Nurse Unit Manager - Y-HiTH (529785)

Department of Health
Community, Mental Health & Wellbeing
CMHW - MH & Statewide Services
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Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award, Registered Nurse, Grade 7a

Employment type:

Full Time


North West


21-23 Stewart St, Devonport

Job description:

An exciting opportunity to help lead our new Youth Mental Health Hospital in the Home service!

Youth Mental Health Hospital in the Home

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families? Would you like to work in a dynamic multidisciplinary team, providing intensive mental health care within a young person’s home? Then come and help lead our new Youth Mental Health Hospital in the Home (Y-HiTH) service!

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Youth Hospital in The Home (Y-HiTH) is a new service for the North West region, based in Devonport.

Our aim is to support young people (16 to 24 years old) who may be experiencing an acute episode of mental illness to receive treatment in their home and within the community, rather than being admitted to an inpatient mental health unit, or as part of a discharge plan from hospital.

The Y-HiTH team will work with the young person and their family/significant others to develop an individual treatment plan that supports their recovery. With multiple home visits occurring everyday and additional support via telephone and telehealth, young people will receive comparable treatment from Y-HiTH as they would from an inpatient admission.

The Nurse Unit Manager – Y-HiTH works autonomously with the Y-HiTH program under the general direction of the Team Leader to provide direction and leadership to the Y-HiTH program.

The Role

  1. Lead and manage the coordination of patient care within the Y-HiTH program in accordance with best practice principles within a collaborative multidisciplinary framework.
  2. Provide leadership in contemporary nursing practice and promote an environment conducive to innovation and change.
  3. Manage the financial, physical and human resources of the Y-HiTH program to achieve agreed service outcomes within the allocated budget.
  4. Monitor, manage and report on the performance and activity levels of the Y-HiTH program.
  5. Monitor and manage staff performance and development.

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

Position Features

Hospital in the Home (HiTH) services are highly mobile outreach teams providing treatment in the consumer’s home.

Details of Appointment

Permanent full time day worker position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.

*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: $118,801 - $125,301 per annum. Our Employer 11% superannuation contribution is on top of this amount.

You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible. 

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 
  • Salary range is in accordance with Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2023


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse
  2. Working with Children Registration

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Specialist postgraduate qualification (or working towards) relevant to the role
  2. 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
  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 

Dion Butler

Position: Team Leader, Extended CAMHS North West
Phone: 0412 364 453


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