Staff Specialist - Emergency Medicine

$234,726 - $247,768 yearly
  • Tasmanian Health Service
  • Launceston General Hospital (LGH), Charles Street, Launceston TAS, Australia
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Come join Launceston. Let us show you why!                                            

As the first rays of sunlight catch the towering dolerite boulders behind you, you enjoy a deep breath of the fresh air. Thanks to the mighty South Esk River carving its way down Cataract Gorge, you are re-invigorated before heading in for a shift at the LGH. This energy seems to permeate your work as friendly faces herald your arrival. To top it off, the switchboard operator asks after your health when you ring to make the first referral of the day. Again, you are reminded of the wonderful human scale of Launceston which makes life and work so rewarding.     

Our Department                                                                   

The Emergency Department is a 43 bed unit that opened in 2012, with an annual attendance of 45,000, a 30-40% admission rate and 20% paediatric caseload. As the referral hospital for the entire north of Tasmania, with no bypass, our department experiences high acuity and clinical diversity, receiving all types of patients including major trauma. The hospital has all major specialties, including a fully supported ICU with ECMO capability and 24-hour cardiac interventional angiography.

We have ACEM accreditation for 24 months Emergency Medicine, Paediatric logbook and an Ultrasound Special skills post.

Our Team    

At the end of the day, it’s the people you work with!  And since we are often working at the end of the day, this matters!  As a consultant group we value and foster a supportive, collegiate, and cohesive atmosphere.  The consultant group draws on a huge diversity of knowledge, skills and experience with special interests in Ultrasound, Paediatrics, Retrieval, International EM, Medical education, Simulation and Medical leadership. This makes each shift intellectually rewarding and good fun.

Rostering is designed for maximum happiness, with multiple FACEMs per shift, on call only once per fortnight and an average of 3 weekends off each month. We also cater for personalised rostering nuances for senior consultants. 

The role:

  • Provide specialist emergency medical care to patients attending the Emergency Department (ED) at the Launceston General Hospital (LGH).

  • Participate in research, quality improvement activities and undergraduate, post-graduate, and other teaching programs at the LGH.

  • Provide in specialist advice to inpatient units as required.

Our Local Attractions

Located in the centre of northern Tasmania, Launceston is your gateway to exploring the island. Experience 4 distinct seasons in a dynamic city fostering local artisans, designers and market gardeners, all without the hassle of traffic jams and long commutes.

Relax and enjoy the beautiful local vineyards and fresh produce. Explore markets, orchards, and berry farms. Take a swim at the stunning natural Cataract Gorge in the centre of town, or at pristine empty beaches to the north and east. Or be adventurous with your pick of world-class mountain biking, kayaking, climbing or hiking all within an hour of Launceston, and even our own ski resort only an hour away!

Video overview of working at Launceston General Hospital https://bit.ly/LGHCareers

Tasmanian | The quiet pursuit of the extraordinary          


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Details of Appointments

Multiple positions available:

  • Permanent full time day worker with on call position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing January 2024
  • Fixed Term full time day worker with on call position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing 4th February 2024 until 1 February 2025
  • Fixed Term part time day worker with on call position working 38 hours per fortnight, commencing from asap until 1 November 2026
    *notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant
  • Applicants should note that, for a period of twelve months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.


Specialist Medical Practitioners 

Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1- Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 $234,726 -$247,768 + 11% superannuation + access to salary packaging.


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in the relevant specialty

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

Applications close: Friday 15 December, 2023 11:55 PM

Please apply using this link - https://careers.pageuppeople.com/759/cw/en/job/1112713/staff-specialist-emergency-medicine-504651

For more information 

Dr Lucy Reed

Position: Director of Emergency Department
Phone:  (03) 67776777
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr Fiona Cowan

Position: Deputy Director of Emergency Medicine

Phone: (03) 67776777

Email: [email protected]

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