Registered Nurse - Mental Health (524720) - Multiple Vacancies

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Dec 30, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

In accordance with Tasmanian Public Health Directions, Health Workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to 8 January 2022. Applicants are advised that the Public Health Direction applies to all employees of the Department of Health. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

We are currently recruiting Mental Health Nurses for an exciting expansion and redesign of Mental Health Services in the Hobart region. With an exciting change ahead, now is a great time to consider your next career move.

Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, offers a high standard of living and an exceptional quality of life where you are never more than ten minutes away from a breath-taking coastline, national park or award-winning restaurant or bar. Whether you are a young single looking to hike some world class trails and enjoy the arts and wine scene or a family seeking a sense of community, short commutes, and fresh clean air, Hobart is for you.

Please note this advertisement meets the minimum requirements for sponsorship as determined by Department of Home Affairs. We encourage overseas applicants who meet the requirements to apply


Registered Nurse, Grade 3-4


$67,982 to $93,964 per annum

Access to the Grade 4 salary range $87,970 - $93,964 is subject to successful application for progression to Grade 4.


Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full time, shift work (fully rotational), working up to 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible

Please note there are multiple positions across the services and part time hours will be considered.


Mental Health Services - South


As part of a multidisciplinary team delivering high quality mental health services in accordance with the Statewide Mental Health Services Strategic Plan, Mental Health Service principles, National Mental Health Standards, Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies, the Registered Nurse will:

  • With a focus on engagement, work in collaboration with the consumers, their family, or carers, to plan, implement and evaluate nursing care that is evidence based, person centred, and trauma informed.

  • Function as an active member of the MDT to provide care to all consumers of the service, which includes biopsychosocial assessments, active, therapeutic engagement, monitoring and review of mental state and response to treatments, and updates to the care plan in consultation with the individual consumer, their carers and the MDT.

  • As a member of the service, evaluate the effectiveness of nursing strategies in meeting anticipated patient outcomes and participate in the development and revision of organisational documentation, policies and procedures relating to nursing based best practice and the model of care for the service.

  • Complete all required clinical documentation, including assessments, risk assessment, transfer of care, relevant clinical correspondence, and clinical data collection, within specified timeframes, predominantly via electronic consumer records systems.

  • Under general direction, actively participate in research and quality improvement activities that are expected to advance the practice of nursing, including the use of the National Standards for Mental Health Services.

Essential Requirements

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

  • 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
e) Serious traffic offences

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, or completed prior to the transfer of nurse education to the tertiary sector, a hospital based training program that resulted in previous registration as a psychiatric nurse by the relevant nurse registration authority within Australia.

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 vacancies.

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(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.

This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application and provide a short form response. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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For further information contact

Josephine Poole
Assistant Director of Nursing - Workforce Lead
Phone: (03) 6166 6339

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