Staff Specialist – Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

  • Tasmanian Health Service
  • Tasmanian Health Service - North West
Full time Specialist Position

Job Description

We are seeking an enthusiastic Staff Specialist – Obstetrician and Gynaecologist to join our team.

The Tasmanian Health Service is an innovative and dynamic organisation dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community.  We are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services.

The North West coast of Tasmania provides an enviable relaxed lifestyle, no traffic congestion and has a natural beauty and world heritage sites within 1 hours drive. Property prices on the North West coast are affordable and can include stunning sea views. The North West is a wonderful location to raise a family with a friendly and welcoming rural community and good public and private schools. If it is a work life balance you are seeking, the North West has that and more to offer with access to Melbourne only an hours flight away.

The medical services across the North West region of Tasmania are based primarily at the North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) in Burnie and at the Mersey Community Hospital (MCH) in Latrobe close to Devonport.

The maternity unit, housing the birthing suite and all inpatient maternity patients for the region, is located at North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) in Burnie. There are approximately 1000 births annually and staffing includes experienced midwives with highly respected MGP and KYM schemes. High risk births are managed in conjunction with the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) and Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) supported by the local endocrinology and diabetic teams.

The outreach services are located at picturesque regional centres which include the Mersey Community Hospital (MCH) in Latrobe, West Coast District Hospital, Smithton District Hospital and King Island District Hospital and Health Centre (via scenic flights for those interested).

The successful candidate will provide specialist diagnosis, treatment and care for public patients servicing a population of approximately 116,000. They will provide a consultative service in Obstetrics and Gynaecology to other disciplines and all hospitals within THS – North West Region. The unit is supported by a Level 4 Neonatal Unit and an 8 bed Level 4 Intensive Care Unit.

Current senior staffing includes five full-time Staff Specialists and 1 part-time VMO. The NWRH is RANZCOG accredited for 2 core trainees. Excellent continuing education opportunities are led by training Registrars (as part of the Tasmanian ITP). There are ample opportunities to maintain gynae surgical skills, with a minimum of 1 list per week per Staff Specialist. The on call requirement is a 1 in 4.

New Fellows are encouraged to apply with supportive senior staff and a supportive team environment. Solid generalist O&G skills are preferred. There is opportunity to develop special interest skills in areas such as urodynamics, colposcopy, advanced laparoscopy and high risk pregnancy.

THS – North West Region offers a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate clinical training program, with close ties to the University of Tasmania through the Rural Clinical School located at both Burnie and Latrobe.  As such, you will be responsible for providing leadership and help with the delivery of the Undergraduate Obstetrics and Gynaecology Education Program. There are also strong research links with the University of Tasmania’s Rural Clinical School. Opportunities for research interests especially in rural health and Tertiary study opportunities are available. Opportunities to evolve and to include private practice with significant unmet demand in this area is also available.

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or for more information please contact Donna Stubbs on (03) 6478 5283 or email [email protected]   


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