• Tasmanian Health Service
  • Royal Hobart Hospital
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

Royal Hobart Hospital

We are seeking interest for Registrar vacancies in the Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine at the Royal Hobart Hospital. 

The Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine is accredited for ANZCA Diploma of Advanced Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine training, subject to the applicant meeting ANZCA requirements. The position is also accredited by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine advanced training as a Special Skills Category A term and approved by the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society for the SPUMS DipDHM.

  • Applicants must be fit to dive as per AS/NZS 2299.1 or AS/NZS 4774.2.
  • The ANZCA Diploma of Advanced Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine program requires candidates to be in their Fellowship year or Post- Fellowship.

Applications can be accepted from Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, General Practice, Rural and Remote Medicine or other training programmes.

The Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine is the Tasmanian State referral centre for diving emergencies and is the only civilian Recompression Facility in the State.  The facility has recently entered into an exciting new phase, moving into a world class dual-function Hyperbaric/Hypobaric chamber complex in the new RHH redevelopment - which is the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Tasmania has a population of around 20,000 active divers with 2,000 professional divers.  The Hyperbaric facility conducts over 2,000 patient treatments annually and manages approximately 20-30 cases of decompression illness and 60-80 acute non-decompression emergencies.  The RHH Hyperbaric facility has full critical care capability.

Hyperbaric Specialist, Nursing and Technical Staff are involved in a number of International collaborative research projects and multi-centre randomised trials, and will provide support to successful applicants in undertaking research projects.  Protected time is provided for teaching and attendance at specialty training programs in addition to support to attend the short course in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine held each year at the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth WA.

Specialists at the RHH Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine have close links with Tasmanian professional diving industries. There are opportunities for field visits to professional and offshore diving operations whilst working at the facility.

We offer:

  • Attractive salary including salary packaging
  • A multi-disciplinary work environment
  • Professional Development

Tasmania offers an enviable lifestyle with some amazing natural attractions, a wide range of opportunities, short commutes, cultural events and festivals, and exceptional food and produce.  

Salary:  $95,697 - $135,411 per annum

The engagement is fixed term full-time day work (with on-call), working 80 hours per fortnight commencing 31 January 2022 until 30 January 2023.  

A six or 12-month appointment may be considered.  For the six-month appointment, a matching six-month term is required in the applicant’s primary specialty training programme, for example Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine. A separate application should also be made to the applicant’s primary speciality training programme to facilitate integration of the two six-month positions.

The Registrar is responsible for the day-to-day management of public and private inpatients and outpatients within the Hospital and provides after-hours emergency cover at the hospital. Contact Associate Professor David Cooper on (03) 6166 8849 or email [email protected] for more details.

Click here to apply online and obtain the current Statement of Duties:  https://careers.pageuppeople.com/759/cw/en/job/1062862/doctors-in-training-2022-registrar-diving-hyperbaric-medicine

Applications close:  30 July 2021

Vacancy No. 509318

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