Assistant Director of Nursing - Child Health and Parenting Services N/NW (500794)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Mar 22, 2021
Medicine Full-time, Part-time

Job Description:


$125,969 per annum

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


Registered Nurse Grade 8 Level 3


Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Permanent, full time, day work (with on-call), working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.

Please note that part time hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant.


Child Health and Parenting Services – North/North West


The Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) is a senior leadership position in the Child Health and Parenting Service (CHaPS). The CHaPS provide statewide universal and targeted community child health services to Tasmanian parents/carers, infants and children. The occupant will:

  • Report to the Nursing Director CHaPS, provide strategic and operational leadership, governance and direction for CHaPS in the North/North West of the state. Contribute to the development of local and statewide frameworks and systems for the provision of child health services which meet the defined needs and priorities of the service area.
  • Provide direction and effective management and coordination of the human, financial and material resources of CHaPS in a designated area to achieve agreed objectives and outcomes within available resources with a goal of improved service access and provision of safe, quality and clinically effective care.
  • Provide effective leadership, foster a culture of continuous enquiry and learning, and facilitate the translation of evidence into practice to enhance service provision and outcomes to the community.
  • Forge collaborative service networks and relationships to support optimal understanding of need, and the utilisation and integration of required health care services contributing to equitable outcomes for Tasmania’s children.
  • Act in accordance with legislation, national and state strategic directions, professional values, standards, and frameworks and contribute to achievement of CHaPS and DoH Performance Agreements.

Essential Requirements

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

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

Desirable Requirements

  • Post graduate qualifications in Child and Family Health Nursing or a qualification relevant to the service area.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.

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) 500794 ADON CHaPS G8-3 (February 2021) WWCT.pdf
(image) 500794 ADON CHaPS G8-3 (February 2021) WWCT.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

Dominica Kelly
Nursing Director - Early Years, Child Health and Parenting Services
Phone: (03) 6166 3889
Email: [email protected]

Better health and quality of life around Tasmania.
Visit us at