Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 3

Job posted: 20/06/2022
Applications close: 04/07/2022 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 15503

Reference: 15503

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

  • Full time / Part-time, Fixed-Term 

  • Based at Metropolitan Remand Centre

  • Investment in a career for life

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

 Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria.

Position based in Metropolitan Remand Centre.  The services provided by Forensicare works alongside the primary mental health service to address the needs of offenders experiencing mental health issues of the wider prison community.

About the Role:

 The Mental Health Nurse (RPN3) delivers care within the custodial setting, practicing a recovery framework and using sound judgement to assess, plan, implement high standard of patient care. The mental health nurse works alongside the primary mental health services to ensure high quality of initial assessment and follow up is provided. This role is a FIXED TERM - 5 Months. Monday - Sunday. The RPN 3 is expected to provide a high standard of initial assessment of prisoner's coming into custody as well as follow up support post Reception.


  • Complete in depth initial mental health and risk assessments.

  • Provide ongoing clinical care and support.

  • Referrals to appropriate services.

  • Liaising with wider and local stakeholders.

 About You:

  • Demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery.

  • Holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent and possess current registration with AHPRA.

  • Demonstrated thorough working knowledge of current standards of practice, contemporary mental health nursing practices and relevant legislation.

  • Peruvian knowledge, skills and experience in mental health nursing preferably within a custodial setting.

  • Demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery.

  • Demonstrated comprehensive risk assessments skills and ability to plan and implement risk management plans.

  • Uses sound judgement and initiative to make independent, clear and patient-centred therapeutic recommendations.

  • Well developed leadership skills and ability to make sound clinical decisions and provide timely actions.

  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff, multidisciplinary teams and other key stakeholders.

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 well being program, for personal or work-related matters.

  • A mental health and well being 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 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. The current orders require evidence of three doses.

Current Forensicare employees should apply through eRecruit using an account which is linked to their Forensicare email address. Employees 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 3

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Kayleigh Kerr - (03) 9217 7692

Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 3