Health Care Assistant (Casual Pool) (516559)

Department of Health
Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing
CMHW - MH & Statewide Services
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Health and Human Services (Tasmanian State Service) Award, General Stream, Health Services Officers, Level 5


$65,236 to $68,925 pro rata, per annum

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LGH Charles Street, Launceston

Job description:

Department of Health are seeking to expand their pool of casual Health Care Assistants. These roles will work on an as and when required basis within Mental Health Services - Northside.

The role:

  • Assist staff making and changing beds; toileting, showering or bathing for non-ambulatory, heavy or physically compromised patients.
  • Assist nursing staff in the High Dependency Unit (HDU) as required.
  • Participate in patient care and monitoring under the direct supervision of nursing staff.
  • Contribute to the accurate transmission of patient information by participation in daily handover meetings.
  • Maintain medical gas supplies.
  • Orient newly employed staff in local procedures, techniques and policies and assist with their familiarisation to Northside Mental Health Clinic.
  • Responsible for the evacuation of patients in the case of fire, gas leak or bomb threat as directed by the Unit’s Warden/s.

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

Details of Appointment

Fixed term, casual, shift-worker positions working as and when required, commencing from as soon as possible for 12 months.

*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.

Salary: $65,236 to $68,925 pro rata, per annum. Our Employer 11% superannuation contribution is on top of this amount.

  • Salary range is in accordance with Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2022


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
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

How to Apply

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

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application outlining 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.
  • 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.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

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

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

For more information (Contact Officer)

Caroline Bowkett

Nurse Unit Manager - Northside
0418 343 636

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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  1. Review the Statement of Duties and consider if you meet the requirements.
  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.