- Job posted on: 17th Sep 2021
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Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. Completed in 2017, the new medium-security men's prison is located in Ravenhall Correctional Centre in Melbourne's west, providing world-class forensic mental health services in Victoria in a purpose-built state of the art facility developed to international best practice standards.
The Mental Health Nurse delivers care within a custodial setting, practicing within a recovery framework and using sound judgement to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and maintain a high standard of patient care. In doing so, the Mental Health Nurse recognises the needs of the individual within the boundaries set by the profession, Forensicare and GEO. This position works with a multidisciplinary team to provide care and facilitate recovery through the use of evidence-based treatment approaches. This role will be based on Ravenhalls Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Unit- Tambo. In addition, the Mental Health Nurse consults, negotiates and liaises effectively across a number of settings including the Aire, Erskine, Moroka and Tambo Units, Reception, Outpatients and ‘At Risk’. Nursing staff may be rotated throughout the Ravenhall teams to assist in building a comprehensive understanding of the service as a whole, to provide professional development of nursing staff and to assist in career development.
This position is subject to a Police Check.
We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:
Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.