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Registered Nurse (OST) Full-time Job

1 year ago   Nursing   Brisbane - West,Ipswich region   15 views
Job Details

Prison Health Services (PHS) is a rapidly growing division within the West Moreton Health, delivering primary health care services to detained, remanded and sentenced prisoners and Young Persons within the following correctional facilities:

  • 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).

PHS also provides some in-reach support services to the Helena Jones Centre as an annexure of BWCC.

What we are seeking

As the Registered Nurse you will be a member of specialist multidisciplinary team providing an OST Program to prisoners within a unique correctional centre environment. This program will be delivered in accordance with the state-wide model of service for OST programs in correctional centres.

The team will be based at Wacol and required to work across all adult correctional centres within the West Moreton Health region as required.

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

  • Contemporary clinical knowledge, qualification and/or training in the area of OST Program, delivering competent nursing care in complex situations while providing support to other team members. Clinical experience in corrections, primary health care, emergency or rural and remote health would also be highly regarded.
  • Ability to comprehensively assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care in the delivery of an OST program.
  • Ability to 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.
  • Demonstrated high standard of written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to use or learn to use information systems appropriate to the positions.
  • Ability to provide clinical education and support.
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development and contribution to quality improvement processes.

Potential employees are encouraged to read the below requirements more about you', to ensure you are able to commit to the mandatory expectations and requirements for this role.

Importantly, more about you:

  • Committed to working an eight-hour roster pattern across seven days per week (a full-time employee would be rostered five x eight-hour shifts per week Monday to Sunday)
  • Passionate about the delivery of OST programs to vulnerable patient cohorts. Past experience, training and/or qualifications in OST (or the ability to rapidly acquire) would be very highly regarded.


  • 17.5% annual leave loading;
  • Generous Superannuation contributions;
  • Salary packaging;
  • Free onsite parking;
  • Paid meal break (with lunch provided);
  • 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 theHealth Employment Directive NO. 01/16(PDF) ( [***] )
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19 as outlined in theHealth Employment Directive NO. 12/21(PDF) ( [***] )and theQueensland 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.

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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.