Registered Nurse - Acute Treatment Unit (526427) - 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

$66,421 to $91,807 per annum

Access to the Grade 4 salary range $85,950 - $91,807 is subject to successful application for progression to Grade 4.

Classification

Registered Nurse Grade 3-4

Award

Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award 2019

Period of Employment

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

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 multidisciplinary team delivering high quality mental health services in accordance with Mental Health Services principles, National Mental Health Standards, Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies, the Registered Nurse – Acute Treatment Unit will:

  • In collaboration with consumers, families and friends and within a multidisciplinary framework, provide assertive community-based inpatient mental health care and treatment to consumers of the ATU including comprehensive mental health assessments, short-term treatment, safety planning and transfer of care/discharge planning.

  • Provide brief targeted interventions, support and psychoeducation as appropriate to consumers of the ATU and their families and friends in the identification of their individual strengths and needs, formulation of goals and the development and implementation of care.

  • Facilitate access to a range of appropriate community-based supports as required to ensure, whenever possible, that the consumer is able to return to their own home and a presentation to hospital is not required.

  • Provide comprehensive handovers and coordinate quality and safe transfer/discharge processes.

  • Undertake the role of a Mental Health Officer in accordance with relevant provisions of the Mental Health Act 2013.

Essential Requirements

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

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

  • Possess or be working towards a specialist tertiary graduate or post graduate mental health/psychiatric nursing qualification.

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) 526427 Registered Nurse - Acute Treatment Unit G3-4 (October 2021) HR.pdf
(image) 526427 Registered Nurse - Acute Treatment Unit G3-4 (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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