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Consultant Psychiatrist (516124)

Tasmanian Health Service

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Specialist Med Pract Lvl 1
Employment Type: Full Time
Region: South
Location:Wilfred Lopes Centre

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Consultant Psychiatrist vacancy.

The Tasmanian Health Service is an innovative and dynamic organisation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our community.  We are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services.


A remuneration package comprising the Award 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 2017

  • 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

Permanent full-time day work (with on-call), working 76 hours per fortnight.


Wilfred Lopes Centre


In collaboration with other psychiatrists and mental health professionals within Mental Health Services provide a wide range of psychiatric services to inmates within the State-wide Prison Service, patients of the Wilfred Lopes Centre and to clients of the Community Forensic Mental Health Service, functioning as a fully qualified and self-motivated professional capable of providing clinical leadership within a multi-disciplinary team.

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:
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.

Download File 516124, 516375 Consultant Psychiatrist SMP1-11 (September 2018) HPRNL.pdf

Download File 516124, 516375 Consultant Psychiatrist SMP1-11 (September 2018) HPRNL.docx

Download File Application for Employment Form 201.pdf

Download File Application for Employment Form 201.docx

Download File THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.pdf

Download File THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.docx

What do I submit with my application?

Please ensure your application includes:

  • A current Resume
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria
  • Qualifications
  • Application Form (not required if applying online)

How do I submit my application?

Online applications are preferred as this ensures important questions about you are answered.  Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.   

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, add or upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume.  Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so ensure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

Please do not send hard copy applications to the contact person. If you are unable to apply online send your application to:

Medical Workforce Unit
GPO Box 1061
HOBART   TAS   7001

For more information contact

Barry Nicholson
Nursing Director, Inpatient Mental Health and Correctional Health Services
Phone:  (03) 6166 0824

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