First listed on: 18 April 2024

The Department of Health are seeking a highly self-motivated Director of Nursing to join the Metal Heath Services. 

The role:

The Director of Nursing - Mental Health Services South is a senior manager and lead clinician who in combination with relevant staff will:

  • Facilitate the optimal operation of Mental Health Services South.
  • Provide clinical and managerial direction to all clinical staff across Mental Health Services South.
  • Provide high level advice and support to the Nursing Director - Group Director and relevant senior staff in relation to clinical standards, education and training and the management of significant day to day clinical and service related issues.
  • Be responsible and accountable for strategic advice regarding the provision of nursing services, nursing professional issues and standards of nursing care across Mental Health Services South.
  • Facilitate the development and maintenance of active partnerships with a range of key internal and external stakeholders to optimise overall sector integration and client outcomes.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

The team:

  • Provides operational and clinical support to all mangers and senior clinical staff for allocated areas within Adult Mental health Services South.
  • Includes Mental Health Department – RHH and outlying centres such as Millbrook Rise.
  • Reports to Group Director Mental Health South.

Details of Appointment

Permanent full time, day worker (with on-call) position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.

*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 full time and part time vacancies.

Salary: $155,227 per annum. Our Employer 11% superannuation contribution is on top of this amount.

Salary range is in accordance with Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2023


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse and possess specialist tertiary graduate or post graduate mental health/psychiatric nursing qualification; or completed, prior to the transfer of nurse education to the tertiary sector, an accredited hospital based program that lead to registration as a psychiatric nurse by the relevant nurse regulatory authority within Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the United Kingdom

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Current Driver's Licence
  2. Holds or is working towards relevant tertiary qualifications

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
       2. Identification check
       3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

For more information (Contact Officer)

Vicki Polanowski

Position: Nursing Director - Group Director MHS Southern Region

Phone: 0408 125 912

Please apply using this link -


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