Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) - Acute Medical Services (518590)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 14, 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.


$131,039 per annum


Registered Nurse Grade 8 Level 4


Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award 2019

Period of Employment

Fixed term, full-time, day work (with on-call), working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible until the 30 Jun 2022.


Royal Hobart Hospital – Acute Medical Services


The Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) – Acute Medical Services provides effective leadership and management to achieve the defined objectives of the Acute Medical stream and will:

  • Provide the Nursing Director – Acute Medical with high quality and authoritative advice and support.

  • Provide a high level of operational leadership and direction, ensuring resources are efficiently utilised and services are effectively integrated within Acute Medical Services, ensuring the highest standards of service delivery are achieved in accordance with hospital policy, directions, service standards and financial performance targets.

  • Achieve quality patient outcomes by ensuring the integration of Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Safety and Quality, Learning and Research and service redesign priorities into the day to day operations of their area, including the development of integrated multidisciplinary models of care and patient focused pathways across sectors, agencies and divisions are integrated and will streamline patient care and optimise patient outcomes and experience.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse

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

  • Holds a relevant postgraduate 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 vacancies.

518590 ADON - Acute Medical Services G8,4 (September 2021) HR (2).pdf,
518590 ADON - Acute Medical Services G8,4 (September 2021) HR.docx
Applicant Guide.pdf
Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

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For further information contact

Katrina Hodge
Nursing Director - Acute Medical Services
(03) 6166 6002

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