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Staff Specialist - Palliative Care (522686)

Why North West Tasmania?

It’s different here.

Life in Tasmania provides a quality work/life balance. Here you can pursue what drives you, both professionally and personally.

Today, as the rest of the world feels increasingly generic, our different-ness – our Tasmanian-ness – is among our most valuable assets. We invite you to be part of this special place, to quietly pursue the extraordinary, whether it be bushwalking, mountain biking or paddock to plate dining.

Tasmanian | The quiet pursuit of the extraordinary

The role:

Join a multidisciplinary team that delivers care and support across a diverse landscape and regional community settings.

  • Provide the highest possible standard of specialist palliative care medical services, consultancy and advice to clients and families.
  • Facilitate the development and delivery of best practice specialist palliative care medical services in Tasmania.
  • Provision of teaching in palliative care for undergraduate and post graduate students, general practitioners and primary and specialist health professionals.
  • Promote and participate in palliative care research to improve evidence based practice.
  • Work collaboratively with primary health service providers and specialist health service providers across the range of settings for effective continuity of care.
  • Actively pursue improved outcomes for clients in need of palliative care by participating in postgraduate teaching, clinical audits and evaluation.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

For further enquires please contact:

Jon Delaine

Position: Nurse Unit Manager - Specialist Palliative Care Service
Phone:  (03) 6477 7766

Co-ordinator and Administration

The Hospice Care Association is a state government funded, not for profit association which has been operating on the North West Coast of Tasmania for over 30 years.  The Association recruits, trains and supports volunteers to assist people who are on a palliative journey, including their families and carers, to maximise their quality of life.


We are looking for a team member with:

  • Highly developed communication skills
  • A strong interest in Hospice and Palliative Care
  • The ability to communicate effectively with clients, carers and volunteers; as well as health care providers involved in a client’s holistic care
  • The ability to promote and market Hospice Care Association North West Inc. to the wider community and to form networking relationships with other service providers and community groups
  • Previous experience in the Community Services sector is desirable
  • The skills to run an office autonomously and efficiently


The Hospice Care Association of North West Tasmania’s office is located in South Burnie.

Hours are negotiable around 0.6 FTE.

Interested applicants please contact Lois Berry (Manager) on 0499 599 201 or for Selection Criteria and application process details.


Closing Date:  3 March, 2023

Allied Health Project Officer - Paediatric Palliative Care

The Role:

We are seeking an experienced Allied Health Professional with a keen interest in identifying current best practice and care provision for Palliating Children and Young People (PCYP) and their significant others and how this is translated in rural and remote settings.

The successful applicant will work in collaboration with key stakeholders to identify and map existing services and supports available to PCYP and their significant others within the North West.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Details of Appointment

Fixed Term, part time, day worker position working 53.2 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible until 30 June 2023.

*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.

Salary: $116,616 - $124,147 pro rata per annum + 10.5% superannuation + access to salary packaging

Please note that access to salaries beyond $115,819 is subject to qualifications and/or application to the personal upgrade scheme (
Salary range is in accordance with Allied Health Professionals Agreement 2022

Planning Policy and Projects Consultant

The Role:

  • Coordinating and supporting health planning reform projects including significant palliative care reform projects.

  • Developing, coordinating and managing contracts and funding agreements.

  • Facilitating and leading the development and review of policies relating to health planning in palliative care.

  • Facilitating and leading the development of high-quality planning processes within Health Planning.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

The Team:

You will work as part of a small, high performing team in Health Planning on palliative care projects, service and policy development.

The successful applicant will have access to professional and career development opportunities in a growth area of Tasmanian health services.

Based in in either Hobart, Launceston Burnie, or Devonport the successful applicant will be supported by the Manager and other team members based in Launceston.