Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) - Perinatal Mental Health (520632)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 17, 2021
Medicine Flexible

Job Description:

Following an announcement by the Tasmanian Government, a Public Health Direction was issued on 10 September 2021 requiring that all Health Workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

Applicants for any position within the Department of Health must be prepared to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.

The Tasmania Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for multiple Clinical Nurse Consultant - Perinatal Mental Health vacancies.

Please note this position is also being advertised as a Perinatal Mental Health Clinician (520632d) and the positions will be filled on merit.


$99,736 to $106,036 per annum


Registered Nurse Grade 6


Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award 2019

Period of Employment

Fixed term, full time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing 3 January 2021 until 28 June 2024.

Please note that there are 2 positions available and part time hours may be considered.

Please also note that this process may be used to fill fixed term and casual opportunities as they arise.


Mental Health Services North


  • Provide an identified first point of contact with the PMHS team for receipt of enquiries regarding management advice or referral to the team.

  • Review and triage referrals received and prioritise allocation of assessment appointments according to patient need.

  • Coordinate the care of women referred for assessment and treatment in collaboration with the Perinatal Psychiatrist and the PMHS.

  • Provide case management for women with complex mental health and psychosocial problems as part of their antenatal care and/or coordinate discharge planning and follow up for women following the birth of their baby.

  • Provide primary and secondary consultation for women with mental health problems on maternity ward/neonatal intensive care unit.

  • Manage service data collection and ensure data integrity.

  • Participate in research projects undertaken by the multidisciplinary PMHS Team

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse

  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration.

*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 if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

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

Desirable Requirements

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing.

  • Experience working in an Adult or Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service or a Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Service.

  • Further education in perinatal or infant mental health, or counselling.

  • 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.

(image) 520632, 524962 Clinical Nurse Consultant - Perinatal MH G6 (Oct 2021) HR (1).pdf
(image) 520632, 524962 Clinical Nurse Consultant - Perinatal MH G6 (Oct 2021) HR (1).docx
(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.pdf
(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.

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 short form 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.

Important information

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For further information contact

Tessa Oldfield
Team Leader
Phone: (03) 6477 4750

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