to be at consultant level or Senior Registrar with greater than 4 years’ experience post General Registration.
  • Please ensure you have the name and contact details for three referees before applying to include in the online application form.

Please do not send hard copy applications to the contact person.

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

For further information

Resident Staff Coordinator – Launceston General Hospital
jmosupport@ths.tas.gov.au or antoinette.goodluck@ths.tas.gov.au

Mel Green – Northwest Regional Hospital or Mersey Community Hospital mel.green@ths.tas.gov.au

Shelley Hampson – Royal Hobart Hospital (03) 6166 7538

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