Tasmania’s growing health sector
The Tasmanian health sector recruits from all over Australia and the world.
The Tasmanian health sector recruits from all over Australia and the world, offering outstanding professional development opportunities and experiences across the State.
Tasmania’s health sector is a key pillar of the State’s economy, providing support for people in need and offering strong career opportunities. Approximately 31 800 people work in the local sector currently, with a number of openings available now and a further 5 000 new jobs projected to be created in the next five years to support the growing demand for health services.
The Tasmanian and Australian Governments are currently directing significant investment toward new infrastructure and facilities for the State. This includes a $689 million redevelopment of the Royal Hobart Hospital, which is Tasmania’s largest ever health infrastructure project. A number of new facilities are already complete, including the state-of-the-art Wellington Clinics outpatient facility, the Cancer Centre and new medical imaging facilities.
There are a range of roles in both acute and primary health settings, including accredited university teaching hospitals. There are also great opportunities for experienced medical staff, with a range of careers and supported professional development on offer to help expand and develop management and specialist clinical skills.
Tasmania’s health sector
The health system in Tasmania, as in the rest of Australia, is a mixture of public (government-provided) and private sector health services.
Tasmania has four major public hospitals – Royal Hobart Hospital, Launceston General Hospital, North West Regional Hospital and Mersey Community Hospital, with a supporting network of rural hospitals and multipurpose services. Visit the Department of Health career website to view current medical services opportunities and check out the Doctors in Training program.
There are also a number of private hospitals in Tasmania offering a range of services and positions. Visit Private Hospitals in Tasmania for further information. You can find further information about available vacancies in the private sector across the State for nursing and allied health positions, and GP positions.
Calling all nurses and midwives
Are you looking for a nursing or midwifery position? There are permanent, fixed term and casual vacancies for registered and enrolled nurses across the State.
Are you a specialty area nurse? If so then those are in hot demand too.
You can find more information on the range of nursing and midwifery positions in Tasmania here.
You can also apply to join one of the Employment Registers. These registers allow you to fill a vacant position for up to 12 months or be employed as a casual nurse, midwife or allied health professional. This also enables you to see what area you want to work in before you apply for a permanent position within the service.
Working for Tasmania’s health service has many benefits for nurses and midwives, including:
- statewide coverage that provides employees with the flexibility to work across the service and in different regions
- competitive salary sacrifice and packaging arrangements
- professional development allowances for all nurses and midwives
- allowances for post graduate study
- a preceptor allowance
- a rural and remote allowance, which provides an additional 10 per cent for remote areas and an extra 4 per cent for rural areas.
And there are other opportunities on offer as Dr Alasdair Wood discovered. He came to Hobart to broaden his professional learning and development at the Royal Hobart Hospital’s Emergency Department and decided to stay. Or as Dr Asha Ram discovered, who created her own Tasmanian sanctuary with Sanctum Medical Aesthetics.
Many other exciting things are happening in the sector, with the continued roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) underway.
Tasmania offers an enviable lifestyle, exceptional people, great lifestyle choices, and modern workplace facilities.
Ready to make the move? Make it Tasmania.