Career Medical Officer - Emergency Medicine (501913)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Aug 27, 2020
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Hours/Period of Appointment

Shift Worker, 76 hours per fortnight, Permanent.

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 Emergency Department at the Mersey Community Hospital (MCH) has 3 months training with ACEM as a special skills post and also active in training doctors for the emergency medicine certificate and diploma courses. The average number of patients per day is 70 with an admission rate of 15% of which half are short stay admission and transfers to another higher facility.

The North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) is the main hospital for the area receiving referrals from MCH, King Island and 4 smaller rural health facilities. The Emergency department at NWRH has the same average number of patients per day with a 20-25% admission rate.

Who are we looking for?

If you have a minimum of 10 years post graduate experience and love the challenge of Emergency Medicine we want to hear from you! We are seeking a motivated and experienced Career Medical Officer - Emergency Medicine, who will work as part of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the MCH. Servicing a population of approximately 116,000, the CMO provides specialist emergency medical care to patients attending the Department of Emergency medicine at and MCH.

This position isn't just another job in another hospital – it can be your chance to demonstrate your strong clinical acumen, influence and foster an enthusiastic team of health professionals, review service requirements and execute new models of care.

We are particularly looking for people who have the ACEM diploma or certificate or would be willing to work towards the same. There would be opportunity to work part time and also do some GP work if desired.

We enjoy a strong relationship with the University of Tasmania's Rural Clinical School, and our secondary care facilities are both associated teaching hospitals with contemporary teaching environments. THS-North West Region also offers excellent Continuing Professional Development benefits and a supportive working environment.

We offer contemporary, well equipped work environments; excellent remuneration and relocation assistance. Assistance with AHPRA registration and visa sponsorship available.

What can we offer?

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, 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) 501913 Career Medical Officer - Emergency Medicine MP10-13 (June 2020) HPRNL.pdf

(image) 501913 Career Medical Officer - Emergency Medicine MP10-13 (June 2020) HPRNL.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.


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
Attention: Donna Stubbs
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 (North West)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (03) 6478 5283

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