Perinatal Mental Health Clinician (520632d)

  • 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 Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for multiple Perinatal Mental Health Clinician vacancies.

Please note this position is also being advertised as Clinical Nurse Consultant - Perinatal Mental Health (520632) and the roles will be filled on merit.


$94,469 to $111,765 pro-rata, per annum

Please note that access to salaries beyond $105,158 is subject to completion of a relevant Graduate Diploma or application to the personal upgrade scheme in accordance with Schedule 8 of the Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019


Allied Health Professional Level 3


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 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 multiple positions and part time hours may be considered

Please also 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.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia; or

  • Degree in Social Work giving eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers; or

  • Registered with the Psychology 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

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.

(image) 520632d, 524962d Perinatal Mental Health Clinician HP03 (October 2021) HR (1).pdf
(image) 520632d, 524962d Perinatal Mental Health Clinician HP03 (October 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 response 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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