Clinical Nurse Specialist - Community Mental Health
Department of Health
3d ago

The closing date for applications to this vacancy has been extended.

This is a recruitment pool for Permanent Full Time appointments.

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.

Employee Benefits : In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements) :

  • 9.5% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information click here.
  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study Leave / assistance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements
  • Other professional and location based allowances
  • District Allowance $7,436 -14,872 p.a (subject to change and eligibility)
  • Air-conditioning Allowance (subject to eligibility)
  • Additional week Northwest Leave (subject to eligibility)
  • Subsidised residential accomodation may be provided subject to eligibility, in accordance with the WACHS Staff Residential Accomodation policy.
  • A copy of the policy may be obtained by calling the Contact for further Job Related Information in the vacancy advertisement

  • Annual Leave travel Concession (subject to eligibility)
  • WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position.

    Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

    Eligibility to Apply : Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector.

    Other Conditions : WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process.

    Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

    This vacancy is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at : https : / /

    Please note this recruitment process requires completion of satisfactory Pre-Employment Health Assessment (PEHA). Any offer of employment with WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is conditional on satisfactory PEHA to ensure you are able to perform the inherent requirements of the position.

    An unsatisfactory PEHA will result in the offer of employment being withdrawn. Please see the attached WACHS PEHA Policy for further information.

    Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when similar vacancies occur. Appointments may be made from this pool until 31 / 08 / 2023.

    Position Profile : Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service are seeking to appoint Clinical Nurse Specialist(s) - Community Mental Health to join their team.

    The successful applicant(s) will provide specialist community mental health services to clients referred and carer / s.

    The position provides advanced mental health nursing knowledge and skills. The position dispenses and administers medication both oral and for injection and also provides case management for cases allocated.

    Area Profile : The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health system in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, providing health services to approximately half a million people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half million square kilometre area.

    The organisation comprises seven regions, with a strong network of public hospitals, health services and health centres located across rural and remote Western Australia.

    Our core business is the provision of quality, accessible health services to country WA residents and visitors.

    Selection Criteria : Please see the attached Job Description Form (available online at

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