Staff Specialist - Rehabilitation

A chance to grow and develop a much needed service in this newly created role

  • Join a growing regional hospital
  • Great collegial environment, with a focus on professional development
  • Beautiful port city with key attractions
The Position
This is a great opportunity to become part of a fantastic team covering Rehabilitation Specialist services across 2 acute hospitals in the region. You would work with a team of seven general medicine physicians, four of which have sub-specialty interests in cardiology, respiratory medicine, stroke medicine and geriatrics. You will work across inpatient and outpatient clinics on a part-time basis (approximately 45.6 hours per week), with an option to expand into private practice. 
Utilising your leadership skills, you will also 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 anaesthetics 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 for 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/AFRM 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.