Staff Specialist (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) (512543)

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

Job Description:

Job Description

  • As a Staff Specialist (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) provide care and service to the highest possible standard to women patients and their families.
  • Provide support and supervision to junior doctors (training and unaccredited registrars, and resident medical officers) within the O&G Department.
  • Provide expertise by participating in tutorials and teaching medical students of the University of Tasmania (undergraduate course; discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology).
  • Promote and participate in research with one of the focus areas of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department.
  • Participate in postgraduate training, audit and evaluation to actively pursue improved outcomes for women.
  • Provide labour ward and on call obstetrics and gynaecology cover as per on call roster.
  • Full-time position with requirement to participate in after hours on call roster, including weekends and evening.
  • Potential candidates with experience in subspecialty areas, including Maternal Fetal Medicine, or Urogynaecology are encouraged to apply.

The Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is Tasmania’s largest hospital, and a major referral centre. It has the only tertiary Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in the state. Within the RHH Women's and Children's Services, the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department offers a comprehensive service including 24-hour labour ward coverage with over 2000 births per annum, with both simple and complex care requirements. It provides outpatient obstetric management, including access to CVS and amniocentesis, fetal diagnosis and advanced ultrasound, and the management of high risk pregnancies under the care of the maternal fetal medicine team. Outpatient fetal monitoring and early pregnancy assessment clinics are held daily. Extensive outpatient gynaecology services include colposcopy, outpatient hysteroscopy, urogynaecology and urodynamics, and fertility, as well as routine gynaecology clinics. All areas of gynaecological surgery are performed, with ready access to endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery. As the major clinical teaching and research centre, staff at the RHH have the opportunity to work closely with the University of Tasmania and the Menzie's Institute for Medical Research. Within the O+G Department, weekly education sessions and multidisciplinary clinical meetings are held.

Candidate with MFM subspeciality experience or a Urogynecologist subspeciality or a Generalist O&G can apply.


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 2019

  • 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 (Tasmanian State Service) Award.


Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Permanent, full-time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight commencing 19 July 2021


Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Hobart Hospital

Essential Requirements

Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer of any new criminal convictions and/or if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

  • Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration.

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
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.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

(image) 512543 Staff Specialist (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) SMP1-11 (June 2021) WWCT (1).pdf
(image) 512543 Staff Specialist (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) SMP1-11 (June 2021) WWCT.docx
(image) Applicant Guide.pdf
(image) 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 do not send hard copy applications to the contact person.

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

For more information contact

Dr Sajid Patel, Staff Specialist Obstetrics and Gynaecology
(03) 6166 7898
[email protected]

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