Clinical Nurse Specialist - CATT (506250)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 23, 2021
Medicine Casual

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.


$92,321 to $97,577 per annum


Registered Nurse Grade 5


Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award 2019

Period of Employment

Fixed term, casual, shift work, working on an as and when required commencing as soon as possible until 3 October 2022

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


Adult Community Mental Health Services CATT, 52 Frankland Street, Launceston


  • Provide discipline specific clinical expertise, supportive advice and clinical care across the broader community including in-reach into the ED as required, based on best practice principles and legal and professional requirements, using specialist assessment and screening tools to deliver improved outcomes for patients presenting with mental health concerns and/or addiction-related comorbidities.

  • Provide treatment recommendations and specialist support to the multidisciplinary team, other health professionals and community support organisations as required and assist with clinical decision making and the planning, implementation and evaluation of care given to mental health patients to facilitate a person-centred and recovery focused approach.
  • Provide support and psycho-education as appropriate and involve consumers and their families/significant others in the identification of their needs, formulation of goals, development of care plans and the implementation of care.

  • Facilitate access to a range of appropriate community and inpatient services to ensure patients receive the right support in the right place and at the right time. Provide comprehensive handovers and coordinate quality and safe transfer/discharge processes.

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with a range of key internal and external stakeholders including child and adolescent/adult and older persons mental health services, community and inpatient mental health services, alcohol and drug services, Forensic Mental Health Services and the community sector.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse and possess specialist tertiary graduate or post graduate mental health/psychiatric nursing qualifications; or completed, prior to the transfer of nurse education to the tertiary sector, an accredited hospital based program that lead to registration as a psychiatric nurse by the relevant nurse regulatory authority within Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the United Kingdom.

  • Current Driver’s Licence.

*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

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 vacancies.

(image) Generic Clinical Nurse Specialist - CATT G5 (July 2021) HR (1).pdf
(image) Generic Clinical Nurse Specialist - CATT G5 (July 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 application 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.

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For further information contact

Tessa Oldfield
Team Leader – Adult and Older Persons Community Mental Health Services
Phone: (03) 6777 4985

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