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Community Forensic Mental Health Service, Mental Health Service Group, Vincent Townsville

Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the public healthcare provider for more than 250,000 people across a geographic area of 150,000km2, delivering a comprehensive range of services across 21 facilities, from primary care in regional locations to highly specialised care at the main hospital.

Townsville University Hospital, located adjacent to one of Queensland’s leading tertiary institutions, James Cook University, is the largest tertiary hospital in northern Australia, providing specialist referral services for 700,000 people living from Mackay, to the Torres Strait, to the Northern Territory border.

We are planning and innovating for the future, advancing healthcare through impactful research, training tomorrow’s health sector workforce.

Job details

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Mental Health Clinicians
Classification HP5, Nurse Grade 7
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/TV526722
Closing date 13-Dec-2023
Job duration TFT, 12 months commencing 29/01/2024
Contact person Andrea Catt
Contact details 07 4433 8121
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The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is world-class healthcare for northern Queensland.

Our purpose is `great care every day'.

Are you someone who is passionate, committed and dedicated to your profession?

Do you have what it takes to make a substantial contribution to our vision, purpose and values?

  • Contribute to a high performing team, demonstrating a culture that lives our values.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team and other providers.

About your opportunity:

Fixed term temporary full-time / 12 months commencing 29/01/2024 / Applications are being sought from Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists or Social Workers / Location: Townsville

The Team Leader will:

  • Provide clinical expertise, supervision and direction whilst managing the operational delivery of clinical services for the Community Forensic Mental Health Services within the Townsville Hospital and Health Service, across North Queensland communities.
  • Operate as the single point of accountability for the team and report to the Program Manager and Clinical Director.

The ideal applicant will be someone who has proven ability and can demonstrate the following: 

  • Clinical expertise.
  • Supports strategic direction.
  • Achieves results.
  • Supports productive working relationships.
  • Communicates with influence.

Generous remuneration package value up to $159,899 p.a. (NG7) or $167,587 p.a (HP5) comprising:

  • Salary range of $4933.10 to $5630.00 p.f. (HP5/NG7)
  • Annual leave with relevant leave loading
  • 12.75% employer contribution to superannuation.

Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, employee wellness and assistance programs, and access to corporate discounts.


  • Proof of qualification (Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychology or Social Work) and registration or membership (if applicable) with the appropriate registration authority or association.
  • This is a Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role: Hepatitis A/B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Pertussis.
  • Possession of class C drivers' licence.
  • Pre-employment checks will be conducted.

Please refer to the Role Description for further details.

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Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.


Contact: Andrea Catt on 07 4433 8121.

Apply ONLINE by: Wednesday 13 December 2023.


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