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Tasmanian Government

Health/Medical Librarian (500336)

Tasmanian Health Service
THS - Corporate Services

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement/Allied Health Professional, Level 1-2
Salary:$62,601 to $95,776 per annum
Employment Type: Full Time
Region: North West
Location:North West Regional Hospital


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

Hours/Period of Appointment

Permanent, full time day work working 76 hours per fortnight. Notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant. 


Provide general professional library services to the Agency, in particular the North West region of Tasmania, including the deliverance of a specialist medical library and health-related information service to staff and students.

Assist in the development and maintenance of library and health-related information services including the organisation and acquisition of information materials and resources, assessment and evaluation of information resources, production of library, informational and training material, development of library and information literacy programs, client services and the selective distribution of information.

Liaise and interact with other statewide libraries, departments, organisations and personnel, as well as the Australia-wide health library network to assist with the objectives of the Agency. Engage with suppliers and business units, and communicate with external organisations such as Non-Governmental Organisations in the health and medical field.

Essential Requirements

  • Degree, diploma or postgraduate qualification in librarianship or information studies from a recognised university or institution of higher education.
  • 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.

Desirable Requirements 

  • Current Driver’s Licence.
  • Qualifications, knowledge or experience related to the professional use of health information.

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.

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

Download File 500336 Health Medical Librarian HP1-2 (March 2021).pdf
Download File 500336 Health Medical Librarian HP1-2 (March 2021).docx
Download File THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.pdf
Download File THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Please apply online, click the blue Apply Now button.   

For more information

Derek Rowlands
Statewide Manager-  Health Library Services
Phone: 03 6777 6062

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