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Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2 (Prisons)

Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health - Ravenhall, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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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.


  • 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)


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.

Ravenhall, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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