Consultant Psychiatrist (527163)

Department of Health
Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing
CMHW - MH & Statewide Services
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Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award, Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1-11

Employment type:

Full Time




Risdon Prison Hospital

Job description:

Exciting opportunity for suitably qualified applicants to join the Community Forensic Mental Health Service Team!

The role:

  • Provision of clinical care to inpatients of the Wilfred Lopes Centre, inmates within the Statewide Prison Service and clients of the Community Forensic Mental Health Service, in collaboration with other team members. This will include the application of a wide range of specialist skills and interventions.
  • Acts as a consultant for and provide clinical leadership to team members.
  • Promote and maintain close links with other specialists and service providers to ensure continuity of patient care.
  • Liaison with other community service providers (especially GP’s), Community Corrections and Court staff.
  • Liaison with Primary Health staff within Correctional Health Service and with Correctional Services staff.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Details of Appointment

Permanent full time and part time, day worker (with on-call) position working up to 76 hours per fortnight, commencing from as soon as possible.

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant

  • 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.

Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1- Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 $210,000 - $301,349 per annum, pro rata + 11% superannuation + access to salary packaging 

Please note that access to the Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner salary range $291,472-$301,349 is subject to the successful applicant satisfying the criteria for Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1, 2 or 3 as outlined in the Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Award

  • Salary range is in accordance with Medical Practitioner Agreement 2022

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available: 

  • Provision of motor vehicle allowance of $25,758 per annum, pro rata
  • Communication allowance of $1,948 per annum, pro rata
  • Continuing Professional Development Allowance of $16,000 per annum, pro rata
  • Relocation and commencement support available up to $15,000 for approved appointees
  • Other allowances as applicable


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

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

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Current Driver’s Licence

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:
  1. Crimes of violence
  2. sex related offences
  3. serious drug offences
  4. crimes involving dishonesty
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online.  Please click the "Apply" 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 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.

For more information 

Dr Sonny Atherton

Position: Statewide Specialty Director - Forensic Health Services
Phone: (03) 6216 8001

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  1. Review the Statement of Duties and consider if you meet the requirements.
  2. Speak to the Contact Officer if you have any questions.
  3. Submit your application including any additional documents as specified in each individual job vacancy notice.