Speech Pathologist (508271)

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

Job Description:


The Role:

The Speech Pathologist works with adult inpatients and outpatients to assist with communication and swallowing. This is a rotational position through acute and subacute inpatient specialities as well as outpatient/ community (adult clients).

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

The Area & Team:

You can be a Speech Pathologist anywhere. What’s different about Tasmania is our rich learning culture, our relaxed lifestyle, and the wealth of opportunities for both developing and later career Speech Pathologists. You will be encouraged to learn, to extend yourself, and to develop meaning in your work, within a team that celebrates your success.

Permanent level Level 1 and Level 2 positions are currently available, with pay grade and expectations matched to your level of experience. The successful applicants will join our team of approximately 20 Speech Pathologists working across the full range of clinical specialties at Hospitals South. The Royal Hobart Hospital is the state’s tertiary referral centre and major university teaching hospital, and as such offers unique opportunities for both experienced and newer speech pathologists, such as dysphagia clinic, voice clinic, head and neck cancer, ICU, neurosurgery, rehabilitation, and community care.

We support learning and development through a generous PD budget, paid travel expenses to attend interstate PD events, active clinical supervision and peer support programs and formal competency development in specialist areas such as VFSS, FEES, Tracheostomy, Burns, Head & Neck Cancer, and Laryngectomy. Level 1 and 2 speech pathology positions rotate annually through different clinical teams, with rotations specifically designed for skill development across Acute, Sub-Acute, Outpatient and (adult) Community services. After exposure to a wide range of clinical areas, staff tend to find their area of clinical interest and advance to more senior specialised roles. There is also the opportunity to actively engage in student supervision, teaching and mentoring.

We aim to work at the top of our scope of practice, and we are driven to provide the best possible care to our community. We value career opportunities and make the most of our organisation’s commitment to developing leaders within Allied Health as well as excellent opportunities for advancement within our discipline. Finally, we care about staff wellbeing and pride ourselves on balancing hard work with time to enjoy friends, connection, food, fun, and Tasmania’s beautiful environment. Our base is located in inner city Hobart close to cafes, parks, wine bars and our iconic waterfront, and weekend adventures are just a drive away.

For more information on joining our service, or to learn more about what we can do for you (relocation, salary benefits, development opportunities, etc.) please email or phone Gudrun Barratt-Peacock on (03) 6166 8434 [email protected]

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Details of Appointment

Multiple permanent, full time, day work positions working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.

*Please note that actual hours may be negotiated with the successful applicants.

**Please also note that this process may be used to fill fixed term opportunities as they arise.


$67,867 - $102,493 per annum + 10.5% superannuation + access to salary packaging

Salary range is in accordance with Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

You’ll 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.

Your professional development allowance will be $720 per year PD plus paid flights, accommodation and travel allowance to attend interstate events face to face.

In addition, our Award includes a post graduate qualification salary advancement for eligible staff.


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Degree or diploma in Applied Science, Speech Pathology or equivalent and eligibility for practicing membership of Speech Pathology Australia

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Current Driver’s Licence

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 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 "Apply" 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

Contact Officer: Gudrun Barratt-Peacock

Position: Discipline Lead - Speech Pathology Services
Phone: (03) 6166 8054
E-mail: [email protected]

Important Information

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