School Nurse (Support School) - School Health Nurse Program - 970378

Department for Education, Children and Young People
Schools and Early Years
School Health Nurse Program
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Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Award - Nurse Grade 4


$96,558 to $102,908 per annum

Employment type:

Permanent, flexible, Permanent, full-time


North West

Job description:

Opportunity to support schools to create a physical and social environment that promotes health and wellbeing

This is a Department built entirely for children and young people and their communities.  Our ultimate goal is to work together to ensure that every child and young person in Tasmania is known, safe, well and learning. The child is at the centre of everything we do and the way we do it.

About the role

You will use your skills to provide specialist school nursing services for students with disabilities and complex health needs and their families within the Support School setting. You will work in partnership with students, families and carers together with the wider community and other agencies to meet health, development and safety needs. You will be welcomed into a highly supportive team-based environment and have opportunities to contribute to achieving the wider goals of the School Health Nurse Program. This might include active involvement in clinical education, clinical management, safety and quality and practice development.

Our values of Connection, Courage, Growth, Respect, Responsibility represent the foundation of our Department’s culture and guide us in all that we do to ensure Bright lives. Positive futures. for every child and young person in Tasmania.

We bring our values to life through our everyday behaviours and actions.  

Period of Appointment:    Permanent - ASAP Start date

Hours per fortnight:    Up to 76 hours per fortnight

Salary: $96,558-$102,908 (per annum pro rata) +11.5% superannuation

Starting salary may be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Relocation assistance: Talk to us about how we can support your relocation to North West Tasmania.

What we offer

We will support your career and professional development, offering you:

  • Opportunity to work with children and young people with a diverse range of health and wellbeing needs.
  • Clinical support and mentoring tailored to meet your needs.
  • Autonomy to manage your workload and address the needs in your school.
  • Access to resources to develop and implement programs in your school. 
  • A wide range of professional learning opportunities including regular discipline specific and interprofessional conferences.
  • Generous professional development allowance.

Additional benefits include:

  • Generous leave entitlements including State Service Accumulated Leave Scheme, additional provisional leave between Christmas and New Year period and the option to purchase additional leave 
  • Novated vehicle leasing

Essential Requirements

  • Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • Current Tasmanian Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (Registration Status - Employment).

The Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013 requires persons undertaking work in a regulated activity to be registered. A regulated activity is a child related service or activity defined in the Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Regulations 2014. This registration must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of this may be checked at any time during employment.

Desirable Requirements

  • Relevant postgraduate health qualification or other postgraduate Paediatric qualification.
  • Current drivers licence.

Download the Statement of Duties and a guide to assist with your application:

Statement of Duties

Information for Applicants

How to apply

Applications should be made via the Apply Now button and submitted online by 11.30pm AEDT on the advertised closing date.

Your application should include:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria (detailed in the Statement of Duties)
  • A resume that includes relevant personal details and work history.  

Please Note: 

  • It is important to provide a comprehensive resume.
  • Make sure you have the contact details of two referees, including a recent manager, as this information is submitted in your online application.  
  • The cost associated with obtaining Tasmanian Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (Registration Status - Employment) is your responsibility.

For more information:

Name: Ann Bingham

Title:  Nurse Manager - School Health Nurse Program

Phone: 0438 956 341 


You can also visit our web site for further information about working with us. 

Should you have any difficulties regarding applying for this vacancy online, please contact Department for Education, Children and Young People, HR Recruitment and Employment via phone +61 3 6165 6285 or email

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