Director - Emergency Department

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

Job Description

We are seeking interest from applicants for a Director – Emergency Department vacancy at Royal Hobart Hospital.

The Tasmanian Health Service is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community; we are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and associated services.

The Royal Hobart Hospital is the State’s tertiary referral centre and is also the primary teaching hospital for the University of Tasmania, School of Medicine.

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Period of Employment - Permanent, full-time day work (with on-call), working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.

Salary -  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.

· Salary range is in accordance with Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019

*Please note that the Salaried Medical Practitioners Agreement has recently been negotiated but is not yet certified by the Tasmanian Industrial Commission. The new salary rates can be found at the following link Medical Practitioner salary rates | Tasmanian Department of HealthThe engagement is permanent full-time day work (with on-call), working 76 hours per fortnight.

Working in the role of Director – Emergency Department you are responsible for:

· Provide overall direction for the Emergency Department (ED) with responsibility for providing effective clinical, financial, teaching and research services. The leadership team supporting the Director - ED includes an Associate Director and Deputy Directors.

· Provide a high level of strategic leadership and direction, ensuring resources are efficiently utilised, services are effectively integrated within the hospital/service and the highest standards of service delivery are achieved in accordance with hospital/service policy directions, service standards and financial targets.

· Provide the Critical Care, Clinical Support and Investigations (CCCS&I) Clinical and Nursing Directors with high quality and authoritative advice and support related to emergency care service delivery and planning.

· Provide specialist medical care to patients attending the hospital/service.

Essential Requirements

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

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

It is the Employee’s responsibility to notify an Employer of any new criminal convictions during the course of their employment with the Department.

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:
    • crimes of violence
    • sex-related offences
    • serious drug offences
    • crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Closing Date - 11/12/2023

For more information, please contact:
John Burgess
Clinical Director Critical Care, Clinical Support and Investigation
E-mail: [email protected]

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