Staff Specialist (Geriatric Medicine) (515933)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Apr 29, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for Staff Specialist – Geriatric Medicine vacancies.

The Royal Hobart Hospital is the tertiary referral hospital for Tasmania, and the principal teaching hospital for the University of Tasmania School of Medicine. The Hospital provides most specialist medical services for the region or state.

The Department of Geriatric Medicine has Staff Specialists with a range of clinical, teaching and research interests and experience. This is a supportive, coherent and highly functioning team which is motivated to meet the service needs of our community and to promote education and innovation in Geriatric Care.

The Department is actively involved in clinical redesign to improve the older person’s journey within our organisation and is involved in interstate research collaborations in Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. We participate in monthly regional outreach clinical, services.


A remuneration package comprising the Agreement base salary, relevant allowances and other entitlements will be negotiated with the successful applicant dependent on clinical experience and seniority.


Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1 to Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 in accordance with the Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2017

  • Access to the Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner salary range is subject to the successful applicant satisfying the criteria for Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Levels 1, 2 and 3 as described in the Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award.


Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award

Period of Employment

Fixed term full-time and part-time day work (with on-call), working up to 76 hours per fortnight commencing June 2021 for 12 months.


Geriatric Rehabilitation


In accordance with hospital policy, procedures and statutory regulations the Staff Specialist – Geriatric Medicine will:

  • Provide inpatient and community-based service and work within the Aged Care Team as directed by the Head of Geriatric Medicine.
  • Provide clinical services of the highest possible standard to Geriatric Medicine patients.
  • Actively pursue improved outcomes for Geriatric Medicine patients by participating in teaching and research relevant to Geriatric Medicine.

Essential Requirements

  • Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty

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:
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

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

(image) 515931, 515932, 515933 Staff Specialist (Geriatric Medicine) SMP1-11 (March 2020) HPRNL.pdf

(image) 515931, 515932, 515933 Staff Specialist (Geriatric Medicine) SMP1-11 (March 2020) HPRNL.docx

(image) THS Applicant Guide.pdf

(image) THS Applicant Guide.docx

What do I submit with my application?

Please ensure your application includes:

  • A current CV
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria
  • Qualifications

How do I submit my application?

Online applications are preferred as this ensures you answer important questions about yourself. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, add or upload your selection criteria responses, CV and supporting documents. Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so ensure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications submitted by an Agency on behalf of an applicant will not be considered at this time.

For more information contact

Dr Andrea Lees
Head of Aged Services
Phone: 0404 386 644
Email: [email protected]

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