Clinical Nurse Specialist - Acute Treatment Unit (526426) - Multiple Vacancies

 
  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Dec 8, 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.

Salary

$92,321 to $97,577 per annum

Classification

Registered Nurse Grade 5

Award

Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full-time, shift work (fully rotational), working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing 7 March 2022.

Please note that there are multiple roles 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.

Location

Mental Health Services South - Peacock Centre

Duties

As part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality mental health services in accordance with the Mental Health Services Strategic Plan, Mental Health Service principles, National Mental Health Standards, Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies, the Clinical Nurse Specialist:

  • Displays advanced clinical practice skills and promotes best practices within the Peacock Acute Treatment Unit by acting as a resource person to other staff in the management of complex clinical issues.

  • Undertakes the provision of recovery focused specialist mental health assessments and assertive care and treatment, using recognised assessment methods and evidence-based interventions, for a designated number of clients within a designated community setting.

  • As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, participates in the multi-disciplinary team review of clients, including supporting staff to develop, monitor and evaluate clinical outcome measures.

  • Maintains appropriate records of assessments, interventions and specialised reports, and assist in the maintenance of appropriate records systems.

  • Develops and maintain integrated clinical links across the mental health sector, with non-Government Organisations and other Service Providers.

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 qualification; 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

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

  • Holds, or is working towards, relevant tertiary qualifications

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) 526426 Clinical Nurse Specialist - Acute Treatment Unit G5 (October 2021) HR.pdf
(image) 526426 Clinical Nurse Specialist - Acute Treatment Unit G5 (October 2021) HR.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

The email account you provide when making job applications will be used in correspondence to you. It is important that this is kept up to date and monitored regularly.

To update your email address (or contact number), log in to www.jobs.tas.gov.au and look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details.

For further information contact

Chris Fox
Group Director, Reform Implementation Team
Phone: (03) 6166 1278
Email: chris.fox@ths.tas.gov.au

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