Clinical Nurse Specialist - CAMHS (502814d)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jan 11, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

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

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Clinical Nurse Specialist - CAMHS vacancy in the Burnie region.

CAMHS in Tasmania is currently undergoing reform which once implemented, will shape the process of integrating CAMHS services across inpatient and community settings. At the forefront of this reform is the establishment of a suite of new services designed to deliver a more responsive CAMHS, better tailored to the needs of children and young people, their families and carers.

Please note this position is also being advertised as an Allied Health Professional (502814) and only one position will be filled on merit.


$94,491 to $99,870 pro-rata per annum


Registered Nurse Grade 5


Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full-time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible

Please note that 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.


Mental Health Services – North West


As part of a multidisciplinary 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 will:

  • Undertake the delivery of specialist services to clients of Child and Adolescents Mental Health Services (CAMHS) based on best practice principles and within a collaborative and multidisciplinary framework and promotes community awareness in relation to mental health.

  • Provide clinical leadership and expert knowledge in all aspects of primary health care, utilising an advanced clinical practice framework for the management of clients with complex mental health needs within the designated area of practice.

  • Develop, implement, coordinate and evaluate programs and activities to improve client outcomes within the multidisciplinary team.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Nursing and 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.

  • 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

  • Holds or is working towards tertiary qualifications in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care

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.

Generic Clinical Nurse Specialist - CAMHS NW G5 (September 2021) WWCT HR (1).pdf
Generic Clinical Nurse Specialist - CAMHS NW G5 (September 2021) WWCT HR.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 a 1-2 page document detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

  • All 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 of two referees before applying.

Important information

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For further information contact

Kent Jackson
Team Leader - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS
Phone: (03) 6477 7300

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