Clinical Nurse Consultant - Navigator (Mental Health) (525124)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 5, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Clinical Nurse Consultant - Navigator for Mental Health takes a lead role in the co-ordination of patient flow across the clinical pathway, linking directly to broader patient flow through the Royal Hobart Hospital’s Integrated Operations Centre. The primary focus of the role is ensuring our consumers receive the right care, at the right time, in the most appropriate clinical setting.


$99,736 to $106,036 per annum


Registered Nurse Grade 6


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 considered


Statewide Mental Health Services -Mental Health Department


As an applicant for this position; You are an expert communicator, able to build and maintain networks, and effectively liaise with other clinical service providers across multiple service settings to achieve the best outcomes for our consumers. You will enjoy a fast pace of work that requires the ability to make advanced clinical decisions while managing competing priorities. You will have significant skills and experience in providing acute clinical care and effectively managing risk, using the principles of least restrictive care.

Tasmania’s mental health reform is leading to an exciting expansion and redesign of services in the Hobart region. New services include integrated care hubs provided in collaboration with our community sector partners, drawing on the Safe Haven Café and Recovery College models, a dedicated short stay unit for those presenting to the Emergency Department and new community-based beds. We are enhancing our response to suicidal distress and acute needs, rolling out the Connecting with People approach, and launching a new acute care team. The reform will provide you with unprecedented flexibility in your career as a specialist mental health clinician.

  • As part of a multidisciplinary team delivering high quality mental health services in accordance with the primary health care principles, Departmental policy and direction, legal requirements, and relevant professional competencies, the Clinical Nurse Consultant - Navigator:
  • Undertakes a lead role in the coordination of patient flow across all inpatient units within the Mental Health Department (MHD) and links directly to broader patient flow for the hospital through the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Integration Operations Centre.
  • Provides expert advice and leadership within multidisciplinary teams providing pathway development, patient assessment, care coordination and implementation of planned transfers of care from the Emergency Department (ED), Mental Health Inpatient Unit, Mental Health Short Stay Unit, Mental Health Hospital in the Home, Mistral Place, and services external to RHH, that enables the right care in the right time and in the most appropriate clinical setting.
  • Undertakes a broad consultative role by initiating building and maintaining networks with clinical service providers including ED, all inpatient and community based Mental Health Services, Alcohol and Drug Services, Forensic Mental Health service, Community Service Providers and private and primary care providers.
  • Develops implements and evaluates evidence-based practices that promote safe efficient and effective provision of patient centred care.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse and possess specialist tertiary graduate or post graduate mental health/psychiatric nursing qualification; or completed, prior to the transfer of nurse education to the tertiary sector, and accredited hospital based program that lead to registration as a psychiatric nurse by the relevant nurse regulatory within Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the United Kingdom.

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

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

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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

Angela Hay
Nurse Unit Manager - Mental Health Inpatient Unit
(03) 6166 8802
[email protected]

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