Senior Speech Pathologist (519723)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 18, 2023
Medicine Part-time

Job Description:


Senior Speech Pathologist, Ear Nose & Throat (permanent, part-time)

Tasmanian Health Service, South

An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably experienced Senior Speech Pathologist to be part of our new Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) Speech Pathology team. The successful applicant will work within our forming ENT Speech Pathology team to deliver services to inpatients and outpatients who have been referred to ENT for input regarding voice, swallow and/or upper airway disorders. The ENT Speech Pathology team is an integral part of our larger vibrant and supportive team of approximately 20 Speech Pathologists who work across several diverse and specialist fields.

Evidence of your competence in Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS), Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES), Nasendoscopy and/or Videostroboscopy will be highly regarded. Your ongoing learning will be supported through a generous Professional Development (PD) budget, paid travel expenses to attend interstate PD events, active clinical supervision and peer support programs.

This position will be based at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH), the state’s tertiary referral centre and major University teaching hospital. The RHH sits a block away from the iconic Hobart waterfront, and is centrally located for easy access to good food, craft drinks and events such as Dark MOFO.

In this role, you'll become a part of our leadership team, contributing to service development and holding a Speech Pathology leadership portfolio. You'll mentor and support your peers, junior staff, and students from the University of Tasmania's Masters of Speech Pathology program.

If you share our values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence (CARE), come and join us. We'll provide a warm welcome and help you integrate into our culture.

For more information on becoming a Senior ENT Speech Pathologist within our team, or to learn more about what we can do for you (relocation, salary benefits, development opportunities, etc.) please contact Ruth Best, A/Discipline Lead at or (03) 6166 8434

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Details of Appointment

Permanent, part time, day worker position working 60.8 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $103,608 - $119,430 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. Tertiary qualification/program of study accredited by Speech Pathology Australia
  2. Eligible for membership with the Speech Pathology Australia
    Or where regulatory requirements exist, NDIS Q&S Commission Provider Registration Requirements
  3. Full member 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. crimes of violence
  2. sex related offences
  3. serious drug offences
  4. crimes involving dishonesty
  5. serious traffic offences
  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 (Contact Officer)

Ruth Best

Position: Discipline Lead - Speech Pathology Services (Acting)
Phone: (03) 6166 8434

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