Staff Specialist - Rheumatology (518753)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 21, 2023
Medicine Part-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Staff Specialist – Rheumatology vacancy.

You will provide a consulting role in Rheumatology and deliver inpatient and outpatient care to public and private patients of the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH). Be involved in the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and be actively involved in research. You will also get to undertake quality improvement activities.

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.

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.

Hobart is a wonderful place to live with something for everyone from outdoors adventures, gourmet food and a family friendly lifestyle. From the pristine wilderness to epicurean adventures to world-class culture, living in Tasmania has so much to offer all wrapped up in a tranquil environment. Be inspired with all the opportunities to live and work on the Apple Isle.

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Your duties will include:

  • Patient Care
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Management

Please see Statement of Duties for a full overview of the job role.

Period of Employment

Permanent, part-time day work (with on-call) position, working 45.6 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.

*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.


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.

  • Salary range is in accordance with Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019
  • *Please note that the Salaried Medical Practitioners Agreement has recently been negotiated but is not yet certified by the Tasmanian Industrial Commission. The new salary rates can be found at the following link Medical Practitioner salary rates | Tasmanian Department of Health


Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1-11

  • 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 2019


Royal Hobart Hospital

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

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

It is the Employee’s responsibility to notify an Employer of any new criminal convictions during the course of their employment with the Department.

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.
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Statement of Duties

Application Guide

What do I submit with my application?

  • Please ensure your application includes:
  • A current CV
  • A one-page statement outlining relevant training and experience (there is no requirement to address the Selection Criteria)
  • Qualifications
How do I submit my application?

Online applications are preferred as this ensures you answer important questions about yourself. Please click the "Apply now" button on this screen.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, add, or upload your 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.

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

For more information, please contact:

Dr Michael Ashby
Clinical Director Cancer, Chronic and Sub Acute Care

Better health and quality of life around Tasmania.
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