Assistant Director of Nursing - Workforce Planning and Development (526115)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 23, 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 an Assistant Director of Nursing - Workforce Planning and Development vacancy.

Please note this position is also being advertised as a Manager - Workforce Planning and Development (526115d) and only one position will be filled on merit


$120,894 per annum


Registered Nurse Grade 8 Level 2


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


This position can be based in either the North or South of the State.


  • Provide senior leadership, strategic direction, and high-level professional advice in relation to statewide workforce development, and education and training across the State.

  • Develop capability through strategic frameworks that reflect strategic workforce policy direction and that will meet the current and future needs of SMHS.

  • Develop and maintain productive networks with providers, educational institutions and other stakeholders to influence the development of education programs to effectively support the system for the delivery of future care needs.

  • Research, analyse and develop best practice policy to support education, training and workforce policy.

  • Lead and undertake projects for the development of statewide education, training and workforce policy, and which supports and enhances recruitment and retention strategies.

Essential Requirements

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

*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

  • Relevant post graduate qualification.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.

  • Significant clinical experience in one or more of the following service areas:
    • Mental Health Services
    • Forensic Mental Health Services
    • Alcohol and Drug Services
    • Correctional Primary Health Service

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) 526115 ADON - Workforce Planning and Development G8-2 (August 2021) HR.pdf
(image) 526115 ADON - Workforce Planning and Development G8-2 (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.

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For further information contact

Adie Gibbons
Clinical Executive Director - Statewide Mental Health Services
Phone: (03) 6777 4039

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