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Queensland Cardiology Advanced Training Pathway

Advanced training in Cardiology in Queensland is offered through a centralised recruitment process. This is a statewide process and is supported by the Cardiology Directors of the Queensland tertiary hospitals with advanced training accredited position/s.

The Cardiology Registrar is an advanced trainee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The Registrar provides inpatient and outpatient medical services within the Department of Cardiology and a consultative service to other departments. It is intended that the Registrar will maximise their professional development, with a view to completing specialist training according to the guidelines of the RACP and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) and expected that the Registrar will be involved in the professional development of junior medical staff.

This position provides a high quality service within the Hospital and Health Service and to participate, if requested, in the provision of services in Clinical Service Networks (CSN) in the Northern, Southern or Central Zones of Queensland Health.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for an advanced training position, applicants must either be:

  • a current advanced trainee in Cardiology

OR

For applicants who are planning to sit the clinical exam in 2021

If you are planning to sit the RACP Divisional Clinical Examination (DCE) in 2021, which to apply for a pathway/network AT position and be accepted as a provisional Advanced Trainee (pAT), you must meet the following requirements:

  • completed all other Basic Training requirements, including passing the Divisional Written Examination AND
  • plan to sit the DCE in 2021

For provisionally approved Advanced Trainees, if your attempt at passing the clinical exam in 2021 is unsuccessful, any training provisionally approved as 'conditional upon passing the Clinical Examination' will not be accepted as Advanced Training and you will revert to being a “continuation basic trainee.” For more information on provisional Advanced Training refer to the RACP website.

Other requirements

Successful applicants are supported through a 3 year training program. Appointees may be required to:

  • undertake a research project
  • assist in the provision of an after-hours roster
  • rotate between more than 1 hospital or department to complete part of their training

How to apply

Applicants seeking an advanced training position should review the following information:

Late applications will not be accepted.

Participating facilities

Seven tertiary facilities accredited for Advanced Training positions:

Interview, selection and offer dates

The recruitment and selection process will comply with relevant Queensland Health human resource policies including the principles of equal employment opportunity. All applications to the pathway will be reviewed by the Oversight Committee. The committee uses assessment criteria to determine eligibility and suitability of applicants for appointment to pathway positions within Queensland Health.

The selection process will be a panel interview with the Directors (or delegates) of each facility. Positions will be allocated primarily according to ranking during interview and other mitigating circumstances.

Exam results: Thursday, 13 August 2020

Notification of interview: From, Wednesday 19 August 2020

Applicant interviews: Monday, 24 August 2020

Notification to successful applicants: From, Wednesday 26 August 2020

Enquiries

Lorella De Amicis
Cardiology Department
Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital | Metro North
Lorella.DeAmicis@health.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 21 February 2021