Medical Specialist - Healthcare Connect North (526222)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Apr 12, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Applicants are advised that in accordance with Tasmanian Public Health Directions, all employees of the Department of Health must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

The Role:

The Tasmanian Health Service seeks a Medical Specialist to join a new and innovative service, Healthcare Connect, which will be based in Launceston.

The Medical Specialist will be part of a multidisciplinary team which will support individuals with complex chronic conditions to receive timely and intensive community-based care. The service will enable high users of hospital care to receive the coordinated and comprehensive care that supports them to remain in the community.

The Medical Specialist will review patients allowing access to timely and intensive multidisciplinary community-based care, seamlessly integrating patient care from the public health system to targeted complex care in the community.

As part of Healthcare Connect North contribute to the development of care plans that meet the patient’s needs in the community, with ongoing review and sharing that information with other members of the health team involved in the client’s care.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

If you have a passion for, and experience in, Primary Health Care and would like to be part of a team that is innovative and will support clients, our community and our health system this position is for you.

Life in Launceston offers an enviable lifestyle with affordable real estate; quality education system, stress free commuting, exceptional food and wine, a vibrant café and arts culture and all the entertainment and services needed to contribute to a great work/life style balance. Add to this the convenience of being a one hour flight away from Melbourne and easily accessible world heritage wilderness and pristine beaches on your doorstep.

If you’re looking for a rewarding job with an excellent work-life balance in a beautiful part of Australia, come to Tasmania!

Details of Appointment

Fixed term, full time, day work, position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing 27 June 2022 until 28 June 2024

*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 outlined in the Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Award

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

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

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Conviction checks in the following areas:

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. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please Note:

For More Information contact:

Fiona Young

Position: Nursing Director- Primary Health North
Phone: (03) 6777 4500

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