Clinical Nurse Consultant - Clinical Lead (517881d)

  • 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.

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Clinical Nurse Consultant vacancy.

Please note this position is also being advertised as a Clinical Lead (517881d) and only one position will be filled on merit


$99,736 to $106,036 per annum

Please note that this position attracts a multidisciplinary allowance.


Registered Nurse Grade 6


Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award 2019

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

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


Level 2, Carruthers Building


  • Actively contribute to the clinical leadership and management of a multidisciplinary community mental health team to ensure the provision of a high quality, comprehensive, specialist mental health service to a designated population group within a specified regional area in accordance with the principles and goals specified in the Mental Health Services Strategic Plan, the associated model of care and relevant service policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Support the Team Leader by assuming a lead role in the oversight of designated clinical processes associated with the optimal operation of a community mental health team, including intake, crisis response, interim support, assertive case management and general team coordination.

  • Undertake the line and performance management of a designated group of staff within a specified community mental health team.

  • Promote compliance with the complete and timely collection of clinical data and designated Key Activity and Performance Indicators to accurately reflect service performance.

  • As a senior member of an individual service, participate in the ongoing development, implementation and evaluation of relevant mental health policies and procedures, including ensuring the active involvement of and consultation with key local stakeholders.

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.

*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.

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

  • A minimum of 3 years post graduate clinical experience in the context of a community mental health team.

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

Nicole Howard
Acting Team Leader – Registered Nurse (Hobart & Southern District and Glenorchy & Northern District)
Phone: (03) 6166 1161

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