Mental Health Registered Nurse (Correctional Health,Parklea) - St Vincents Sydney Hospital

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Position Title: Mental Health Registered Nurse (Correctional Health)

Employment Type: Maximum Term Full Time/ Part Time and Casual Pool opportunities commencing March 2019 up to 7 years

Hours per week: Up to 38 hours per week

Position Grade: Registered Nurse

Salary: $62,617.94 to $87,926.11 plus applicable allowances

Enterprise Agreement Named NSW (non-declared) Affiliated Health OrganisationsNurses Agreement, 2017

Department Name: Correctional Health

Location: Parklea Corrections Complex, Parklea

St Vincent’s is contracted by leading service providers MTC Broadspectrum to deliver health services to Parklea Correctional Centre – a major Sydney prison with capacity for 1,816 male inmates.

The provision of healthcare is a vital part of an inmate’s life. We’ve established St Vincent’s Correctional Health Services because of the unique difference corrective health professionals can make.

In 1838, when the Sisters of Charity who founded St Vincent’s arrived in Sydney from Ireland, they immediately went to the Parramatta Female Factory, where they made an important difference to the lives of hundreds of women convicts there. Similarly today, St Vincent’s Correctional Health aims to make a major difference by providing multidisciplinary healthcare to inmates at Parklea Correctional Complex.

St Vincent’s has an excellent track record in running health services and we are currently offering exciting opportunities to work within our Correctional Health team. With a major focus on professional development, we offer an array of employee benefits as well as the opportunity to develop a diverse array of skills to make a real difference to peoples’ lives.

What we are looking for:

St Vincent’s Correctional Health Sydney is seeking highly experienced and motivated Mental Health Registered Nurses (Correctional Health) with appropriate knowledge and skills to join our progressive and supportive team.

Roles and responsibilities:

As a Mental Health Registered Nurse (Correctional Health) you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on an individual and the community. You will serve as a critical link to identifying the health care needs of the individual patient and promote health and wellbeing.

You will be responsible for the provision of primary health care, triage and assessment, coordination and delivery of nurse-led clinics, health promotion activities, liaison with the interdisciplinary team, care planning and reviews, conducting health assessments, alcohol and drug treatment, mental health providing immunisations and chronic disease management. Additionally the position will work with a number of Multiple Disciplinary Teams,.

The successful applicant(s) will be expected to work a 7 days rotating roster.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website

What we offer:

  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Additional payments in the form of a environmental and productivity allowance
  • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical education programs
  • Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
  • Opportunity to network with fellow colleagues across St Vincent’s Health Australia
  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.

Application Instructions:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.

Selection Criteria

  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia.
  • Currently registered as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency
  • Demonstrated ability to work within the interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with email and an electronic patient record system
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated evidence of integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical skills, critical thinking and analysis in their daily practice as a registered nurse
  • Demonstrated effective time management skills and ability to prioritise competing workloads with in a complex environment

An example on how to address the selection criteria is provided in the link below in order to assist you with completing your application.

Applicants that do not address the selection criteria will have their application automatically culled.

To Apply, Please Click Here

***Please note that the job posting will come down from career sites at 11:59pm the day before the job posting end date***

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Sydney, New South Wales (Australia)

Phone: +61 2 9391 9000

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16 November 2019
Location: Australia New South Wales Darlinghurst
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
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