Doctors in Training 2025 - Registrar - General & Acute Care Medicine - Royal Hobart Hospital (513022)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jul 2, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is the largest hospital in Tasmania with approximately 500 beds. It is the state-wide referral centre for numerous tertiary services for Tasmania and an accredited Level 3 teaching hospital, as well as the community hospital for the Greater Hobart region.

The RHH offers services in all major medical and surgical specialties including a newly established trauma service as well as ICU, CCU, extensive burns treatment unit, hyperbaric medicine unit, acute stroke unit, psychiatry, obstetrics & gynaecology, and paediatrics. We also have off-site rehabilitation services.

The Department of General and Acute Care Medicine sits within the Medical and Cancer Services stream which also includes cardiology, cardio-thoracic surgery, respiratory medicine, neurology/stroke, renal medicine, gastroenterology, oncology, haematology, endocrinology, nephrology, rheumatology, and an ambulatory care centre.

The Department of General and Acute Care Medicine is the largest inpatient medical unit at the RHH. We have on average 100-120 inpatients and admit approximately 15 to 20 per day across 6 General Medical teams including a Rapid Assessment Medical Unit (RAMU) and another unit based in the Emergency Medicine department.

Presently the Department has a mix of full time and part time Staff Specialists, many of whom have sub-specialist interests. Each unit has two medical registrars and 2 Junior Medical Officers (Intern or RMO), and 2-3 Consultant Physicians.

Medical Registrars participate in the full spectrum of acute care from admission to discharge with the support of a multi-disciplinary team. They also form a vital part of the medical emergency team (MET) for the hospital.

Our medical registrar positions provide opportunities for those seeking RACP-accredited Basic Physician Training. We pride ourselves on a strong BPT training programme supported by our Directors of Physician Education and by physicians throughout the hospital with a strong commitment to supporting trainees through exam preparations. We have recently restructured and strengthened our BPT teaching program to further optimise support for our trainees. The BPT trainees get 5 hours of “paid” teaching “per week” according to the new award established this year.

For those BPTs who require a subspecialty rotation, we can provide Cardiology, Geriatrics and ICU rotations. There is also a regional rotation to Northwest Regional Hospital in Burnie.

Our Medical Registrar positions can also provide medical training opportunities for suitable applicants from non-BPT pathways including those with a different background (e.g. Critical Care).

The Department of General and Acute Care Medicine at RHH also provides opportunities for Advanced Training in General and Acute Care Medicine. BPT trainees succeeding in passing the clinical RACP examinations may be offered the opportunity to smoothly transition into an Advanced Training (AT) positions within the hospital. These AT positions include Core General Medicine, Cardiology, Respiratory medicine, Neurology and Stroke, Renal medicine, and Gastroenterology.

Greater Hobart and Tasmania offer an excellent lifestyle providing a serene and tranquil environment, lush natural landscapes, and access to a range of outdoor activities such as hiking trails and water-based sports. Hobart boasts a rich cultural experience including an exquisite choice of fine dining, music festivals and theatre shows all year round. It is a bustling city offering an excellent work life balance, short commute to work and is extremely well connected to the mainland.


$131,000 - $183,500 per annum


Medical Practitioner Level 5-11 (Registrar/Senior Registrar)


Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Fixed-term, full-time day work, 76 hours (+10 hours protected teaching time pro rata) per fortnight, effective 3 February 2025 for up to 3 years.

*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.


Royal Hobart 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.

Essential Requirements

  • 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.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

Further information regarding these positions, please see link below –

Please contact

Dr. Nadeeshani Fernando
Acting Head of Department General Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital


Dr. Anju Bhagwat
General Medicine Staff Specialist, Royal Hobart Hospital

BPT related enquiries – please contact

Dr. Malcom Turner- Director Physician Education, Royal Hobart Hospital

How to apply

Please include a cover letter that outlines your training goals and how you would ideally like your 2025 training year structured, including a summary of your BPT progress to date and the remaining training needs (if this applies to you).

Please note – you are NOT required to address the selection criteria within the statement of duties.

Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Please click the blue Apply Now button to complete an online application and upload your cover letter and CV.

For further information with the application process if required please contact:

Email –

NOTE: Direct applications will NOT be considered for this recruitment – all applications MUST be submitted online as a formal application.

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