Staff Specialist - Gastroenterology (515031)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Mar 25, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Hours/Period of Appointment

Permanent Full-time Day Worker working 76 hours per fortnight

Who are we?

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.

Located on the beautiful North West Coast of Tasmania, this position is ideal for a professional who seeks the opportunities, challenges and rewards that come from working within regional communities, whilst enjoying a lifestyle that is rated second to none.

The medical services across the North West region of Tasmania are based primarily at the North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) in Burnie and at the Mersey Community Hospital (MCH) in Latrobe, close to Devonport. Gastroenterologists provide gastroenterology and Hepatology services across both sites with the base being MCH. The MCH is predominately outpatient and day surgery cases. The two hospitals both have very busy emergency and general medical departments. Both Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics are primarily located at the NWRH with outpatient services at both sites. There is anaesthetic services provided at both sites however the team is based at NWRH. A busy general surgical service is based at the NWRH with the MCH providing predominately day surgery cases. A new rehabilitation service is located in a purpose built ward at the MCH. There are extensive outpatient services for a range of subspecialty services many of which are provided by visiting specialists from Launceston General Hospital, Royal Hobart Hospital and major hospitals in Victoria. There is also a eight bed Intensive Care unit located at NWRH. Onsite support services in pathology, imaging and pharmacy are extensive.

The North West Cancer Centre (NWCC) operates as a branch of the Northern Tasmania Cancer Service and it is linked with the Holman Centre in Launceston. The NWCC provides integrated oncology services to patients who live in North West Tasmania.

The North West Private Hospital is co-located with the North West Regional Hospital and this facilitates private practice for many of the region’s specialists.

The North West Rural Clinical School of the University of Tasmania is located on the campus of the NWRH and the MCH. The Tasmanian Health Service – North West participates in a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate clinical training program with the Rural Clinical School. It is anticipated that the appointee will have significant involvement in the delivery of the Undergraduate education program. THS – North West has a close working relationship with the University of Tasmania and it is anticipated that the successful candidate would have the opportunity to be appointed to a University academic position. The seniority of the University appointment would be negotiated separately with the University.

Accredited training positions for registrars are available in emergency medicine, medicine, surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and anaesthtics.

The rugged and beautiful North West Coast of Tasmania is a tourist mecca, has a strong agricultural sector, a developing innovative industrial sector and is positioned with airports and sea transport so it is very accessible to the rest of Tasmania and the Australian mainland. Air travel from Devonport to Melbourne is less than one hour and relatively inexpensive. The property market with significantly lower prices than on mainland Australia, is attracting considerable interest from families and investors.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Staff Specialist – Gastroenterologist who will work as part of the Gastroenterology team across the North West region. Servicing a population of approximately 116,000, the THS – North West has major sites located approximately 50km apart. The position involves management of patients in General Gastroenterology, IBD, chronic liver disease, and both diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopy. Experience in capsule endoscopy would be highly regarded.

This position will be attractive to a highly skilled and motivated medical professional who views challenges as opportunities and is driven by a passion to improve healthcare in the complex world of modern health systems. The right applicant will play a key role in developing health care at both patient and system levels.

The successful candidate will provide specialist diagnosis, treatment and care for public patients. They will provide a consultative service in Gastroenterology to other disciplines and to both hospitals within the THS – North West.

***Please note this vacancy is only open to candidates that hold a FRACP in Gastroenterology.

What can we offer?

Essential requirements

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

(image) 515031 Staff Specialist - Gastroenterology SMP 1-11 (October 2018) HPRNL (1).pdf

(image) 515031 Staff Specialist - Gastroenterology SMP 1-11 (October 2018) HPRNL.docx

THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.docx

THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.pdf

How to apply

Online applications are preferred; please click the blue Apply Now button. If you apply online please do not send a hard copy application as well.


Complete the following application form and email your application to the listed contact person including the below form:


Post your application with the above application form to:

Tasmanian Health Service

Attention - Donna Stubbs

PO Box 21


For more information:

Prof. Robert Fassett

Acting Clinical Director - Medicine,

THS - North West

[email protected]
0419 399 571

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