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Tasmanian Government

Staff Specialist (Geriatric Medicine) (515933)

Department of Health
Hospitals South
Hospitals Sth - CCDSAC&CS

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Specialist Med Pract Lvl 1
Employment Type: Full Time
Region: South
Location:Medical Staff RHH

Applicants area advised that in accordance with Tasmanian Public Health Directions, all employees of the Department of Health must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

The Department of Health is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for Staff Specialist – Geriatric Medicine (515933) vacancy.

The Royal Hobart Hospital is the tertiary referral hospital for Tasmania, and the principal teaching hospital for the University of Tasmania School of Medicine.  The Hospital provides most specialist medical services for the region or state.

The Department of Geriatric Medicine has 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 person’s journey within our organisation and is involved in interstate research collaborations in Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. We participate in monthly regional outreach clinical, services.


A remuneration package comprising the Agreement base salary, relevant allowances and other entitlements will be negotiated with the successful applicant dependent on clinical experience and seniority. 


Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1 to Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 in accordance with the Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019

  • 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.


Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award

Period of Employment

Fixed term full-time day work (with on-call), working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible for a period of 12 months.


Geriatric Rehabilitation

Essential Requirements:

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

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

Primary Purpose:

In accordance with hospital policy, procedures and statutory regulations the Staff Specialist – Geriatric Medicine will:

  • Provide inpatient and community-based service and work within the Aged Care Team as directed by the Head of Geriatric Medicine.
  • Provide clinical services of the highest possible standard to Geriatric Medicine patients.
  • Actively pursue improved outcomes for Geriatric Medicine patients by participating in teaching and research relevant to Geriatric Medicine.


  • Provide services in Geriatric Medicine including diagnosis, treatment and care for patients, both inpatient and outpatient.
  • In consultation with other clinical services assist with the management of the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) patients following referral.
  • Participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs.
  • Undertake research in Geriatric Medicine.

Pre-employment Conditions: 

It is the Employee’s responsibility to notify an Employer of any new criminal convictions during the course of their employment with the Department.

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

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

Download File 515931, 515932, 515933 Staff Specialist (Geriatric Medicine) SMP1-11 (September 2021) HR (5).pdf

Download File 515931, 515932, 515933 Staff Specialist (Geriatric Medicine) SMP1-11 (September 2021) HR (2).docx

Download File Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.pdf

Download File Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.docx

What do I submit with my application?

Please ensure your application includes:

  • A current CV
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria
  • Qualifications

How do I submit my application?

How to Apply

Apply Online.  Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.  This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the selection criteria in the attached Statement of Duties.

Please Note:

We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the Statement of Duties.

All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

PLEASE NOTE:  Applications submitted by an Agency on behalf of an applicant will be considered at this time.

For more information contact

Dr Andrea Lees
Head of Aged Services
Phone:  0404 386 644

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