Nurse Clinical Specialist-Forensic Mental Health Team


  • Mental Health Central Australia Region
  • Nurse 4 - Remuneration Package Range $127,689 - $137,065
  • Ongoing in Alice Springs

About the organisation

Health Careers & Opportunities in the Northern Territory

If you want your career to go places then join Department of Health in the Northern Territory. The challenges and opportunities in health and community care in the Territory are like no other in Australia, from remote Aboriginal health to tropical health and urban tertiary care. Continued investments in Aboriginal health, remote health, acute care and community services offer many opportunities for health professionals who want to be part of making a difference.

About the role

An opportunity exists for a suitably qualified Mental Health Nurse to fill the position of Nurse Clinical Specialist, Forensic Mental Health Team, Mental Health Central Australia Region (CAR).

The Nurse Clinical Specialist will undertake a case management role in a multidisciplinary team utilising prior extensive experience ideally in forensic mental health settings to conduct a range of assessments and provide therapeutic interventions and education on mental health issues to clients and prison staff. The role requires a strong cultural safety framework, a commitment to evidence based practice and experience working as an autonomous practitioner

Mental Health CAR delivers public mental health services through a number of interdependent specialist multi-disciplinary mental health teams based in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. This is a unique and rare opportunity in a highly-interested field within a positive and supportive team environment.

Nurse 4 - Remuneration Package Range $127,689 - $137,065 - Comprising salary $109,921 - $118,093, superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave. In addition to above Package Range; professional development/relocation allowances and salary sacrifice provisions apply.

Please note

Applicants should address the selection criteria and provide a current CV and contact details for 2 referees (preferably an email address). For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit our website.

Information on the Northern Territory and its great lifestyle is available here.

Note: The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice / Ochre Card (application forms available from SAFE NT @ and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.

Department of Health is a Smoke Free Workplace

Close date: 20 October 2022

Point of contact: 

Elenoa Lomani - Nurse Management Coordinator

(08) 8951 3126

Job reference: 24539


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