Closes: 06 June 2019
Classification: Registered Nurse Level 1
Salary: $66,185 - $88,410
Position No: 37315, several - 01JLG
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 08 May 2019
Contact Officer: Tasha Lutz on
(02) 5124 1863
Canberra Health Services is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day to day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.
Overview of the Work Area and Position
The Justice Health Services, Dhulwa Mental Health Unit (DMHU) and the Extended Care Unit (ECU) provides high quality inpatient mental health care to people from 18 to 65 years of age.
The DMHU is a secure mental health facility that first opened in November 2016. DMHU provides 24-hour, contemporary, evidence-based clinical mental health care for people who require secure inpatient treatment. DMHU provides a therapeutic and recovery-based approach, focused on individually tailored treatment programs to maximise mental health care outcomes for patients. The service aims to provide collaborative care involving the person, their carers and other key services.
The Extended Care Unit (ECU) is a specialist mental health facility adjacent to Calvary Hospital in Bruce. The ECU sits within the Stepped Care Model of mental health care, providing medium term residential care for people who require rehabilitation and support to transition into the community setting. The ECU provides a range of contemporary, community focused rehabilitation interventions, programs and services.
DMHU offers 10 acute care beds and 15 rehabilitation beds and the ECU has 5 beds for community transition. Both units are managed by the Justice Health Services (JHS) program in the Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services Division.
In this position it is expected you will complete assessments, planning, implementing and care of clients. You will also be required to undertake professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes and the supervision of Enrolled Nurses.
- Current registration or eligibility for un-conditional registration, without notations or conditions on practice with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation (APHRA).
- Minimum 12 months nursing experience within a forensic, acute or mental health setting.
- Current driver’s licence.
- Co-morbidity or Alcohol and Drug Service experience.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
- Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
- Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
- Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
These positions are full time shift working positions with Secure Mental Health Services. There are several temporary positions available. Successful applicants will be expected to work rotationally at both Dhulwa Mental Health Unit and the Extended Care Unit.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via the Health website here
These positions are full time shift working positions with Secure Mental Health Services. There are several temporary positions available. Successful applicants will be expected to work rotationally at both Dhulwa Mental Health Unit and the Extended Care Unit
Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services