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Registered Nurse (514646)


Posted: 14 Apr 2022

Location: Latrobe TAS

We are seeking Nurses who not only are clinically sound, but also value the human interactions that build the core meaning of what it is to care for people.

In accor­dance with Tas­man­ian Pub­lic Health Direc­tions, Health Work­ers must be ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed against COVID-19 pri­or to 8 Jan­u­ary 2022. Appli­cants are advised that the Pub­lic Health Direc­tion applies to all employ­ees of the Depart­ment of Health. This step is crit­i­cal in pro­tect­ing both our health work­force and vul­ner­a­ble Tas­ma­ni­ans in our care.

Our Per­fect Candidate:

We are seek­ing Nurs­es who not only are clin­i­cal­ly sound, but also val­ue the human inter­ac­tions that build the core mean­ing of what it is to care for peo­ple. We are seek­ing pro­fes­sion­al, ded­i­cat­ed, com­pas­sion­ate, and empath­ic appli­cants who will take time in their day to con­nect with patients while they are at their most vul­ner­a­ble. This will ensure that every patient jour­ney reflects safe­ty, respect and professionalism.

The key skills we are look­ing for include:

  • Pro­vide advice, care, and sup­port to patients with­in your area of expertise
  • Show ini­tia­tive, being adapt­able and able to respond and adjust eas­i­ly to change
  • Resilience, per­se­ver­ing to achieve your goals in the face of obsta­cles and remain­ing calm and in con­trol under pressure
  • Be ready to be part of build­ing great teams that work well together

Our Hos­pi­tal:

The Mersey Com­mu­ni­ty Hos­pi­tal, Latrobe has 95 beds and offers gen­er­al and spe­cial­ist health ser­vices includ­ing 24 hour emer­gency depart­ment, gen­er­al med­i­cine, day surgery and endoscopy, reha­bil­i­ta­tion, pal­lia­tive care and day oncol­o­gy ser­vices along with a vari­ety of spe­cial­ist clin­ics. Mersey Com­mu­ni­ty Hos­pi­tal is a ded­i­cat­ed elec­tive surgery cen­tre and pro­vides a mix­ture of gen­er­al hos­pi­tal ser­vices. The hos­pi­tal has close ties with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tas­ma­nia through the Rur­al Clin­i­cal School and with TAFE Tas­ma­nia thus pro­vid­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for com­pre­hen­sive clin­i­cal train­ing programs.

The Nuts and Bolts

Mul­ti­ple per­ma­nent posi­tions avail­able work­ing up to 76 hours per fortnight.

We have the flex­i­bil­i­ty to match our appli­cants to our vacan­cies where you may work either full time or part time, and day work or shift work depend­ing on your skills and experience.

The posi­tions are based in both our Emer­gency Depart­ment and Med­ical Ward.

The Emer­gency Depart­ment pro­vides approx­i­mate­ly 30,000 episodes of care per year across all triage cat­e­go­ry types and is well con­nect­ed to Tas­man­ian and Inter­state ter­tiary health ser­vices via road and air emer­gency trans­port. Led and sup­port­ed by FACEMs, the ED has proven com­pe­tent in the response, care and sta­bil­i­sa­tion of patients of all complexities.

The Med­ical Ward is a 30 bed unit com­pris­ing of Pal­lia­tive Care, Gen­er­al Med­i­cine and Geri­atric Care. Our team is look­ing for safe, com­pe­tent staff who, if not already high­ly expe­ri­enced, are will­ing to learn and devel­op skills that will pro­vide safe, com­pre­hen­sive care.

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 $750 per annum

Base Salary: $67,982 — $93,964 pro rata per annum + employ­er con­tri­bu­tions to 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
  • 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 full time and part time vacancies.

What’s on offer

  • Flex­i­ble work­ing hours to enable work/​life balance
  • Relo­ca­tion allowance for suc­cess­ful inter­state appli­cants can be negotiated
  • Sup­port for ongo­ing pro­fes­sion­al development
  • Oth­er employ­ment con­di­tions and allowances avail­able under the Nurs­es and Mid­wives (Tas­man­ian State Ser­vice) Award and Agreement


Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be required to meet the essen­tial criteria:

  1. 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:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex relat­ed offences
    3. seri­ous drug offences
    4. crimes involv­ing dishonesty
  2. Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion check
  3. Dis­ci­pli­nary action in pre­vi­ous employ­ment check.

For more infor­ma­tion on the posi­tion and how to apply, fol­low this link: 

Tas­man­ian Gov­ern­ment Jobs (page​up​peo​ple​.com)


Con­tact: Mer­le Goss (A/NUM Med­ical Ward) or Jonathan Weeks (NUM Emer­gency Department)

6478 5198 or 6478 5132

merle.​goss@​ths.​tas.​gov.​au OR jonathan.​weeks@​ths.​tas.​gov.​au