Nursing Director - Education and Research (519433)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Aug 19, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen for a skilled clinical and operational leader to take on the permanent role of Nursing Director – Education and Research for the Department of Health, North West Tasmania.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Nursing/Midwifery - North West (EDONM), this role is accountable for the overall strategic and operational management of nursing education, research and training across the North West, as well as supporting interdisciplinary connections, to advance exemplary professional practice and patient outcomes.

What's on Offer

About You

Are you passionate about developing people? Do you have an understanding of contemporary adult and workplace learning principles and approaches?

We are searching for someone who is able to build productive working relationship not only with staff, but with education providers.

An understanding of the requirements of ongoing education, research and development of a health facility is critical.

Your communication skills must be top notch, in this role they will be your most important tools. The list of skills should be so long that we can't list them all here, but if we had to pick a few it would be your ability to influence, inspire and ensure a clear message is delivered.

You will be a leader within our health service. Your impressive list of leadership skills must contain the ability to negotiate, delegate and foster a culture of improvement. You will be a leader in developing research skills within our team. You must be able to lead a team to design, develop, implement and evaluate education and training for nursing and midwifery staff to support and enhance their competency in areas critical to the organisation now and in the future. Developing research skills for the staff within our services is another critical skill.

The Role:

In collaboration with Nursing Leadership across the NW Region, this role sets the strategic direction of Nursing and Midwifery education and training, ensuring we can meet the needs of the future, based on extensive knowledge of healthcare systems, workforce development, policy and legislation.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Details of Appointments

Permanent full time day work position working 76 hours per fortnight commencing ASAP

Base Salary: $128 929 per annum + 10.5% superannuation


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

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

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Relevant post graduate qualification

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:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties and Function Statement, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Applicant Guide

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 application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please Note:

For More Information

Karen Linegar

Position: Executive Director of Nursing and Care Redesign
Phone: (03) 6478 5275
E-mail: [email protected]

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