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  incorporated services work closely with the University of Tasmania and other health related institutions.

Nurse Transition to Practice

  • 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. 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.

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

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 further information please contact: -

THS-Southern Region Acute Positions and Complex, Chronic and Community Service - Clinical Nurse Educator - Transition to Practice

Mental Health Services, Forensic Health Services, and Alcohol and Drug Services - Clinical Nurse Educator - Transition to Practice