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Registered Nurse - Community (503034)

Department of Health
Hospitals North / North West
Primary Health North West

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award/Registered Nurse, Grade 3-4
Employment Type: Part Time
Region: North West
Location:Community Health Smithton

Following an announcement by the Tasmanian Government, a Public Health Direction was issued on 10 September 2021 requiring that all Health Workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care. 

Applicants for any position within the Department of Health must be prepared to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.

The Role:

The Registered Nurse – Community:

  • Consistent with ongoing experience strengthens health outcomes through the provision of safe quality, clinically appropriate nursing care in partnership with patients/clients, their families and other health professionals within the defined community practice area. 

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for a full list of the duties. 

The Hospital:

Smithton District Hospital (SDH) and Community Health Centre is small sized sub-acute public hospital located in Smithton Tasmania. It services the whole Circular Head region with a catchment population of 8000 people. 

The Hospital has 12 subacute beds accommodating general medicine, post-acute, palliative and end of life care. We have a 3-bay emergency first response unit staffed by nurses and General Practitioners who are contracted to provide on call medical services.

Smithton Community Nursing provide a 7 day a week service to clients in their own home plus a clinic service.

Details of Appointment

Permanent Part Time Shift-Worker position working 32 hours per fortnight

Salary: $66,421-$91,807 pro-rata per annum + 10% superannuation + access to salary packaging

  • Access to the Grade 4 salary range $85,950 - $91,807 is subject to successful application for progression to Grade 4
  • Salary range is in accordance with the Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2019 
  • 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.

Eligibility:

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. 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:
  • crimes of violence
  • sex related offences
  • serious drug offences
  • crimes involving dishonesty
  • serious traffic offences 
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

*  as required by CHSP, occupants of this role are required to undertake a conviction check assessment every three years.

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.

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

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.

Please Note:

  • 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 (Contact Officer)

Sharan McLaren 

Phone: 64789514
Position: Director of Nursing - Smithton District Hospital
E-mail: sharan.mclaren@ths.tas.gov.au

Important Information

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To update your email address (or contact number), log in to www.jobs.tas.gov.au and look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details

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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  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.