Post Graduate Nurse Rotation Mental Health


If you are ready for the next step to work and learn in a mental health environment, where:

  • Prevention is everybody's business
  • We are building regional and other partnerships for health
  • We are building a sustainable health workforce

Then Spencer Clinic wants you!

You will have the opportunity to work within a supported and experienced team whilst completing a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing). 

About the organisation

Spencer Clinic Inpatient Unit is sited within the THS North West, Burnie Campus. We are a 19 Bed Acute Mental Health Unit which includes 3 High Care beds.

Burnie is in located the North West region of Tasmania and the gateway to some of Tasmania’s most beautiful natural places and you are never far away from spectacular coastline or towering wilderness. Tasmania offers an affordable lifestyle with fantastic properties in idyllic locations at a fraction of the cost compared to Australia’s capital cities. You are close to everything and the drive home from work is over in a few minutes, so you have a better work life balance – traffic jam is not a common term in Tasmania. Find out more about our beautiful state here:

You will be privileged to walk alongside our consumers, their friends and families in their recovery journey. Nurses working in mental health describe a real sense of ‘making a difference’ in their day to day work. No two days are the same in mental health. Some days may be structured with planned appointments or 1:1 time, others may involve responding to an emergency and thinking on your feet. We’ll make sure you’re fully inducted and welcomed into our team.

About the role

In accordance with Primary Health Care Principles, National Standards, Agency Directions, policies, legal requirements, and professional competencies the Registered Nurse will:

  • Utilise a problem solving approach and established nursing procedures in the delivery of direct nursing care.
  • Collaborate with other members of the health care team to ensure the delivery and evaluation of nursing care.
  • Complete the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing).

Details of the role

Fixed term, part time, shift work (fully rotational), position working 38 hours per fortnight, commencing from and soon as possible until 30 June 2024
*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

  • 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 part time vacancies.

Mental Health Services – North West

Base Salary: $67,982 to $93,964 pro rata per annum + 10.5% superannuation

  • Access to the Grade 4 salary range $87,970 - $93,964 is subject to successful application for progression to Grade 4
  • Salary range is in accordance with Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service Agreement) 2019

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:

  • Post Graduate Allowance of up to 7.5% based on qualification type
  • Professional Development Allowance of up to $750 per annum

Benefits of working with the organisation

  • Work as part of a dynamic well-supported team that cares for all patient complexities
  • Ability to quickly escape to a rural or beachside setting
  • Opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge in Mental health nursing.

Please note

Eligibility of position - Enrolment in a post-graduate mental health nursing course or Acceptance as a student in the relevant diploma or certificate program.

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

Close date: 4 December 2022

Point of contact: 

Angela Gordon - Nurse Unit Manager
(03) 6493 6458


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