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Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 3

Job posted: 16/05/2024
Applications close: 26/05/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Forensicare

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services, Nursing

Reference: 16454

Reference: 16454

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

  • Part time and full time ongoing RPN3 roles
  • Based at Ravenhall Correctional Centre
  • Investment in a career for life
  • Salary $99,439 (RPN3-1) to $110,432 (RPN3-4) Pro rata + 11% Super
  • Salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • International Relocation Support provided!

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. Completed in 2017, Ravenhall Correctional Centre (RCC) is a new medium-security men's prison located in Melbourne's west, providing world-class forensic mental health services in Victoria in a purpose-built state of the art facility developed to international best practice standards. We are recruiting to roles across multiple programs at RCC:

  • The Erskine unit is a subacute mental health unit providing voluntary treatment on a step-up or step-down basis for people in custody experiencing symptoms associated with an acute mental illness.
  • The Moroka Program provides specialist mental health care, treatment and programs to prisoners with repetitive and entrenched complex and challenging behaviours associated with mental illness, predominately personality disorder. 
  • The Tambo Program is a recovery-focused psychosocial rehabilitation and reintegration program for prisoners with mental illness nearing their release from custody.

Nursing staff may be rotated throughout the Ravenhall units to assist in building a comprehensive understanding of the service as a whole, to provide professional development of nursing staff and to assist in career development.

About the Role:

  • Deliver evidence-based care in a recovery framework
  • Engage constructively and collaboratively with the interdisciplinary teams through team meetings, clinical reviews and other meetings, to support the delivery of the best and most appropriate service outcomes, quality improvement initiatives and evaluation activities.
  • Use sound judgement to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and maintain a high standard of patient care.
  • Provide comprehensive recovery-orientated assessment and treatment of patients in a custodial setting.
  • Facilitate group programs.
  • Demonstrate leadership through advocacy for recovery-oriented care, the challenging of stigmatising attitudes, and the promotion of nursing within a custodial setting.

Duties:

  • Provide comprehensive recovery-orientated assessment and treatment of patients in a custodial setting.
  • Facilitate group programs.
  • Promote and support nursing and the nursing contribution to care with other disciplines, departments and agencies.
  • Demonstrate leadership through advocacy for recovery-oriented care, the challenging of stigmatising attitudes, and the promotion of nursing within a custodial setting.
  • Engage constructively and collaboratively with the interdisciplinary teams through team meetings, clinical reviews and other meetings, to support the delivery of the best and most appropriate service outcomes, quality improvement initiatives and evaluation activities.

About You:

  • Thorough understanding and demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery.
  • Well developed individual leadership skills that incorporate shared values into timely actions.
  • Proven ability to promote safe and effective evidence-based nursing care for mentally ill patients to achieve identified individual/group outcomes.
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff, multidisciplinary teams and other agencies.

What you need:

  • Postgraduate diploma 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 Careers at Forensicare, visit https://www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/careers

*Please Note - Applications will be reviewed and Interviewed as they are received.

Eligibility

  • COVID19 (x3), Influenza and Immunisation requirements specific to position Infection Control requirements
  • This position is subject to a satisfactory Police Check
  • We are able to Sponsor eligible International candidates for 186 Permanent or 482 Temporary Visa 

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

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Joseph Vedaraj - (04) 6655 7994
joseph.jeyaseelan-vedaraj@forensicare.vic.gov.au
Winafe Foremento - (03) 8363 2721
winafe.formento@forensicare.vic.gov.au

Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 3