Registrar - Anaesthetics

Northern Beaches Hospital
200000GT Requisition #


  • Registrar - Anaesthetics
  • Work in the Anaesthetics department
  • Come join the dynamic team at the brand new Northern Beaches Hospital

The Registrar provides anaesthetic services to the NBH including within the interventional suite, acute pain management services, patient review on the wards and support in the pre-admission clinic.

Registrars are supervised and reviewed by senior medical staff to ensure they are entrusted with responsibilities commensurate within their capabilities and in accordance with delegated privileges.


Qualifications & Professional Practice
  • Suitably qualified Medical Practitioner

  • Current Medical Registration with AHPRA or eligibility for registration with AHPRA

  • Medical Indemnity Insurance

  • Evidence of current ALS PALS training and maintenance of Advanced Cardiac Life Support Accreditation

  • Working with Children check and National Police Certificate

  • Evidence of sound working knowledge of legal and ethical obligations governing medical practice

  • Practices at all times in a manner that is consistent with Northern Beaches Hospital’s policies and procedures.

  • Develop and maintain effective and positive patient/customer/staff relationships

  • Attend work in appropriate dress standards

  • Participates in the improving performance activities of Northern Beaches Hospital

  • Complies with Infection Control Policies and Procedures at all times

  • Complies with Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Policy

  • Complies with Healthscope Code of Conduct

  • Ensures privacy and confidentiality policies are adhered to

  • Respects the rights of individuals, their beliefs, cultural values and dignity

Clinical duties/performance Criteria

  • Involvement in the following services under the direction of the senior anaesthetics officer;

    Administration of anaesthesia in the Interventional Suite; care of patients in PARU; assessment and management of pre and post-operative patients; team member of CERS; participation in Acute Pain Service; attendance at Preadmission Clinic; anaesthetic obstetric services

  • Participation in the out-of-hours roster for Anaesthetics at NBH shared with other trainees, registrars and CMO’s

  • Appropriate availability for supervision of junior medical staff in the pre-admission assessment of patients booked for elective surgery

  • Performance in line with the scope of practice which may  include;

    Intravenous cannulation: airway management: endotracheal tube intubation; insertion of arterial lines and arterial blood gas sampling; insertion of central venous lines, ALS and medical emergency team skills; provision of anaesthesia for epidurals in labour ward

  • Ensure familiarity with the expected standards of performance in the role and actively contribute to individual personal development

  • Liaises and consults with senior medical staff (being consultants, visiting medical officers, career medical officers and other service providers) regarding anaesthetic management of patients under their care. Ensure that the instructions of relevant VMO anaesthetists are strictly carried out

  • Ensure the treating specialist is appraised of all significant changes in any patient under their care

  • Initiation of change to the management plan of patients with limitations set out by agreement with the anaesthetics medical officer (VMO)

  • Participation in quality programs in accordance with hospital policy and ANZCA guidelines

  • Attendance at Mortality and Morbidity meetings for the Department

  • Proactively deal with Patient Safety; Clinical Risk (including involvement in Mortality Review for all patient deaths under their care), Quality Improvement, customer/ patient relations and Infection Control measures as they relate to patients under their care; including the specific notification of all incidents or near misses relating to patients under their care

  • Manages patients in emergency, outpatient and inpatient setting care in accordance with online policies and procedures of Northern Beaches Hospital and on the instructions of senior medical staff

  • Liaises with patients, family and other representatives as required to facilitate patient management


Administration & Communication Criteria

  • Complete all mandatory training by the identified due date

  • The clinical well-being of patients is assured at all times, and care is delivered in a sensitive and timely manner, respecting patients confidentiality, privacy, autonomy, diversity including gender, age religion & culture

  • Maintain quality patient medical records according to health service protocols and the policies of NBH

  • Accurately convey relevant information and explanations to patients, families, colleagues and other health care professionals

  • Communication with the patient, or immediate family where appropriate, about the condition and management of the patient

  • Following discussion and agreement with senior medical staff, discuss relevant information with patients & their families in ways to encourage their participation in informed decision making

  • Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with members of the multidisciplinary team

  • Review any patient, if specifically requested by senior medical staff or After Hours Manager should there be concerns regarding the condition or wellbeing of patient

Health Advocacy Criteria

  • Identify the health needs of an individual patient
  • Promote health maintenance of self & colleagues

  • Take responsibility to ensure that when they are on duty, or on call, that they are at optimal level of performance

  • Be aware of AMA safe work hours document and ensure they present themselves to work both mentally and physically capable of doing their job

Training and Education Criteria

  • The Registrar is required to maintain bi-annual certification in advanced cardiac and life support skills and provide evidence of its completion.

  • Familiarity with the objectives of training, professional documents and regulations regarding anaesthetic practice as specified by the College (ANZCA) Participation in departmental reviews, investigations and research as directed

  • The Registrar must attend hospital orientation, all mandatory training sessions provided by the hospital, be familiar with emergency and evacuation procedures, comply with Work Health & Safety requirements and comply with hospital objectives to prevent and minimise infection in every aspect of their work.

  • The Registrar must provide documentation of their participation in ongoing professional development activities on a regular basis

Workplace Health & Safety Criteria

  • Comply with organization WHS policy, NSW, HICMR & Healthscope Infection Control policies and procedures

  • Ensure a safe work environment, taking all reasonable care for personal safety and the safety of patients, consumers and colleagues

  • Utilize Material Safety Data Sheets for the safe management of all solutions/chemicals located within the department.

  • Correct labelling
  • Comply with all policies and procedures, including the Hand Hygiene Policy and clinical/ operational practice guidelines

  • Identify, investigate and report in riskman all hazards & incidents promptly and that prevention strategies are implemented to ensure the safety of all patients and consumers

  • Utilise Safe Operating Procedures (SOP) relating to equipment use (SOP will be attached to equipment or in local ward/ theatres area SOP folders/resources).

  • Ensure that the principles of general and patient manual handling are adhered to

  • Maintain current immunization status related to won health care worker category

If you are successful in the role, you will receive a salary commensurate with your experience and in accordance with the Modern Award.


Applications close: Sunday 12 April 2020


For further enquiries:


If you meet the above criteria and have a special interest in working for an organisation that delivers outstanding care and service to patients and stakeholders, please apply online.


Our commitment to quality and safety for our patients, staff and visitors is our highest priority. Applicants will be required to provide a current (12 months or less) National Police check and a NSW Working with Children’s Check, prior to appointment and persons in patient contact roles will be required to provide proof of immunity to specified infectious diseases prior to commencement.



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