Staff Specialist - Gastroenterology (515031)

 
  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 21, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Details of Appointment

Permanent, full time, day worker (with on-call) position working 76 hours per fortnight

Why Tasmania?

It’s different here.

Life in Tasmania provides a quality work/life balance. Here you can pursue what drives you, both professionally and personally.

Today, as the rest of the world feels increasingly generic, our different-ness – our Tasmanian-ness – is among our most valuable assets. We invite you to be part of this special place, to quietly pursue the extraordinary, whether it be bushwalking, mountain biking or paddock to plate dining.

The rugged and beautiful North West Coast of Tasmania is a tourist mecca, has a strong agricultural sector, a developing innovative industrial sector and is positioned with airports and sea transport so it is very accessible to the rest of Tasmania and the Australian mainland. Air travel from Devonport to Melbourne is less than one hour.

Tasmanian | The quiet pursuit of the extraordinary

Who Are We Looking For?

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Staff Specialist in Gastroenterology, who will work as part of the Department of Acute Medicine across the North West region.

The position involves management of patients in General Gastroenterology, IBD, chronic liver disease, and both diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopy. Experience in capsule endoscopy would be highly regarded.

This position will be attractive to a highly skilled and motivated medical professional who views challenges as opportunities and is driven by a passion to improve healthcare in the complex world of modern health systems. The right applicant will play a key role in developing health care at both patient and system levels.

The successful candidate will provide specialist diagnosis, treatment and care for public patients. They will provide a consultative service in Gastroenterology to other disciplines and to both hospitals within the Department of Health – North West.

Who are we?

Servicing a population of approximately 116,000, the Department of Health – North West (DoH), has major sites located approximately 50km apart.

The medical services across the North West region of Tasmania are based primarily at the North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) in Burnie and at the Mersey Community Hospital (MCH) in Latrobe, close to Devonport. Gastroenterologists provide gastroenterology and Hepatology services across both sites with the base being MCH. The MCH is predominately outpatient and day surgery cases. The two hospitals both have very busy emergency and general medical departments. Both Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics are primarily located at the NWRH with outpatient services at both sites. Anaesthetic services are provided at both sites however the team is based at NWRH for on call purposes. A busy general surgical service is based at the NWRH with the MCH providing predominately day surgery cases. A rehabilitation service is located in a purpose built ward at the MCH. There are extensive outpatient services for a range of subspecialty services. There is also an eight bed Intensive Care unit located at NWRH. Onsite support services in pathology, imaging and pharmacy are extensive.

The North West Cancer Centre (NWCC) operates as a branch of the Northern Tasmania Cancer Service and it is linked with the Holman Centre in Launceston. The NWCC provides integrated oncology services to patients who live in North West Tasmania.

The North West Private Hospital is co-located with the North West Regional Hospital and this facilitates private practice for many of the region’s specialists.

The DoH offers a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate clinical training program, with close ties to the University of Tasmania through the Rural Clinical School. As such, you will be responsible for providing leadership and help with the delivery of the Undergraduate medical education program.

Salary:

You will have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.

You will also have access to accommodation and relocation costs.

Base salary points range for Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1 at $163,005 – Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 11 at $228,206 with further salary increments available.

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available, but not limited to:

What Can We Offer?

Essential Requirements

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
    • Crimes of Violence
    • Sex Related Offences
    • Serious Drug Offences
    • Crimes involving dishonesty
    • Serious Traffic Offences
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

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.

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Complete the following application form and email your application to the listed contact person including the below form:

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Post your application with the above application form to:

Tasmanian Health Service
Human Resources
Attention Donna Stubbs

PO Box 21
LATROBE TAS 7307

In order to be considered for this position it is a requirement that you complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

For More Information

Prof. Robert Fassett
Clinical Director – Acute Medicine
Phone (03) 6493 6154 or Email [email protected]

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