Clinical Nurse Specialist - Court Liaison Officer (North West) (526164)

 
  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jul 20, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (North West) vacancy.

Please note this position is also being advertised as a Court Liaison Officer (North West) (526164d) and only one position will be filled on merit

Salary

$92,321 to $97,577 per annum

Please note, this position attracts a 6.5% Correctional Health Service allowance.

Classification

Registered Nurse Grade 5

Award

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.

Location

Reece House, Mount Street, Burnie

Duties

As part of a multidisciplinary team delivering high quality forensic mental health services and in accordance with the Mental Health Services Strategic Plan, Mental Health Service principles, National Mental Health Standards, Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies, the Court Liaison Officer will:

  • Provide assessment, intervention and referral services to individuals at the beginning of the criminal justice system.

  • Provide specialist liaison and consultation about mental health matters and management of associated problems to Magistrates, Solicitors, Police and Community Corrections staff at the Courts.

  • Provide specialist clinical mental health assessment to those persons identified within the Justice system as having or who may have a mental health problem.

  • Provide high-level written reports to the Courts.

  • Liaise with other government and non-government agencies to formulate appropriate interventions that are acceptable to the Court and the client.

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, an accredited hospital based program that lead to registration as a psychiatric nurse by the relevant nurse regulatory authority 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

  • 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) 526164 CNS - Court Liaison Officer (NW) G5 (July 2021) HR.pdf
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(image) Applicant Guide.pdf
(image) Applicant Guide.docx

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.

Important information

The email account you provide when making job applications will be used in correspondence to you. It is important that this is kept up to date and monitored regularly.

To update your email address (or contact number), log in to www.jobs.tas.gov.au and look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details.

For further information contact

Scott Beswick
Manager – Community Forensic Mental Health Services
Phone: (03) 6777 1204
Email: [email protected]

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