Registered Nurse - Forensic and Secure Services



About the role The registered nurse supports excellence in consumer focused nursing care and patient outcomes, is a competent clinician who provides nursing care with clinical competence and capability, optimising access to care services. The registered nurse works in partnership with the multidisciplinary team to provide person and family centred, quality, safe patient care, with special attention to treatment and risk issues pertaining to the forensic/classified patient. This position may be required to work across the Division of Mental Health and Specialised Services.

About You The successful candidate will be someone who can demonstrate the following: Contemporary clinical knowledge in the area of mental health nursing, delivering competent nursing care in complex situations while providing support to other team members. Ability to comprehensively assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care. Ability build and maintain strong relationships, open communication and a positive environment within a multidisciplinary team, actively contributing to the learning and development of others to a high standard.

High standard of written and oral communication skills. A commitment to ongoing professional development and contribution to quality improvement processes. Ability to provide clinical education and support.

About Forensic and Secure Services (FSS) Forensic and Secure Services (FSS) provides specialist secure rehabilitation and forensic mental health services and host the only High Secure Inpatient Service in Queensland. Services within FSS operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Benefits 17.

5% annual leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, wellness programs and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Vaccination Preventable Disease This role is designated as ‘Vaccination Preventable Disease (VPD) risk role'. You must be able to provide evidence that you either: have been vaccinated against the VPD's listed in the role description; or you are not susceptible to the VPD's listed in the role description. You will be asked by the recruiting manager to supply this evidence if you are the preferred candidate for the role.

More information and evidence forms can be found at here. To apply Further information regarding this role please download and read the attached Role Description and Information Packages. You will need to submit your Cover Letter, CV or Resume including the names and contact details of two referees and a short response (maximum 1-2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities are relevant to the role.


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23 May 2020


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