Rehabilitation Staff Specialist (521268)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jan 23, 2023
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Rehabilitation Staff Specialist (521268)

Details of Appointment

Permanent, full time day worker position working 76 hours per fortnight commencing ASAP.

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.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Rehabilitation Staff Specialist to work for the Department of Health in the North West region.

Servicing a population of approximately 116,000, 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. Both sites provide acute and sub-acute services.

The two hospitals both have busy emergency and general medical departments. Both Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics are primarily located at the NWRH with outpatient services at both sites. A busy general orthopaedic and general surgical service is based at NWRH with the MCH providing predominately day surgery cases. The anaesthetics services are primarily located at the NWRH with services at both sites. There are extensive outpatient services for a range of subspecialty services.

The rehabilitation service is located in a purpose-built ward at the MCH. The Rehabilitation Staff Specialist has solid junior doctor support with a Registrar and RMO, with the Registrar position accredited for advanced training with RACP. The Rehabilitation Specialist in the North West is based at the MCH and provides clinical and medical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team delivering inpatient and ambulatory rehabilitation services to the North West community. The position will also play a key North West representative role in the development of Tasmania-wide rehabilitation and related services.

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 general medical education program.


Base salary points range for Specialist Medical Practitioner 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

Desirable Requirements

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:
    • Crimes of Violence
    • Sex Related Offences
    • Serious Drug Offences
    • Crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

How to Apply

*Please note that our application process has changed refer to the application guide for information on the new application format.

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.


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


Post your application with the above application form to:

Human Resources Attention Donna Stubbs

PO Box 21

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

Donna Stubbs
Employment Consultant – Medical Services (NW)

Phone (03) 6478 5283 or Email [email protected]

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