Community Mental Health Nurse (502839)

Department of Health
Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing
CMHW - MH & Statewide Services

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award/Registered Nurse, Grade 3-4
Employment Type: Full Time
Region: North West
Location:Level 4 Parkside, 1 Strahan St

The Team:

The Community Mental Health Nurse:

  • Consistent with ongoing experience strengthens health outcomes through the provision of safe quality, clinically appropriate nursing care in partnership with patients/clients, their families and other health professionals and community sector organisations within the defined community practice area. 

  • As part of a multidisciplinary team delivering high quality mental health services provides a specialist mental health service within the community setting for a designated client group, utilising evidence-based practices and recovery principles.

The Role:

Nursing Care

  • In collaboration with members of the healthcare team plan, implement and evaluates patient/client care.

  • Practice in accordance with the NMBA  codes and guidelines for registered nurses and midwives.

  • Acts as a Mental Health Officer when required.

  • Involve patients/clients and their families/significant others in the planning and implementation of care.

  • Contribute to the maintenance and promotion of a safe work environment.

  • Understand and adhere to relevant legislation, policies and procedures.

  • Maintain accurate and objective documentation.

Teamwork

  • Interact effectively with patients’/clients’ families and other health team members to facilitate the provision of optimum patient/client care.

  • Work effectively within a multidisciplinary team, contributing to a strong team approach through open communication and a positive supportive approach.

  • Actively contribute to the communication process, including attending and participating in team meetings.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Details of Appointment:

Permanent, full time, day work, position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing from 3 January 2023.

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

  • Applicants should note that, for a period of twelve months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

Location:

Mental Health Services - North West

Base Salary: $67,982 to $93,964 per annum + 10.5% superannuation

  • Access to the Grade 4 salary range $87,970 - $93,964 is subject to successful application for progression to Grade 4
  • Salary range is in accordance with Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service Agreement) 2019

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:

  • Post Graduate Allowance of up to 7.5% based on qualification type

  • Professional Development Allowance of up to $750 per annum

Eligibility:

Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

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

  • Current Driver’s Licence

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:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty
    5. serious traffic offences 

  2. Identification check

  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online.  Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.  This ensures important questions about you are answered. 

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please Note:

  • We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the Statement of Duties.
  • All 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 of two referees before applying.

For More Information

Kirsten Barton
Director of Nursing - Mental Health Services (N/NW)
(03) 6477 7803
kirsten.barton@ths.tas.gov.au

Important Information

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The Department of Health values workforce diversity and recognises the value each person offers which is shaped by their unique characteristics, background, experiences, knowledge, skills, values and perspectives.

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  2. Speak to the Contact Officer if you have any questions.
  3. Submit your application including any additional documents as specified in each individual job vacancy notice.