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Associate Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM) - Psychiatry (524398)

Tasmanian Health Service
Tasmanian Hlth Service - Southern Region
THS - South - MH & Statewide Services

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:RNur and or RMid Grd 5 Yr 1
Employment Type: Multiple FTE - F/T & P/Tpos
Region: South
Location:Royal Hobart Hospital

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Associate Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM) vacancy within the department of Psychiatry (Multiple Vacancies)


$86,186 to $90,191 pro-rata per annum

Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful applicant.

in accordance with the Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service Agreement) 2016


Registered Nurse Grade 5


Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Fixed term, full-time and part-time shift work, working up to 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.


Department of Psychiatry - Royal Hobart Hospital


The Department of Health, Tasmanian Health Services, seeks to appoint Assistant Nurse Unit Manager's to a new Team delivering a twelve (12) bed Mental Health Hospital InThe Home (MHHITH) Service. The Assistant Nurse Unit Manager assists the Nurse Manger to coordinate the shift, provided clinical leadership to other staff and will be responsible for the assessment, treatment and care provided to consumers of service in the delivery of intensive home based care following principles of person centred, recovery orientated and trauma informed practice.

The new Team will include Medical, Nursing, Allied Health, Peer Workers and administrative support.
The Team will be a virtual ward of the Royal Hobart Hospital with direct links to the Department of Psychiatry, Emergency Department and Adult Community Mental Health Teams and as such is part of Statewide Mental Health Services – South.
The Service will operate seven days a week.

Hobart is one hour by air from mainland Australia, and offers all the benefits of a major metropolitan city but with a relaxed and laid back lifestyle in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Rediscover the joys of connecting with community and your environment.

Affordable real estate, excellent education and career opportunities for families and partners, fresh air, spectacular scenery, world renowned food and wine and outstanding sporting and recreational activity…If these attributes appeal to you then talk to us.

The ANUM is an experienced nurse who, within the defined area of practice:

  • Works in partnership with the Nurse Manager (NM) – MHHITH and other senior staff,
    to ensure the efficient and effective provision of care based on best practice principles
    within a collaborative and multidisciplinary framework.
  • Assists the NM with the planning and management of staff and resources and provides
    operational leadership through the coordination of the day to day patient care activities,
    including patient flow.
  • Coordinates and provides intensive home based care to all consumers of the service,
    which includes comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments, active, therapeutic
    engagement, monitoring and review of mental state and response to treatments, ongoing
    psychotherapeutic work using arrange of modalities and techniques, within a MultiDisciplinary
    Team (MDT).
  • Participate in the development and revision of organisational documentation and policies
    and procedures relating to nursing based best practice and the model care.

Essential Requirements

  • 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:

1.  Conviction checks in the following areas:

a)  Crimes of Violence
b)  Sex Related Offences
c)  Serious Drug Offences
d)  Crimes involving dishonesty
2.  Identification check
3.  Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Holds or is working towards relevant post graduate qualifications.

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

Download File 524398 ANUM - Psychiatry G5 (January 2019) HPRNL.pdf
Download File 524398 ANUM - Psychiatry G5 (January 2019) HPRNL.docx
Download File Applicant Guide.pdf
Download File Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online.  Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.
Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered. 

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume.  Please note that 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 for two referees before applying.

For further information contact

Vicki Polanowski
Team Leader - Adult Community Mental Health (Eastern Districts)
Phone: (03) 6166 0834

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