Speech Pathologist (525167)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 15, 2023
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


Speech Pathologist – Level 1 or 2 Rotating Position (Adult Caseload)

Permanent Full time – Tasmanian Health Service, Hospitals South

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 available to both developing and experienced 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.

An opportunity exists for either a Level 1 or 2 Speech Pathologist to join our team on a permanent basis. The successful applicant will join our vibrant and supportive team of approximately 20 Speech Pathologists who work across several diverse and specialist fields; and will rotate through positions working out of both the Repatriation Hospital and Royal Hobart Hospital. 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 newly graduated Speech Pathologists.

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. Depending on the interests and experience of the successful applicants, there will be opportunities to participate in skill and competency development in several specialist areas including: Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies (VFSS), Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluations of Swallow (FEES), Tracheostomy, Burns, Head & Neck Cancer, Laryngectomy and Laryngology & Voice.

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 work with time to enjoy friends, connection, food, fun, and Tasmania’s beautiful environment. The Royal Hobart Hospital is situated in inner city Hobart close to cafes, parks, wine bars and our iconic waterfront. Weekend adventures are just a drive away.

For more information on joining our team, please contact Ruth on (03) 6166 8434, or at ruth.best@ths.tas.gov.au.

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Details of Appointment

Permanent, full time, day worker position, working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $69,117 to $104,493 per annum + 11% superannuation + access to salary packaging

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.

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. Eligible for practising 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:
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

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

Ruth Best
Acting Discipline Lead Speech Pathology Services
(03) 6166 8054

Important information

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