Staff Specialist - General Medicine (515768)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Oct 27, 2021
Medicine Full-time, Part-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.

The Department of Health is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Staff Specialist in General Medicine multiple 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 General Medicine currently has 13 staff specialists working between General Medicine and sub-speciality. The staff are organised into four units. Each unit is also staffed with two Junior Medical Officers and three General Medical Registrars who are usually pre-exams. There are also, advanced trainees in General Medicine.

On average, 12-16 patients are admitted over a 24-hour cycle plus sub-speciality medicine admissions, with total admission under the Division of Medicine around 20-25 admissions per day.


A remuneration package comprising the Agreement base salary, relevant allowances and other entitlements will be negotiated with the successful applicants 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 (Public Sector) Award.


Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award

Period of Employment

Multiple vacancies:

Permanent full-time or part-time day work (with on-call), working various hours up to 76 hours per fortnight commencing early 2022.

As a part time employee with the Department of Health there may be available hours in private practice.


Department of General Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital

Essential Requirements:

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

*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 if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered

Primary Purpose:

  • Provide a consultant role in General Medicine.
  • Provide inpatient and outpatient care to public and private patients of the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) in General Medicine.
  • Be involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and to be actively involved in research.
  • Undertake quality improvement activities.

Pre-employment Conditions:

It is the Employee’s responsibility to notify an Employer of any new criminal convictions during the course of their employment with the Department.

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.

(image) 515768 Staff Specialist - General Medicine SMP1-11 (October 2021) HR (1).pdf

(image) 515768 Staff Specialist - General Medicine SMP1-11 (October 2021) HR.docx

(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.pdf

(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.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?

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen. Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure 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 Paul MacIntyre
Clinical Director - Acute Medical
Mobile: 0407 153 827

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