About the Job

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This is a fantastic opportunity to secure a substantive position as an Anatomical Pathology Consultant/Staff Specialist in one of Australia's most liveable and affordable cities – Launceston, Tasmania. 

  • 76hr week.

  • Remuneration package up AU$500k.

  • Housing a third of cost in Melbourne & Sydney.

  • Exceptional lifestyle opportunities for singles, couples and families. 

  • Access to arguably Australia’s most spectacular natural attractions - ancient forests and incredible coastlines.

  • Enjoy laid back urban living where house prices are a third of values in Sydney or Melbourne. Choose the house you want, don’t compromise. 

  • Rich and local agricultural tradition means the finest local produce and wines are served in the cafe and restaurant culture of Launceston.

  • Highly liveable climate - Tasmania does not experience extreme summer heat. 

  • Diverse and historic choice of private schooling in Launceston.

  • Cycle, MTB, surf, swim, trek, dive, fish, eat, relax, grow, breathe.


Remuneration includes:

  • 35% market allowance

  • $23k professional development allowance paid with salary. 

  • Fully maintained vehicle w.fuel card provided or choose to take $23k car allowance. 

  • Choose to take flat 38% on-call/callback allowance or earn-as-you-go.


The job and hospital

Provide services in the specialty of Pathology (Anatomical Pathology, Cytopathology, and Post Mortems as required) including diagnosis, treatment and care for patients, both inpatient and outpatient, at the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) and where appropriate other hospitals in Tasmania.

One of four acute hospitals in Tasmania, this 300-bed Hospital is the major referral hospital for the residents of the North and North West of Tasmania, treating over 24,000 inpatients and over 225,000 outpatients annually. In addition, there is a strong emphasis on medical education and due to its accredited teaching hospital status, the hospital also enjoys close links with both the University of Tasmania, as well as the School of Nursing, which is also based here.



Applicants should be registered (or eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Board of Australia and be a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA) or equivalent as an overseas trained specialist who has completed their training in either the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand.



This North Tasmanian city is picturesque and reflects its colonial history, you can also see Victorian and Georgian influences mixed in with the more modern architecture, which all adds to the overall charm of the place. Here, you can enjoy all the facilities of modern city living with excellent schools and affordable housing, whilst being free of traffic and large commutes. Launceston is the “hub” of the North and is a location for those seeking an escape from the frantic big city life for a more laidback pace of living.

And ask any Australian, Tasmania is known for its beautiful fresh produce and seafood, and this city makes the most of this reputation, attracting “foodies” with its restaurants and cafes. 


The temperate climate and four distinct seasons - including gloriously warm summers without the oppressive humidity or heat, and cool winters - mean the region has perfect wine growing conditions and this is reflected in the excellent wines produced along the Tamar River, with lots of little boutique wineries. 

Easily accessible, there is a local airport and short daily flights to Melbourne and Sydney, making connections to international flights really easy.

If this doesn't sound like the right opportunity for you please contact us to let us know what will. Also, please feel free to pass on to any friends who may be interested. Thank you.

For more information about this position, great hospital and the amazing lifestyle on offer, please call Alasdair on +44 (0)7502244964 or email al@headmedical.com

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Alasdair today.

al@headmedical.com / +44 (0)131 240 5276

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