Staff Specialist - ENT (525674)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 13, 2023
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Staff Specialist – Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) vacancy.

Applicants are required to hold FRACS qualifications with current (or ability to obtain) Specialist Registration with AHPRA

The Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is the State’s tertiary referral centre and is also the primary teaching hospital for the University of Tasmania School of Medicine.

All our services work closely together to focus on delivering excellence in healthcare to achieve improved outcomes for our consumers, our workforce, and the Tasmanian community.

About Otolaryngology Department

The department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery provides adult and paediatric services to South Tasmania for primary and secondary care, and it is the tertiary referral Otolaryngology Department for Tasmania.

The Department consultants and the Junior staff are involved in running general outpatient clinic and specialised clinics (Head and Neck, Laryngology, Congenital hearing loss) and theatre sessions. It is very well supported by an Audiology department and Speech Pathology Department.

We provide an ongoing on call roster and we expect the ENT Surgeons joining us in the future to share this roster with other consultants.

We are working closely with our colleagues from other department such as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic surgery, Respiratory and Paediatric Department and Department of Emergency and others, when combined care is required for complex cases.

The Department is involved in research and in teaching medical students from University of Tasmania, our junior staff and in training doctors from other specialities and nurses.

Our Outpatient clinics and Theatre facilities are supported by qualified and dedicated administrative staff and high standard equipment.

There are great opportunities to work in private practice, too if this is part of the work potential candidates intended to do.

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Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1- Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 $163,005 - $247,768 per annum, pro rata + 11% superannuation + access to salary packaging

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

  • Salary range is in accordance with Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019
  • A new wages agreement has been agreed and is currently being registered in the Tasmanian Industrial Commission. The new rates apply to this position and are effective from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2023.

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:

  • Provision of a fully maintained private plated motor vehicle or motor vehicle allowance of $27,535 per annum, pro rata
  • Communication allowance of $1,948 per annum, pro rata
  • Continuing Professional Development Allowance of $24,927 per annum, pro rata
  • Relocation and commencement support available up to $15,000 for approved appointees.
  • Other allowances as applicable


  • Salary range is in accordance with Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent Appointment working up to 76 hours per fortnight day work (with on call) commencing as soon as possible.


Royal Hobart Hospital

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  • Provide services in ENT including diagnosis, treatment and care for patients, both inpatient and outpatient, at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH), and where appropriate other hospitals in Tasmania.
  • In consultation with other clinical services assist with the management of RHH patients.
  • Participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs.
  • Undertake research in ENT.
  • Participate in an out of hours On Call Roster.

Essential Requirements

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

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

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.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

How do I submit my application?

You are not required to address the selection criteria within the Statement of Duties.

You are required to submit a current CV & cover letter outlining career goals and your suitability for the position.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, add or upload your selection criteria responses, CV and supporting documents. 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.

For more information contact

Dr Nusa Naiman
Head of Department

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