ED Staff Specialist – Royal Hobart Hospital

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

Job Description

You could work in an emergency department anywhere. As a qualified Fellow of Emergency Medicine (FACEM) at the Royal Hobart Hospital, you’ll work alongside more than 500 dynamic and supportive team members. We have multiple positions for Staff Specialists – Emergency Medicine available. 

The Tasmanian Health Service is expanding to meet the needs of our people and communities. At the Royal Hobart Hospital, we are the tertiary referral hospital for the state, an exciting and rewarding place to work where your energy and positive values will contribute to sustained change as we grow.

To be Tasmanian is to value quality over quantity. We create, preserve and protect the unusual. With quiet confidence, with passion and perseverance, we pursue the extraordinary.  Could you be Tasmanian?

You’ve worked hard to become a Fellow of Emergency Medicine. Your leadership path could take you anywhere. What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and lifestyle. Here, you will be encouraged to be your authentic self, to share your wisdom with our emerging generation of medical doctors, and in doing so, find your purpose. 

Our remoteness helps drive a culture of invention and human connection, which feels both old-fashioned and… like the only future worth pursuing. Here in Tasmania, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to breathtaking coastlines, National Parks or award-winning restaurants or bars. 

Some people surf in the early mornings and go fly fishing on weekends or take photography classes, write novels, sell preserves at the weekly farmers’ markets, learn to mountain bike. They take part in the community, volunteering and serving on boards. And their spouses and children have similar opportunities to thrive in a quieter, safer, more adventurous place. 

After a hard day at work, you can get on your bike or put on your boots and “tell it to the mountain” in minutes, not hours. 

Something is happening here, and you’re invited to be part of it.

It’s not where you were born. It’s who you are, and who you want to be. Be Tasmanian.

Tasmanian | The quiet pursuit of the extraordinary

Make It Tasmania | Move for a great lifestyle

The Role of the Staff Specialist 

Based in the scenic waterfront area of Hobart, Tasmania, as one of our Staff Specialist you’ll provide emergency care to patients attending the Emergency Department (ED) at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH). 

You will be encouraged to be yourself, to learn, to grow and to develop meaning in your work. As a Staff Specialist, you may choose to be involved in research and quality improvement activities, undergraduate teaching of students from University of Tasmania’s Medical, Nursing and Paramedic schools and postgraduate teaching for our interns, registrars, and residents. The RHH is a Training Stage 4 accredited site (accredited in 2022) for both adult and paediatric emergency medicine. 

At the RHH we are fortunate to have strong links with other specialised areas which offer great flexibility for ED specialists who wish to work across multiple disciplines. Some of these areas include:

·      Retrieval Medicine

·      Hospital in the home

·      Trauma

·      Medical education and Simulation

·      Geriatric Emergency Medicine

·      Emergency Medicine Research

·      Emergency Medicine Education and Training (EMET)

·      Hyperbaric Medicine

·      Aerospace

Extreme Environment medicine (with Tasmanian being the home of the Australian Antarctic Program and the gateway to Eastern Antarctica).

We want an enthusiastic candidate who wants to make an impact on the future of your profession. You’re also inspired by what is offered as a leader in our Emergency Department.

A few of our benefits:

    • 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
  • Award winning health and wellbeing programs (Our onsite ED therapy dog Teddy, can’t wait to meet you!)
  • Generous relocation support packages plus accommodation support for when you arrive.
  • Employer visa sponsorship and support for families for overseas applicants.


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. 

Period of Employment

Multiple Vacancies:

·     Permanent full-time or part-time shift work (with on-call), working up to 76 hours per fortnight*.

·     Fixed term full-time or part-time shift work (with on-call) working up to 76 hours per fortnight*.


Royal Hobart Hospital (Hobart, Tasmania)

How to Apply

Apply online only. Visit www.jobs.tas.gov.au and search vacancy 513254.

For more information contact

Dr Paul Scott
Acting ED Director
Email: [email protected] 
(03) 6166 8609 


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