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Primary Mental Health Nurse Grade 3, Correctional Health

St Vincent's Hospital

  • Permanent or fixed term until April 2022 opportunities
  • Full time or part time positions available
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

Why work for St Vincent’s Correctional Health Service?

  • Make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable patients
  • Use your skills and experience to support a multidisciplinary team
  • Career development opportunities in a growing service
  • Unique and rewarding work environment

About the Role
This key role in the Primary Mental Health team will provide psychiatric nursing services to the patient population at Port Phillip Prison. You will be responsible for patient treatment, management, assessment and ongoing reviews. As well as, crisis assessment, development of risk management plans and engaging the patient in the development of their mental health recovery plans including referrals to other service needs, discharge planning and liaison with external stake holders

Classifications for this position will be RPN Grade 3 (NP81 – NP74, $91,000 - $101,056 per annum pro rata).

Your Contribution

You are a motivated, engaging, and compassionate person who is looking to make a difference in the lives of those who are vulnerable. You will bring demonstrated psychiatric nursing experience to the role and hold a post graduate qualification in Mental Health. You are a team player with exceptional communication skills which will allow you to direct and encourage a multidisciplinary team.

You will also have:

  • Degree, Diploma or Certificate in Nursing that meets the requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Current Police Check, or willingness to obtain
  • Current driver’s licence

What we Offer

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ability to join Fitness Passport - Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities
  • Staff Health Centre
  • Free car parking
  • Discounts and Promotions always available through our Foundation
  • Career development & advancement encouraged
  • Culture of continuous improvement


Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police as well as a National Police Check that will be undertaken by Prison Security.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Inclusion is essential to our mission and diversity reflects the community we serve.

Please visit our website, for further information regarding our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment at SVHM.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases in healthcare settings. You may therefore be required to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

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Registered NurseSt Vincent's Hospital
Location Melbourne
Job Reference Number JR117739
Classification Registered Nurse
Sub Classification Mental Health
Job Type Permanent/Full-Time
Estimated Salary Package Not Applicable
Closing Date 22-01-2022

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