Podiatrist (503070)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Mar 18, 2024
Medicine Full-time, Part-time, Flexible

Job Description:


Tasmanian Health Service

Podiatrist – Level 1-2 – Permanent Full Time

North West Tasmania – $25,000 Scholarships Available

To be Tasmanian is to pursue quality over quantity. We create, preserve, and protect the unusual. With quiet confidence, and with passion and perseverance, we pursue the extraordinary. Could you be Tasmanian?

You can be a Podiatrist anywhere. What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and our lifestyle. You will be encouraged to be yourself, to learn, to grow and to develop meaning in your work. You will have a powerful connection to your patients, and the community will encourage your success. Our isolation helps drive a culture of invention and human connection, which feels both old fashioned and… like the only future worth pursuing.

Here you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to breath-taking coastlines, National Parks or award-winning restaurants or bars. After a hard day at work, you don’t have to sit in a car or a train for an hour. You can decompress with a walk along your local beach or put on your boots and go tell it to a mountain.

We are small enough in Tasmania for you to shape and influence your work and make a real impact every day. Yet we are big enough for you to feel part of something important, somewhere you can belong and be surrounded by diversity, innovation, and friendships. Tasmanians are connected to the land where we live, and to the stories of the people who have cared for this place for tens of thousands of years.

If you need any more convincing about our beautiful home, here it is: North West Tasmania

The role:

We are looking to recruit to our close-knit group of 8 within our Podiatry team.

Based in the Devonport region, we provide services to the North-West coast of Tasmania, one of the most naturally beautiful parts of the world. Many of our group have achieved Endorsement for Scheduled Medicines while working with us and we can support you to do the same. We are continuously growing, developing new services and re-designing old ones. It’s an exciting and rewarding place to work, featuring contemporary, evidence-informed practise including the use of F-Scan plantar pressure mapping.

Your role will see you provide outpatient and community outreach services with a focus on high-risk foot conditions and acute foot problems and you will be closely linked to the multidisciplinary team. We’ll look after you from the very beginning, ensure you are fully inducted and welcomed into our team and into our culture. Your fellow Allied Health colleagues, as well as the Nursing, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, Vascular and Hyperbaric specialists will rely on you thriving in your work and will be invested in making this a reality. Take a look at the Statement of Duties below for more details.

Allied Health Scholarship Program

If you are a final year podiatry student in 2024 or if you graduated in 2023 you will also have the opportunity to submit an Expression of Interest for one of our Allied Health Scholarships. The Allied Health Scholarship Program provides up to $25,000 to support the costs of studying. Scholarship recipients will receive $15,000 in Year 1 of the Program (2023-2024) and a further $10,000 in Year 4 of the Program, following completion of three years’ service with the Tasmanian Health Service (from 2026-2027). A limited number of scholarships are available and will be awarded on merit. Scholarship recipients must accept an offer of employment with the Tasmanian Health Service and sign a Scholarship Agreement. An offer of employment does not guarantee that a scholarship will be awarded. Please refer to the Allied Health Scholarship Program Guidelines for more information and complete the Expression of Interest Form. Please upload a copy of the Scholarship EOI Form as an additional document when submitting your application for employment.

For more information on becoming a Podiatrist in North West Tasmania, or to learn more about what we can do for you (relocation, salary benefits, development opportunities, etc.) please email or phone Andrew, our Manager: andrew.chappell@ths.tas.gov.au or (03) 6478 6146

Details of Appointment

Permanent, full time, day time position, working 76 hours per fortnight (part-time may be negotiable with successful applicants)

Salary: $75,473 - $107,878 per annum + 11% superannuation (Graduate salary is $77,737 from 1 Dec 2024)

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.

Relocation Assistance:

Reimbursement for up to $5,000 of expenses incurred through relocating

Professional Development:

$1,000 per annum entitlement for professional development course fees (daily wage, flights, accommodation, daily allowance are in addition to this)


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Tertiary qualification/program of study approved by the Podiatry Board of Australia
  2. Registered with the Podiatry Board of Australia
  3. Current Working with Children Registration or Current Registration to Work with Vulnerable People

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
  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 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

Andrew Chappell

Position: Podiatry Manager
Phone: (03) 6478 6146
E-mail: andrew.chappell@ths.tas.gov.au


Derek Condon

Position: A/Podiatry Manager (April 2024 onwards)
Phone: (03) 6478 6147
E-mail: derek.condon@ths.tas.gov.au

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