Career Medical Officer - Psychiatry (502829)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 13, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Following an announcement by the Tasmanian Government, a Public Health Direction was issued on 10 September 2021 requiring that all Health Workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

Applicants for any position within the Department of Health must be prepared to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.

Hours/Period of Appointment

Permanent Full-time Day Worker with on call working 76 hours per fortnight.

Who Are We?

The Department of Health 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.

North West Tasmania offers a brilliant lifestyle for families, with affordable housing, excellent access and choice of education located within strong and vibrant rural and urban centres. Our pristine wilderness and coastlines are on your doorstep and your work/life balance will ensure that you have the best of both worlds!

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

Who Are We Looking For?

The Department of Health – North West are seeking Career Medical Officers in Psychiatry (General). Broad experience in Adult, Older Persons', Child and Adolescent and Inpatient mental health is highly desirable.

This position provides a unique opportunity to work across our diverse sites, ensuring the CMO maximum exposure to advance their skills. The CMO will be fully supported by Consultants, and DOH-North West offer excellent Continuing Professional Development benefits and a supportive working environment.

In this role the CMO will demonstrate their experience and skills in adult and general psychiatry. They will demonstrate the ability to work with psychiatric clients, complex presentations with enduring serious mental illness and associated behavioural problems, working with minimal supervision.

The CMO will also promote and maintain close links with specialists, general practitioners and service providers to ensure continuity of patient care and the ongoing development of the mental health sector.

Please note a requirement - minimum 10 years post graduate experience.

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:
    • crimes of violence
    • sex related offences
    • serious drug offences
    • crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

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:


Post your application with the above application form to:

Tasmanian Health Service
Human Resources and Organisational Development
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 Services (North West)
Phone:(03) 6478 5283

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