Situations vacant in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine


Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Department

Royal Hobart Hospital

We are seeking interest for Registrar vacancies in the Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Department at 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, Critical Care Medicine, General Practice, Rural 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 is into an exciting phase moving into a world class 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 envious lifestyle with some amazing natural attractions, a wide range of opportunities, short commutes, cultural events and festivals, and exceptional food and produce.

Salary: $91,442 to $129,391 per annum (base-rate dependent on years of experience). 

The engagement is fixed term full-time day work (with on-call), working 80 hours per fortnight commencing 03 February 2020 until 01 February 2021.

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, Critical 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 private and public inpatients and outpatients within the Hospital and provides after-hours emergency cover at the hospital.

Contact Clinical Professor David Smart or Clinical Associate Professor David Cooper on (03) 6166 8193 or email or for more details.

Click here to apply online and obtain the current Statement of Duties:

Applications close: 30 June 2020

Vacancy No. 509318