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Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Grade 3

  • Full time / Ongoing / Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 3 (RPN3)
  • Based in Ravenhall Correctional Centre (Tambo)
  • Great salary packaging conditions and leave entitlements
  • Free onsite parking


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.

About the role:

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.


  • Holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent and possess current registration with AHPRA.
  • Thorough understanding and demonstrated commitment to mental health consumer recovery.
  • Demonstrated thorough working knowledge of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) standards of practice, contemporary mental health nursing practices and relevant legislation, coupled with significant experience in mental health nursing, preferably within a custodial setting.
  • Proven knowledge, skills and commitment to the use of reflective techniques in the delivery of quality, recovery-focused mental health care.
  • Uses sound judgement and initiative to make independent, clear and patient-centred therapeutic recommendations.
  • Well-developed individual leadership skills that incorporate shared values into timely actions.
  • Demonstrated willingness and capacity to embrace and create opportunities to share Forensicare's mission and values across all settings.
  • Proven ability to promote safe and effective evidence-based nursing care for mentally ill patients to achieve identified individual/group outcomes.
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff, mulitidisciplinary teams and other agencies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to participating in ongoing professional development of self and others.

Mandatory qualifications & registrations:

  • Postgraduate qualification in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA)

This position is subject to a Police Check.


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 Employee Assistance Programs.

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.

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