Staff Specialist - Palliative Care (516540) (Launceston)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Dec 9, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Launceston is a location in the picturesque Tamar valley, and home to a number of excellent vineyards, dining establishments and gourmet food producers. Launceston boasts an enviable lifestyle with relatively affordable real estate, stress-free commuting, quality education system and all the services you would expect. Launceston is one of Australia’s oldest cities featuring Colonial and Victorian architecture, public parks and the stunning Cataract gorge only a short walk from the CBD.

From the pristine wilderness to epicurean adventures to world-class culture, living in Tasmania has so much to offer all wrapped up in a tranquil environment. Be inspired with all the opportunities to live and work in the Apple Isle, check out what the Launceston General Hospital has to offer.

The Role:

Based in the community in Launceston, you will be joining a friendly and motivated multidisciplinary team including a small core team of specialists who, along with two registrars and working in conjunction with Palliative trained GPs, Nursing and Allied Health staff, provide service to a broad catchment area across Northern Tasmania. The role promises a variety of work, incorporating community, inpatient and acute client groups. The service is accredited for Diploma of Palliative Medicine and for Advanced Trainees in Palliative Medicine.

The successful applicant will enjoy opportunities to contribute to Education in partnership with UTAS, as well as research opportunities through the Clifford Craig Foundation.

We are a forward thinking team, with current projects including commencement of in-reach services to participating aged care facilities across Tasmania with a Clinical Nurse Consultant led model of care with support from a trainee medical Registrar and Palliative Care Medical Specialist. These services are being provided as part of the national Comprehensive Palliative Care in Aged Care measure, a joint state and Australian Government-funded initiative aimed towards improving palliative and end-of-life care capacity and capability in aged care facilities.

Details of Appointment

Permanent, part time/full time, day work, position working up to 76 hours per fortnight, commencing from the 3rd of January 2023.

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant


Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1- Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 $163,005 - $247,768 per annum, pro rata

Please note that access to the Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner salary range $234,726 -$247,768 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:

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

    *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. Fellow with the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (AChPM) or a Specialist Medical Practitioner with extensive experience in Palliative Medicine

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.

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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

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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

Odette Spruijt

Position: Medical Director - Palliative Care
Phone: (03) 6777 4544
E-mail: [email protected]

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