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Why Tasmania?

Living in North West Tasmania you will experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, world-renowned food and wine, wild and beautiful landscapes, a relaxed island lifestyle, and a fascinating history. We offer a very affordable lifestyle with fantastic properties in idyllic locations at a fraction of the cost compared to Australia’s capital cities. Living in Tasmania offers you access to prime organic produce, true farmers' markets, a multitude of food festivals and so much more.

The role:

We are seeking applications from Registered Nurses with experience in leadership and Palliative Care Services for the role of Nurse Unit Manager Specialist Palliative Care Service (SPCS)

The successful candidate will ensure the efficient and effective provision of care, based on clinical standards and best practice principles within a collaborative and multidisciplinary framework by coordinating the clinical, management, education and nursing research functions within... the SPCS.

They will lead and manage the coordination of overall patient/client care and will be responsible for managing the allocated human, material and financial resources for service delivery within the SPCS.

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

The Service

The North West Specialist Palliative Care Service is a community based consultative service, working across hospital, aged care and home settings. We are a diverse team, working across diverse communities and landscapes in northwest Tasmania. We service the main population centres of Devonport and Burnie, as well as taking in the rugged landscapes of the West Coast, King Island, Smithton and Sheffield.
• The multi-disciplinary team which consists of medical, nursing, allied health and administrative disciplines provide palliative care advice and support to health care providers across North West Tasmania
• The team work across diverse care environments including inpatient, community and Residential Aged Care Facilities - working closely with GP's, consultants, community nursing services, hospital staff and those working in aged care to ensure an integrated palliative approach with improved client and carer outcomes.
• The team manage the care of palliative clients and their families when complex symptom management and support is required.

Details of Appointment

Permanent, full-time, day worker position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as you are available to join our team.
• 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: $118,801 to $125,301 pro rata per annum. Our Employer 11% superannuation contribution is on top of this amount.

You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.

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
• Further range of conditions and entitlements in accordance with the Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service Agreement) 2023


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:
• Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:
• Relevant post graduate qualifications
• Current Drivers Licence

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:
• Conviction checks in the following areas:
• crimes of violence
• sex related offences
• serious drug offences
• crimes involving dishonesty
• Identification check
• Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:
• We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.
• All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
• Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties
• 502891 NUM - Specialist Palliative Care Service G7a (May 2024) CSU.pdf
• 502891 NUM - Specialist Palliative Care Service G7a (May 2024) CSU.docx

Applicant Guide
• Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 22.pdf
• Department of Health - Applicant Guide June 22.docx

For more information (Contact Officer)

Bronwyn Miles

Position: DON - Chronic, Complex & Community Services
Phone: 0448 980 688
E-mail: bronwyn.miles@ths.tas.gov.au

Important information

The email account you provide when submitting job applications will be used in correspondence to you. It is important that this is kept up to date and monitored regularly.

To update your email address (or contact number), log in to www.jobs.tas.gov.au and look for “Existing applicant login” where you can update your details

The Department of Health values workforce diversity and recognises the value each person offers which is shaped by their unique characteristics, background, experiences, knowledge, skills, values and perspectives
Burnie TAS Australia


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