Staff Specialist - Anatomical Pathology (514395)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jul 22, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

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.

Hours/Period of Appointment

Permanent, full time, day working 76 hours per fortnight to commence ASAP. New graduates or final year trainees expecting to gain fellowship are welcome to apply. Notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant.


Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1- Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 $159,262 - $242,079 per annum, pro rata

Please note that access to the Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner salary range $229,337 -$242,079 is subject to the successful applicant satisfying the criteria for Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1, 2 or 3 as described in the Salaried Medical Practitioners Interim Agreement 2019.


Provide Pathology Services of the highest possible standard to patients.

  1. Provide services in the specialty of Pathology (Anatomical Pathology, Cytopathology, and Post Mortems as required) including diagnosis, treatment and care for patients, both inpatient and outpatient, at the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) and where appropriate other hospitals in Tasmania.
  2. Assist with the management of LGH patients in consultation with other clinical services.
  3. Participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs.
  4. Participate in such Hospital committees and administrative matters as required by the Chief Executive Officer or Director of Pathology.
  5. Participate in continuous quality improvement activities.
  6. Observe all hospital policies and procedures and statutory regulations.
  7. Actively participate in and contribute to the organisation’s Quality & Safety and Work Health & Safety processes, including the development and implementation of safety systems, improvement initiatives and related training, ensuring that quality and safety improvement processes are in place and acted upon.
  8. The incumbent can expect to be allocated duties, not specifically mentioned in this document, that are within the capacity, qualifications and experience normally expected from persons occupying positions at this classification level.

Location: Launceston General Hospital - Pathology

We can offer:

Attractive Salary Package, including On Call Allowance and Call Back, and election to participate in the Private Patient Plan
Negotiable salary including superannuation and access to salary packaging
Relocation and accommodation assistance
Commitment to ongoing professional development, including conference and sabbatical leave, in additional to annual leave entitlements
Flexible work/life balance
Dynamic team environment

Essential Requirements

  • Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty.
  • Refer to SoD for further essential requirements
  • 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.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in Cytopathology and Post Mortem procedures.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

(image) 514395 Staff Specialist - Anatomical Pathology SMP 1-11 (April 2021).pdf
(image) 514395 Staff Specialist - Anatomical Pathology SMP 1-11 (April 2021).docx
THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.pdf
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:
Application for Employment (PDF).pdf
Application for Employment (Word).docx


Post your application with the above application form to:

Tasmanian Health Service
Human Resources and Organisational Development
PO Box 1963

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

Gerald Bates
Laboratory Manager
[email protected]
(03) 6777 6684

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