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Clinical Nurse (OST) Full-time Job

1 year ago   Nursing   Brisbane - West,Ipswich region   14 views
Job Details

Prison Health Services (PHS) is a rapidly growing division within the West Moreton Health region, delivering primary health care services to detained, remanded and sentenced prisoners and Young Persons across eight facilities (six Correctional Centres and two Youth Detention Centres):

  • Brisbane Correctional Centre (BCC);
  • Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre (BWCC);
  • Wolston Correctional Centre (WCC);
  • Borallon Training and Correctional Centre (BTCC);
  • Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre (AGCC);
  • Brisbane Youth Detention Centre (BYDC);
  • West Moreton Youth Detention Centre (WMYDC); and
  • Southern Queensland Correctional Centre (SQCC).

The Statewide Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) in Correctional Centres Model of Service underpins service delivery.

The OST Program is supported seven days per week across the six Correctional Centres in West Moreton Health. The shift pattern is an 8 hour roster on day shifts. This role works across all Correctional Centres in West Moreton Health.

What we are seeking

As the Clinical Nurse Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) Program you will provide leadership in clinical decision making to support and facilitate a safe and efficient service provision to prisoners who are the recipients of healthcare services.

The successful candidate will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge in the area of Addiction or Alcohol and Other Drugs (AODs) delivering expert nursing care in complex situations while providing support and direction to other team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to role model excellent standards of comprehensive, evidence-based nursing care and documentation to facilitate quality patient outcomes, in accordance with National Safety and Quality Health Service and professional standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong relationships and a positive environment within a multidisciplinary team, actively contributing to the learning and development of others to a high standard.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate staff and manage delegated resources including prioritising needs and supporting day-to-day changes.
  • Demonstrated ability to support and lead quality improvement and research initiatives within the work unit, contributing to the use of evidence based practice to facilitate improved patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with members of the healthcare team, patients, relatives and visitors and maintain a positive workplace culture through well developed consultation, liaison, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.


  • 17.5% annual leave loading;
  • Generous Superannuation contributions;
  • Additional entitlements and allowances may apply;
  • Salary packaging;
  • Free onsite parking;
  • Professional development opportunities;
  • Career progression; and
  • Access to Employee Assistance Service (EAS).

Mandatory Requirements:

  • vaccinated against, and remain vaccinated against, certain vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) as outlined in the Health Employment Directive NO. 01/16(PDF) ( [***] )
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19 as outlined in the Health Employment Directive NO. 12/21(PDF) ( [***] ) and the Queensland Health Human Resources Policy B70(PDF) ( [***] ).
  • Appointment to this position to this position requires proof of qualification and registration or membership with the appropriate registration authority or association within Australia. Certified copies of the required information must be provided to the appropriate supervisor/manager, prior to the commencement of clinical duties.

To apply you will need to download and read the role description and information package, please provide your 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 for the role.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for all West Moreton Health vacancies.

Company Description
Queensland Health is a dynamic organisation committed to providing a range of services aimed at achieving good health and wellbeing for all Queenslanders. Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs.