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Nurse Practitioner – Mental Health and Primary Health

Serco - Clarence Correctional Centre

Job Summary: Work flexible hours to suit your life, choose your availability!
 
This is an exciting and rewarding career opportunity for both experienced and training Nurse Practitioner’s to join the Health Services team at the new state-of-the-art Correctional Centre in Grafton.
 
You will have the opportunity to fully utilise your skills and experience and be part of the delivery of timely holistic care according to scope of practice within a correctional health setting.
 
The Clarence Correctional Centre is a 1700 bed facility making it the largest and most state-of-the-art correctional centre in Australia. Serco Australia has a 20-year contract to operate and maintain the centre, creating the opportunity for long-term, rewarding and secure employment with exciting career prospects in one of Australia’s most spectacular coastal and country locations.
 
About You
 
You are seeking an autonomous role which allows you to provide the highest quality medical services within a multidisciplinary Health Services team comprising of doctors, nurses and specialist service providers. As a patient-focused health professional you will be passionate about contributing to a safer community through the delivery of accessible, effective, and high-quality continuity of health services to those in our care.
 
Work/life balance is important to you, and the ability to work part-time or full -time hours on a roster that supports your lifestyle. Whether you enjoy delivering Primary Health care, or are passionate about Mental Health outcomes and looking to finalise your clinical placement, we have an opportunity to suit you.
 
About the Opportunity
 
Our Health Services team provide primary care based on a patient-centred model allowing l patients to actively participate in their health management. The team will work closely with correctional staff to deliver holistic and integrated patient-centred health services that:
  • treat and prevent communicable disease, and proactively treat chronic disease;
  • educate custodial patients on healthy living and lifestyle choices;
  • assist with reintegration back into the community and provide continuity of care; and
  • address the diverse needs of the custodial patient population, including men, women and culturally and linguistically diverse peoples through specific tailoring.
Reporting to the Nurse Unit Manager, you will provide comprehensive and sustainable primary health care to patients in our correctional environment
 
To be successful in this role, you will have:
 
  • Current unconditional and unrestricted registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1), with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Currently endorsed as a Nurse Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or enrolled/registered to complete your qualification
  • Master of Nursing qualification or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in primary health or mental health as a registered nurse and/or nurse practitioner
  • Minimum work in the past six months as a registered nurse (nurse practitioner work preferred)
  • Recent participation in Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activities in accordance with AHPRA
  • Strong direct and in-direct people-management abilities
  • First class communication skills and able to operate at a Senior Management level
  • Self-management, motivation and resilience abilities as this position will mainly work autonomously
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation and externally with a range of personnel
  • Cultural awareness including understanding the impact and management and working with people of different ethnic backgrounds, customs and contemporary issues
  • The highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour
 
About Grafton
 
Located on the NSW Mid-North Coast, Grafton is approx. 6 hours’ drive from Sydney and 4 hours from Brisbane. Set on the Clarence River, it is the main hub for the Clarence Valley with a rich natural beauty and is ideally located if you prefer the hinterland or the ocean as your back drop.  With recent Pacific Highway upgrades and investment in infrastructure, with affordable housing and access to good schools and recreation options, it is the ideal location for your next career move with your family. 
 
About Us
 
At Serco, you’ll be part of a team of more than 50,000 people working across more than 20 countries worldwide. But no matter your role or where you’re based, we each share the same goal – to bring service to life to make a positive difference every day. Serco is a business where people and values matter. We have a strong public service ethos, and we employ people from a range of backgrounds.
  
Interested to be part of our brand new team?
 
If you are inspired to make a positive difference and would like to be part of this exciting new opportunity, click the Apply Now Button.
   
Serco seeks and celebrates diversity. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. We are committed to diversity and we encourage people from different backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse and people with disabilities to apply.
 
To find out more about us visit www.graftonserco.com.au

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Registered NurseSerco - Clarence Correctional Centre
Location NSW
Job Reference Number 62383
Classification Registered Nurse
Sub Classification General Medical
Job Type Full Time,Part Time,Casual,Permanent,Temporary / Contract
Closing Date 03-01-2020

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