Clinical Director - Community Mental Health Services (525604)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Oct 13, 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.

State-wide Mental Health Services is a leader and innovator for a unique corner of the health care industry. We provide a comprehensive suite of services across the areas of mental health, alcohol and drugs, forensic mental health and correctional primary health.

All our services work closely together to focus on delivering excellence in healthcare to achieve improved outcomes for our consumers, our workforce and the Tasmanian community.


A remuneration package comprising the Agreement base salary, relevant allowances and other entitlements will be negotiated with the successful applicant dependent on clinical experience and seniority.


Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1 to Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 in accordance with the Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019

  • Access to the Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner salary range is subject to the successful applicant satisfying the criteria for Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Levels 1, 2 and 3 as described in the Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Award.


Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Fixed term full-time day work (with on-call), working 76 hours per fortnight commencing 6 December 2021 until 30 June 2023.


Community, Mental Health and Wellbeing – 175 Collins Street Hobart


As a part of a multidisciplinary Statewide Mental Health Service delivering high quality mental health care and, in accordance with Statewide Mental Health Services (SMHS) principles, National Mental Health Standards, Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies, the Clinical Director - Community Mental Health Services will:

Provide a high level of strategic leadership and clinical direction across a designated number of business units, ensuring the highest standards of service delivery are achieved in accordance with departmental policy directions, service standards and financial targets.

Provide the Executive Director - SMHS, Medical Director - SMHS, Group Director - MHS South, Group Director - Reform and the SMHS Executive with high quality and authoritative advice on a range of clinical, administrative, reform related and governance matters.

Ensure provision of an integrated and comprehensive mental health service, with an overall focus on hospital avoidance.

Ensure the key recommendations of the Integration Taskforce and the linked Tasmanian Mental Health Services Reform Program are operationalised, with a primary focus on the Acute Care Streams and Continuing Care Streams within Mental Health Services South.

Essential Requirements

Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty

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 of any new criminal convictions and/or if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Appropriate post-graduate qualifications.

Pre-employment Conditions:

It is the Employee’s responsibility to notify an Employer of any new criminal convictions during the course of their employment with the Department.

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

Download the Statement of Duties and Associated Documents

(image) 525604 Clinical Director - Community Mental Health Services SMP1-11 (October 2021) HR (1).pdf

(image) 525604 Clinical Director - Community Mental Health Services SMP1-11 (October 2021) HR.docx

(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.pdf

(image) Department of Health - Applicant Guide July 2021.docx

What do I submit with my application?

Please ensure your application includes:

  • A current CV
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria
  • Qualifications

How do I submit my application?

Online applications are preferred as this ensures you answer important questions about yourself. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, add or upload your selection criteria responses, CV and supporting documents. Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so ensure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

Please do not send hard copy applications to the contact person.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications submitted by an Agency on behalf of an applicant will be considered for this vacancy.

For more information contact:

Dr Ben-sion Elijah
Medical Director
Community, Mental Health and Wellbeing
Phone: (03) 6777 4039

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