Staff Specialist - Clinical and Laboratory Haematology (504689)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Feb 6, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


The Tasmanian Health Service seeks a Clinical and Laboratory Haematologist to join the Northern Cancer Service. The Northern Cancer Service is an integrated cancer service operating across three sites in Northern Tasmania, providing Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Haematology services. The position will be based at the W.P. Holman Clinic in Launceston providing inpatient and outpatient care. It will also provide outreach outpatient services to the North West Cancer Centre in Burnie and the Mersey Community Hospital in Latrobe.

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The Tasmanian Health Service is an innovative and dynamic organisation dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community. We are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services. The Launceston General Hospital is a major teaching hub for the University of Tasmania's (UTAS) Clinical School.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

The Team

The team you will be joining is a friendly and motivated team who exhibit a strong culture of collegiality. You can expect to enjoy a high degree of cooperation and cohesion both within the Northern Cancer Service and more broadly across the hospital's various specialities. The Northern Cancer Service remains focused on our values of integrity, innovation, collaboration and compassion. The Service has a clinical trials and research unit, running a range of phase 2 & 3 trials and a rigorous MDT meeting program. The role includes both clinical and laboratory work in addition to various teaching opportunities through trainee support, post graduate teaching, and potential involvement with UTAS.

The Role:

Further information on the Northern Cancer Service is available on our website: Northern Cancer Service – Northern Cancer Service (

Details of Appointment


Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1- Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 $210,000 - $301,349 per annum

Please note that access to the Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner salary range $291,472 - $301,349 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 Agreement 2022

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. 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

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Australia or equivalent

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

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

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

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" 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

Dr Jessica Heenan

Position: Staff Specialist - Clinical and Laboratory Haematology
Phone: (03) 6777 6140

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