Clinical Nurse Specialist - Tasmanian Health Service, Community Rapid Response Service (North West)

Tasmanian Health Service

Location: North West Tasmania       Occupation: Nursing and Midwifery       Position Type: Full Time      

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking dynamic, innovative and motivated experienced Registered Nurses to undertake the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist in North West Tasmania at Hellyer CHN, Burnie and Mersey-Leven CHN, Devonport. Multiple Fixed-Term, Full Time and Part Time shift-worker positions working up to 76 hours per fortnight until June 2021. Shifts will be predominantly weekday evenings and shift-work weekends. Positions are available at Hellyer Community Health Nursing (CHN), Burnie Community Health Centre and Mersey-Leven CHN, Devonport Community Health Centre.

The Position

Focus of Duties:

The Clinical Nurse Specialist - Community Rapid Response Service (CNS):

• Is responsible for clinical leadership in the development, provision and evaluation of the

Community Rapid Response Service (ComRRS) in the North West (NW) Community

Health Nursing Service that ensures optimal patient/client/family and community outcomes,

under the supervision of the Nurse Unit Manager, Nurse Practitioner and CNC.

• Provides nursing expertise, case coordination, nursing management and education in the

field of chronic/complex care to the ComRRS team, community nurses and to people in

their homes, referred to ComRRS.

• Provides expertise and support in the management and care of people with illness, injury or

exacerbation of a chronic health condition, within the community.

• In the absence of the Nurse Practitioner and CNC, is responsible for clinical leadership,

decision making and care planning, within their scope of practice and experience, and in

partnership with the person’s General Practitioner (GP).

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse
  • 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:

a) crimes of violence

b) sex related offences

c) serious drug offences

d) crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

Post Graduate qualification in Community Nursing or working towards a relevant postgraduate qualification.

The Organisation

Group and Unit: Tasmanian Health Service (THS) – North West

Reports To: Team Leader, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

What's on offer?

The Department of Health and Tasmanian Health Service (THS) are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of patients, clients.

What we offer to staff-

  • Flexible work/life balance
  • Attractive Salary package
  • Access to salary packaging and salary sacrifice options
  • A collaborative and supportive team environment
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

Application Instructions

Closing Date for this job is 8 Sept 2019

Apply here –

All applicants must address selection criteria along with a copy of a current CV and cover letter

For more information, contact -

Tammy Schmidt

Phone: 0436 847 458

Position: Nurse Practitioner - Community Rapid Response


Date advertised: Wednesday 14th August 2019
North West Tasmania

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