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Prison Medical Officer

Tasmanian Government - Risdon, TAS

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Full Job Description
Prison Medical Officer (517257)

Department of Health
Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing
CMHW - MH & Statewide Services

Applications must be submitted by Sunday 04 July, 2021 11:55 PM
Position details
Applications close: Sunday 4 July, 2021 11:55 PM AEST
Award/Classification: MP Level 10 (CMO)

Employment Type: Full Time
Region: South
Location: Risdon Prison Hospital

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Prison Medical Officer vacancy.

The work of a PMO in Tasmania is diverse, interesting and varied. You will work as part of an extended team of 4 doctors and up to 40 nurses across the State. Sometimes your work will take you North to Launceston and Deloraine but mostly you will be based in Hobart.

In a working day, as well as the whole gamut of general practice work you will encounter a range of mental health, drug and alcohol presentations and provide blood borne virus treatments. Your work will range across the Women’s Prison, Youth Detention and Maximum, Medium and Minimum areas of Risdon Prison. There will be opportunity for further learning and self-improvement.

Tasmania is a very beautiful state and there is plenty to do in Hobart Town. For further information don’t hesitate to call us and talk about the job that awaits you.

The Statewide Mental Health Service provides a comprehensive suite of services across the areas of mental health, alcohol and drugs, forensic mental health and correctional primary health. The Correctional Primary Health Service provides general and primary healthcare to men and women who are inmates of the Tasmanian Prison Service.

The Risdon Prison Complex has a dedicated medical clinic, consulting rooms, pharmacy, and a small inpatient facility.


$121,678 to $149,616 per annum


Career Medical Officer Level 10 to Level 13 in accordance with the Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019


Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award

Period of Employment

Permanent full-time day work (with on-call), working 76 hours per fortnight.


Correctional Primary Health Service


The Prison Medical Officer will:
Support the Statewide Specialty Director - Correctional Primary Health Services (CPHS) and the Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) in the development and provision of primary clinical health services.

Assist the Statewide Specialty Director - CPHS in the provision of clinical leadership and direction for CPHS in the area of primary health care.

Clinical governance and legislative requirements determine clinical direction and are the responsibility of the medical profession in provision of the standard and quality of care.

Essential Requirements

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 of any new criminal convictions and/or if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

General or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia
Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration

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:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
a) crimes of violence

b) sex related offences

c) serious drug offences

d) crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

A person nominated for this position must also satisfy a further criminal history check in accordance with the Director of Prison’s Standing Orders established under the Corrections Act 1997.

Standing Order - Identification (ID) Cards and Visitor Passes 5.02 and

Standard Operating Procedure - Tasmanian Prison Service Identification (ID) Cards MH5.02.1

A nominated person cannot be employed within Correctional Primary Health Services if excluded from entry to Tasmanian Prison Services under the Corrections Act 1997.

Desirable Requirements

Current Driver’s Licence

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

What do I submit with my application?

Please ensure your application includes:
A current CV
A statement addressing the selection criteria
Application Form (not required if applying online)

How do I submit my application?

Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume. Please note that 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 for two referees before applying.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications submitted by an Agency on behalf of an applicant will not be considered at this time.

For more information contact

Dr Chris Wake
Statewide Specialty Director - Correctional Primary Health Services
Phone: (03) 6166 1256
Email: chris.wake@ths.tas.gov.au

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Risdon, TAS

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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