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.
To be eligible to apply for an advanced training position, applicants must either be:
- a current advanced trainee in Cardiology
- new applicant
- registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- registered with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
- completed the FRACP clinical examination (both written and practical) or sitting the exam in 2021 (see below) or successfully completed the FRACP clinical examination and
- have an interest in Cardiology
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.
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:
- role description for Training first year (PDF 558 kB) or
- role description for Training second year subsequent years (PDF 557 kB)
- Cardiology preference guide (PDF 279 kB)
- complete and submit an application through the Queensland Health RMO Campaign including the Cardiology Advanced Training Pathway section on the application and two submitted referee reports.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Seven tertiary facilities accredited for Advanced Training positions:
- Cairns Hospital
- Gold Coast University Hospital
- Mackay Base Hospital (PDF 170 kB) (accredited for 3 month rotation only)
- Princess Alexandra Hospital (includes accredited rotations to Ipswich Hospital, Logan Hospital and the Mater Group Brisbane)
- Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
- Sunshine Coast University Hospital
- The Prince Charles Hospital
- Townsville University Hospital (PDF 231 kB)
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
Lorella De Amicis
Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital | Metro North