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Clinical Lead – Obstetrics and Gynaecology – Department of Health, Tasmania

Clinical Lead – Obstetrics and Gynaecology – Department of Health, Tasmania

Company: Department of Health, Tasmania
Location: Burnie, TAS
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 24/01/2023
Job Contact:

Donna Stubbs

03 6478 5283


Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Burnie, TAS
Application Close Date: 19/2/2023

Where you’ll be working

The maternity unit, housing the birthing suite and all inpatient maternity patients for the region, is located at North West Private Hospital (NWPH) in Burnie, with antenatal and postnatal services offered at both the NWRH and MCH. There are approximately 1000 births annually and staffing includes experienced midwives. 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 unit is supported by a Level 4 Neonatal Unit and an 8 bed Level 4 Intensive Care Unit. The outreach services are located at picturesque regional centres which include the West Coast District Hospital, Smithton District Hospital and King Island District Hospital and Health Centre.

About the Role

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Clinical Lead – Obstetrics and Gynaecology, to work for the Department of Health (DoH) in the North West region. This role will require the successful applicant to work with the Clinical Director – Women’s and Children’s and assist with providing 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. In addition, the Clinical Lead will provide specialist obstetric and gynaecological medical care to patients attending the North West Regional Hospital (NWRH), Burnie and Mersey Community Hospital (MCH), Latrobe, in addition to outreach services across the broader North West region. The split of leadership versus clinical duties is negotiable.

This position will be attractive to highly skilled and motivated medical professionals who view challenges as opportunities and is driven by a passion to improve healthcare in the complex world of modern health systems. The right applicants will play a key role in developing health care at both patient and system levels.

The DoH offers a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate clinical training program, with close ties to the University of Tasmania through the Rural Clinical School.  As such, you will be responsible for providing leadership and help with the delivery of the Undergraduate general medical education program.

About You

Essential Requirements

  1. Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty.
  2. Current Working with Children Registration
  3. 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.


More information

For more information or inquiries contact:


Applications Close: 19 February 2023


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