Staff Specialist - Palliative Care (516540)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Dec 20, 2021
Medicine Part-time

Job Description:

Following an announcement by the Tasmanian Government, a Public Health Direction was issued on 10 September 2021 requiring that all Health Workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

Applicants for any position within the Department of Health must be prepared to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.

The Tasmanian Health Service is an innovative and dynamic organisation dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community. We are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services.

Hours/Period of Appointment

Permanent, part time, day working 68.40 hours per fortnight to commence from 6 December 2021. Notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant.


Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1- Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 $159,262 - $242,079 per annum

Please note that access to the Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner salary range $229, 337 - $242,079 is subject to the successful applicant satisfying the criteria for Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1, 2 or 3 as described in the Salaried Medical Practitioners Interim Agreement 2019.


Provide the highest possible standard of specialist palliative care medical services, consultancy and advice to clients and families.

Facilitate the development and delivery of best practice specialist palliative care medical services in Tasmania.

Provision of teaching in palliative care for undergraduate and post graduate students, general practitioners and primary and specialist health professionals.

Promote and participate in palliative care research to improve evidence-based practice.

Work collaboratively with primary health service providers and specialist health service providers across the range of settings for effective continuity of care.

Actively pursue improved outcomes for clients in need of palliative care by participating in postgraduate teaching, clinical audits and evaluation.

Location: Primary Health Care North - Palliative Care

We can offer:

Attractive Salary Package, including On Call Allowance and Call Back, and election to participate in the Private Patient Plan
Negotiable salary including superannuation and access to salary packaging
Relocation and accommodation assistance
Commitment to ongoing professional development, including conference and sabbatical leave, in additional to annual leave entitlements
Flexible work/life balance
Dynamic team environment

Essential Requirements

  • Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty.
  • Refer to SoD for further essential requirements
  • The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check
3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Desirable Requirements

  • Fellow with the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (AChPM) or a Specialist Medical Practitioner with extensive experience in Palliative Medicine

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

516540 Staff Specialist - Palliative Care SMP1-11 (August 2021) HR (1).pdf
516540 Staff Specialist - Palliative Care SMP1-11 (August 2021) HR (1).docx
THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.pdf
THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Online applications are preferred, please click the blue Apply Now button. If you apply online please do not send a hard copy application as well.


Complete the following application form and email your application to the listed contact person including the below form:
Application for Employment (PDF).pdf
Application for Employment (Word).docx


Post your application with the above application form to:

Tasmanian Health Service
Human Resources and Organisational Development
PO Box 1963

In order to be considered for this position it is a requirement that you address the selection criteria which are located in the Statement of Duties.

For more information

Kristen Aylmer
Nurse Unit Manager - Palliative Care
(03) 6777 4544

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