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Mental Health Nurse - Parkville Youth Justice Centre

Correct Care Australasia - Parkville, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Unique fast paced environment with a real opportunity to make a difference
  • Nurse-led model of primary healthcare offering significant autonomy
  • Full time role, 7 day rotating roster (Night Duty Required)

About us
Correct Care Australasia is Australia's largest outsourced correctional healthcare provider; operating across all of Victoria's fourteen publicly managed prisons, one private prison, and two youth justice centres. Our vision, to provide 'Healthcare Without Judgement', is the foundation for the outstanding service we provide across a range of health needs for a unique and hard to reach patient group.

The role
We are seeking a full time Mental Health Nurse to join our primary care team at Parkville Youth Justice Centre. Situated in the Northern suburbs, Parkville offers an easy commute for candidates based in the CBD and inner suburbs the surrounding area. Working with this vulnerable patient cohort offers our staff the chance to provide continuity of care within a recovery based model.

You will provide primary healthcare services to patients, mental health assessments, “at risk”/SASH assessments, case management, ongoing monitoring of the client's mental state and well-being and treatment needs. You will be flexible to work a 7 day rotating roster, across morning, afternoon and night shifts. 

Essential experience and attributes include the following (selection criteria):

  • Registered General Nurse qualification with a post graduate Mental Health qualification or equivalent
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • A minimum of at least one year post graduate psychiatric nursing experience
  • Recent nursing experience in a mental healthcare setting
  • Superior communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Proven experience dealing with complaints and incident management 
  • Ability to participate in the “at risk” on-call roster if required
  • Intermediate to advanced PC skills

Why Correct Care?
Our recent staff survey highlighted some of the reasons we come to work every day:

  • To be non-judgemental, delivering equal care to all
  • Working with a great team
  • Having adequate resources to do the job well
  • Delivering a nurse led model of care which is patient centred
  • Autonomy and ability to influence positive health outcomes for patients
  • To be able to provide care to a vulnerable population
  • Working in a custodial environment which is interesting and challenging

If you are a Registered Nurse with a post graduate qualification in Mental Health Nursing and post graduate experience working in mental health, we would love to hear from you!

Click apply now!

To obtain a position description please emai[email protected]For further information about this role contact Hannah Grauel - Health Services Manager on (03) 9389 4472.
Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.correctcare.com.au to see a full list of available positions.

Applicants must successfully undergo a police check and a working with children check. Correct Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Parkville, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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