Clinical Nurse Specialist - Mental Health Paediatric Unit (528192)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 14, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


We are seeking an experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Paediatric Mental Health Nurse to join our Paediatric Unit located at the North West Regional Hospital.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist - Mental Health Acute Paediatric Unit, will be part of a multidisciplinary team delivering person centred, recovery orientated and trauma informed care, in accordance with the National Standards for Mental Health Services, Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies.

The successful candidate will work in partnership with the Nurse Unit Manager and the Paediatric Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and other senior staff, to ensure the efficient and effective provision of care on a designated shift, based on best practice principles and within a collaborative and multidisciplinary framework.

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

Details of Appointment

Permanent, full time, day worker position, working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as you can join the team

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $103,466 - $109,165 per annum. Our Employer 11% superannuation contribution is on top of this amount.

You’ll 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.

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse
  2. Current Working with Children Registration

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Holds or is working towards relevant post graduate qualifications
  2. Previous experience in leadership roles

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
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

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

Please note:

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

For more information

Cathryn O'Dea

Position: Nurse Unit Manager - Paediatric Unit NWRH
Phone: (03) 6493 6263

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