Department of Health
Mental Health Short Stay Unit
Royal Hobart Hospital

  • Do you have experience in acute or emergency healthcare?
  • Do you possess excellent specialist assessment skills?
  • Have an interest in providing positive leadership?

We are recruiting Mental Health Nurses for an exciting expansion and redesign of Mental Health Services in the Hobart region. New services include integrated care hubs provided in collaboration with our community sector partners, and a dedicated short stay unit for those presenting to the Emergency Department. The new Mental Health Short Stay Unit provides specialised care in an acute mental health setting. We will be rolling out the Connecting with People approach, and launching a new acute care team, including nurses and other health care professionals. There are multiple positions across the new ward to be filled.

Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, offers a high standard of living and an exceptional quality of life where you are never more than ten minutes away from a breath-taking coastline, national park or award-winning restaurant or bar. Whether you are a young single looking to hike some world class trails and enjoy the arts and wine scene or a family seeking a sense of community, short commutes, and fresh clean air, Hobart is for you.

Location:  Mental Health Short Stay Unit – Royal Hobart Hospital

We offer:

  • Salary packaging including meal entertainment and novated leasing
  • Generous shift penalty rates
  • Post-graduate allowances
  • Family friendly workplace

Period of Employment:  Permanent, full time and part time, shift work (fully rotational), working up to 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.
Please note that there are multiple positions available and part time hours may be considered.

The Role:
The Clinical Nurse Specialist – Mental Health Short Stay Unit (MHSSU):

  • Works in conjunction with unit staff, the Mental Health Inpatient Unit, the Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department (ED), Alcohol and Drug Services and Community Mental Health Services to deliver improved outcomes for MHSSU clients and individuals presenting to the ED with mental illness and requiring specialist assessment.
  • Is a clinical expert who acts as a specialist resource for nursing, medical and allied health staff involved in the management of patients with mental health concerns, including those with concurrent alcohol or drug use issues.
  • Will support and contribute to the reform directions outlined in the Rethink Mental Health Plan, The Tasmanian Mental Health Reform Program and relevant other strategic initiatives.

To apply for this role, please go to www.jobs.tas.gov.au. Please click the blue Apply Now button to submit your application.  Applicants are asked to address the selection criteria within the Statement of Duties.

Closing Date for Applications: 21 March 2021
Name of Contact Person: Sharmayne Batt
Telephone Number of Contact Person: (03) 6166 0825