Transition to Practice - Tasmanian Health Service - Southern Region

Tasmanian Health Service – Southern Region offer Nurse Transition to Practice Placements across the south of Tasmania which incorporates the Royal Hobart Hospital; Tasmania's largest hospital and its major referral centre.  As the major clinical teaching and research centre, the Royal Hobart Hospital and services incorporated in THS – Southern Region works closely with the University of Tasmanian and other health related institutions.

Nurse Transition to Practice

The transition to practice phase encompasses the first year of practice as a newly qualified nurse.  Completing a transition to practice placement enables consolidation of knowledge and mastering of clinical skills in a supported working environment.  We offer the following supported framework during the Transition to Practice period:

  • A comprehensive Transition to Practice agency induction and orientation period
  • Specific orientation period on each individual clinical area/site – length of time is dependent upon the clinical area/s
  • Dedicated clinical support via a team of Clinical Preceptors and unit-based Clinical Nurse Educators.  Overarching support is provided by dedicated CNE's – Transition to Practice
  • Participation in Transition to Practice specific activities and unit-specific professional development opportunities
  • Professional Portfolio Development

Transition to Practice Nursing Positions are offered across a wide variety of areas in the south integrating acute, complex, chronic, community, mental health, forensic health and alcohol and drug nursing opportunities.

Tasmanian Health Service – Southern Region offers placement options of up to 12 months.

Positions within the Acute, Sub- Acute, Complex, Community and Mental Health divisions are offered for up to 12 months and are predominantly fully rotational shift work with some day work positions offered to areas that operate Monday – Friday within day work hours.

2018 RN TtP Recruitment - Key Date

Advertisement will open on the 11 September, and close on the 24 September 2017, for positions to commence within the Tasmanian Health Service – South in early 2018.

Offer Date

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Application Process

The application for Transition to Practice Nursing positions is made through the electronic portal on the jobs website at: THS – Southern Region positions are advertised on an annual basis for commencement in April each year.

For more information please contact the following:

THS-Southern Region Acute Positions and Complex, Chronic and Community Service - contact the Clinical Nurse Educator - Transition to Practice by email to or phone 03 6166 8294, or o phone 03 6166 8025

Mental Health Services, Forensic Health Services, and Alcohol and Drug Services - contact the Clinical Nurse Educator, by email to or phone: 03 6166 6848