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Specialist Medical Advisor

Tasmanian Government - Hobart, TAS

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Full Job Description
Specialist Medical Advisor - Public Health Services (525675)

Department of Health
Public Health Services
PHS - Health Protection

Applications must be submitted by Sunday 25 April, 2021 11:55 PM
Position details
Applications close: Sunday 25 April, 2021 11:55 PM AEST
Award/Classification: Specialist Med Pract Lvl 1

Employment Type: Full Time
Region: South
Location: 2/25 Argyle St, Hobart

Base salary of $155,681 - $217,953 pro rata per annum plus allowances and superannuation, commensurate with years of experience.

Specialist Medical Practitioner

Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement

Period of employment / Hours:
76 Hours Per Fortnight

Department of Health - Public Health Services Hobart

The Specialist Medical Advisor - Public Health Services is a public health medical specialist whose primary objectives are to:

Support the Director of Public Health and the Chief Executive - Public Health Services in providing high-level advice to the Government and the Agency regarding public health matters.
Provide public health medicine advice and support to Health Protection and Health Improvement, Public Health Services.

The position will also:
Assist the Director of Public Health in carrying out statutory duties under the Tasmanian Public Health Act 1997, Tasmanian Food Act 1993, Radiation Protection Act 2005, Poisons Act 1971 (under revision) and Fluoridation Act 1968, Tasmanian Food Act 2003, Commonwealth Quarantine Act 1908 and any other relevant public health legislation.
Deputise for the Director of Public Health and Chief Executive - Public Health Services as required.
Provide leadership to and opportunities for integrating public health approaches in the Department of Health (DoH), with other Government Agencies.
Provide specialist public health support to Public Health Services’ staff and other agencies (including other Government Agencies and Local Governments).
Respond to Communicable Diseases Prevention, Health Improvement, Environmental Health, Pharmaceutical Services, Food Regulation and Radiation Protection operational and strategic matters as they arise.
Represent the Agency and Public Health Services on national and state working parties, interdepartmental committees and other key groups as required.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Desirable Requirements:
Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine.

Essential Requirements:
Specialist or limited medical 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:

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.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

For more information (Contact Officer)

Name: Carole Owen - Acting Chief Executive, Public Health Services

Email: carole.owen@health.tas.gov.au

Phone: (03) 6166 0651


How to apply:
To apply, please provide a copy of your CV and provide a response to the selection criteria as outlined in the Statement of Duties.

If you apply online: - Please do not send a hard copy application as well. - You do not need to upload an Application for Employment form.

Complete the following application form and post your application to us at:

Recruitment Services - Human Resources

Department of Health

GPO Box 125


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