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Queensland Respiratory Medicine Advanced Training Pathway

Advanced training positions in Respiratory Medicine are recruited via a centralised, statewide recruitment process that is supported by the Heads of Respiratory Medicine and/or Directors of Advanced Training at Queensland hospitals accredited for advanced training.

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

Please note, in Queensland there are different applications for advanced training in Respiratory Medicine and advanced training in Sleep Medicine. Sleep Medicine positions are for 12 months and are usually allocated to applicants who have completed core training in Respiratory Medicine. Applicants wishing to apply for Sleep Medicine training should contact Dr Michelle Murphy, Princess Alexandra Hospital (phone 07 31762698) for further information.

Eligibility

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

  • a current RACP Advanced Trainee in Respiratory Medicine (at the time of application)

or

  • a new applicant
    • registered or in the process of obtaining registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
    • at least 3 years of recent, post-intern clinical experience in internal medicine or its sub-specialties
    • successful completion of the FRACP clinical examination of the RACP (or intending to sit the examination in 2021 (see below))

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, wish 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

A sound knowledge of and commitment to the Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service.

How to apply

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

Applicants must submit the following:

  • an online Queensland Health RMO campaign application including the Queensland Respiratory Medicine Advanced Training Pathway section on the application.
  • two (2) completed referee reports

Note: Late applications for advanced training in Respiratory Medicine will not be accepted.

Participating facilities

There are 10 hospitals in Queensland that are accredited for Advanced Training in Respiratory Medicine.

  • Cairns Hospital
  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Greenslopes Private Hospital
  • Logan Hospital
  • Mater Group, Brisbane
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane and Women′s Hospital
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital
  • The Prince Charles Hospital
  • Townsville University Hospital

Interview, selection and offer dates

The recruitment and selection process will comply with relevant Queensland Health 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. Late applications for advanced training in Respiratory Medicine will not be considered.

The selection process will be a panel interview with the Directors (or delegates) of each hospital. Positions will be allocated primarily according to ranking based on written application, including CV, referee reports, interview and other mitigating circumstances.

Current Queensland Respiratory Medicine trainees

Notification of interview: Friday 31 July 2020
Applicant interview: Thursday 6 August 2020
Applicant selection notification: From Monday 10 August 2020

New Queensland Respiratory Medicine trainees

Notification of interview: Friday 31 July 2020
Applicant interview: Friday 7 Aug 2020
Applicant selection notification: From Monday 10 August 2020

Enquiries

For information about the application process, email Susan Adams at susan.adams@health.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 18 May 2020