Specialist Medical Practitioner – General Practitioner (526749)

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The Royal Hobart Hospital and Department of Hospitals South – Care@Home Program is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Specialist Medical Practitioner – General Practitioner

Work as a medical specialist within a multi-disciplinary team to provide virtual care at home for patients in the community enrolled in Care@Home with acute respiratory illnesses and/or other conditions suitable for care at home. Clinical care involves triage, assessment, implementation of patient management plans and ongoing monitoring.

Work with a multidisciplinary team of nurses, pharmacists and allied health to deliver care to patients across Tasmania.

Medical staff work shifts between 0900 – 2100 7 days a week. We are currently recruiting for evening and weekend shifts. There is flexibility to negotiate working hours and working from home with successful candidates.

Who are we?

Royal Hobart Hospital is Tasmania’s largest hospital and major referral centre. As the major clinical teaching and research centre, RHH collaborates with the University of Tasmania and other institutions. All our services work closely together to focus on delivering excellence in healthcare to achieve improved outcomes for our consumers, our workforce, and the Tasmanian community.

The Department of Health is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of patients, clients and the Tasmanian community through a sustainable, high quality and safe health system. We value leading with purpose, being creative and innovative, acting with integrity, being accountable and being collegial.

The Role

  • Provide virtual consultation and patient review as clinically appropriate.
  • Effectively triage and coordinate individuals’ clinical needs, liaise with the patient’s normal care team and escalate and refer care as necessary.
  • Ensure that clinical records and documentation is timely, accurate and comprehensive and ensure good communication regarding patient care with other health practitioners.
  • Participate in the development of clinical guidelines and protocols, and in peer review and audit activities; and participate in activities to review existing practices and promoting change where required.
A few of our benefits:

  • Extensive salary packaging options with excellent leave benefits (including professional development leave).
  • Mentoring and support with an inclusive and well-respected team.
  • Diverse specialist career pathways and professional development.
  • Collaborative relationships with a range of professionals across multiple disciplines.
  • Generous relocation support packages plus accommodation support for when you arrive.
  • Employer visa sponsorship and support for families for overseas applicants.
Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart has become a cultural centre, with year-round art and music events and restaurants serving gourmet local produce. Excellent educational opportunities and easy access to outdoor pursuits make this the perfect place to raise a family. Enjoy a more tranquil, community-orientated lifestyle while remaining only a short flight from the busy mainland.

Experience beautiful beaches and pristine alpine regions where you can enjoy a vast variety of sports and outdoor activities to suit everyone on the doorstep of a bustling capital city while enjoying the advantages of a short commute and excellent work-life balance.

In Tasmania you will be encouraged to be yourself, to learn, to grow and to develop meaning in your work. You will have a powerful connection to your patients and your colleagues, and the community will encourage your success. Our isolation helps drive a culture of creation and human connection, which feels both old fashioned and… like the only future worth pursuing.

Make It Tasmania | Move for a great lifestyle

Salary

Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award

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.

Base salary points range for Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1 at $210,000 through to Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 11 at $288,000 with further salary increments available.

  • 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

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

  • Allowance in lieu of motor vehicle currently set at $27,535 pro rata per annum, paid fortnightly (with CPI indexation on 1 July each year).
  • Continuing Professional Development Allowance of $16,000 pro rata per annum.
  • Relocation allowance.
  • On call allowance % of Base Salary.
  • All other allowances as per current Award.
  • And subject to approval from the Private Patient Scheme Committee (PPS), 35% of Base salary plus on-call, pro rata) of additional payment will be paid from (PPS). If not admitted to the PPS, a 35% in lieu of PPS of base salary will be paid.

Other Benefits:

  • You will have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year other benefits if eligible.
  • You will also have access to accommodation and relocation costs.
Details of Appointment

Fixed term part-time day work (with on-call), working up to 64 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible for a period of twelve (12) months.

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.

Essential Requirements

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

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
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check
Desirable Requirements

  • Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM).
Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

Applicant Guide

What do I submit with my application?

Please ensure your application includes:

  • A 1-2 page application statement as related to the statement of duties
  • A current CV
  • The contact details of two referees
  • Qualifications and supporting documents

How to Apply?

Please click the “Apply now” button on this screen.

In order to be considered for this position it is a requirement that you complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached statement of duties.

Online applications are preferred as this ensures you answer important questions about yourself.  Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Please do not send hard copy applications to the contact person.

PLEASE NOTE:  Applications submitted by an Agency on behalf of an applicant will not be considered at this time.

Important information

The email account you provide when submitting job applications will be used in correspondence to you.  It is important that this is kept up to date and monitored regularly.

To update your email address (or contact number), log in to www.jobs.tas.gov.au and look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details

The Department of Health values workforce diversity and recognises the value each person offers which is shaped by their unique characteristics, background, experiences, knowledge, skills, values and perspectives.

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