Staff Specialist - Anaesthetics

Tasmanian Government

Devonport, TAS

Posted 12/9/2019

Tasmanian Health Service Tasmanian Hlth Service - NW Region Mersey Community Hospital Applications must be submitted by Thursday 12 December, 2019 11:55 PM Position details Applications close: Thursday 12 December, 2019 11:55 PM AEST Award/Classification: Specialist Med Pract Lvl 1 Employment Type: Part Time Region: North West Hours/Period of Appointment Permanent Part-time Day Worker with on call working 38 hours per fortnight. 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 medical services across the North West region of Tasmania are based primarily at the North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) in Burnie and at the Mersey Community Hospital (MCH) in Latrobe close to Devonport. The population of the area is approximately 116,000 within a total Tasmanian population of around 500,000. The Tasmanian Health Service - North West provides both acute and sub-acute services. The two hospitals both have busy emergency and general medical departments. Both Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics are primarily located at the NWRH with outpatient services at both sites. There are anaesthetic services provided at both sites however primarily based at NWRH. A busy general orthopaedic and general surgical service is based at NWRH with the MCH providing predominately day surgery cases. A rehabilitation service is located in a purpose built ward at the MCH. There are extensive outpatient services for a range of subspecialty services many of which are provided by visiting specialists from Launceston General Hospital, Royal Hobart Hospital and major hospitals in Victoria. The North West Cancer Centre (NWCC) operates as a branch of the Northern Tasmania Cancer Service and it is linked with the Holman Centre in Launceston. The NWCC provides integrated oncology services to patients who live in North West Tasmania. Onsite support services in pathology, imaging and pharmacy are extensive. The North West Rural Clinical School of the University of Tasmania is located on the campus of the NWRH and the MCH. The Tasmanian Health Service - North West participates in a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate clinical training program with the Rural Clinical School. Tasmanian Health Service - North West has a close working relationship with the University of Tasmania. Who are we looking for? We are seeking a motivated Staff Specialist Anaesthetist, who will work as part of the Department of Anaesthetics across THS - North West Region. The successful candidate will provide specialist anaesthesia treatment and care for public and private patients primarily at the MCH with on call services based at NWRH. GP Anaesthetic qualifications will be considered. This position will be attractive to a highly skilled and motivated medical professional who views challenges as opportunities and is driven by a passion to improve healthcare in the complex world of modern health systems. The right applicants will play a key role in developing health care at both patient and system levels. What can we offer?

  • Flexible work/life balance
  • Attractive Salary Package
  • The position is remunerated according to the Salaried Medical Practitioners Agreement (Tasmanian State Service) 2017
  • Dynamic team environment
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
Essential Requirements
  • Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty.
  • 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:
  • Conviction checks in the following areas: a) Crimes of Violence, b) Sex Related Offences, c) Serious Drug Offences, d) Crimes involving dishonesty
  • Identification check
  • Disciplinary action in previous employment check
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