Staff Specialist - Anaesthetist (519003)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jul 27, 2022
Medicine Flexible

Job Description:

Applicants will be expected to have a strong clinical background, in addition to experience in research, teaching, quality assurance and administration/management in a public hospital.

The Royal Hobart Hospital is the tertiary referral hospital for Tasmania, and the principal teaching hospital for the University of Tasmania Medical School. The Hospital provides most specialist medical services for the region or state.

The Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine provides a comprehensive range of general and specialist clinical anaesthesia services including paediatric surgery, cardiothoracic, neurosurgery and obstetrics specialities. Anaesthesia services are also provided for the Endoscopy and the Cardiac Catheter Lab, and Medical Imaging Department including Interventional Radiology, CT/MRI and PET scan. We also provide an Acute Pain Service and Perioperative Medicine service.

The Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine is a high-quality specialist teaching department with significant research activity. We participate in multi-centre research trials and encourage local research. We have strong links with University of Tasmania Faculty of Health Science and the Menzies Research centre.


$163,005 - $247,748 per annum + 10.5% superannuation

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


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

Details of appointment

Multiple Vacancies:

  • Permanent full-time or part-time day work (with on-call), working at least 38 hours and up to 76 hours per fortnight.
  • Fixed-term full-time or part-time day work (with on-call), working at least 38 hours and up to 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible for up to three years.
  • Fixed-term casual day work, working as and when required commencing as soon as possible for three years.


Royal Hobart Hospital – Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine.


  • Provide clinical services of the highest possible standard to patients and their families.
  • Actively pursue performance improvements in Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine by involvement in clinical support roles.
  • Actively pursue improved outcomes for patients by participating in teaching and research relevant to anaesthesia.

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.

  1. The following checks are to be conducted:

    Conviction checks in the following areas:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  1. 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.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Recognition as an Anaesthetist by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) holding FANZCA or equivalent.
  • Experience in Obstetric, Neurosurgical and Paediatric Anaesthesia in the last 12 months.
  • Clinical exposure at a tertiary hospital standard within the last 12 months.

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.

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?

Online applications are preferred as this ensures you answer important questions about yourself. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, add or upload your selection criteria responses, CV and supporting documents. Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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

Please do not send hard copy applications to the contact person.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications submitted by an Agency on behalf of an applicant will not be considered at this time.

For more information contact

Dr Ruth Matters
Director - Department of Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
Phone: (03) 6166 6812
Email: [email protected]

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