Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2 - Port Phillip Prison

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 21/08/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 15551

Reference: 15551

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

  • 2 Full Time Ongoing positions available

  • Based at St Pauls Psychosocial Rehabilitation Unit - Port Phillip Prison

  • Diverse and supportive environments

A career in the forensic mental health sector is diverse, challenging and rewarding. A career at Forensicare will be like no other. If you’re passionate about supporting people in their mental health recovery, Forensicare is where you need to be. You will be a part of a caring and supportive team, making a real difference to people living with the dual stigma of mental illness and offending. We approach our work with curiosity and a commitment to understanding the unique needs of our consumers and carers. Working across community, hospital and prison settings, you can learn, apply your specialist skills and advance in your profession. Together, we can contribute to a more connected, compassionate mental health and criminal justice system.

Job location

[Position based at Port Phillip Prison] St Paul’s Unit is a 30-bed psychosocial rehabilitation service that provides specialist, voluntary mental health care, treatment and therapeutic programs to prisoners with a mental health diagnosis. Participants selected for the program require psychosocial rehabilitation to minimise risk of relapse and enhance their social functioning in preparation for returning to general prison environment or release to community.

About the Role:

  • Work within an ethically and legally sound framework.

  • Demonstrate initiative in the delivery of nursing care.

  • Apply the recognised nursing competencies and psychiatric nursing standards of practice.

  • 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.


  • Competently undertake a case management role for allocated patients.

  • Demonstrate sound communication skills in recording and handing over clinical information.

  • Participates in mandatory safety training and any Forensicare specific mandatory training on an annual basis as defined in the Learning and Development policy.

  • Contribute to risk assessment and development of risk management plans in consultation with the multidisciplinary team.

About You:

  • Demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery.

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation.

  • A commitment to participate in the delivery of therapeutic programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to undertake comprehensive nursing assessments of mentally ill patients, and to plan, implement and evaluate nursing interventions.

What you need:

  • Postgraduate qualification in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent.

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

  • The successful candidate will be required to register their qualifications on eCredential

This position is subject to a Police Check.

A culture where people matter.

  • Excellent supervision and investment in the skill development of managers and supervisors.

  • Celebration and reward for good performance, through employee recognition.

  • A leading, multi-faceted approach to safety, with unparalleled strategic, practical, individualised and team-based supports to minimise risks and fear and maximise safety and security, underpinned by our workplace health and safety strategy.

  • Access to an employee assistance program – an external, confidential, self-referral employee wellbeing program, for personal or work-related matters.

  • A mental health and wellbeing program providing psychological support, peer support and critical incidence response programs, as needed.

For more information on employee benefits visit https://www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/careers/employee-benefits  

Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of three COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencing work at Forensicare. Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All applicants will also be required to provide evidence of a flu vaccination.

Current Forensicare employees should apply through eRecruit using an account which is linked to their Forensicare email address and should contact People and Culture if they are unable to access their Forensicare eRecruit account.

Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Forensicare promotes our guiding principles of curiosity, purpose, strong ethics, compassion and fairness; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.

Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2 - Port Phillip Prison

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Hanz Hapin - (03) 9217 7144
Lasyamol Thomas - (03) 9217 7144

Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2 - Port Phillip Prison