Staff Specialist - Trauma Services

  • Tasmanian Health Service
  • Royal Hobart Hospital, Liverpool Street, Hobart TAS, Australia
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Department of Health
Hospitals South
Hospitals Sth - Surgical & Periop Servs 

Position details

The Department of Health is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Staff Specialist – Trauma Services vacancies. 

The Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is located in the beautiful waterfront city of Hobart, framed between the Derwent River and Kunanyi / Mt Wellington. The RHH is Tasmania’s major trauma centre and is designated as a Level 6 facility in the Tasmanian Role Delineation Framework. This means that RHH is required to provide the full spectrum of care for injured patients, spanning multiple specialties across all phases of care, including pre-hospital, emergency, intensive care, surgery, medicine, and rehabilitation. As a Level 6 facility, RHH sees over 260 major traumas per year.

From February 2023, all major trauma will be admitted under a single bedcard which will be responsible for the multidisciplinary management of injured patients. The trauma service will aim to employ a model of care that ensures timely, efficient and effective care for all patients with significant injuries.

The Trauma Service will be a consultant led unit. Trauma staff specialists will supervise a team comprising senior registrars, registrars and resident medical officers from a variety of professional backgrounds. Medical staff at all levels will benefit from the opportunity to work closely with the Clinical Nurse Consultant – Trauma and experienced Trauma Case Managers, who champion a holistic approach to care and continuity throughout each patient’s injury journey. Trauma staff specialists will provide expert medical advice to other inpatient teams and will represent the trauma service at multidisciplinary meetings for complex patients. Additional quality improvement, educational, research and administrative activities will be negotiated as part of each staff specialist’s clinical support portfolio.  

We are entering an exciting period of trauma system development in Tasmania. We aim to create a diverse and inclusive team, welcoming trauma practitioners from a variety of clinical backgrounds.

If you are interested in joining our team as a staff specialist, please see the additional statement of duties and associated documents.

Why Tasmania?

It’s different here, from the cleanest air in the world to a culture of invention and connectedness that inspires us all to pursue a more meaningful life. Life in Tasmania provides a quality work-life integration. Here you can pursue what drives you, both professionally and personally.

Today, as the rest of the world feels increasingly generic, our differentness – our Tasmanian-ness – is among our most valuable assets. We invite you to be part of this special place, to quietly pursue the extraordinary, doing what you love and spending your free time in some of the most spectacular natural environments in the world.

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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. 


Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1 to Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 in accordance with the Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019

  • Access to the Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner salary range is subject to the successful applicant satisfying the criteria for Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Levels 1, 2 and 3 as described in the Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award.


Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award

Period of Employment

Multiple permanent full time or part-time day work (with on-call) positions, working up to 76 hours per fortnight commencing ASAP. (Please note full time or part time hours negotiable)


Trauma Services – Royal Hobart Hospital

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Ensure consistent, safe, effective, evidence-based and patient-centred care to patients admitted under the RHH Trauma Service, including contributing to the administration, oversight and governance of the Trauma Service within the assigned portfolio of responsibilities which may also include rostering, leave planning, committee work and junior medical officer supervision.

Implement the Tasmanian Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TasTQIP) as outlined by the Director of Trauma and the Nurse Manager - Trauma Service. This also includes contributing to the statewide trauma program and supporting trauma outreach and primary prevention programs.

Ensure timely and accurate collection and recording of clinical trauma data by medical staff, to support the operation of the Tasmanian Trauma Registry which includes evaluating trauma system performance.

Support orientation for interns, residents and registrars in basic trauma management, trauma team roles and current hospital trauma protocols.

Provide educational opportunities for medical students rotating through the Trauma Service and contribute to teaching programs involving students, registrars, residents, interns, nurses and allied health staff in the principles of evaluation and management of the trauma patient.

Essential Requirements

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

 *An Australian qualification in a specialty relevant to major trauma care recognised by the Australian Medical Council is an Essential Qualification required for this position. These specialties include FRACS, FACEM, FANZCA, and FCICM. 

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: 
a)  Crimes of Violence
b)  Sex Related Offences
c)  Serious Drug Offences
d)  Crimes involving dishonesty

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

Desirable Requirements

  • Significant clinical and operational experience as a practicing clinician in major trauma service
  • Experience in related fields including, but not limited to, retrieval medicine, major burns care, medical education (including simulation) and research

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

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Closing date: 21 August 2022

For more information contact

Dr Adam Mahoney
Director of Trauma, RHH
[email protected]   

Dr Jennifer Jamieson
Staff Specialist, RHH
[email protected]

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