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Custodial Mental Health Nurse

Private Company - Capital Hill, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Canberra Health Services

Canberra Health Services

Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drugs Services

Custodial Mental Health Nurse

Registered Nurse Level 3.1

Salary Range: $108,237 - $112,691 (PN: 14460, several)

Overview of the work area and position

This position is based at the AMC and may be in either the Assertive Response Team (ART) or the Clinical Management team depending on interest and experience. ART is a seven-day acute mental health service that operates between 08:30 and 18:00 hours daily. Shifts include 08:30 to 17:00 or 10:30 to 19:00 hours. Four to seven weeks annual leave depending on roster. Weekends and public holidays attract penalty rates. Custodial and laundry allowance applies. Eligible applicants may also apply for post-graduate qualification allowance. (Please refer to the ACT Public Sector Nursing and Midwifery Enterprise Agreement 2017-2019 for a full account of employment conditions).
The AMC allows smoking by detainees and as such staff may be exposed to intermittent secondary smoke in the line of their work.

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

• Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and respond to novel situations.
• Ability to communicate clinical concepts with influence and sensitivity.
• Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

• Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
• Minimum three year (preferably five years) post-qualification experience.

• Experience of working in a custodial setting or community mental health service.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to: 
• Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
• Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
• Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).


This is a temporary position available for a period of six months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. There are several positions available and an order of merit list may be established to fill future vacancies at level over the next 12 months.

The successful applicant will need to be available for weekend shifts and limited shift work between 08:30 hours and 19:00 hours; have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role; fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

For further information, please visit www.health.act.gov.au Req: 01V2E

Applications Close: 28 April 2021

Capital Hill, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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