Specialist General Medicine Physician

Find a real sense of community throughout this region

  • Supportive team culture
  • High quality service with modern facilities
  • A rare opportunity in a beautiful location with a lifestyle well worth relocating for
The Position
This is a great opportunity to become part of a fantastic team of seven general medicine physicians across the region currently providing general medicine services. Four of the physicians have subspecialty interests in cardiology, respiratory medicine, geriatrics and stroke medicine. In this role you will provide specialist diagnosis, treatment and care for general medical patients and any subspecialty interest can be accommodated. 

This appointment will be a key building block in strengthening general medicine and other medical subspecialties across the North West of Tasmania.This position will be attractive to a highly skilled and motivated medical professional who views challenges as opportunities and is driven by a passion to improve healthcare in the complex world of modern health systems. 

Utilising your leadership skills you will be involved with the development and training of junior medical staff and FRACP trainees, giving you the opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise. And with the University of Tasmania's rural clinical school based on site there is the opportunity to become further involved in academics and teaching. 

The Health Service
You will be working at an innovative and dynamic health service that has a range of facilities to provide the best care for their patients, including two acute hospitals, three district hospitals and seven community health centres. The main acute hospital is a 160 bed accredited teaching hospital with an attached rural clinical school and a 70 bed private facility. The second acute hospital is located 60kms away and is a 130 bed community hospital. The health service provides high quality health care and specialist services to a combined catchment area of 100,000 people.

The two hospitals both have very busy emergency departments, obstetric and gynaecology services. Paediatrics is primarily located at one site with outpatient services at both sites. There is general surgery and anaesthestics at both hospitals. There are extensive outpatient services for a range of subspecialty services many of which are provided by visiting specialists. 

The health service has a great sense of community and camaraderie, with strong social and professional networks. They pride themselves on valuing staff and strive to create a positive and friendly working environment. 

The Location
Tasmania’s North West can provide an enviable lifestyle and great career advantages. Here you have it all right on your door step - from dramatic coastlines to world class beaches, rugged mountains, highland lakes, and extensive heritage listed wilderness.

Excellent family-friendly facilities, minimal traffic, a beautiful beachfront, growing industries and tourism opportunities are key attractions to newcomers to the region. This is a port city with an industrial past that is now reinventing itself as an artisan hub with the boutique production of whiskey, cheese, local artworks and furniture.

There is a variety of education and training institutions with several state primary schools, four high schools, a TAFE college and a campus of the University of Tasmania. It offers a huge range of affordable properties with a choice of spacious free-standing homes, units, apartments and rural/residential lifestyle properties.

This vibrant and creative city on a beautiful stretch of Tasmania’s North West Coast has something on offer for everyone.

Essential Criteria
To be successful in applying for this position you must hold FRACP or equivalent and be eligible for registration with AHPRA. If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please forward a copy of your most recent resume and I will assess your eligibility and will advise you of your options. 

Take advantage of this exciting career opportunity and make Tasmania your new home.