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Career Medical Officer - Obstetrics and Gynaecology (514783)

Tasmanian Health Service
Tasmanian Hlth Service - NW Region

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:MP Level 10 (CMO)
Employment Type: Full Time
Region: North West

Hours/Period of Appointment

Permanent Full-time Day Workers with on call working 76 hours per fortnight

Who are we?

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.

The North West coast of Tasmania provides an enviable relaxed lifestyle, no traffic congestion and has a natural beauty and world heritage sites within 1 hours drive. Property prices on the North West coast are affordable and can include stunning sea views. The North West is a wonderful location to raise a family with a friendly and welcoming rural community and good public and private schools. If it is a work life balance you are seeking, the North West has that and more to offer with access to Melbourne only an hours flight away.

The medical services across the North West region of Tasmania are based primarily at the North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) in Burnie and at the Mersey Community Hospital (MCH) in Latrobe close to Devonport.

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Who are we looking for?

We are seeking an enthusiastic Career Medical Officer - Obstetrics and Gynaecology to join our team.

The maternity unit, housing the birthing suite and all inpatient maternity patients for the region, is located at North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) in Burnie. There are approximately 1000 births annually and staffing includes experienced midwives. High risk births are managed in conjunction with the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) and Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) supported by the local endocrinology and diabetic teams.

The outreach services are located at picturesque regional centres which include the Mersey Community Hospital (MCH) in Latrobe, West Coast District Hospital, Smithton District Hospital and King Island District Hospital and Health Centre (via scenic flights for those interested).

The successful candidate will provide diagnosis, treatment and care for public patients servicing a population of approximately 116,000. The unit is supported by a Level 4 Neonatal Unit and an 8 bed Level 4 Intensive Care Unit.

Current senior staffing includes five full-time Staff Specialists and 1 part-time VMO. The NWRH is RANZCOG accredited for 2 core trainees. The on-call requirement is a 1 in 5.  The CMO will be involved with rostering, departmental policy and protocols, education and general organisation of the RANZCOG trainees and JMO’s supporting the unit.

*Please note to be eligible to apply a minimum of 10 year post graduate experience is required.

What can we offer?

  • Flexible work/life balance
  • Attractive Salary Package
  • Dynamic team environment
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

Essential Requirements

  • General or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant speciality.
  • Current Driver's Licence.
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration. 
  • 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 514783 CMO - Obstetrics and Gynaecology MP10-13 (July 2020) WWCT.docx  

Download File 514783 CMO - Obstetrics and Gynaecology MP10-13 (July 2020) WWCT.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. 

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

Please contact Donna Stubbs on (03) 6478 5283 or email

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