Statewide Specialty Director - Older Persons Mental Health Service (527703)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jan 18, 2023
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

About the Role and Team

As a member of the Statewide Mental Health Service (SMHS) Executive team, the Statewide Specialty Director - Older Persons Mental Health Services (OPMHS) in conjunction with the Group Director - OPMHS, has responsibility and accountability for the statewide delivery of OPMHS. This involves a combination of working as a practising clinician and providing clinical and strategic leadership and direction to the group services in relation to:

Older Persons Mental Health Service Reform Program

The successful applicant will play a key role in the progression of the Older Persons Mental Health Reform Program in providing clinical governance oversight, leadership, experience and guidance in the development of key operational service models for the service to build a contemporary Older Persons Mental Health Service in Tasmania.

Details of Appointment

Permanent, full time, day worker (with on-call) position working 76 hours per fortnight.

*Notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant


A remuneration package comprising the Agreement base salary, relevant allowances and other entitlements will be negotiated with the successful applicant dependent on clinical experience and seniority.

You will also have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Experience working in Old Age psychiatry

  2. Membership of RANZCP section of Old Age psychiatry

  3. Ability to gain recognition by the RANZCP as an accredited supervisor

  4. Current Driver’s Licence

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. Identification check
  2. 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, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply" 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

Bension Elijah

Position: Executive Director Medical Services
Phone: (03) 6777 4039
E-mail: [email protected]

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