Staff Specialist - ENT (525674)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Dec 24, 2021
Medicine Full-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 Department of Health is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Staff Specialist – Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) vacancy at Royal Hobart Hospital.

About Royal Hobart Hospital

Royal Hobart Hospital provides healthcare across Tasmania, integrating primary, secondary, and tertiary health services as well as research and teaching facilities. It is the principal teaching hospital for the University of Tasmania School of Medicine.

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About Otolaryngology Department

The department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery provides adult and paediatric services to South Tasmania for primary and secondary care, and it is the tertiary referral Department for Tasmania. The unit is currently staffed with 3 consultants, 1 CMO, 1 unaccredited registrar and 1 resident. Department is treating both children and adults for diseases of the ear, nose and throat.

Our Outpatient clinics and Theatre facilities are supported by qualified and dedicated administrative staff and there is access to high standard equipment.


A remuneration package comprising the Agreement base salary, relevant allowances and other entitlements will be negotiated with the successful applicant dependent on clinical experience and seniority.


Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1 to Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 in accordance with the Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019

  • Access to the Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner salary range is subject to the successful applicant satisfying the criteria for Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Levels 1, 2 and 3 as described in the Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award.


Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award

Period of Employment

Permanent full-time day work, working 76 hours per fortnight.


Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Hobart Hospital

Essential Requirements:

  • Full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Appropriate health professional tertiary qualifications
  • FRACS or equivalent qualification (RACS assessment compatible or partial compatible)

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.


  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide safe and effective patient-centred care, provide teaching and supervision of junior trainees and enhance your career in your chosen subspecialist field.
  • To support and assist the Otolaryngology Department in the provision of high-quality Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Services
  • Working with other medical, surgical, nursing, and allied health colleagues to ensure appropriate solutions for complex clinical and logistic issues.
  • You will be required to equally participate in the Otolaryngology Consultant on call roster.
  • Leading escalation processes
  • Provide clinical leadership through active involvement in patient care.
  • Be available to medical colleagues for consultation and liaison as appropriate regarding patient care.
  • Support academic, research, education, training & supervision (both undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • The Unit is encouraging and supporting dedicated research depending on your interest and subspecialty.

Pre-employment Conditions:

It is the Employee’s responsibility to notify an Employer of any new criminal convictions during the course of their employment with the Department.

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

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

Statement of Duties:

(image) 525674 Staff Specialist - ENT SMP1-11 (August 2021) HR.docx

(image) 525674 Staff Specialist - ENT SMP1-11 (August 2021) HR (1).pdf

(image) 0. Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.docx

(image) 0. Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.pdf

What do I submit with my application?

Please ensure your application includes:

  • A current CV
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria
  • Qualifications

How do I submit my application?

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen. Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications submitted by an Agency on behalf of an applicant will be considered at this time.

For more information contact

Clinical Associate Professor Marcus Skinner
Clinical Director - Surgical Services and Perioperative Services
Phone: 0458 333 200

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