Staff Specialist - Intensivist (522873)

Department of Health
Hospitals & Primary Care - Hospitals NW
North West Regional Hospital
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Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award, Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1-11

Employment type:

Full Time


North West


North West Regional Hospital

Job description:

Department of Health (DoH) are seeking a motivated and experienced Staff Specialist – Intensivist to work as part of the Intensive Care Team at the North West Regional Hospital.

Staff Specialist - Intensivist (522873)

Details of Appointment 

Fixed term, full time day worker (with on call) position working 76 hours per fortnight for 12 months. 

  • Applicants should note that, for a period of twelve months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

Why Tasmania?

It’s different here.

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, whether it be bushwalking, mountain biking or paddock to plate dining.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Staff Specialist – Intensivist to work as part of the Intensive Care Team at the North West Regional Hospital. 

The North West Regional Hospital, Burnie is a 160 bed facility and is the principal referral centre for the North West Tasmanian community and provides general medicine, surgical (including orthopaedic), intensive care, cancer services, paediatric services, outpatient clinics and specialist services.

The ICU at North West Regional Hospital is an 8 bed Level 2 ICU, providing critical care services to the North West Tasmania. The general case mix of patients may include: trauma patients, sepsis and multi system failure, post-operative complications, unstable angina/AMI, cardiac failure / arrythmias and respiratory failure.

This position will be attractive to highly skilled and motivated medical professionals who view challenges as opportunities and are driven by a passion to improve healthcare in the complex world of modern health systems. The DoH offers a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate clinical training program, with close ties to the University of Tasmania through the Rural Clinical School. As such, you will be responsible for providing leadership and help with the delivery of the Undergraduate general medical education program.


You will have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible. 

You will also have access to accommodation and relocation costs.  

Base salary points range for Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1 at $163,005 – Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 11 at $228,206 with further salary increments available.

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available, but not limited to: 

  • Allowance in lieu of private practice of 35%
  • North West Recruitment and Retention allowance of 25%
  • Professional Development Allowance of up to $24,927 per annum
  • Fully maintained vehicle or allowance in lieu up to $25,758 per annum

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.

Desirable Requirements

  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (FCICM) or equivalent

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:
    • Crimes of Violence
    • Sex Related Offences
    • Serious Drug Offences
    • Crimes involving dishonesty
    • Serious Traffic Offences
  • Identification check
  • Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

How to Apply

*Please note that our application process has changed refer to the application guide for information on the new application format.

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:


Post your application with the above application form to:

Human Resources Attention Donna Stubbs

PO Box 21

In order to be considered for this position it is a requirement that you complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

For More Information

Dr Ravi Krishnamurthy  
Clinical Lead Intensive Care



Donna Stubbs

Employment Consultant, Medical Services (NW)

03 6478 5283 or email 

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