Registered Nurse - Community Mental Health (514820)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jan 13, 2021
Medicine Full-time, Part-time

Job Description:

What is the role?

A unique opportunity has become available for a passionate and collaborative Registered Nurse to join our friendly and supportive Adult Community Mental Health team in Launceston, Tasmania.

Who are we?

We are a small multi- disciplinary team of professionals operating out of the Adult and Older Persons Community Mental Health building in Launceston. The team consists of a Team Leader, Clinical Lead, Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Registrar, Senior Social Worker, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Senior Occupational Therapist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, GP Liaison Nurse and a case management team made up of nursing, social work, occupational therapy and psychology staff.

The team operates under an assertive case management model providing in-reach into people’s homes as well as therapeutic interventions conducted within the work site.

Part of our role involves referring to and working alongside community-based organisations to facilitate a supportive wholistic service provision to our clients.

The overall aim of our work is to support our clients to become independent of our service, involved in their community, focussing on the goals they set for themselves to enhance their lives now and into the future.

To further this aim, you may find yourself: developing safety plans, completing referrals to external services such as Micare or NDIA for example, or to our peer workers or carer peer workers within the service.

Why Join Us?

  • We encourage a flexible working environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance
  • A friendly and positive team environment.
  • This is a long-term career opportunity with industry best mentoring and supervision.
  • You will have the opportunity to work in a location home to some of Tasmania’s most beautiful natural attractions.


$64,928 to $89,743 per annum

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

  • Access to the Grade 4 salary range $84,018 - $89,743 is subject to successful application for progression to Grade 4.


Registered Nurse, Grade 3-4


Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award

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 negotiated with the successful applicant.


Adult Community Mental Health, Launceston


The Registered Nurse - Community Mental Health:

  • Consistent with ongoing experience strengthens health outcomes through the provision of safe quality, clinically appropriate nursing care in partnership with patients/clients, their families and other health professionals and community sector organisations within the defined community practice area.
  • As part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality mental health services provides a specialist mental health service within the community setting for a designated client group, utilising evidence based practices and recovery principles.

Essential Requirements

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

  • Possesses specialist tertiary graduate or postgraduate mental health/psychiatric nursing qualification.

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 Registered Nurse - Community Mental Health G3-4 (December 2018) HPRNL (2).pdf
(image) Generic Registered Nurse - Community Mental Health G3-4 (December 2018) HPRNL (1).doc
(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

Helen Van Der Molen
Team Leader - Adult and Older Persons Community Mental Health Services
Phone: (03) 6777 4985
Email: [email protected]

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