Orthopaedic Surgical Fellow (521985)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 6, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Role:

This position has been established to fulfil a number of targeted activities to improve the delivery of general surgical services to patients at the Launceston General Hospital, Northern Region and to assist in the coordination and training of Surgical Registrars and Resident Medical Officers (RMOs).

The successful Launceston General fellowship applicant will receive expert tuition in total hip replacement (Anterior and posterior approach), Revision hip replacement, Hip arthroscopy, Total knee replacement (including computer assisted surgery and robotic surgery), Revision knee replacement, Knee arthroscopy, Reconstructive surgery of the knee, Knee osteotomy, and general orthopaedic trauma.

There will be a supervised surgery at the LGH and then Private assisting at St Lukes Hospital Calvary. The LGH has trauma list and arthroplasty lists which are supervised by a VMO were the successful candidate will get operative experience.

In conjunction with their Supervisor they will establish and then participate in suitable consultations established through discussions around areas of interest and a roster created based on individual fellow’s needs.

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

Details of Appointment

Fixed term, full time, day work, position working 80 hours per fortnight, commencing from 5th February 2024 until 2nd February 2025

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant


Medical Practitioner Level 5 - 11 $97,946 - $138,593 per annum


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. General or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia.

*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.

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Recently gained Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) or completion of training for FRACS and waiting to be awarded Fellowship

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:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. 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

Abbey James

Position: Registrar Coordinator - Surgery
Phone: (03) 6777 6593
E-mail: [email protected]

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