Clinical Nurse Specialist - CAMHS (502814d)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Oct 5, 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 Specialist – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services vacancy.

Please note this position is also being advertised as an Allied Health Professional – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (502814) and only one position will be filled on merit.

Please also note this advertisement meets the minimum requirements for sponsorship as determined by Department of Home Affairs. We encourage oversees applicants who meet the requirements to apply.


$92,321 to $97,577 per annum


Registered Nurse Grade 5


Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service Award)

Period of Employment

Permanent, full time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing 27 September 2021.

Please note that part time hours may be considered

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


Mental Health Services- North West


As part of a multidisciplinary team delivering high quality mental health services in accordance with the Mental Health Services Strategic Plan, Mental Health Service principles, National Mental Health Standards, Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies, the Clinical Nurse Specialist will:

  • Undertake the delivery of specialist services to clients of Child and Adolescents Mental Health Services (CAMHS) based on best practice principles and within a collaborative and multidisciplinary framework and promotes community awareness in relation to mental health.

  • Provide clinical leadership and expert knowledge in all aspects of primary health care, utilising an advanced clinical practice framework for the management of clients with complex mental health needs within the designated area of practice.

  • Develop, implement, coordinate and evaluate programs and activities to improve client outcomes within the multidisciplinary team.

  • Undertake the provision of specialist mental health assessment and case management of children and adolescents up to the age of 18 years, using recognised assessment methods and evidence-based interventions and if necessary, refer clients to appropriate agencies.

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 Tasmanian Working with Children Registration

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

  • Current Driver’s Licence.

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) Generic Clinical Nurse Specialist - CAMHS NW G5 (September 2021) WWCT HR.pdf
(image) Generic Clinical Nurse Specialist - CAMHS NW G5 (September 2021) WWCT 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

Sue Nesham
Team Leader – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Phone: (03) 6477 7300

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