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Specialist Geriatrician

An ideal opportunity to join a highly functioning department within one Tasmania’s most coveted cities

  • Open to recent Fellows or experienced Geriatricians
  • Major teaching hospital devoted to delivering innovative care to its ageing population
  • Live in beautiful Tasmania where every house has a view
The Position
As the Staff Specialist in Geriatric Medicine, you will provide consultative care to inpatients and outpatients across two hospitals. The inpatient role will include duties in the acute older persons’ unit, geriatric assessment and rehabilitation, orthogeriatric care, and consultative work at the main hospital. Additionally, involvement in the teaching and research of undergraduate and post-graduate medical students is encouraged.
You will join a team of 5 Staff Specialists who have varied clinical, teaching and research interests and experience. The Department actively engages in the clinical redesign to improve the older person's journey within the organisation, as well as interstate research collaborations in Dementia and Parkinson's Disease.  The Team also participates in monthly, regional clinical outreach.

The Hospital
This public, 400-bed teaching hospital services a major regional area of Tasmania. It provides state-wide services in the areas of cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, major trauma, high-risk obstetrics, hyperbaric medicine and neonatal intensive care, accommodating referrals from other regional areas. The hospital functions in co-operation with the University of Tasmania, which offers a research foundation and on-site research Institute. The Geriatric sub-acute inpatient care and outpatient service are located at the adjacent hospital – a short walk through the CBD.

A recent multi-million hospital redevelopment project lead to the construction of a new women's and children's precinct, cancer service, intensive care unit, and day surgery facility. 

The Location
This Tasmanian location offers the convenience of city living without the traffic and noise you often find in capital cities.  Renowned for its friendly people and charming views, Tasmania offers its residents a welcoming place to call home. 

Despite its small size, Tasmania boasts a bustling calendar of events, celebrations and activities year-round.The city has an abundance of amenities, such as shopping and entertainment venues and a flourishing café culture. Whether you prefer to sample the local wine and food or explore the rich history of the region, Tasmania offers a variety of entertainment choices. On the city’s outskirts, you will find dramatic coastlines and rainforests filled with walking trails, natural swimming pools and lookout spots with captivating views.

Real estate is less expensive in Tasmania than it is in similar cities on mainland Australia, with the median house price being $580,000.  You will find a mix of charming old and newly converted warehouse and modern apartment blocks, colonial workers’ cottages and refurbished mansions. Much of the schools are co-educational government schools, followed by Catholic and Independent schools. 

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

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