Staff Specialist - General Medicine/Acute Care Services (526828) x 2 positions

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jan 10, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

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 full time day working 76 hours per fortnight with on call, to commence as soon as possible. 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.


  1. In accordance with hospital policies, provide specialist clinical care to public and private inpatients and outpatients of the LGH.
  2. Undertake procedures as required in the specialty of practice.
  3. Participate in an out of hours on call roster with other specialists as required.
  4. Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings for the coordinated care of hospital patients and provide a consultative service to other specialist units.
  5. Attend the Department of Medicine mortality and morbidity reviews.
  6. Arrange onward referrals of patients for medical services not available locally, ensuring good communication with referring units and community practitioners.
  7. Participate in the undergraduate and post graduate teaching programs of the hospital and the University of Tasmania Clinical School.
  8. Manage and maintain accurate and comprehensive patient clinical records and ensure active discharge planning.
  9. Participate in the department’s administrative requirements, and hospital committees and activities as requested by the unit Head, Director - Department of Medicine or Director of Medical Services.
  10. Participate in clinical research approved by the Agency’s Research Governance Office.
  11. Observe all hospital by laws and statutory regulations
  12. Actively participate in and contribute to the organisation’s Quality & Safety and Work Health & Safety processes, including in the development and implementation of safety systems, improvement initiatives and related training.
  13. The incumbent can expect to be allocated duties, not specifically mentioned in this document, that are within the capacity, qualifications and experience normally expected from persons occupying positions at this classification level.


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

Launceston is Tasmania’s second largest city and offers a lifestyle that is relaxed with a subtle cosmopolitan feel while also offering access to the natural wonders of Tasmania. The city is well served with excellent education and sporting facilities, whilst also providing cultural opportunities.

Essential Requirements

  • Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty.
  • 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.

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.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

(image) Generic Staff Specialist (General Medicine Subspecialty) SMP1-11 (Aug 2021) HR (1).pdf
(image) Generic Staff Specialist (General Medicine Subspecialty) SMP1-11 (Aug 2021) HR (2).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

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

Dr Alasdair MacDonald
Director of Medicine
(03) 67776578

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