Staff Specialist - Respiratory Medicine (525600)

 
  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Apr 23, 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.

The department of Medicine has a team of eight general medicine physicians across the region currently providing general medicine services. Six of the physicians have sub-specialties/interests in cardiology, geriatrics, nephrology and endocrinology.

The two hospitals both have busy emergency and general surgical 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 orthopaedic service is at NWRH. A rehabilitation service is located in a purpose built ward at the MCH. There are extensive outpatient services for a range of sub-specialty services many of which are provided by visiting specialists from Launceston General Hospital, Royal Hobart Hospital and major hospitals in Victoria. There is also an 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. Tasmanian Health Service – 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 medicine, surgery, anaesthetics, paediatrics, obstetrics and emergency medicine. Non-accredited registrar positions in orthopaedics are highly sought.

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 in Respiratory Medicine, who will work as part of the Department of Medicine across the North West Region. Servicing a population of approximately 116,000, the Tasmanian Health Service – North West has major sites located approximately 50km apart. The Tasmanian Health Service – North West provides both acute and sub-acute general medicine services including a large outpatient service. This position will be attractive to highly skilled and motivated medical professionals 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.

The Tasmanian Health Service – North West offers a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate clinical training program, with close ties to the University of Tasmania through the Rural Clinical School. As such, you will be responsible for providing leadership and help with the delivery of the Undergraduate general medical education program.

What can we offer?

Essential Requirements

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas: a) Crimes of Violence, b) Sex Related Offences, c) Serious Drug Offences, d) Crimes involving dishonesty, e)Serious Traffic Offences
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Desirable Requirements

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

(image) 525600 Staff Specialist - Respiratory Medicine SMP1-11 (March 2021).pdf

(image) 525600 Staff Specialist - Respiratory Medicine SMP1-11 (March 2021).docx

(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.

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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


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Post your application with the above application form to:

Tasmanian Health Service
Attention Donna Stubbs
Box 21
LATROBE TAS 7307


For more information

Prof. Robert Fassett
Acting Clinical Director - Medicine

[email protected]

Phone - 0419 399 571

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