Allied Health -Triage MHS Acute Care Stream (526227d) - North

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 29, 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 Allied Health - Triage MHS Acute Care Stream vacancy.

Please note this position is also being advertised as a Clinical Nurse Consultant - Triage MHS Acute Care Stream (526227) and only one position will be filled on merit.


$109,108 to $116,218 per annum

Please note that access to the progression point of Year 4Q salary of $116,218 is subject to successful completion of a relevant Master’s Degree as with Clause 10 of the Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019


Allied Health Professional Level 4


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible

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


Mental Health Services North


  • Day to day oversight of a regional triage service and all liked staffing and physical resources.

  • Provide comprehensive triage services of all office hours contacts and referrals to the ACS to determine the nature and appropriateness of the same, formulate an initial service response and set timeframes for management.

  • Deliver assertive, comprehensive community-based mental health triage services which includes conducting comprehensive triage assessments, mental state examinations, risk assessments, formulating initial management plans, delivering brief psychotherapeutic interventions, psychoeducation and facilitating appropriate, timely ongoing internal and external referrals as required.

  • Proactively participate in multidisciplinary team meetings and deliver comprehensive and effective handovers of all referrals to the ACS, CCS and, as required CAMHS and OPMHS streams.

  • Ensure the development and maintenance of effective relationships and communication channels with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, to promote timely and seamless access to specialist services and transfers of care.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia; or

  • Degree in Social Work giving eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers; or

  • Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia

  • 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

  • Holds or is working towards relevant post graduate qualifications in Mental Health

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) 526227d, 526228d, 525612d Allied Health - Triage MHS Acute Care Stream HP04 (Sept 2021) HR.pdf
(image) 526227, 526228, 525612 Clinical Nurse Consultant - Triage MHS ACS G6 (Sept 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
A/Team Leader, Senior Social Worker
Phone: (03) 6336 2376

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