If you are ready for the next step to work and learn in a mental health environment, where:
prevention is everybody's business
we are building regional and other partnerships for health
we are building a sustainable health workforce
Then Spencer Clinic wants you!.
You will have the opportunity to work within a supported and experienced team whilst completing a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing).
Spencer Clinic Inpatient Unit is sited within the THS North West, Burnie Campus. We are a 19 Bed Acute Mental Health Unit which includes 3 High Care beds.
Burnie is in located the North West region of Tasmania and the gateway to some of Tasmania’s most beautiful natural places and you are never far away from spectacular coastline or towering wilderness. Tasmania offers an affordable lifestyle with fantastic properties in idyllic locations at a fraction of the cost compared to Australia’s capital cities. You are close to everything and the drive home from work is over in a few minutes, so you have a better work life balance – traffic jam is not a common term in Tasmania. Find out more about our beautiful state here:
You will be privileged to walk alongside our consumers, their friends and families in their recovery journey. Nurses working in mental health describe a real sense of ‘making a difference’ in their day to day work. No two days are the same in mental health. Some days may be structured with planned appointments or 1:1 time, others may involve responding to an emergency and thinking on your feet. We’ll make sure you’re fully inducted and welcomed into our team.
Benefits of working with Department of Health/Mental Heath
Work as part of a dynamic well-supported team that cares for all patient complexities
Ability to quickly escape to a rural or beachside setting
Opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge in Mental health nursing.
In accordance with Primary Health Care Principles, National Standards, Agency Directions, policies, legal requirements, and professional competencies the Registered Nurse will:
Utilise a problem solving approach and established nursing procedures in the delivery of direct nursing care.
Collaborate with other members of the health care team to ensure the delivery and evaluation of nursing care.
Complete the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing).
Provide nursing care within the scope of practice for a registered nurse and a beginning practitioner in Mental Health Nursing.
In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team provide clinical case management to a designated number of clients.
Using a primary health care focus, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care in conjunction with the client/patient /resident, family and other members of the health care team.
Utilise Australian and New Zealand College of Mental Health Nursing (ANZCMHN) inc. Standards for Mental Health Nursing as a guide for clinical practice in Mental Health settings.
Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.
Details of Appointment:
Fixed term, part time, shift work(fully rotational), position working 38 hours per fortnight, commencing from as soon as possible until 4 February 2025.
*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 part time vacancies.
Mental Health Services – North West
Base Salary: $69,835 to $96,428 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
Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:
Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse
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:
Conviction checks in the following areas:
crimes of violence
sex related offences
serious drug offences
crimes involving dishonesty
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.
Generic Post Graduate Nurse Rotation Mental Health G3-4 (December 2022) HR22 (7).pdf
Generic Post Graduate Nurse Rotation Mental Health G3-4 (December 2022) HR22 (6).docx
Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 22.pdf
Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 22.docx
How to Apply
Please note that our application process has changed. Refer to the application guide for information on the new application format.
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.
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
Nurse Unit Manager
(03) 6493 6458
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