Clinical Nurse Specialist - CATT (Casual) (524741)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 18, 2020
Medicine Casual

Job Description:


$90,245 to $95,383 pro-rata per annum

in accordance with the Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service Agreement) 2019


Registered Nurse Grade 5


Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Casual, shift work, working as and when required commencing as soon as possible for 12 months.


Mental Health Services North West- Crisis Assessment Team


The Clinical Nurse Specialist - Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT):

  • Works within the designated region in collaboration with other staff within Community Mental Health Services, Inpatient Mental Health Services, Alcohol and Drug Services and a range of community service providers, to deliver improved outcomes for individuals presenting with mental illness, including those presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) North and North West.
  • Works within a multidisciplinary team to deliver coordinated, assertive case management including triage, crisis, intake and assessment and the development and implementation of care planning for designated clients in both the community and the ED.
  • Is a clinical expert who acts as a clinical resource for staff and other providers involved in the management of patients with mental health concerns, including those with concurrent alcohol or drug use issues.
  • Provides triage, assessment and care planning for community based consumers including child and adolescents, adults and older persons and people with complex risk presentations.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse and possess specialist tertiary graduate or post graduate mental health/psychiatric nursing qualifications; 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 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:
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

  • Extensive relevant psychiatric nursing experience and/or credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses or equivalent.
  • Holds or is working towards relevant tertiary qualifications.
  • Five or more years’ post graduate clinical nursing experience.

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.

(image) Generic Clinical Nurse Specialist - CATT G5 (March 2020) HPRNL (4).pdf
(image) Generic Clinical Nurse Specialist - CATT G5 (March 2020) HPRNL (11).docx
(image) Applicant Guide.pdf
(image) Applicant Guide.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 form and to complete/upload your selection criteria 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 of two referees before applying.

For further information contact

Kirsten Barton
Nurse Unit Manager (Team Leader) - Adult Community Mental Health Services
Phone: (03) 6477 7803
Email: [email protected]

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