Staff Specialist - Anaesthetics (515813)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Apr 1, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Hours/Period of Appointment

Permanent full-time Day Worker with on call 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.

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. The population of the area is approximately 116,000 within a total Tasmanian population of around 500,000. The Tasmanian Health Service – North West provides both acute and sub-acute services.

The two hospitals both have 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 are anaesthetic services provided at both sites however primarily based at NWRH. A busy general orthopaedic and general surgical service is based at NWRH with the MCH providing predominately day surgery cases. A 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.

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. Onsite support services in pathology, imaging and pharmacy are extensive.

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. Tasmanian Health Service – North West has a close working relationship with the University of Tasmania.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a motivated Staff Specialist Anaesthetist, who will work as part of the Department of Anaesthetics across THS - North West Region. The successful candidate will provide specialist anaesthesia treatment and care for public and private patients with on call services based at NWRH.

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 applicants will play a key role in developing health care at both patient and system levels.

What can we offer?

Essential Requirements

Desirable Requirements

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

(image) Generic Staff Specialist - Anaesthetics SMP1-11 (February 2021).docx

(image) Generic Staff Specialist - Anaesthetics SMP1-11 (February 2021).pdf

(image) THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.pdf
(image) THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.docx

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:

(image) Application for Employment (Form 201).pdf

(image) Application for Employment (Form 201).docx


Post your application with the above application form to:

Tasmanian Health Service – North West Region

Attention: Donna Stubbs

PO Box 21


In order to be considered for this position it is a requirement that you address the selection criteria which are located in the Statement of Duties.

For more information

Donna Stubbs

Employment Consultant, Medical Services North West

Email: [email protected] Phone: (03) 6478 5283

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