Clinical Nurse Specialist - Consultation and Liaison (YMH)

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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Consultation and Liaison (YMH)

Job Description

Come and apply your skills, passion, and knowledge in making a positive difference in the lives of children and young people in the North West of Tasmania.

We are seeking passionate, dedicated, experienced registered nurses to provide clinical services to young people and their families/significant others.
You would be providing mental health clinical expertise, supportive advice and clinical care to young people and their families/significant others that present with complex mental health concerns in collaboration with mental health and paediatric services within the Emergency Department and inpatient facilities at the North West Regional Hospital.

This newly created role will provide treatment recommendations and specialist support to the Emergency Department staff, relevant inpatient unit staff, other health professionals and community support organisations as required and assist with clinical decision making and the planning, implementation and evaluation of care given to young people to facilitate a person centred and recovery focused approach.

Our Aim:
The Child and Youth Mental Health Service in Tasmania is growing! We are seeking passionate and dedicated clinicians to provide clinical services to children, young people and their families/significant others experiencing complex mental health concerns. These new positions will work alongside existing CAMHS services and have been developed as initiatives under the CAMHS reform program (Youth, Youth Forensic, Out of Home Care).

The Youth Mental Health Consultation Liaison Clinician will have a passion for providing a person-centred approach and working within a multidisciplinary team environment, providing high level clinical coordination.

  • A relocation package and support for international visa requirements may be available for successful applicants.
  • Leadership training is available and provided by the Tasmanian Health Service in partnership with University of Tasmania.

The Role Will Include:

  • Providing a specialist triage, crisis and clinical assessment service that supports right place, right time and right care principles to facilitate determined need, and undertaking high level assessments including development and implementation of care planning for designated clients.
  • Supporting the reduction of Emergency Department waiting times, admissions and early discharge to all inpatient wards or Youth Mental Health Hospital in The Home through the identification, negotiation and initiation of alternative appropriate and safe community-based supports, and where required completing 7-day follow up arrangements
  • Promoting a positive working culture by developing effective partnerships and exceptional working relationships with all stakeholders, both within the Agency and with external community service providers, and providing services that are person- centred, high quality, sustainable and responsive to ongoing quality improvement
  • Working with an amazing and diverse group of clinicians as part of the collaborative multidisciplinary team, including the provision of support and consultation to other team members as required

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

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The Department of Health offers wonderful career opportunities with a focus on career development and great work-life balance.

Our staff enjoy competitive salaries, great working conditions, generous leave arrangements and employee support services.

Position Features

  • Shift Work
  • 10-hour shifts – 10.00am – 8.00pm

Details of Appointment

Multiple permanent full time shift worker positions working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing 8 April 2024.

*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: $103,466 - $109,165 per annum. Our Employer 11% superannuation contribution is on top of this amount.

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 $500 per annum 
  • A multi-disciplinary allowance may also apply to this position
  • Salary range is in accordance with Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2022


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse and possess specialist tertiary graduate or post graduate mental health/psychiatric nursing qualifications; 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.
  2. Current Working with Children Registration

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Three or more years’ postgraduate clinical experience
  2. Holds, or is working towards, postgraduate qualifications relevant to the position
  3. Current Driver’s Licence

Apply online here:

For more information 

Kristy Jackson

Position: Acting Team Leader - Extended CAMHS NW
Phone: 03 6477 7300

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