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Staff Specialist Geriatric Medicine

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Job Ref:  522082
Employer:  Department of Health and Human Services (TAS)
Job Type:  Full Time
Hobart TAS 7000, Australia (Show on map)

Staff Specialist Geriatric Medicine (522082)

Tasmanian Health Service

Complex, Chronic and Community Service

Geriatric Rehabilitation

Geriatric Rehabilitation

Award/Classification Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award - Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1 to 11 and Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1-3
Salary base rate $146,272 to 222,333 per annum
Employment Type Permanent, full-time
Region South
Location Geriatric Rehabilitation
Opening Date Monday 18th Jun 2018 at 14.15
Closing Date Sunday 14th Oct 2018 at 23.55

Please note: 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

A remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant dependent on clinical experience and seniority

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking a Staff Specialist in Geriatric Medicine to join our team at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) as soon as practicable, but no later than February 2019.

The position is suitable for either a recent fellow who is likely to find it an excellent transition and consolidation role or an experienced geriatrician. Consideration would be given to a candidate who will achieve their fellowship requirements this year who is able to commence work no later than February 2019.

The Department of Geriatric Medicine currently has seven Staff Specialists with a range of clinical, teaching and research interests and experience. This is a supportive, coherent and highly functioning team which is motivated to meet the service needs of our community and to promote education and innovation in Geriatric Care.

The Department is actively involved in clinical redesign to improve the older persons journey within our organisation and is involved in interstate research collaborations in Dementia and Parkinsons Disease. We participate in monthly regional outreach clinical, services.

We look forward to talking to and interviewing suitably qualified applicants who are positive, hard-working and can work harmoniously with our team.

Period of Appointment

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


In accordance with hospital policy, procedures and statutory regulations the Staff SpecialistinGeriatric Medicine will provide a consultant role inGeriatric Medicineto inpatientsand outpatients, bothpublic and private,of the RHHand/or the Repatriation General Hospital.

The inpatient role will include duties in the acute older persons unit, geriatric assessment and rehabilitation,orthogeriatriccare, and consultation work at the RHH.

Essential Requirements

Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty

Pre-employment Checks

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a preemployment 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

What do I submit with my application?

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • The Application Form
  • A current Resume
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria
  • Qualifications

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