Nursing Director - Group Director MHS Southern Region (504996d)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jun 11, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Nursing Director– Mental Health Service Southern Region vacancy.

Please note this position is also being advertised as a Group Director - Mental Health Service Southern Region (504996) and only one position will be filled on merit.


$140,178 to $141,713 per annum


Registered Nurse Grade 9, Level 1


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.


2 Terry Street, Glenorchy


As a member of the Statewide Mental Health Service (SMHS) Executive team, the Nursing Director - Mental Health Services Southern Region (Nursing Director) in conjunction with the Statewide Specialty Director/s, has operational management responsibility and accountability for the following statewide group services:

  • Adult Mental Health Services

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

  • Older Persons Mental Health Services (OPMHS)

In this role, you will:

  • In partnership with the Statewide Speciality Directors be accountable for the performance of the group services against an agreed annual plan that includes targets for service delivery, financial performance, human resources, information management and asset management.
  • Contribute as part of the SMHS Executive team to ensure that there is a collaborative and integrated approach to service delivery of MHS across the state to maximise resource utilisation and improve access to services.

  • Provide high-level management and leadership to the group services including the coordination of human, physical and financial resources, and quality improvement strategies.

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 qualification; 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 regulatory authority within Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom or Canada.

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

  • 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.

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(image) Applicant Guide.pdf
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How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.
Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, 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 for two referees before applying.

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For further information contact

Adie Gibbons
Clinical Executive Director - Statewide Mental Health Services
Phone: (03) 6777 4039
Email: [email protected]

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