Clinical Nurse Specialist - Adult and Community Mental Health (514823)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 8, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

Following an announcement by the Tasmanian Government, a Public Health Direction was issued on 10 September 2021 requiring that all Health Workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.

Applicants for any position within the Department of Health must be prepared to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.


$92,321 to $97,577 per annum


Registered Nurse Grade 5


Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full-time, day work, working 76 hours per commencing as soon as possible until 30 June 2022.

Please note that part time hours may be considered.

Please also note that this process may be used to fill fixed term and casual opportunities as they arise.


Adult Community Mental Health Services North


  • Provides clinical expertise in contemporary nursing practice within Adult and Community Mental Health setting, promoting professional standards of practice and an environment conducive to innovation and change that promotes best practice and meets established accreditation standards of practice.

  • Maintain and display advanced clinical practice skills within the Adult and Community Mental Health Service and act as a resource person to other members of the multidisciplinary team in the management of complex clinical issues.

  • Undertake the provision of recovery focused specialist mental health assessments and assertive case management, using recognised assessment methods and evidence based interventions, for a designated number of clients within the community setting.

  • As a senior member of the multidisciplinary team, lead multidisciplinary team review of clients, including supporting staff to develop, monitor and evaluate clinical outcome measures.

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 by the relevant nurse regulatory authority within Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the United Kingdom.

  • Current Driver’s Licence.

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

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, community psychiatric nursing experience and/or is credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse by the Australian and New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses Inc. or equivalent.

  • Holds or is working towards relevant tertiary qualifications.

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 vacancies.

(image) Generic Clinical Nurse Specialist - ACMH (South, North) G5 (August 2021) HR.pdf
(image) Generic Clinical Nurse Specialist - ACMH (South, North) G5 (August 2021) HR.docx
(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

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For further information contact

Tessa Oldfield
Team Leader - Adult and Older Persons Community Mental Health Services
Phone: (03) 6777 4750

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