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Mental Health Nurse - Malmsbury, Victoria I Full Time & Part Time

Correct Care Australasia - Malmsbury, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Unique environment with a real opportunity to make a difference to young people
  • Nurse-led model of primary healthcare offering significant autonomy
  • Full and Part Time roles, working 7 day rotating roster & relocation assistance

Develop mental health plans and conduct risk assessments. Provide care that will have a lasting positive impact. Seeking a tree change? 

About us

Correct Care Australasia is Australia's largest 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 vulnerable patient group.

The Role
We are seeking an experienced Mental Health Nurses to join our primary care team at the Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre, where we run the primary mental health services for young people. Situated half-way between Melbourne CBD and Bendigo, Malmsbury offers a rural feel, but with access to urban amenities within an hour’s drive. Making this is a great opportunity to experience a tree-change, and we can provide relocation assistance to help.

You will have responsibility for your decisions working autonomously in this nurse-led role, with the support of a passionate multidisciplinary team. Working with this vulnerable patient cohort offers our staff the chance to provide continuity of care within a recovery-based model.

There are full time and part time permanent positions available, shifts are 7am - 3pm, 2pm – 10pm and 9.30pm – 7.30am, on a rotating roster Monday to Sunday. You will need to be flexible to work across all shifts. 

Relocation assistance available.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and review patients mental health care plans, in consultation with the patient
  • Closely monitor patients mental state and provide thorough mental health assessments and risk assessments in an outpatient setting
  • Provide primary mental health discharge planning
  • Provide primary health care support to patients, throughout their stay at the correctional facility
  • Liaise with a multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide coordinated patient management 

Essential experience and attributes include the following selection criteria:

  • Registered General Nurse qualification with a post graduate Mental Health qualification or equivalent (Undergraduate Degree in MHN)
  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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 Mental Health Nurse with a 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 copy of the position description please email [email protected]. For further information about this role contact Eric Makoni, Health Services Manager on 0429 421 839.
Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.correctcare.com.au to see a full list of available positions and submit an application online.

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

Malmsbury, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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