Respiratory Medicine Specialist

at USA Medical Staff (view profile)
Location Tasmania, Australia
Date Posted June 9, 2021
Category Physician - Other
Job Type Full Time


We are seeking a Consultant/Staff Specialist Respiratory specialist to be part of a great team in a stunning setting in North West Tasmania.

  • Fantastic, relaxed lifestyle.
  • Competitive remuneration package up to $450,000+ depending on experience.
  • Great range of property types and significantly more affordable than mainland Australia.
  • Fly to Melbourne in under an hour.
  • Contemporary, well equipped work environments.
  • This is an opportunity to play a key role in developing health care at both patient/system level and to make a real difference!

What's the role?

The hospital are seeking a specialist respiratory physician and all sub-specialties are welcome to apply.  Special consideration will be given to those with an interest in either:

  • management of pulmonary hypertension
  • sleep and lung function studies

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.  The population of the area is approximately 116,000 within a total Tasmanian population of around 500,000. The Tasmanian Health Service – North West provides both acute and sub-acute services.

The two hospitals both have busy emergency and general medical departments. Both Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics are primarily located at the NWRH with outpatient services at both sites. There are anaesthetic services provided at both sites however primarily based at NWRH. A busy general orthopaedic and general surgical service is based at NWRH with the MCH providing predominately day surgery cases.

What are we looking for?

Applicants should be registered (or eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Board of Australia and be a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Physicians (FRACP) or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand.

The Location
The North West is a region full of stunning white beaches, top class restaurants and vineyards.  The area is close to pristine wilderness with wide open natural spaces, great for rambling and mountain biking.

Burnie is a port city with an industrial past that has reinvented itself as a vibrant and creative city on a beautiful stretch of Tasmania's North West Coast. Take a beachside and downtown stroll and find a vibrant mix of shops and eateries serving up fresh coffee, seafood and local produce. Burnie has an art deco flavour, with fine architectural examples that you can explore on foot.

Latrobe is a river town famous for its heritage and the fresh produce that grows in the region's rich and fertile soils. There are lots of eateries serving fresh produce, plus scenic farm gates and vineyards where you can sample food from the source.

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