Staff Specialist (Urology) (509381) – Employer Australia visa sponsorship and support for families for overseas applicants.

  • Hobart TAS
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • $210,000 - $288,000 AUD / Year

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The Royal Hobart Hospital and Department of Urology is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for role of Specialist Urologist.

The role may be undertaken on a full or part-time basis as a staff specialist with rights to private practice within the health service, or on a part-time Visiting Medical Specialist basis with the ability to undertake private practice in the private sector.  This component may be negotiated by the successful applicant with the RHH Surgical and Perioperative Services.

Competitive Salary and Allowances

A total value package of up to $598,963* will be offered depending on level of experience.

*Value calculated for a full-time, Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 11, includes the market allowance, and excludes any on-call or call back provisions.

Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award:
Medical Practitioner salary rates | Tasmanian Department of Health

Market Allowance

In addition to a newly revised Medical Practitioners Agreement 2022, that brings the remuneration of THS Staff Specialists to equivalence with the Victorian Award.

  • The role attracts a generous market allowance of $110,000 pro rata, per annum for Staff Specialists.
  • A market allowance of $150,000 pro rata, per annum for Visiting Medical Specialists.
    • The market allowance for Visiting Medical Specialists will be revised with the upcoming renegotiation of the Tasmanian Visiting Medical Practitioners Agreement 2019.
    • Maximum employed FTE under the VMP award is 0.47.

For individuals seeking employment as a Visiting Medical Practitioner, the current award can be found here: Visiting Medical Practitioners salary rates | Tasmanian Department of Health

Base Salary

$210,000 to $301,349 pro rata, per annum

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

Additional Allowances under the Medical Practitioners Award

  • Provision of a fully maintained private plated motor vehicle OR 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.
  • 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.

Salary Packaging, Relocation and Support

  • 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.
The Role

The role will be based at the Royal Hobart Hospital, 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 State of Tasmania.

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Urologist, with a passion for Urology service provision, to live and work in the beautiful State of Tasmania. The role will provide clinical services of the highest possible standard for Urology patients and actively pursue improved outcomes for Urology patients by participating in teaching and research relevant to Urological services.

To be a strong candidate for the role you will hold specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia as a Fellow of the Royal Australasia College of Surgeons (Urology).

The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate:

  • A successful track record of clinical service provision as a Urologist.
  • The ability to manage patients within the discipline of Urology and the ability to work with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Proven capacity for undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and the ability to undertake research activities; and
  • The ability to communicate effectively and maintain good interpersonal relationships in dealing with patients, their relatives, and professional colleagues.

The incumbent is required to:

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team to provide the highest possible standard of urological clinical services to patients.
  • Take part in the on-call roster and undertake call-back work.
  • Work outside normal hours conducting weekend ward rounds as required.
  • Actively pursue improved outcomes for urology patients by participating in teaching and research relevant to the Urology Department.
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.

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

Details of Appointment

Permanent, full-time day work (with on-call), working 76 hours per fortnight, commencement date is negotiable by arrangement.

Can commence as soon as is suitable for the successful candidate. For the right applicant we will consider later commencement dates.

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
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.

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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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