ED Senior Resident Medical Officers

Tasmanian Health Service - Southern Region
Tasmania (AU)
$97,946 - $116,260
Closing date
2 Jan 2024


You could work in an emergency department anywhere. 

The Tasmanian Health Service is expanding to meet the needs of our community and the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is seeking both Registrars & Senior Resident Medical Officer(s) (SRMO) to join our growing team in the Emergency Department.

If you are a doctor who has completed or will be completing their Foundation Training Years in 2024 then you are the perfect applicant for these roles.

To be Tasmanian is to value quality over quantity. We create, preserve and protect the unusual. With quiet confidence, with passion and perseverance, we pursue the extraordinary.  Could you be Tasmanian?

Your leadership path could take you anywhere. What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and lifestyle. Here, you will be encouraged to be your authentic self, to share your wisdom with our emerging generation of medical doctors, and in doing so, find your purpose.

Our remoteness helps drive a culture of invention and human connection, which feels both old-fashioned and… like the only future worth pursuing. Here in Tasmania, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to breathtaking coastlines, National Parks or award-winning restaurants or bars.

Some people surf in the early mornings and go fly fishing on weekends or take photography classes, write novels, sell preserves at the weekly farmers’ markets, learn to mountain bike. They take part in the community, volunteering and serving on boards. And their spouses and children have similar opportunities to thrive in a quieter, safer, more adventurous place.

Something is happening here, and you’re invited to be part of it.

It’s not where you were born. It’s who you are, and who you want to be. Be Tasmanian.

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The Role of Senior Resident Medical Officer (SRMO) – Emergency Department

This is a new role in the department to help support and develop our senior Residents transition towards becoming a Registrar.

As one of our Senior Resident Medical Officers (SRMO) you’ll provide emergency care to patients attending the Emergency Department (ED) at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH).

If you choose to continue a career in Emergency Medicine, this time fulfills the ED placement criteria to apply to ACEM and we support our doctors wishing to apply to the college.

Your roster will align with the Registrar roster with day / evening / night shifts across all areas of the department including resus. SRMOs have access to the same teaching program as Registrars.

The education program is highly valued within the department and runs as a full day each fortnight. SRMOs are specifically rostered to these days to avoid clinical demands interfering with their attendance. In addition to the whole-cohort education program, there are separate additional dedicated education for those wishing to undertake the Emergency Medicine Certificate or Diploma.

Rostering is flexible to help maintain a work-life balance. We are very understanding of the importance of time outside of work and can accommodate part-time needs.

You will be joining a department dedicated to the wellbeing of its staff, exemplified by winning the ACEM Wellbeing Award in 2022 for our numerous wellbeing strategies embedded in our daily work practices.

In the position of SRMO, you will have increased independence over a regular RMO position but will not be expected to take on a supervisory role. There is in-person FACEM coverage from 07:00-00:30 7 days a week with a consultant on call overnight.  During night shifts, Registrars oversee departmental areas and supervisory responsibilities rather than SRMOs.

RHH Emergency Department, this is an excellent opportunity for you to join our expanding team of specialists, doctors in training, nurses and allied health professionals and clinical support staff.

Salary & Benefits

 $97,946 - $116,260 + 11% superannuation + access to salary packaging

  • Salary range is in accordance with Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019*
  • *Please note that the Salaried Medical Practitioners Agreement has recently been negotiated but is not yet certified by the Tasmanian Industrial Commission. The new salary rates can be found at the following link Medical Practitioner salary rates | Tasmanian Department of Health
  • Relocation and commencement support available up to $15,000 for approved appointees

A remuneration package comprising the Agreement base salary, relevant allowances and other entitlements will be negotiated with the successful applicant dependent on clinical experience and seniority. 

  • Extensive salary packaging options with excellent leave benefits (including professional development leave)
  • Mentoring and support with an inclusive and well-respected team
  • Diverse career pathways and professional development
  • Collaborative relationships with a range of professionals across multiple disciplines
  • Award winning health and wellbeing programs
  • Relocation and commencement support available up to $15,000 for approved appointees

Get in touch

If you’re interested, reach out for a conversation about working in Tasmania in the Emergency Department at the Royal Hobart Hospital by contacting:

Dr Paul Bremner
ED - Specialist
ED - Deputy Director Workforce and Recruitment

About the Royal Hobart Hospital 

The Royal Hobart Hospital is the tertiary referral hospital in Tasmania and the principal teaching hospital for the University of Tasmania School of Medicine. The hospital provides all general and specialty medical and surgical services as well as paediatrics, obstetrics and psychiatry. It is also the state’s tertiary trauma centre. 

The Emergency Department (ED) provides a tertiary level service for people with illness or injury 24 hours a day 7 days per week. Our busy ED provides care for >75,000 patients annually with an admission rate of more than 35% and a paediatric case load of 20%. 

The RHH Emergency Department has a co-located Emergency Medical Unit (EMU) which is a short stay ward for patients requiring a brief hospital stay (generally less than 24 hours).  The EMU has 28 short-stay beds operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a high turnover ward environment and a variety of clinical presentations. 

The health demographics of the Tasmanian population means you’ll get to work with a greatly differing population, often more unwell, with more advanced pathology. We have a specialised and highly dedicated allied health team based in the ED to ensure alternated pathways to hospital admission are fully utilised.

The RHH ED is a fast-paced and energetic environment and there are opportunities for staff to be involved in a variety of projects, clinical and research opportunities.

With the RHH Emergency Department (ED) significantly outgrowing its current capacity and facilities, works on the ED expansion commenced in March 2022. This is the first stage of work to expand and modernise the ED, ensuring that we have the number of beds and treatment points needed to meet future emergency service demand through to 2035. This major redevelopment is creating a state-of-the-art emergency department slated for completion in 2026.

Closing date: 02 Jan 2024

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