Staff Specialist - Paediatrics (520034)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Mar 10, 2023
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Department of Health is seeking interest from a suitably qualified applicants for Staff Specialist (Paediatrics) vacancy.

The Royal Hobart Hospital is the State’s tertiary referral centre and is also the primary teaching hospital for the University of Tasmania School of Medicine. The Hospital provides most specialist medical services for the region or state.

The Department of Women’s, Adolescent and Children’s Services has Staff Specialists with a range of clinical, teaching and research interests and experience. This is a supportive, coherent and highly functioning team which is motivated to meet the service needs of our community.


A remuneration package comprising the Agreement base salary, relevant allowances and other entitlements will be negotiated with the successful applicant dependent on clinical experience and seniority.


Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1 to Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 in accordance with the Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019

  • Access to the Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner salary range is subject to the successful applicant satisfying the criteria for Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Levels 1, 2 and 3 as described in the Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award.


Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award

Period of Employment

Fixed term full-time day work (with on-call), working up to 76 hours per fortnight*, commencing 26 June 2023 until 19 February 2024.

*Notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant/s

  • Applicants should note that, for a period of twelve months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.


Paediatrics, Royal Hobart Hospital

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Primary Purpose

Provide clinical services of the highest possible standard to paediatric and adolescent patients and their families in an inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory setting.

Promote and participate in research in one of the research focus areas of the Tasmania School of Medicine and Department of Paediatrics.

Actively pursue improved outcomes for paediatric and adolescent patients by participating in:

  • Post graduate teaching
  • Audit and Evaluation

An honorary clinical appointment with the University of Tasmania School of Medicine is negotiable.


  1. Provide services to Acute General Paediatrics including diagnosis, treatment and discharge planning for child and adolescent inpatients including emergency presentations at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH).
  2. Conduct outpatient clinics to provide continuity of care for discharged and long term patients.
  3. Undertake research in areas relevant to child and adolescent care.
  4. Participate in out of hours on call roster for the general paediatric inpatient service.
  5. Participate in supervision and teaching of junior medical staff and medical students in the Department of Paediatrics.
  6. Participate in such Hospital Committees and administrative matters as required.

Essential Requirements

  • Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration

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:
a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty
2. Identification check
3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

(image) 520034 Staff Specialist SMP1-11 (Feb 2023) WWCR HR23.pdf
(image) 520034 Staff Specialist SMP1-11 (Feb 2023) WWCR HR23.docx
(image) 0. Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 2022.pdf
(image) 0. Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 2022.docx

What do I submit with my application?

Please ensure your application includes:

  • A current CV
  • 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached statement of duties
  • Qualifications

How do I submit my application?

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.

Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so ensure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

Please do not send hard copy applications to the contact person.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications submitted by an Agency on behalf of an applicant will not be considered at this time.

For more information contact

Dr Michelle Williams – Head of Department
Women’s and Children’s Services
(03) 6166 7546
[email protected]

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