Staff Specialist Medical Oncologist (522120)

Department of Health

  • Full Time
  • Devonport & North West, Tasmania

  • Published : 2023-01-25
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Job Description

  • Job Title Medical Specialists


The Tasmanian Health Service seeks a Medical Oncologist to join the Northern Cancer Service. The Northern Cancer Service is an integrated cancer service across three sites providing medical oncology, radiation oncology and haematology services. It services a population of approximately 250,000 in Northern Tasmania.

The Staff Specialist Medical Oncologist is responsible for specialist diagnosis, treatment and care for public hospital outpatients in the subspecialty of medical oncology. The position will be based at the North West Cancer Centre in Burnie, it will also provide outreach outpatient services to the Mersey Community Hospital in Latrobe.

The Team:

The team you will be joining is a friendly and motivated team who exhibit a strong culture of collegiality. You can expect to enjoy a high degree of cooperation and cohesion both within the Northern Cancer Service  and more broadly across the hospital's various specialities. The Northern Cancer Service remains focused on our values of integrity, innovation, collaboration and compassion. The Service has a clinical trials and research  unit, running a range of phase 2 & 3 trials and a rigorous MDT meeting program.

Further information on the Northern Cancer Service is available on our website: Northern Cancer Service – Northern Cancer Service (

The Role:

  • Provide quality specialist medical oncology services across the Northern Cancer Service including Holman Clinic, Launceston the North West Cancer Centre, Burnie and the Mersey Community Hospital Oncology Unit as required.

Details of Appointment

Permanent, full time, day work, position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing from 6 February 2023

*notwithstanding hours may 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 Practitioner Level 1- Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 $163,005 - $247,768 per annum

Please note that access to the Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner salary range $234,726 -$247,768 is subject to the successful applicant satisfying the criteria for Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1, 2 or 3  as outlined in the Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Award

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available: 

  • Provision of  a fully maintained private plated motor vehicle or motor vehicle allowance of $25,758 per annum

  • Communication allowance of $1948 per annum

  • Continuing Professional Development Allowance of $24,927 per annum

  • North West Retention Allowance

  • Private Patient Allowance


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  • 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

    Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Australia or equivalent

  • 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:

  • Conviction checks in the following areas:

  • crimes of violence

  • sex related offences

  • serious drug offences

  • crimes involving dishonesty

  • Identification check

  • Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

  • Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

    We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

    • Generic Staff Specialist Medical Oncologist SMP1-11 (September 2022) HR22.pdf

    • Generic Staff Specialist Medical Oncologist SMP1-11 (September 2022) HR22 (1).docx

    Applicant Guide

    • Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 22.pdf

    • Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 22.docx

    How to Apply

    Apply Online.  Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.  This ensures important questions about you are answered. 

    You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

    Please Note:

    • All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

    • Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

    For More Information 

    Axel Durieux

    Position: Staff Specialist - Oncology
    Phone:  (03) 6777 6140

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