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Tasmanian Government

Staff Specialist - Emergency Medicine

Tasmanian Health Service
Tasmanian Hlth Service - NW Region

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Specialist Med Pract Lvl 1
Employment Type: Multiple FTE - F/T & P/Tpos
Region: North West

Hours/Period of Appointment

Permanent, full time, with on call and rostered shifts.

Why Tasmania?

It’s different here.

Over the past decades Tasmania has changed. Tasmanians have changed. There’s a quiet confidence, a feeling of optimism.

Tasmanians are inventive. They are bold. They are determined. They work hard. They understand, more than ever, what makes this place different and special and they want to protect it – the wilderness, our communities, and our towns and cities – from becoming beige and ordinary, like somewhere else. They are quietly confident, yet humble.

Life in Tasmania provides a quality work/life balance. Here you can pursue what drives you, both professionally and personally.

Today, as the rest of the world feels increasingly generic, our different-ness – our Tasmanian-ness – is among our most valuable assets. We invite you to be part of this special place, to quietly pursue the extraordinary: to be Tasmanian.

Who are we looking for?

This position isn't just another job in another hospital – it can be your chance to demonstrate your strong clinical acumen, influence and foster an enthusiastic team of health professionals, review service requirements and develop and execute new models of care. You will be able to join a group of consultants with diverse skills and a common culture of safe patient and staff care. The culture within the ED is one of collaboration with all staff, including clerks, nurses, junior doctors and trainees, allied health, radiology, pathology and inpatient teams.

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine, who will work as part of the Department of Emergency Medicine across Tasmania’s North West Region. Servicing a population of approximately 116,000, the Staff Specialist provides specialist emergency medical care to patients attending the Department of Emergency Medicine at the North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) and Mersey Community Hospital (MCH).

The NWRH Emergency Department has an annual attendance rate of 27,600 patients per year with a 28 per cent admission rate. The Department treats a broad range of patients including major trauma cases (NWRH). The MCH is a sub-acute hospital with limited services, staffed with both ACEM and ACRRM Specialists.

The NWRH ED is accredited by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine for 12 months advanced training in Emergency Medicine. The Emergency Department at MCH is accredited for emergency medicine certificate and diploma courses. The THS – North West Region also has other accredited teaching programs including medicine, surgery, anaesthetics, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and intensive care.

Fellows of the Australian College for Rural and Remote Medicine and Fellows of the Australian College of General Practitioners with skills and qualifications in Emergency Medicine, ideally the ED Diploma, are also eligible and invited to apply for a position based at the Mersey Community Hospital.

The Tasmanian Health Service enjoys a strong relationship with the University of Tasmania's Rural Clinical School, and our secondary care facilities are both associated teaching hospitals with contemporary teaching environments. THS-North West Region also offers excellent Continuing Professional Development benefits and a supportive working environment

What can we offer?

  • Contemporary, well equipped work environments
  • Flexible work/life balance
  • Attractive Salary Package
  • Dynamic team environment
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

Essential Requirements

  • Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty.
  • Current Driver's Licence.
  • 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 Associated Documents

Download File Generic Staff Specialist - Emergency Medicine (NWRH & MCH)SMP 1-11 (May 2020) HPRNL.docx 

Download File Generic Staff Specialist - Emergency Medicine (NWRH & MCH) SMP 1-11 (May 2020) HPRNL.pdf
Download File THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.pdf
Download File THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.docx

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:

Download File Application for Employment (Form 201).pdf

Download File Application for Employment (Form 201).docx


Post your application with the above application form to:

Tasmanian Health Service
Human Resources and Organisational Development
Attention Donna Stubbs
PO 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 North West
Phone (03) 6478 5283 or Email 


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