Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2 (Prisons)

Job Description

Title: Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2 (Prisons)

Company Name: Forensicare

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Melbourne, Western Suburbs

Employment Status: Full Time

Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2 (Prisons)

Prison Services
Full Time Permanent,Part Time Permanent

An exciting opportunity to join Forensicare's nursing team within our Prison Services! 

  • Multiple opportunities available, full time / part-time ongoing
  • Based at Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, Ravenhall and Port Phillip Prison
  • Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements
  • Free onsite parking

Forensicare (the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health) is the leading provider of forensic mental health services across Victoria. We deliver recovery-focused programs to consumers with serious mental illnesses across the Victorian justice system, mental health sector, and the community--from early intervention and prevention, to inpatient care, rehabilitation, and community transition support.

Our services are delivered through:

  • Thomas Embling Hospital: a secure mental health hospital
  • Prison mental health services throughout Victoria
  • Community  Forensic Mental Health Service

We also work in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology through the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science to deliver a forensic mental health research program, specialist training, and ongoing professional education.

Forensicare's Prison Mental Health Services are currently comprised of the following services provided under a Funding and Healthcare Services Agreement with Justice Health:

  • Melbourne Assessment Prison - a 16-bed Acute Assessment Unit, specialist clinics, outpatient services and a reception assessment program;
  • Dame Phyllis Frost Centre - a 20-bed mental health residential program, outreach support and therapeutic day program for women;
  • Metropolitan Remand Centre – the Mobile Forensic Mental Health Service – mental health assessment, psychological intervention, mental health case management and transitions/pre-release planning for prisoners on remand with severe impaired mental functioning.
  • Consultant psychiatric services and Nurse Practitioner services to the larger state-managed prisons;
  • Satellite psychology services at Barwon prison and Marngoneet Correctional Centre
  • Forensicare deliver comprehensive forensic mental health (FMH) services at the Ravenhall Correctional Centre, as a sub-contractor to the GEO group.  The FMH services comprises of a bed based service for 75 prisoners and a large outpatients program.  Over 100 Forensicare clinical and corporate support staff are located at the new prison.
  • Forensicare provide specialist mental health services at Port Phillip Prison as a sub-contractor to G4S Correctional Services, operating a 30-bed psychosocial rehabilitation unit and a mental health outpatients program.

About the role:

The Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2 delivers care within a custodial setting, practicing within a recovery framework and using sound judgement to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and maintain a high standard of patient care. 

Duties: 

  • Use an evidence based practice approach to nursing.
  • Contribute to therapeutic programs and participate in the delivery of individual and group programs to the patients on the unit.
  • Facilitate the involvement of patients and carers in mental health recovery planning and delivery

Skills and experience:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA)

Benefits:

We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Great salary packaging conditions & leave entitlements
  • Bonus payment for relevant postgrad qualifications
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including: gym and pool access, Staff health service, Critical Incident Stress Management and Employee Assistance Programs.

Forensicare values a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is subject to a Police Check. A Working With Children Check is a condition of employment to work at Dame Phyllis Frost Centre.

Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.

 



Enquiries: Simone Lawrie
Ph: (03) 9495 9476
Applications Close:

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button below.
Prison Services
Full Time Permanent,Part Time Permanent

An exciting opportunity to join Forensicare's nursing team within our Prison Services! 

  • Multiple opportunities available, full time / part-time ongoing
  • Based at Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, Ravenhall and Port Phillip Prison
  • Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements
  • Free onsite parking

Forensicare (the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health) is the leading provider of forensic mental health services across Victoria. We deliver recovery-focused programs to consumers with serious mental illnesses across the Victorian justice system, mental health sector, and the community--from early intervention and prevention, to inpatient care, rehabilitation, and community transition support.

Our services are delivered through:

  • Thomas Embling Hospital: a secure mental health hospital
  • Prison mental health services throughout Victoria
  • Community  Forensic Mental Health Service

We also work in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology through the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science to deliver a forensic mental health research program, specialist training, and ongoing professional education.

Forensicare's Prison Mental Health Services are currently comprised of the following services provided under a Funding and Healthcare Services Agreement with Justice Health:

  • Melbourne Assessment Prison - a 16-bed Acute Assessment Unit, specialist clinics, outpatient services and a reception assessment program;
  • Dame Phyllis Frost Centre - a 20-bed mental health residential program, outreach support and therapeutic day program for women;
  • Metropolitan Remand Centre – the Mobile Forensic Mental Health Service – mental health assessment, psychological intervention, mental health case management and transitions/pre-release planning for prisoners on remand with severe impaired mental functioning.
  • Consultant psychiatric services and Nurse Practitioner services to the larger state-managed prisons;
  • Satellite psychology services at Barwon prison and Marngoneet Correctional Centre
  • Forensicare deliver comprehensive forensic mental health (FMH) services at the Ravenhall Correctional Centre, as a sub-contractor to the GEO group.  The FMH services comprises of a bed based service for 75 prisoners and a large outpatients program.  Over 100 Forensicare clinical and corporate support staff are located at the new prison.
  • Forensicare provide specialist mental health services at Port Phillip Prison as a sub-contractor to G4S Correctional Services, operating a 30-bed psychosocial rehabilitation unit and a mental health outpatients program.

About the role:

The Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2 delivers care within a custodial setting, practicing within a recovery framework and using sound judgement to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and maintain a high standard of patient care. 

Duties: 

  • Use an evidence based practice approach to nursing.
  • Contribute to therapeutic programs and participate in the delivery of individual and group programs to the patients on the unit.
  • Facilitate the involvement of patients and carers in mental health recovery planning and delivery

Skills and experience:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA)

Benefits:

We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Great salary packaging conditions & leave entitlements
  • Bonus payment for relevant postgrad qualifications
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including: gym and pool access, Staff health service, Critical Incident Stress Management and Employee Assistance Programs.

Forensicare values a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is subject to a Police Check. A Working With Children Check is a condition of employment to work at Dame Phyllis Frost Centre.

Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.

 



Enquiries: Simone Lawrie
Ph: (03) 9495 9476
Applications Close:

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button below.

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