Casual bank RPN2/RPN3



Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. 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. Forensicare is currently ramping up to commence services under two contracts with private prison providers: Ravenhall Correctional Centre - holding 1,000 adult male prisoners, with the capacity to accommodate up to 1,3000 prisoners to meet potential future demand.

Commencing in September 2017, Forensicare will become the primary mental health provider at Port Phillip Prison, operating a 30 bed psychosocial rehabilitation unit and a mental health outpatients program If you are interested in working in forensic mental health within our Prison Services, on a casual basis, we would be pleased to discuss Psychiatric Nursing opportunities with you. We currently have casual RPN2 opportunities available at Port Phillip Prison and Ravenhall and RPN3 opportunities available within all our prison services (Ravenhall/Melbourne Assessment Prison/Dame Phyllis Frost Centre/Port Phillip Prison). Qualification, skills and experience: Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA) as a Psychiatric Nurse Previous experience working within a custodial setting would be an advantage In addition to these qualifications, skills and experience, the RPN3 will also have: Demonstrated comprehensive risk assessments skills and ability to plan and implement risk management plans.

Benefits We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including: Great salary packaging conditions Excellent leave entitlements Post graduate scholarship programs Ongoing training and full orientation Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including: staff gym, 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.

Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with.

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18 Oct 2019


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